|Creator:||Revels, Frederick William.|
|Title:||Frederick Revels Papers|
|Size:||1 box (0.5. linear feet)|
|Abstract:||The Frederick Revels Papers include correspondence and Architecture Department documents from his time at Syracuse University.|
Syracuse University Archives
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Frederick William Revels was born in Randolph, New York, 19th March 1869. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1895 with a degree in architecture and joined the faculty upon graduation. In 1900, he was made an associate professor and in 1902 acheived the rank of professor. By 1904 he was named director of the Architecture Department. In 1905 he married Lola Janet Searls of Fulton, New York. While on leave of absence in 1922, Revels organized the architectural course at the University of Puerto Rico. The following year he was awarded the degree of Masters of Architecture by that university.
In collaboration with Professor Earl Hallenback, Revels designed many campus buildings, among them Lyman Hall, Bowne Hall, the Carnegie Library, the original Haven Hall Dormitory, Sims Hall, and Archbold Gymnasium.
Revels was a member of the American Institute of Architects from 1908 and a fellow of the organization from 1930. He belonged to Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and was a past president of the Syracuse Society of Architects.
Frederick William Revels died on 14th October 1937.
The Frederick Revels Papers date from 1920 to 1936 and cover several aspects of his life at Syracuse University. Included in the papers are: correspondence relating to academia, featuring most prominently L.C. Dillenbeck, Harold L. Butler, Frederick Roy Lear and Chancellor Charles Flint; curriculum information from Syracuse University's Architecture Department and Graduate School; a file on external architecture awards and societies; University staff lists and examination information; and materials relating to Revels's role as a tutor-adviser at Syracuse University.
Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.
One folder is restricted due to confidential student information.
Written permission must be obtained from Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Frederick Revels Papers,
Syracuse University Archives
There is no information concerning when or by whom the collection was donated to the University Archives.
Created by: Lafiya Watson
Revision history: Processed by Erin Lee and Charlene Martin, 2012; converted to EAD by Erin Lee, 2012.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order.
|Box 1||Architecture Awards and Prizes 1935-1936, undated|
|Box 1||H.L. Butler 1935|
|Box 1||L.C. Dillenbeck 1935, undated|
|Box 1||F.R. Lear 1935-1936, undated|
|Box 1||F. Revels 1929-1932|
|Box 1||F. Revels 1934|
|Box 1||F. Revels 1935-1936|
|Box 1||Fine Arts and Architecture Societies 1935, undated|
|Box 1||Fine Arts News 1930, 1934|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1934-1935, undated - Statistics relating to University Schools of Architecture, Syarcuse University Fine Arts leaflet and handwritten notes|
|Box 1||Syracuse University Architecture Course Curriculum 1920-1922, 1933-1935, undated|
|Box 1||Syracuse University Architecture Department and Library 1935, undated|
|Box 1||Syracuse University Examination Information 1933, 1935-1936|
|Box 1||Syracuse University Graduate School 1933|
|Box 1||Tutor-Adviser Information 1930, 1932-1933, 1935, undated|
|Box 1||Tutor-Adviser Information 1925, 1931-1932, 1934-1935, undated|
|RESTRICTED: Papers contain confidential materials|
|Box 1||University Staff Lists 1933|