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Texas Architects

Top Indexes and Databases

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full text of more than 350 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, many same day of publication, including extensive archives for many titles.
  • Austin-American Statesman Archives
    Allows keyword searching of full text of articles since 1989. (The Austin History Center maintains a paper index to earlier years.)
  • ArchiveGrid
    Provides access to collections in thousands of libraries, museums, and archives that have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions.
  • Early American Newspapers
    Includes more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922.
  • Dallas Morning News Archive - 1885 – 1977
    Provides comprehensive coverage for one of the largest daily newspapers in Texas. Select the link to World Newspaper Archive.
  • WorldCat
    Online union catalog describing the collections of thousands of libraries around the world.

Bibliographies, Catalogs and Union Lists

  • Arntzen, Etta. Guide to the Literature of Art History 2. Chicago:  American Library Association, 1980. N 380 A76
    Art and architectural history bibliography that includes general reference sources, primary and secondary sources, periodicals and books in series
  • Ehresmann, Donald L. Architecture : a bibliographic guide to basic Reference works, histories, and handbooks. Littleton, CO, 1984. NA 2520 E38 1984
    General works on the history of architecture, landscape architecture and city design, arranged by period.
  • Karpel, Bernard.  Arts in America : A Bibliography. Washington: Smithsonian Insitution Press, 1979. NX 203 A1 A777
    Annotated bibliography and useful list of periodicals, theses, and visual resources.
  • Marmor, Max. Guide to the Literature of Art History 2.  Chicago, American Library Association, 2005. N 380 M374 2005


Biographical Sources

  • Emanuel, Muriel, ed. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. James Press, 1994. NA 40 C6 1994
  • Hafertepe, Kenneth. Abner Cook, Master Builder on the Texas Frontier. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1992. NA 737 C66 H3 1992
  • Placzeck, Adolf K., editor-in-chief. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects. New York: The Free Press, 1982. NA 40 M25 1982
  • Reese, Carol McMichael. Paul Cret at Texas:  Architectural Drawing and the Image of the University in the 1930s.  Austin, University of Texas at Austin, 1983.  NA 737 C74 M337
    Also available online

Handbooks, Manuals and Sourcebooks

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Maddex, Diane, general editor. Landmark Yellow Pages. Washington D.C.: Preservation Press, 1990. E 159 L28 1990
  • Texas Society of Architects Committee on Historic Resources. The Texas Historical Preservation Manual. Dallas: Texas Society of Architects, 1977. NA 105 T493 1977
  • Handbook of Texas Online (TSHA)


  • American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter and Stephen Fox. Houston Architectural Guide. Houston: AIA, Houston Chapter: Herring Press, Austin, Tex., 1990. NA 735 H68 F69 1990
  • Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas. Texas, A Guide to the Lone Star State. New York: Hastings House, 1969. F 391 W95 1969
  • Smith, G. E. Kidder. The Architecture of the United States. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1981. NA 705 S578 V.1-3

Histories, Surveys and Miscellaneous Publications

  • Robinson, Willard Bethurem. Texas Public Buildings of the Nineteenth Century. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1974. NA 730 T5 R62 1974
  • Alexander, Drury Blakeley. Texas Homes of the Nineteenth Century. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966. NA 7235 T4 A54
  • Henry, Jay C. Architecture in Texas, 1895 - 1945. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. NA 730 T5 H46 1993
  • Smith, Hank Todd. Since 1886, A History of the Texas Society of Architects. Austin:  Texas Societ of Architects, 1983. NA 11 S647 1983
  • Southwest Center for Urban Research and Rice University. Houston Architectural Survey, 1980. NA 735 H6 H687
  • Speck, Lawrence W. Landmarks of Texas Architecture. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1986. NA 730 T5 S64
  • Tomlinson, Doug and David Dillon.  Dallas Architecture, 1936 to 1986. Austin:  Texas Monthly Press, 1985. NA 735 D2 T65 1985
  • Williamson, Roxanne Kater. Austin, Texas, An American Architectural History. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 1973. NA 735 A88 W5


A standard keyword search in the Library Catalog brings up theses, professional reports and dissertations, along with all other pertinent items.

Archival Repositories and Special Collections






TARO, the Texas Archival Resources Online allows you to search together the finding aids of many of these collections and others across the state.








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