Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Barbee Family Collection MSS.1443

Descriptive Summary

Creator Barbee, William Clayton
Title: Barbee Family Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1930-1950
Dates: 1930 - 1976, 1930 - 1950
Identification: MSS.1443
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet, 2 document boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

William C. Barbee is the principal architect at Barbee Architects, Inc., an award-winning architecture, interior architecture, and preservation firm practicing in Austin, Texas. Project types include banks, hospitality, retail, and fitness centers in addition to the firm's residential and ranching headquarters projects. Most recent awards include the 2002 Texas Society of Architects Design Award, the AIA Austin 2002 Honor Award, the AIA/Western Homes Design Award, and the 2003 Austin Business Journal Award. The firm's work has been represented in numerous publications, including: Texas Architect, Sunset Magazine, Southern Living, Austin Business Journal, Austin American Statesman, Metal Architecture, Details in Architecture 5, Social Spaces, and The Gateway Home.

William C. Barbee graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Natural Sciences/Pre-Medical in 1973 and a Master of Arts in Biomedical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1975. He entered the New York School of Interior Design where he studied under Guiseppe Zambonini, Michael Kahlil and George Ranali. He received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a specialty in Historic Preservation and adaptive use.

Mr. Barbee's academic career includes a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Texas A & M University, Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin and at San Antonio, and Assistant Professor in graduate studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

References: Barbee Inc. William Clayton Barbee, AIA (n.d.) Retrieved August 8, 2006, from www.barbeeinc.com/meus/about/bill%20print/billprint.html

Scope and Contents

The Barbee Family Collection is comprised primarily of photographs of the family from 1894 to 1982.


Arrangement note

Series 1: Genealogy
Series 2: Other Media
Series 3: Photographs


Items are arranged by subject or format designated by three series.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Barbee Family Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Barbee family
Clayton family
Family histories--Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barbee Family Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

The Barbee Family Collection was acquired by Ms. Toni Lambert, Deputy Director of Library Operations, Houston Public Library on July 7, 2006, in Austin, Texas. Items were donated to the library by William Clayton Barbee, Sr., July 7, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by: Charles Stephenson and Tammy Jordan, completed August 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection



Box Folder
1 1 Document: Barbee family genealogy


Other Media

Box Folder
1 2 Compact Disc: Clayton/Vaughn/Barbee family photographs, list and genealogy files



Box Number
2 MSS 1443.1 Birdine Clayton and Harriet Louise Vaughan (Barber). Buenos Aires. c. 1912
MSS 1443.2 Leland Birdine Barbee Hill. c. 1921
MSS 1443.3 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr., outside church. Tennessee. c. 1914
MSS 1443.4 Dr. John Taylor Barbee. Age 22. 1894
MSS 1443.5 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. c. 1912
MSS 1443.6 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr., at five weeks old. With Nurse Sally. Tennessee. 1911
MSS 1443.7 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. c. 1912
MSS 1443.8 Harriet Louise Vaughan (Barbee) with sister Sue Vaughan (Norton). Clinton, Kentucky c. 1914
MSS 1443.9 John Taylor Barbee, in uniform. c. 1916
MSS 1443.10 Benjamin Read Barbee, Jr. c. 1936
MSS 1443.11 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. 1925
MSS 1443.12 Rebecca Suzanne Barbee and Elizabeth Borden. c. 1962
MSS 1443.13 Rebecca Suzanne Barbee. c. 1976
MSS 1443.14 Rebecca Suzanne Barbee. c. 1982
MSS 1443.15 Dr. John Taylor Barbee. Four photographs: 30th Infantry, World War I, c. 1915, Camp Greene, North Carolina
MSS 1443.16 Dr. John Taylor Barbee. Age 22. 1894
MSS 1443.17 Benjamin Clayton (L) and William Lockhart Clayton (R). c.1898
MSS 1443.18 Dr. John Taylor Barbee, in white jacket, holding daughter Leland Burdine Barbee. Wife, Hattie Leland Clayton Barbee, standing beside him. Tennessee. c. 1904
MSS 1443.19 Melinda Barbee. Abilene, Texas. c. 1954
MSS 1443.20 John Bryant Barbee. Abilene, Texas. c.1954
MSS 1443.21 Leland Clayton Barbee. 40 years old, with her terrier. 1916
MSS 1443.22 Suzanne Barbee (Crawford). Abilene, Texas. c.1958
MSS 1443.23 John Willis Barbee. c. 1938
MSS 1443.24 Leland Burdine Barbee and Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. 1915
MSS 1443.25 Benjamin Read Barbee, Jr. and John Willis Barbee. Houston, Texas. c. 1939
MSS 1443.26 Benjamin Read Barbee, Jr. and John Willis Barbee. Houston, Texas. c. 1939
MSS 1443.27 Suzanne Barbee (Crawford). c. 1968
MSS 1443.28 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. Abilene, Texas. c. 1958
MSS 1443.29 Leland Clayton Barbee. Memphis, Tennessee. 1908
MSS 1443.30 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. McAllie Military School. Knoxville, Tennessee. c. 1921
MSS 1443.31 William Clayton Barbee, Sr. with dog, Fritz. 777 Elmwood Drive, Abilene, Texas. c. 1955
MSS 1443.32 Harriet Louise Vaughan (Barbee) c. 1930
MSS 1443.33 Harriet Louise Vaughan (Barbee) c. 1930
MSS 1443.34 Leland Burdine Barbee. c.1950
MSS 1443.35 Leland Clayton Barbee. Knoxville, Tennessee. 1929
MSS 1443.36 Benjamin Read Barbee, Sr. Tennessee. c. 1912
MSS 1443.37 The Taylors
MSS 1443.38 Leland Burdine Barbee Hill. c. 1931
MSS 1443.39 Suzanne Barbee (Crawford) Dallas, Texas. c. 1952
MSS 1443.40 Harriet Louise Vaughan (Barbee) c. 1930