Elisabeth Coit (1892-1987)


Coit, Elisabeth

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 07 September 1892 - d. 07 April 1987
Gender:    Female
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New York, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1929-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1955

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in Sarah Allaback, The First American Women Architects (University of Illinois Press, 2008)

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file includes application and membership correspondence, Fellowship nomination and supporting letters. Coit received a Langley Scholarship from the AIA for two successive years, 1937-38 and 1938-39, to study low-cost housing, and her Langley applications are in the AIA Archives. For a description of the Edward Langley Scholarships and announcements of the recipients for 1936, 1937, and 1938, see these pages from The Octagon, the AIA's magazine. Her findings were published as a two-part report in The Octagon in October and November 1941.

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
      Papers of Elisabeth Coit, 1899-1987
      Finding aid available online https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/repositories/8/resources/7565