Collection ARC5000 - Architectural Drawings and Maps Collection

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Architectural Drawings and Maps Collection


  • 1985-2008 (Creation)


1400 Items

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Biographical history

Gilda Santana has a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; a Master of Science in Architecture from the School of Architecture, University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Art from Bard College where she majored in Art History. She joined the faculty of the University of Miami Libraries in 2007 as Head of Architecture Information and Resources to direct the Paul Buisson Architecture Library. In 2013 she became the Librarian for Art & Art History. She actively serves in several library organizations, including the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) and the Art Libraries Association of North America (ARLIS). Her research interests are focused on facilitating a culture of design research through studio embedded-librarianship and the adoption of new technologies in Architecture and Art related disciplines.

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Scope and content

This collection includes regional and historic maps, original drawings, plans, elevations, photographs, and blueprints of residential and commercial architecture, community project plans, city/town plans, historic restoration plans and aerial photographs.  The bulk of the materials are focused on, but, not limited to the areas of Miami-Dade, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach.

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This collection is arranged alphabetically according to geographic location in ascending order.

School of Architecture, University of Miami

University of Miami

Coral Gables

Miami Dade County

Miami Beach

Florida State

United States


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Non-Circulating-Room Use Only

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  • English

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Architecture Library, School of Architecture, University of Miami

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School of Architecture Image Archives

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