Archival Collections
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Charles Frederick Chandler architectural records and papers collection, 1876-1896 

Creator: 
Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1836-1925
Phys. Desc: 
1 Linear Feet (Architectural drawings); 1 Linear Feet (Broadsides); 1 Linear Feet (Correspondence); 1 Linear Feet (Photographs); 1 Linear Feet (Publications)
Location: 
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
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Biographical Note

Chandler, an American chemist, founded Columbia University's School of Mines in 1864. He also served as chair of the University's Chemistry Dept. Upon his retirement in 1910, alumni established a Chandler Medal for research in chemistry. Chandler advised New York City's Board of Health on sanitation issues such as tenement overcrowding and adulterated foods. He served as president of the Board in 1873, and from 1877 to 1885.