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William Wesley Peters Library

Collect, preserve, and conserve.

The William Wesley Peters Library is a resource for the School and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It’s mission is to collect, preserve, and conserve published materials regarding Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural and design legacy, to provide materials basic to the education of an architect, to collect, preserve, make accessible and disseminate the primary and secondary records pertaining to the architectural firm, Taliesin Architects, and the architects who apprenticed to it and to Frank Lloyd Wright. The Library makes available to the public information that provides increased awareness of the lifetime work of Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices.

At the core of the William Wesley Peters Library is the collection of over 32,000-volumes. Library resources include audio-visual and other media as well as archival materials. The William Wesley Peters Library serves the research interests of The School of Architecture at Taliesin, the Taliesin Community, and a wider community of architectural and design scholars interested in Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices’ contributions.

Collection development objectives of the Library are focused predominantly on the needs of the School and practicing architects in residence at Taliesin West and Taliesin. Among the primary resources of the William Wesley Peters Library are the School Archives. Contained in this collection are over 2,500 Box Project drawings and records from the 1930s through the 1980s, some annotated by Frank Lloyd Wright.