Records, correspondence and photographs relating to the Well Made Plans exhibition of the Queensland Architectural Archive held in the Fryer Library. Comprises:
Friends of Fryer newsletter, includes article about the Queensland Architectural Archive and upcoming exhibition ‘Well Made Plans’, no. 21, 1988. -- Records relating to the Proposed Exhibition for the Queensland Architectural Archive in the Fryer Library, University of Queensland. -- Copy of the architectural drawing on front cover on ‘Well made plans’. -- Notes and costings for the exhibition. --Three b/w photographs of Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson launching the exhibition, with Don Watson, Ron Voller and other guests.-- Speech notes for a slideshow presentation on Architectural history headed ‘Fryer Talk’. -- 12 colour transparencies and photographic prints of the Exhibition layout. -- 12 b/w negatives and contact prints of the Exhibition layout. -- Letter from Cameron Chisholm & Nicol to F A Pidgeon (cc Don Watson) seeking sponsorship of QAA Exhibition. -- Finlayson brochure with drawings and measurements for the exhibition, costings, and layout of the venue.
The Queensland Architectural Archive was established to collect Queensland architectural records of individual and non-government architects and architectural firms. It was initiated with a grant in 1986, from the Design Board of the Australia Council (for the Arts). The project built on the architectural collections already held in the Fryer Library - Karl Langer and A.B. and R. M. Wilson. An exhibition held in the Civic Art Gallery and Museum at the Brisbane City Hall, called Well made plans drew from over 100 drawings from the Fryer Library's Queensland Architectural Archive. Essentially the Queensland Architectural Archive, from the earliest period has been a collaboration between the Fryer Library and the Architecture Department/School.