Nancy Kwallek collection

Nancy Kwallek is an interior designer and scholar known for her work with color theory and the history of interior design, and for her development of interior design programs across the United States. The collection contains papers, drawings, and lantern slides created while serving as director of the interior design program at the University of Texas at Austin and includes materials from the 1920s through the 2000s. Record types include notes, drawings, clippings, reports, and lantern slides.

Ford, Powell & Carson collection

Ford, Powell & Carson is an architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation firm based in San Antonio, Texas. This collection contains project files, office records, and drawings related to work undertaken by the firm since 1967, as well as some material from the firm’s predecessor, O’Neil Ford & Associates before 1967. Record types include architectural drawings, project files, sketches, reports, master plans, office records, audiovisual material, and publications.



Boone Powell collection

Boone Powell (1933-) is a prominent architect and urban planner based in San Antonio, Texas. The collection contains Powell's personal and professional papers created or collected between 1960 and his retirement in 2015. The collection also contains digital recordings and transcripts of a series of oral history interviews that Powell participated in throughout 2018 and 2019. Record types include oral history interviews, personal correspondence, professional office records, architectural drawings, sketches, and audiovisual material.


Mardith Schuetz-Miller collection

Mardith Schuetz-Miller (1929-) is an anthropologist and historian known for her work on Spanish colonial sites in Texas, Arizona, and Guam. The collection contains papers and drawings created while publishing works between the 1980s and 2010s. Record types include notes, drafts, reference materials, correspondence, and drawings.

Texas Architecture Survey records

The Texas Architecture Survey was commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (Fort Worth, Texas) and The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Conducted from 1963-1966, the survey produced a partial visual inventory of Texas homes and public buildings built in the nineteenth century. The survey resulted in two books published by the Amon Carter Museum and University of Texas Press: Texas Homes of the Nineteenth Century (1966) by Blake Alexander and Texas Public Buildings of the Nineteenth Century (1974) by Willard Robinson.

Jim Scoggins collection

Jimmy James Harvey Scoggins was a Texas architect who practiced in the North Texas region as well as California. The collection includes architectural drawings, photographs, specifications, brochures, and clippings that document the architectural practice of Jim Scoggins.

Alfred Giles drawings

Architect Alfred Giles (1853-1920) was born in London and emigrated to the United States, starting his own practice in San Antonio in 1876. He opened a branch office in Monterrey, Mexico and extended into Northern Mexico, while maintaining his practice in Texas. Giles is known for his designs of county courthouses, public buildings, and private residences he designed in central Texas and Mexico. While the majority of the materials documenting his career were lost or destroyed, the collection contains a small selection of drawings for a few projects.

Alfred Zucker collection

Architect Alfred Zucker (1852-1913) practiced in Texas, Mississippi and New York. He was instrumental in the development of a new mercantile district on lower Broadway in the late 1880s and designed many warehouses and loft buildings in New York City. He formed a partnership with James Riely Gordon in 1902, but fled to Montevideo, South America in 1904 to escape a lawsuit filed by Gordon who alleged fraud and misrepresentation. Architectural drawings and clippings from architectural periodicals document his career from 1880 to 1902.

Buford Duke, Jr. collection

Buford Woodrow Duke, Jr. (1938-2000) served as a faculty member in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin from 1981-2000. He was a practicing architect who was known for his environmentally conscious designs and teachings, emphasizing "Gentle Architecture," energy efficiency, passive solar heating, and earth shelter architecture. The collection documents Duke’s professional and faculty work. Record types include architectural drawings, faculty papers, photographic material, and student work.