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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal Papers

Writings and Speeches

Newspaper Clippings

Reprints

Brochures, Catalogs and Programs

Reference Articles

Memorabilia

Magazine and Journals

Teaching: University of Houston

Teaching: Rice University

Architectural Projects: Drawings

Architectural Projects: Notes and Specifications

Architectural Projects: Project Files

Photographic Materials

Digital Images (Family)

Exhibition: Bosquet-Wightman House

Barthelme Personal Library

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers, 1924-1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barthelme, Donald Sr. (1907-1996)
Title: Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers
Dates: 1924-1997
Abstract: Donald Barthelme, Sr. was a prominent Houston architect and professor at the University of Houston and Rice University. The collection contains his architectural drawings, papers, photographs, and other materials.
Identification: 2001-003
Quantity: 50 boxes; 1,883 drawings; 9,007 photographic images; 30 linear feet of archival material
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Donald Barthelme, Sr. was a prominent Houston architect and professor at the University of Houston and Rice University. He was the first Houston architect to attain international recognition, and during the 1950s was one of the city’s best known architects. His career was notable because he combined a distinguished architectural practice with an intense commitment to architectural education.

Barthelme was born in Galveston, Texas on August 4, 1907. He attended the Rice Institute in Houston for two years before transferring in 1926 to the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under the French master Paul Philippe Cret. He graduated in 1930, winning the Arthur Spayd Brook Bronze Medal for Design. After graduation he worked first in Cret’s office and then in the Philadelphia firm of Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary.

The Great Depression forced Barthelme to return to Texas late in 1932. He practiced on his own in Galveston for several years, surviving on small commissions. In 1935 he moved to Houston to work for noted architect John F. Staub, but stayed only a few months before being called to Dallas to work on the Texas Centennial Exposition. There he was the lead designer of the Hall of State, the centerpiece of the exposition and today considered a masterpiece of the Art Deco style. In 1937 he returned to Staub’s office in Houston, where he remained for two years before leaving to open his own practice. In the early 1940s he did war-related work, first as a designer on the Avion Village Housing Project near Dallas, and later as supervising architect for the Big Spring Air Base in West Texas and defense housing projects in Galveston and Sweeny, Texas.

Barthelme’s career began in earnest in 1942, with the first of many projects for the West Columbia Independent School District in Brazoria County, Texas. Over the next two decades his school designs earned national and international awards and appeared in numerous publications. His best known project, and arguably his best work, was the West Columbia Elementary School (1951). He designed other elementary schools in West Columbia and Sweeny, Texas; additions to the high schools in West Columbia and Sweeny; and finally, the West Columbia Senior High School (1963). During the 1950s he was acknowledged as an expert on the design of schools, and wrote and lectured extensively on the subject. This led to his election in 1955 as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an honor accorded architects who make a significant contribution to the advancement of architecture.

Although he retired from active practice in 1963, he continued to participate in competitions and in 1964 was one of seven finalists in the competition to design the headquarters building for the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. His other works include the Barthelme Residence (1941), St. Rose of Lima Church and School (1948), the Adams Petroleum Center (1957), and Highland Heights Elementary School (1959) in Houston. St. Rose of Lima was the first modernist Catholic church in Houston, and was the first Houston building to win an award of merit from the A.I.A.

Barthelme began his other major professional endeavor in 1946, when he joined the faculty of the Architecture Department at the University of Houston. He helped shape the program in its early years and was an influential member of the faculty until his retirement in 1973. He also served as William Ward Watkin Professor and chairman of the Architecture Department at Rice University from 1959 to 1961. He is remembered at both institutions for his rigorous standards and for his efforts to redesign the curriculum to integrate all parts of the architectural education process. He also was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University.

In retirement Barthelme turned to writing, as he recorded ideas developed over a lifetime of practice and teaching. In the late 1970s he began writing a book promoting his philosophy that architects should be more concerned with the user’s experience of architecture than with its purely formal aspects. Together with his voluminous lecture notes, the partial manuscript and related materials in the collection form a body of writing that captures the humanist values he tried to instill in his students.

Barthelme married Helen Bechtold (1907–1995) of Philadelphia on June 21, 1930. From 1931 to 1947 the couple had five children: Donald, Joan, Peter, Frederick, and Steven. Donald (1931–1989) achieved fame as a writer and novelist and from 1980 to 1989 was a professor at the University of Houston, where he helped establish the reputation of the University’s acclaimed Creative Writing Program. The Donald Barthelme Literary Papers are housed in a separate collection in the University of Houston Libraries’ Department of Special Collections. Also accomplished writers, Frederick and Steven Barthelme teach Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi on the faculty of the university’s Center for Writers. Peter has also published several novels, while Joan served for many years as an executive with a large Houston oil company.

Donald Barthelme, Sr. died on July 16, 1996.

Sources:

Stephen Fox, "Donald Barthelme, 1907-1996, "Cite 35 (Fall 1996): 8-11.

Yolita Schmidt, "Donald Barthelme,"Texas Architect (Nov.-Dec. 1989): 44.

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Scope and Contents

The Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers cover the period 1924 to 1997 and are comprised of his architectural drawings; business and personal files; memorabilia; photographic prints, negatives, and slides; as well as lecture notes and other materials from his teaching career. The collection occupies 35 linear feet and 15 drawers of flat files, and is stored in 43 boxes and 92 oversize folders.

Barthelme’s architectural drawings document his professional practice, from his earliest commissions in Galveston in 1933, to his last, in Houston, in 1964. Of the 1,883 sheets of original drawings, the majority are (a) studies and preliminary drawings and (b) working drawings. Few presentation drawings survive, but many have been preserved in photographs. Of particular interest are the materials for his two largest projects, the Adams Petroleum Center and West Columbia Senior High School, because of the large number of colored-pencil renderings, which he did to study different design ideas. Missing are projects that he may have done in other offices, such as his Philadelphia, Dallas, Staub, and defense work. With the exception of materials for a few early projects, for the Adams Petroleum Center, and for the Kellaway house, most of Barthelme’s business correspondence and project files are believed to have been destroyed when he closed his office in 1963.

Barthelme is remembered as a teacher and a philosopher. He left extensive lecture notes for his courses at the University of Houston and memoranda that outlined his new curriculum for the Architecture Department at Rice University. His lecture notes illustrate his ideas, but the best organized statement of his philosophy of architecture is found in his writings. Of special interest are his manuscript for a book, a handwritten critique of the manuscript by an unknown reviewer (probably his son, Frederick), and an attempt to articulate his ideas on architecture in a lengthy 1975 letter to John McGinty, then head of the Houston Chapter of the A.I.A.

Other writings show the breadth of Barthelme’s interest in education. In October 1959 he appeared at a conference at the University of Michigan in which prominent architects discussed Dr. Lloyd Trump’s study for educational reform, funded by the Ford Foundation. Barthelme presented his own proposals for a new secondary school curriculum and a schematic design for a high school. The conference proceedings were published the next year. Barthelme also prepared 359 slides in connection with this presentation, which are part of his photographic materials.

As an enthusiastic amateur photographer, Barthelme took thousands of pictures and often did his own processing in a home darkroom. This large photographic collection documents his architectural practice and his travels in Mexico. It is comprised of 1,309 black-and-white prints¬¬ (most 8 x 10 and larger); 999 4 x 5 black-and-white negatives; 67 35mm black-and-white negatives; 840 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ black-and-white negatives; 49 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ color glass-mount transparencies; and 2,856 35mm color slides. In many cases a print has a corresponding negative, but these materials are not cross-referenced. Many pictures of Barthelme’s buildings are known to be the work of Dallas photographer Ulric Meisel, but unless noted otherwise, Barthelme is presumed to be the photographer on the items in this series.

Among the photographic materials is a bound scrapbook of photographic prints and clippings of Barthelme’s architectural projects. It also includes important awards, certificates, and licenses, although some that had become loose were removed to a separate folder. The scrapbook comprises 120 prints (mounted and unmounted) and 72 leaves, or 116 total items.

When the Department of Special Collections processed Barthelme’s papers, his heirs allowed the department to create digital files of a portion of their large collection of family photographs, which were retained by the heirs. This collection, covering the period 1930 to 1986, includes pictures of Barthelme, his wife, and his children, mostly in and around the family home in Houston. Approximately 150 sheets of photographic negatives are preserved in 2,887 digital images on CD-ROM, with record prints in a binder. This is intended only as a study collection for scholars. The images are owned by the Barthelme estate and may not be copied or reproduced without its written permission.

Barthelme’s professional career is further recorded in his extensive file of newspaper and magazine clippings. Personal materials include biographical information, student work, interviews, and correspondence, as well as artifacts and memorabilia.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for Research.

Use Restrictions

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

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Related Material

Barthelme’s personal library of 59 books was separated from the Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers and transferred to the University’s William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library, where they were integrated into its Closed Collections and Special Collections. Barthelme earlier donated most of his books to the University’s Architecture Library in 1977 (the name of the library changed in 1986). An inventory of his personal library appears at the end of this finding aid. Call numbers for these titles may be found in the University of Houston Libraries’online catalog at http://library.uh.edu.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers were donated to the University of Houston Libraries by Frederick and Steven Barthelme in 2001.

Processed by

Stephen James, 2002-2004

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Detailed Description

 

Personal Papers

The Personal Papers includes records generally created outside of Barthelme's professional life, such as biographical information, student work, interview transcripts, and correspondence. This series contains 28 folders arranged in rough chronological order.
box folder
1 1 Engraving, 1928
2 Letter, Tau Sigma Delta, 1928
3 Certificate, Tau Sigma Delta, 1928
4 Wedding Invitation, 1930
5 Woodcut, 1930
6 Program, Commencement Ceremonies, 1930
7 Telegram (Birth), 1931
8 Christmas Card, 1932
9 Announcement, 1933
10 Identification Card, 1936
11 Identification Card, 1941
12 Telegram (Award), 1945
13 Newspaper manuscript (Donald Jr.), 1945
14 Awards, 1945-1964
15 Cartoon, Houston Post, 1956
16 Curriculum Vitae, Pt. 1, 1959-1962
17 Curriculum Vitae, Pt. 2, 1970-1994
18 University of Houston, 1964-1970
19 Application for Research Support, 1967
20 Inventories of Drawings and Photographs, 1973, 1979
21 Personal Correspondence, Pt. 1, 1977-1979
22 Personal Correspondence, Pt. 2, 1981-1988
23 Personal Correspondence, Pt. 3, 1996
24 Dallas Historical Society, Pt. 1, 1977-1984
25 Dallas Historical Society, Pt. 2, 1984
26 Cite Interview with DB, 1984
27 Camera Repair, 1985-1986
28 Columbia-Brazoria I.S.D., 1989

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Writings and Speeches

The Writings and Speeches Series contains files related to Barthelme’s writings in draft or typescript form, and talks to student and professional groups. The latter includes materials related to an important conference on educational reform at the University of Michigan in which Barthelme was one of the principal speakers. (See Scope and Contents Note for details.)
box folder
1 29 Writings: "The Four-Classroom System, " 1953
30 Writings: "A School Planning Approach, " 1953
31 Writings: "Top Lighting is Here to Stay, " 1956
32 Writings: "A Plan of Organization for a Secondary School Curriculum, " 1960
33 Writings: "Rice TV Program, " ca. 1960
34 Writings: "A New Curriculum, "J.A.E., 1961
35 Writings: "Growit Yourself College, " 1962
36 Writings: "Le Roi Est Mort, " 1967
37 Writings: "Architectural Education 1990, " 1967
38 Writings: Draft article- City Planning, ca. 1967
39 Writings: "Masters - Notebook Series, " 1971-1972
40 Writings: "McGinty File, " 1975
41-44 Writings: "Writing - 1977, "Pts. 1-4, 1980
45-47 Writings: "Typescript", Pts. 1-3, 1981
48 Talks: A.I.A., N.E. Texas Chapter, 1959
49 Talks: Secondary School Curriculum, 1960
50 Talks: A.I.A., Mississippi Chapter (incl. notecards), 1962
51 Talks: U of H: Opening Talk, 1963
52 Talks: "Time and Man, " 1966
53-55 Talks: Texas A&M: "Materials and Messages, "Pts.1-3, 1968
56 Talks: Miscellaneous, 1970
57 Talks: Thesis Program, 1971
58 Michigan Conference: Draft Speech ("Master") 1959
59 Michigan Conference: Text of Speech, 1959
60 Michigan Conference: Graphics for Speech, 1959
61 Michigan Conference: Architectural Forum article, 1960
62 Michigan Conference: E.F.L. Booklet, 1960

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Newspaper Clippings

Barthelme kept an extensive file of newspaper clippings about his career. These are stored in five folders arranged in chronological order, followed by two folders with oversize clippings, also in chronological order.
box folder
1 63 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 1, 1936-1950
64 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 2, 1950-1952
65 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 3, 1952-1954
66 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 4, 1954-1957
67 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 5, 1958-1964, 1981, 1992
68 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 6, (oversize) 1948-1957
69 Clippings, Newspapers, Pt. 7, (oversize) 1958-1960

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Reprints

This series contains reprints of magazine and journal articles written by or about Barthelme.
box folder
1 70 Photostat, newspaper article, 1950
71 Magazine, Texas Architect, 1951
72 Article, "Schools, "Architectural Forum, 1952
73 Article, Better School Competition, The School Executive, 1952
74 Article, "The Schools of Donald Barthelme, "The School Executive, 1953
75 Article, "The Record Reports, "Architectural Record, 1953
76 TRA Journal, 1954
77 Article, "The Four Classroom Unit, " 1954
78 Article, "The Record Reports, "Architectural Record, 1954
79 Magazine, School Plant Studies, 1955
80 Article, "Top Lighting is Here to Stay, " 1956
81 Bulletin of the National Institute for Architectural Education, 1960
82 Article, "Three Ace Schools for the Trump Plan, "Architectural Forum, 1960
83 Article, "Growit Yourself, "Progressive Architecture, 1962

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Brochures, Catalogs and Programs

Barthelme saved brochures, exhibition catalogs, and conference programs of special interest.
box folder
1 84 Prospectus, UH Architecture program, ca. 1950
85 Exhibition Catalog (Dallas), 1952
86 Conference Program (Dallas), 1953
87 Conference Program (Houston), 1953
88 Conference Program (San Antonio), 1953
89 Festival Program, 1953
90 Exhibition Catalog (Houston), 1953
91 Lecture Program, 1954
92 Conference Program (Chicago), 1954
93 Brochure, Adams Petroleum Center (small), 1954
94 Brochure, Adams Petroleum Center (large), 1955
95 Program, Style Show, 1955
96 Exhibition Catalog (USIA- Germany), 1957
97 Exhibition Catalog (Houston) "Ten Years of Houston Architecture," 1959

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Reference Articles

This series contains magazine articles that Barthelme saved for reference.
box folder
1 98 Article, "Population Explosion," Sierra Club Bulletin, 1968
99 Article, "The Nonsense Explosion," New Republic, 1970
100 Article, "Storyville," New Yorker (about Donald Jr.), 1994
101-104 Miscellaneous- Interior Design Studies, Pts. 1-4, 1992

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Memorabilia

Memorabilia include Barthelme’s personal drafting equipment and other effects, contained in Boxes 2 and 3. Professional awards and a scrapbook of the high school newspaper he edited (now in very fragile condition) are contained in oversize flat box 4.
box folder
2 Barthelme’s personal drafting equipment 1992
box folder
3 Barthelme’s personal drafting equipment 1992
box folder
4 Diploma: UH Professor Emeritus, 1974
Certificates and awards, 1942-1957
Art Prints, Italy, undated
Parking Facilities Study, APC Bldg., 1957
Plaque: The School ExecutiveBetter School Design Competition, Award for West Columbia Elementary, 1952
Scrapbook, Purple Quill,Ball H.S., Galveston, 1924
Sketch, Donald Barthelme, Jr. playing drums, by Pat Goeters, ca. late 1940's

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Magazine and Journals

This series contains complete issues of magazines and journals that Barthelme saved because they pertained to his career or contained matters of special interest. The issues are in chronological order and are contained in three oversize flat boxes.
box folder
5 FortuneOversize clipping, September 1954
LifeOversize reprint, June 1957
Christopher Alexander paper, October 1966
10 Designs: Community Colleges, 1962
Bulletin of the A.I.A., May-June 1956
The School Executive, June 1953
Time, September 1953
Architectural Forum, October 1952
Life, June 1957
box folder
6 Artek furniture catalog, 1975
A.I.A. Journal, November 1975
Texas Parade, July 1975
The Center Magazine, July/Aug. 1975
The Center Magazine, March/April 1973
The Center Magazine, Jan./Feb. 1973
Journal of Architectural Education, 1971
The New Yorker, September 26, 1970
box folder
7 Interchange, Fall 1997
Texas Architect, Nov.-Dec. 1989
Texas Architect, March-April 1988
Texas Architect, May-June 1986
Progressive Architecture, August 1986

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Teaching: University of Houston

Barthelme served as an architecture professor at the University of Houston from 1946 to 1958 and from 1963 to 1973. This series contains his lecture notes, studio problems, and other resource materials from this period of his career arranged in subseries by topic, including the following: (1) Barthelme’s notecards for talks and class lectures, contained in a small box, with each talk separated by a divider; (2) Gradebooks, school curricula, course descriptions, and other organizational material, arranged in rough chronological order; (3) Articles and other reference materials Barthelme quoted or used in his lectures, arranged chronologically within each of his subject headings, using his titles, and for the most part following his order; and (4) Barthelme’s class and lecture notes, arranged chronologically within each of his subject headings, using his titles, and for the most part following his order.
Notecards
box
8 notecards for talks, class lectures, undated
Organizational Material
box folder
9 1 Gradebooks, undated
2-3 Curriculum Proposal, UH, Pts. 1-2, 1968
4-6 Description Proposed Curriculum, Pts. 1-3, undated
7 Outline Proposed Curriculum, 1964
8 Course Descriptions, 1967-1973
9 Human Studies Program, 1969-1972
10 Concepts, Scope of Course, 1969
11 Concepts, Research Programs, 1967, 1972
12-17 Concepts, Organizational Notes, Pts. 1-6, 1966-1972
18-21 First Year Program, Pts. 1-4, 1970-1972
22-23 First Year Program, Pts. 1-2, 1963
24-26 First Year Program, 1963-64, Dean’s Copy (sent 1968), Pts. 1-3, 1963
27 Worksheets, 1971-1972
Reference Files
box folder
9 28-33 Reference Files: "Theory," Pts. 1-6, 1948-1969
34-42 Reference Files: "The City," Pts. 1-9, 1946-1968
43-48 Reference Files: "The City," Pts. 1-6, 1961-1969
49-50 Reference Files: "Space," Pts.1-2, 1965-1969
51-52 Reference Files: "Illustrations," Pts. 1-2, 1972-1973
53-56 Reference Files: "Research," Pts. 1-4, 1958-1970
57-59 Reference Files: "Youth," Pts. 1-3, 1967-1971
box folder
10 1-22 Reference Files: "Architectural Education," Pts. 1-22, 1954-1971
23-25 Reference Files: "Man," Pts. 1-3, 1970-1972
26-28 Reference Files: "Statistics," Pts. 1-3, 1959-1978
29-35 Reference Files: "Articles and Reprints," Pts. 1-7, 1959-1978
36-41 Reference Files: "Miscellaneous," Pts. 1-6, 1959-1969
42-43 Reference Files: "Clippings," Pts. 1-2, 1978-1979
44-51 Reference Files: "Quotes," Pts. 1-8, 1959-1983
52 Reference Files: Planning Criteria, 1970
Class Notes
box folder
11 1 Introduction to Architecture II - Option, 1973
2-4 Exercises, ARC 131, 132, Pts. 1-3, 1971-1972
5-15 Dittos, Master File, First Year, Pts. 1-11, 1971
16-24 Dittos, Master File ARC 131D, Pts. 1-9, 1970-1971
25-29 Architectural Theory, Outline, Pts. 1-5, 1968
30-31 Concepts, Miscellaneous Backup, Pts. 1-2, 1971
32-33 Design - Notes, Pts. 1-2, 1971-1972
34-36 Ideas, Pts. 1-3, ca. 1967
37 Diagrams, 1967
38-42 Abstracts (Readings), Pts. 1-5, 1960-1971
43-48 ARC 334 Research (Concepts), Pts. 1-6, 1966-1973
49-56 Exercises, ARC 131D, Pts. 1-8, 1971
57-62 Exercises, 131D, Pts. 1-6, 1970-1971
box folder
12 1-3 Ditto Index, Fall 1972, Pts. 1-3, 1972
4-5 Ditto Index, Spring 1973, Pts. 1-2, 1973
6-9 Notebook Series, Pts. 1-4, 1971-1972
10-12 Index, Miscellaneous, Pts. 1-3, 1971-1972
13-18 Miscellaneous Indexes, Pts. 1-7, 1946-1971
20-28 Master Set, Spring, 1970, Pts. 1-9, 1967-1970
29 ARC 130, Intro I, Notebook, 1972
30-34 Handouts, ARC 131D, Pts. 1-5, 1970-1971
35-39 Notebook Series #1, Pts. 1-5, 1971-1972
40-44 Study Series #1, Pts. 1-5, 1967-1972
45-48 Study Series #2, Pts. 1-4, 1967-1970
49-53 Reading: Mechanics and Assignments, Pts. 1-5, 1966-1972
54-55 Reading: Bibliographies Issues, Pts. 1-2, 1971
56 Reading Assignments, 1971
57-59 Program Administration, Pts. 1-3, 1971
60-63 Reading Programs, Pts. 1-4, 1971-1972
box folder
13 1-4 Class Notes, Intro II, Spring 1973, Pts. 1-4, 1973
5-16 Concepts Lectures, Spring 1972, Pts. 1-12, 1972
17-30 Concepts, Ideas I, Pts. 1-14, 1965-1971
31-41 Concepts, Ideas II, Pts. 1-11, 1965-1971
42-48 Concepts, Design I, Pts. 1-7, 1967-1971
49-54 ARC 320, Intro II, Pts. 1-6, 1973
55-65 Professional Practice I, Pts. 1-11, 1970
66-76 Practice: Reference Materials for Lectures, Pts. 1-11, 1967-1972
box folder
14 1-7 Concepts: Form, Pts. 1-7, 1966-1971
8-9 Concepts: Your Place in Architecture, Pts. 1-2, 1971
10-16 Concepts: Mechanics, Pts. 1-17, 1968-1971
17-20 Concepts: Order, Pts. 1-4, 1973
21 Concepts: Form, 1973
22 Concepts: Future and Doxiadis, 1973
23-24 Concepts: Sequence, Pts. 1-2, 1973
25-27 Concepts: Whole v. Parts, Pts. 1-3, 1973
28-33 Concepts: Change, Chance, Choice, Pts. 1-6, 1973
34-40 Concepts: Order, Pts. 1-7, 1965-1971
41-48 Concepts: Man I, Pts. 1-8, 1967-1970
49-60 Concepts, Pts. 1-12, 1966-1971
61-62 Examples, Pts. 1-2, 1965-1966
63-65 Object vs. Environment, Old Notes, Pts. 1-3, 1965-1966
66-78 Concepts-Old Lectures, Pts. 1-13, 1967-1968
box folder
15 1-7 Concepts: Enclosure, Pts. 1-7, 1964-1972
8-10 Concepts: Diagrams, Pts.1-3, 1964-1971
11-23 Concepts: Space, Pts. 1-13, 1968-1970
24-31 Concepts IV: Human Performance, Pts. 1-8, 1963-1971
32-37 Concepts II: Object, Pts. 1-6, 1963-1971
38-42 Concepts: General, Pts. 1-5, 1969-1971
42-44 Concepts: Notes, Pts. 1-2, 1971-1973
45-46 Miscellaneous Lectures, Pts. 1-2, 1963-1972
47-49 Concepts: Notes (Miscellaneous Lectures), Pts. 1-3, 1959-1971
50-55 Concepts: Notes, Pts. 1-6, 1968-1972
56-57 Concepts: Ideas, Pts. 1-2, 1968-1969
58-73 Concepts: Lectures, Pts. 1-16, 1972
box folder
16 1-5 Core Discussion: Concepts, Pts. 1-5, 1964-1972
6-8 Core Discussion: Learning, Pts. 1-3, 1964-1972
9-11 Core Discussion: Personal, Pts. 1-3, 1964-1972
12-13 Core Discussion: Demonstrations, Pts. 1-2, 1964-1972
14-20 Core Discussion: Architecture, Pts. 1-7, 1964-1972
21-25 Core Discussion: Design, Pts. 1-5, 1964-1972
26-28 Core Discussion: Ideas, Pts. 1-3, 1964-1972
29-33 Core Discussion: Jenkins County, Pts. 1-5, 1964-1972
34-37 Core Discussion: Miscellaneous, Pts. 1-4, 1964-1972
38-40 Core Discussion: Technical, Pts. 1-3, 1963-1972
41-46 Core Discussion: Mechanics I, Pts. 1-6, 1963-1971
47-51 Core Discussion: Ideas II, Pts. 1-5, 1963-1971
52-61 Core Discussion: Practice I, Pts. 1-10, 1962-1972
62-65 Core Discussion: Practice II, Pts. 1-4, 1962-1968
66-77 Core Discussion: ARC 130, Pts. 1-12, 1972
78 Structure Series, 1972
box folder
17 1-29 Core Discussion Notes, Pts. 1-29, 1964-1971
30-46 Miscellaneous Old Notes, Pts. 1-17, 1964-1967
47-52 Professional Practice, Pts. 1-6, 1964-1967
box folder
18 1-4 Human Studies: Notes (Organizational), Pts. 1-4, 1969, 1970
5-9 Human Studies: Notes, Pts. 1-5, 1970
10-11 Human Studies: Notes, Pts. 1-2, 1971
12 Human Studies: Notes, 1970
13-15 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Pts. 1-3, Fall 1972
16-19 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Pts. 1-4, Spring 1972
20-22 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Pts. 1-3, Fall 1971
23-24 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Pts. 1-2, Spring 1971
25-26 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Pts. 1-2, Fall 1970
27 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Spring 1970
28-30 Human Studies: Seminar Notes, Pts. 1-4, Fall 1969
31-33 Human Studies: Lecture Notes, Pts. 1-3, 1972
34-37 Human Studies: Reference Materials, Pts. 1-4, 1964-1975
38-42 Human Studies: Opening Lectures, Pts. 1-5, 1969-1972
43 Human Studies: Closing Lectures, 1971
44-46 Human Studies: Transcripts, Pts. 1-3, Fall 1971
47-53 Human Studies: Transcripts, Pts. 1-7, Fall 1970
54-64 Human Studies: Transcripts, Pts. 1-10, Spring 1970
64-76 Human Studies: Transcripts, Pts. 1-13, Fall 1969

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Teaching: Rice University

Barthelme was William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture and Chairman of the Architecture Department at Rice University from February 1959 to May 1961. This series also includes an extensive collection of his memoranda to Rice faculty, including materials about his new curriculum, and related material.
box folder
19 Rice: NAAB Report (spiral bound), 1960
Rice: NAAB Report Supplement 3 (spiral bound), 1960
1-4 Rice: New Curriculum, Pts. 1-4, 1959
5-6 Rice: Analysis of NAAB Report, Pts. 1-2, 1959
7 Rice: "1959-60 Program Department of Architecture, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas," 1959
8-67 Rice: 1959 Material, Pts. 1-60, 1959-1961
68-69 Rice: Staff-Student Memos (Rice), Pts. 1-2, 1959-1961
70-72 Rice: Employment References, Pts. 1-3, 1961

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Architectural Projects: Drawings

This series contains Barthelme’s architectural drawings. They fall into four categories: Studies and Preliminary Drawings; Working Drawings; Prints; and Maps and Surveys. All are large format and are stored in flat files in oversized folders. Some projects contain examples of more than one category of drawings. Note that in 1955 the name of Sweeny Negro School changed to “Carver Elementary School” and West Columbia Negro School became “Charlie Brown School.” The schools appear under both names in Barthelme’s files and in this finding aid.
Drwr. OVS Folder
1 1 Garage Alterations, Parents’ House, 1204 Ave. I, Galveston, 1933
Working Drawings
1 Auto Court, Galveston (proposed), ca. 1933
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
2 Residence Alterations, 2011 Dunstan, Houston, 1933
Working Drawings
2 Galvez Motors Alterations, 23rd & Ave. P ½ , Galveston, 1933
Working Drawings
3 Artillery Club, 19th & Ave. P, Galveston, 1933
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
4 R. K. Hutchings Residence, 35th & Ave. O ½, Galveston, 1933
Working Drawings
5 L. W. Moore Residence, Galveston, 1934
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
6 Grafton Austin Residence, 46th & Ave. N, Galveston, 1939
Working Drawings
6 J. L. Bosquet Residence, Houston, 1940
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
7 R. L. Toombs Residence, Galveston, 1940-1941
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
7 Cabinet Details (project unknown), 1940
8 O. J. Lottman Residence, 3657 Olympia Dr., Houston, 1941
Working Drawings
Drwr. OVS Folder
2 9 Harper Addition, Pelly, Texas (proposed), 1941
Working Drawings
10 West Columbia School Additions, 1942-1943
Working Drawings
Prints
11 West Columbia Elementary School (proposed), 1946
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
12 H.W. Daily Store, 314 E. 11th, Houston, 1945
Working Drawings
13 H. B. Vesey Store, Sweeny, Texas, 1945
Working Drawings
14 West Columbia School Auditorium, 1946
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
15 West Columbia Auditorium (revised) and Shop, 1947
Working Drawings
16 St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman, Houston, 1947
Working Drawings, Pt. 1
Prints
17 St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1947
Working Drawings, Pt. 2
Drwr. OVS Folder
3 18 J. L. Dargan, M.D. Offices, 1737 W. Alabama, Houston, 1948
18 Working Drawings
18 Sweeny High School Additions, Sweeny, Texas, 1948
18 Studies and Preliminary Drawings
18 Prints
19 Working Drawings
20 Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, Sweeny, Texas, 1950
20 Studies and Preliminary Drawings
20 Working Drawings
20 Prints
21 Barthelme Residence Alterations, 11 N. Wynden, Houston, 1949
Working Drawings
21 Barthelme Residence Air Conditioning Installation, 1958
Working Drawings
Prints
22 Barthelme Residence Alterations, 1949
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
4 23 Sweeny Elementary School, Sweeny, Texas, 1950
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
24 West Columbia Elementary School, 1950-1951
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Prints
25 Working Drawings
26 West Columbia Schools Miscellaneous, Chemistry Lab and Stadium Facilities, 1950
Working Drawings
26 Negro (Charlie Brown) School Additions, West Columbia Texas, 1950
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Prints
Working Drawings
Drwr. OVS Folder
5 27 Sweeny High School Auditorium, Sweeny, Texas, 1950-1951
Working Drawings
Prints
27 Sweeny Schools Planning, 1952
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
28 West Columbia High School Additions, 1951
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
29 St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, School Additions, 1953
Working Drawings
30 Weingarten Store Additions, Lyons Avenue, Houston, 1954
Working Drawings
Prints
31 West Columbia Elementary School Additions, 1954
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
Drwr.
6 West Columbia High School Additions, 1954-1955
32 Studies and Preliminary Drawings
33 Working Drawings
Drwr.
6 Negro (Charlie Brown) School Additions, 1954
34 Studies and Preliminary Drawings, Pt. 1
35 Studies and Preliminary Drawings Pt. 2
36 Working Drawings
Drwr.
6 Adams Petroleum Center, Houston, 1954-1957
Studies and Preliminary Drawings, 1954-1957
Drwr. OVS Folder
6 37 Tower, series 1954-1955
38 Tower, series, Pt. 1 May 1955
39 Tower, series, Pt. 2 May 1955
Drwr. OVS Folder
7 40 Tower, series, Pt. 1 Aug.-Sept. 1956
41 Tower, series, Pt. 2 Aug.-Sept. 1956
42 Phase IV, series, Pt. 1 1957
42 Phase IV, series, Pt. 2 1957
Drwr.
7 Adams Petroleum Center, Houston, 1954-1957
Working Drawings, 1956-1957
Drwr. OVS Folder
7 44 "Working Set," Pt. 1
45 "Working Set," Pt. 2
46 "Working Set," Pt. 3
Drwr. OVS Folder
8 47 "Tenant Set"
48 Kitchen Details
49 Structural Details
50 Landscaping and Parking Details
51 Tenant Details, Pt. 1
52 Tenant Details, Pt. 2
53 Tenant Details, Pt. 3
Drwr. OVS Folder
9 54 Planter Details and Studies, Pt. 1
55 Planter Details and Studies, Pt. 2
56 Special Detail Drawings
Adams Petroleum Center, Houston, 1954-1957
Drwr. OVS Folder
9 57 Prints, Pt. 1
58 Prints, Pt. 2
59 Photostats
60 Maps and Surveys
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 61 Carver Elementary (Sweeny Negro) School Additions, 1955
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings (by E. Mattingly)
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 62 West Columbia High School Vocational-Agricultural Additions, 1955
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 62 West Columbia District Office Alterations, 1956
Working Drawings
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 62 West Columbia Shop and School Alterations, 1957
Working Drawings
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 62 West Columbia High School Band Hall Additions, 1958
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 62 West Columbia High School Home Management Building Air Conditioning Installation, 1958
Working Drawings
Prints
Highland Heights Elementary School, Houston, 1956-1959
Drwr. OVS Folder
10 63 Studies and Preliminary Drawings, 1956-1957
64 Working Drawings, Pt. 1 1957-1958,
65 Working Drawings, Pt. 2 1957-1958
Drwr. OVS Folder
11 66 Prints, 1957-1958
67 Working Drawings Revised for Rebid, 1958-1959
67 Prints, 1958-1959
68 Carver Elementary (Sweeny Negro) School Additions, 1958-1959
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Working Drawings
Prints
Brown, Tanner, West Columbia Elementary Additions, 1959
Drwr. OVS Folder
11 69 Studies and Preliminary Drawings
Drwr. OVS Folder
12 70 Working Drawings
71 Prints
71 Maps and Surveys
West Columbia Junior High School Additions, 1959
Drwr. OVS Folder
12 72 Studies and Preliminary Drawings, Pt. 1
73 Studies and Preliminary Drawings, Pt. 2
74 Working Drawings
74 Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
13 75 Kemper Fund Apartments, Galveston, 1959
Studies and Preliminary Drawings, May 1959
Studies and Preliminary Drawings, Aug. 1959
Prints
Drwr. OVS Folder
13 76 Emory Spencer Residence, Rockport, Texas, 1959
Working Drawings
Maps and Surveys
Drwr. OVS Folder
13 76 Sun Valley Motor Lodge Additions (proposed), undated
Studies and Preliminary Drawings
West Columbia Senior High School, 1960-1962
Studies and Preliminary Drawings, 1960
Drwr. OVS Folder
13 77 “S” series and others
Drwr. OVS Folder
14 78 “P” series
79 “W” series (W-1 to W-27), Pt. 1
80 “W” series (W-28 to W-56), Pt. 2
81 “W” series (W-57 to W-81), Pt. 3
West Columbia Senior High School, 1960-1962
Working Drawings, 1960-1961
Drwr. OVS Folder
14 82 Revised (A-1 to S-8), Pt. 1 Aug. 1961
83 Revised (D series, P4), Pt. 2 Aug. 1961
84 Revised (D, EQ series), Pt. 3 Aug. 1961
85 Revised (M, P series), Pt. 4 Aug. 1961
86 Revised (E-1 to P-3), Pt. 5 Aug. 1961
Drwr. OVS Folder
15 87 (A-1 to A-22), Pt. 6 April 1961
88 (S-1 to SK40-1), Pt. 7 April 1961
89 Prints
90 Maps and Surveys
Kellaway Residence Additions, 627 E. Friar Tuck, Houston, 1964
Drwr. OVS Folder
15 91 Working Drawings
92 Prints, Maps & Surveys

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Architectural Projects: Notes and Specifications

Personal notes and bid specifications for many of Barthelme’s projects have survived and are contained in this series. In letter-size and legal-size format, many were originally stored with the drawings but have been separated from the oversized materials.
box folder
20 1 Artillery Club, 19th & Ave. P, Galveston, 1933
2 L. W. Moore Residence, Galveston, 1934
3 Wells Residence, Galveston, 1934
4 Austin Residence, Galveston, 1939
5 Commission 139, Almeda Rd., Houston, 1940
6 R. L. Toombs Residence, Galveston, 1940-1941
7 O. J. Lottman Residence, 3657 Olympia Dr., Houston, 1941
8 St. Rose of Lima Church, Houston, Pt. 1 1947,
9 St. Rose of Lima Church, Houston, Pt. 2 1947,
10 West Columbia School Auditorium, 1947
11 J. L. Dargan, M.D. Offices, 1737 W. Alabama, Houston, 1948
12 Sweeny I.S.D. 1950 Program Plumbing and Heating, 1950
13 Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, Sweeny, 1950
14 St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, School Additions, 1953
15 Weingarten Store Additions, Lyons Avenue, Houston, 1954
16 Carver Elementary (Sweeny Negro) School Additions, 1955
17 West Columbia High School Vocational-Agricultural Building Additions, 1955
18 West Columbia District Office Alterations, 1956
19 Adams Petroleum Center Kitchen Equipment, 1957
20 Highland Heights Elementary School, Houston, 1958
21 West Columbia Junior High School: Preliminary, 1959
22 West Columbia Senior High School: Streets, Pt. 1 1959-1962
23 West Columbia Senior High School: Streets, Pt. 2 1959-1962

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Architectural Projects: Project Files

This series contains correspondence and other files related to Barthelme’s architectural projects in letter-size or legal-size format.
box folder
20 24 R. L. Toombs Residence, Galveston, Pt. 1 1940-1941,
25 R. L. Toombs Residence, Galveston, Pt. 2 1940-1941,
26 R. L. Toombs Residence, Galveston, Pt. 3 1940-1941,
27 McVey Residence (proposed), 1940-1941
28 Adams Petroleum Center (APC) Contractor, Legal, 1958
29 APC Contractor, Legal, Aug. 1957–Nov. 1958
30 APC Contractor, Legal, Oct. 1958–Nov. 1959
31 APC Contractor, Legal, Nov. 1959–May 1960
32 APC Contractor, Legal, Dec. 1958–Sept. 1961
33 APC Contractor, Legal, July 1957–Oct. 1958
34 APC Contractor, Legal, Dec. 1958–Jan. 1959
35 APC Contractor, Legal, Feb. 1959–June 1959
36 APC Contractor, Legal, June 1959–Nov. 1959
37 APC Contractor, Legal, Nov. 1959–Sept. 1961
38 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Aug. 1956
39 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Sept. 1956–July 1958
40 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Sept. 1956
41 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Sept. 1956
42 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Aug. 1956–Sept. 1956
43 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Aug. 1956–Sept. 1956
44 APC Tower, Phase III notes, Oct. 1956–Nov. 1956
45 APC Tower, Phase III, Aug. 1956–Sept. 1956
46 APC Tower, Phase III, Aug. 1956–Sept. 1956
47 APC Tower, Phase III, Aug. 1956–Sept. 1956
48 APC Tower, Phase III, July 1956–July 1956
49 APC Tower, Phase IV, Jan. 1957
50 APC Tower, Phase IV, Feb. 1957–Oct. 1958
51 Kellaway Residence, Specifications, 1964
52 Kellaway Residence, Contractor, Pt. 1 1964-1965
53 Kellaway Residence, Contractor, Pt. 2 1965
54 Kellaway Residence, Contractor, Pt. 3 1965
55 Kellaway Residence, Contractor, Pt. 4 1964-1965
56-64 Kellaway Residence, Correspondence, Pts. 1-9 1964
65-70 Kellaway Residence, Correspondence, Pts. 10-15 1965
71 Kellaway Residence, Correspondence, Pt. 16 1965

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Photographic Materials

Barthelme’s photographic materials consist of black-and-white prints in various sizes, including 8 x 10, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20; and black-and-white negatives in 4 x 5, 2 ¼ x 3 ¼, and 35 mm. Most of the color images are 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ glass-mount transparencies and 35mm color slides. Many of the pictures of Barthelme’s projects are known to be the work of Dallas photographer Ulric Meisel, but unless indicated otherwise, Barthelme is presumed to be the photographer on all of the items in this series.
In the category of “photographic prints” is a scrapbook of prints and clippings about Barthelme’s projects that he kept during his career. Many of the prints have separated from the leaves of the scrapbook, and because he later removed the spiral binding, the order of the items is approximate. Important awards, certificates, and licenses that had become loose were removed to a separate folder for such items, but duplicates or those that were securely mounted remain in the scrapbook. These include the A.I.A. Award of Merit for St. Rose of Lima Church (1949); the “Texas Architecture 1952” exhibition Award of Merit for Sweeny Elementary School; The School Executive Competition for Better School Design, Special Feature Award for Sweeny Elementary (1952); and the Houston Chapter A.I.A. Award of Merit for Sweeny H.S. additions (undated). The scrapbook comprises 120 prints (mounted and unmounted) and 72 leaves, or 116 total items.
Prints: 8 x 10
box folder
21 1 Portrait, 1930
2 Portraits (8 x 10), 1940s-1960s
3 Portraits (5 x 7), 1950s, 1970s
4 Portraits (small), Series A, 1962
5 Portraits (small), Series B, undated
6 Portraits (small), Series C, 1968
7 Portraits DB, Charles and Arthur Flynn, 1954
8 Portraits Donald Barthelme, Jr., 1950's
9 Unidentified Conference, 1950's
10 TSA Convention, 1952
11 Education Conference , 1953
12 APC Building Presentation, 1955
13 Early Projects, Galveston, 1933-1934
14 Contemporary House, Centennial Exposition, 1936
15 Beers Kenison Office, Galveston, 1940
16 Karl Milles Sculpture, 1948
17 Unidentified Apartments, 1950's
18 Dargan Doctor’s Office, 1948
19 Barthelme House (exteriors), 1945-1955
20 Barthelme House (interiors), 1952
21-31 St. Rose of Lima Church, Pts. 1-11, 1948
32 St. Rose of Lima Church, Models and Construction, 1947
33-34 St. Rose of Lima School Additions, Pts. 1-2, 1953
35 Competitions
36 Growit Yourself College (Rice Charrette), 1962
37 Snake, undated
box folder
22 1-5 Sweeny High School Additions, Pts. 1-5, 1948
6-7 Sweeny High School Gymnasium, Pts. 1-2, 1950
8-10 Sweeny High School Auditorium, Pts. 1-3, 1950
11-14 Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, Pts. 1-4, 1952
box folder
23 1-16 Sweeny Elementary School, Pts. 1-16, 1952
17-19 Highland Heights Elementary, Pts. 1-3, 1959
box folder
24 1-2 West Columbia School Auditorium, Pts. 1-2, 1948
3-14 West Columbia Elementary School, Pts. 1-12, 1952
15 West Columbia High School Band Building, 1958
16 West Columbia High School Home Mgt. Building, 1958
box folder
25 1-9 Adams Petroleum Center, Pts. 1-9, 1958
Prints: 11 x 14
box
26 Portraits, 1950's
St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1948
First Christian Church, 1955
Adams Petroleum Center, 1958
Sweeny High School Additions, 1948
box
27 West Columbia Elementary School, 1952
West Columbia Senior High School, 1963
West Columbia School Auditorium, 1948
Stadium scene, Mexico, 1951
Growit Yourself College (Rice Charrette), 1962
Michigan Conference (Trump Report), 1959
Sweeny Elementary School, 1952
Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, 1952
Negro (Charlie Brown) School Gymnasium, 1951
West Columbia High School (old), 1951
Highland Heights Elementary School, 1959
box
28 Mexico (Taxco), 1950's
box
29 Mexico (Taxco), 1950's
Prints: 16 x 20 (mounted)
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30 Barthelme House (interiors), 1952
St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1948
West Columbia Elementary School, 1952
Sweeny Elementary School, 1952
Highland Heights Elementary School, 1959
Adams Petroleum Center, 1958
First Christian Church, 1955
Michigan Conference (Trump Report), 1959
Prints: 16 x 20 (unmounted)
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31 St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1948
West Columbia Elementary School, 1952
Sweeny Elementary School, 1952
West Columbia School Auditorium, 1948
Sweeny High School Additions, 1948
Adams Petroleum Center, 1958
Mexico, 1950's
Scrapbook
box
32 Scrapbook, undated
Negatives: 4 x 5
box
33 St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1947-1953
Barthelme House, 1950-1953
First Christian Church, 1953
Adams Petroleum Center, 1954, 1958
Highland Heights Elementary School, 1960
Kellaway House, 1964
box
34 Sweeny Elementary School, 1950-1953
Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, 1951-1952, 1959
Sweeny High School Additions, 1951-1952
box
35 West Columbia School Auditorium, 1946
West Columbia Elementary School, 1950-1952
Negro (Charlie Brown) School, 1951-1954
West Columbia Senior High School, 1963
box
36 Barthelme Portraits, 1954-1966
Classes-University of Houston, Rice, 1953-1966
Hotel Site-Prospective, 1954
Carson Pirie Scott Competition, 1954
Michigan Conference-Trump Report, 1959
A.I.A. Headquarters Competition, 1964
San Francisco Competition, 1965
Yale Competition, 1970
Art Center Competition, undated
Negatives: 2 ¼ x 3 ¼
box folder
37 1 West Columbia Auditorium, 1947-1949
2 Barthelme House, 1947-1952
3-5 St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1947-1949
6-7 Sweeny High School, Pts. 1-2, 1948-1952
8-9 Sweeny Elementary, Pts. 1-2, 1950-1952
10 Negro (Charlie Brown) School, 1950-1951
11-14 West Columbia Elementary, Pts. 1-4, 1950-1952
15 Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, 1951-1952
16 Miscellaneous: projects, competitions, faculty meetings, 1946-1952
Negatives: 35mm
box folder
37 17 Sweeny High School Addition, 1948
18 St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1948
19 Dargan Doctors Office, 1948
20 Barthelme House in the Snow, 1949
21 West Columbia Elementary, 1951
22 Carver Elementary Additions, 1959
23 Highland Heights Elementary, 1959
24 APC Building, c. 1960
25 Rice Charrette, 1962
26 Competition boards, c. 1960s
Transparencies: 4 x 5 Glass Mount
box
38 West Columbia Elementary School, 1952
box
39 St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1948
Sweeny High School Additions, 1948
Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, 1952
Sweeny Elementary School, 1952
Transparencies: 35mm slides, Projects
box folder
40 1 St. Rose of Lima Church and School, 1948-1953
2 Sweeny High School Addition, 1948-1952
3 Sweeny Elementary School, 1950-1953
4 Sweeny Negro (Carver) School, 1951-1952
5 Carver Elementary (Sweeny Negro) School, 1955, 1959
6 West Columbia High School Auditorium, 1948-1949
7 West Columbia Elementary School, 1951-1952
8 West Columbia Junior High School, 1956
9 West Columbia Senior High School, 1960, 1963
10 Highland Heights Elementary School, 1959
11 First Christian, apartments, materials, 1955
12 Adams Petroleum Center, 1956-1957
box folder
41 1 Rice Charrette, UH architecture studio, 1962, 1970
2 Michigan Conference (Trump Report), 1959
Transparencies: 35mm slides, Travel
box folder
42 1 Cranbrook, 1951
2 St. Louis, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago, 1950
3 New York, 1960, 1964
4 Cornell, 1960
5 Harvard, Yale, 1964
6 Washington, D.C., 1964
7 Nature, 1949-1953
8 "Mexico trip with Mamie"[Barthelme’s mother], ca. 1960
box folder
43 1 Mexican modern architecture, 1958-1964
2 Mexico City, Taxco, 1951, 1959
3 Mexico City, Taxco, 1951, 1959
4 Bacardi Factory (Felix Candela), 1960
5 Taxco, 1951
6 Taxco, 1951
7 Mexico City, Xochimilco, 1951
8 Mexico City, 1951
9 Churches (Felix Candela), undated
10 Puerto Vallarta, 1959
11 Mexico, bullfight, undated
12 Taxco, 1954, 1955

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Digital Images (Family)

This series consists of digital files of part of Barthelme’s collection of family photographs, which were retained by the heirs. Approximately 150 sheets of negatives are preserved in 2887 digital images on CD-ROM, with record prints in a binder. This is intended only as a study collection for scholars. The images are owned by the Barthelme estate and may not be copied or reproduced without its written permission. Barthelme’s original binder and negative sheet numbers are noted.
box
44 CD-ROMs
box
45 CD-ROMs
CD-ROM file
BAR001 Barthelme Binder 1 Section 2
bar001 – bar002 Philadelphia 1932,
bar003 – bar005 Philadelphia pre-1932,
bar006 Galveston 1932-1933,
CD-ROM file
BAR002 Barthelme Binder 1
bar007 Galveston 1932-1933,
bar008 – bar009 1935-1936
bar010 1939
Section 3
bar011 – bar012 1941-1942
bar013 1939
CD-ROM file
BAR003 Barthelme Binder 1
bar014 – bar015 1947
bar016 House 1947
Section 4
bar017 – bar021 1948
CD-ROM file
BAR004 Barthelme Binder 1
bar022 1948
Section 5
bar023 – bar029 1949
CD-ROM file
BAR005 Barthelme Binder 1
bar030 1949
file
Barthelme Binder 2 Section 1
bar031 – bar034 Family (sheets B-2, B-12, B-13, B-15) 1950
bar035 – bar036 Donald Jr. (sheets B-19) 1950
CD-ROM file
BAR006 Barthelme Binder 2
bar037 – bar040 Donald Jr. (sheets B-20, B-21) 1950
bar041 Family Color (sheet B-22) 1950
bar042 – bar043 Family (sheets B-22, B-24) 1950
CD-ROM file
BAR007 Barthelme Binder 2
bar044 – bar045 Donald Sr. (sheet B-25) 1950
bar046 Family at table (sheet B-26) 1950
bar047 Family, Donald Sr. office (sheet B-30) 1950
Section 2
bar048 Family, House (sheet B-39) 1951
bar049 Family, Donald Sr. office (sheet B-40) 1951
bar050 Family, Faculty (sheet B-41) 1951
CD-ROM file
BAR008 Barthelme Binder 2
bar051 Family 1951
bar052 – bar054 Family–color (sheet B-46) 1951
bar055 – bar056 Donald Jr. (sheet B-47) 1951
CD-ROM file
BAR009 Barthelme Binder 2
bar057 – bar060 Family (sheet B-49) 1951
bar061 Donald Jr. (sheet B-51) 1951
bar062 Family (sheet B-54) 1951
bar063 Donald Sr. (sheet B-62) 1951
bar064 Family (sheet B-70) 1951
CD-ROM file
BAR010 Barthelme Binder 2
Section 3
bar065 – bar066 Donald Jr. and Marilyn (sheet B-81) 1952
bar067 (sheet B-82) 1952
bar068 Family–color (sheet B-85) 1952
bar069 Family (sheet B-85) 1952
bar070 Family (sheet B-87) 1952
CD-ROM file
BAR011 Barthelme Binder 2
bar071 Family, Christmas (sheet B-88) 1952
bar072 Family, Christmas (sheet B-90) 1952
bar073 Donald Jr. wedding (sheet B-95) 1952
file
Barthelme Binder 3 bar074 House remodeling (sheet B-96) 1952
Section 1
bar075 Family (2nd unnumbered sheet) 1953
bar076 – bar077 Donald Jr., Marilyn–color (10th sheet) 1953
CD-ROM file
BAR012 Barthelme Binder 3
bar078 Donald Jr., Marilyn (10th sheet) 1953
bar079 Helen and children (11th sheet) 1953
bar080 Helen and children–color (12th sheet) 1953
bar081 Helen and children (12th sheet) 1953
bar082 Donald Sr., Helen (13th sheet) 1953
CD-ROM file
BAR013 Barthelme Binder 3
bar083 Donald Sr., Helen (14th sheet) 1953
bar084 Family Portrait (17th sheet) 1953
bar085 Family (21st sheet) 1953
bar086 Family (29th sheet) 1953
bar087 Marilyn (48th sheet) 1953
bar088 Marilyn (49th sheet) 1953
Section 2
bar089 Donald Sr. office (51st sheet) 1954
bar090 Donald Sr. and Helen (64th sheet) 1954
bar091 Donald Sr. (67th sheet) 1954
CD-ROM file
BAR014 Barthelme Binder 3
bar092 Donald Sr. (69th sheet) 1955
bar093 Family (70th sheet) 1955
bar094 Donald Sr. (77th sheet) 1956
bar095 1956 Family (78th sheet) 1956
bar096 – bar098 Christmas, Corvette–color (94th sheet) 1958
bar099 Donald Sr. (99th sheet) 1958
CD-ROM file
BAR015 Barthelme Binder 4
Section 1
bar100 Donald Sr. (sheet D-1) 1959
bar101 Donald Jr., Helen (sheet D-2) 1959
Section 2
bar102 1960 Family, House (sheet D-11) 1960
Section 3
bar103 Corvette, Donald Sr. office (sheet D-15) 1961
Section 4
bar104 Donald Sr. (sheet D-17) 1962
bar105 Donald Jr. (sheet D-20) 1962
Section 5
bar106 Donald Jr. (sheet D-21) 1963
CD-ROM file
BAR016 Barthelme Binder 4
bar107 – bar108 Donald Jr. (sheet D-25) 1963
bar109 – bar110 Donald Jr. (sheet D-26) 1963
bar111 – bar112 Family portrait (sheet D-29) 1963
CD-ROM file
BAR017 Barthelme Binder 4
Section 6
bar113 Family portrait (sheet D-37) 1965
Section 7
bar114 Donald Jr. and Birgit (sheet D-51) 1966
bar115 Donald Jr. and Birgit (sheet D-52) 1966
bar116 1966 Donald Sr. (sheet D-54) 1966
Section 8
bar117 – bar118 House (sheet D-59) 1968
bar119 Donald Sr. (sheet D-60) 1968
bar120 Moon landing (sheet D-61) 1969
CD-ROM file
BAR018 Barthelme Binder 4
bar121 Donald Sr., Family (sheet D-66) 1969
bar122 Donald Jr. apartment, New York City (sheet D-68) 1969
Section 9
bar123 – bar124 University of Houston architecture studio (sheet D-71) 1970
bar125 Family Portrait (sheet D-72) 1970
Section 10
bar126 Family, Donald Jr. (sheet D-78) 1972
bar127 Donald Jr., Daughter (sheet D-79) 1972
bar128 Donald Jr., Wife, Daughter (sheet D-85) 1973
file
Barthelme Binder 5 Section 1
bar129 Donald Jr. (sheet E-4) 1974
CD-ROM file
BAR019 Barthelme Binder 5
Section 3
bar130 Donald Jr., Daughter, House (sheet E-16) 1976
bar131 House (sheet E-17) 1976
bar132 House (sheet E-18) 1976
bar133 Donald Sr., Family (sheet E-19) 1976
bar134 Donald Sr., Helen at new apartment (sheet E-23) 1977
Section 4
bar135 Donald Jr. apartment, New York City (sheet E-28) 1978
bar136 Donald Sr. (sheet E-31) 1978
bar137 Lilliotts (sheet E-33) 1978
bar138 Donald Jr. (sheet E-36) 1980
CD-ROM file
BAR020 Barthelme Binder 5
bar139 Donald Jr., Marion, baby (sheet E-45) 1983
bar140 Donald Jr., Marion, baby (sheet E-46) 1984
bar141 Donald Sr., Helen, Joan’s family (sheet E-47) 1984
bar142 Donald Jr. family, Donald Sr. dancing (sheet E-49) 1985
bar143 Donald Jr. on TV (sheet E-51) 1985
bar144 - Donald Jr., Peter, Frederick, Steven (4x5 color) 1951
Additional images
file
Barthelme Binder 1 Section 2
bar145 Galveston, p. 8 1932
Section 3
bar146 Barthelme children, new house, 3rd sheet 1943
CD-ROM file
BAR021 Barthelme Binder 1
bar147 Barthelme children, new house-color, 3rd sheet 1943
Section 4
bar148 Barthelme children, 5th sheet 1948
bar149 Barthelme children, 6th sheet 1948
bar150 Barthelme children, 7th sheet 1948
Section 5
bar151 Barthelme children, Joan, 11th sheet 1949
file
Barthelme Binder 3 Section 1
bar152 Barthelme children, 34th sheet 1953
Section 2
bar154 Don Sr. with Frederick, Steven, 68th sheet 1954
bar155 Don Sr. office, 71st sheet 1954
file
Barthelme Binder 5 Loose Prints
bar156 Don and Helen Barthelme-color ca. 1980
bar157 Don Sr. self portrait ca. 1950's
CD-ROM file
BAR022 Barthelme Binder 5
“Arch”
bar158 West Columbia Elementary 1951
bar159 West Columbia Elementary 1951
bar160 West Columbia Elementary 1951
bar161 Rice charette and miscellaneous competitions 1960's
bar162 Carver School additions and miscellaneous competitions 1959
bar163 Highland Heights Elementary 1959
bar164 Highland Heights Elementary 1959
bar165 Highland Heights and APC APC Building and tower 1959 1961
bar 166 APC Building-color 1958
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BAR023 Barthelme Binder 2 Additional Images
Section 1
bar167 Helen and Steven (sheet B-7) 1950
bar168 Joan (sheet B-16) 1950
Section 2
bar169 Family at piano (sheet B-60) 1951
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Barthelme Binder 3 Section 1
bar170 Frederick and Steven (28th sheet) 1953
Section 2
bar171 University of Houston studio, Marilyn and Don, Jr., (52nd sheet) 1954
bar172 Don Sr. office, children (57th sheet) 1954
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BAR024 Bar001 – Bar172 JPEG images at 300 dpi
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BAR025 DVD Backup for BAR001 – BAR007
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BAR026 DVD Backup for BAR008 – BAR014
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BAR027 DVD Backup for BAR015 – BAR020
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BAR028 DVD Backup for BAR021 – BAR023
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46 Binder 1 of 1, containing printouts of raw scans, Bar001 – Bar172

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Exhibition: Bosquet-Wightman House

In March 2005, the Houston Mod organization sponsored an exhibition at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture concerning Barthelme's Bousquet House (1940). At the time, the house, at 3981 Del Monte Drive in Houston's River Oaks neighborhood, was the last surviving Barthelme-designed residence in the city. It was demolished later in the year. The exhibit coincided with efforts by a class from the University of Houston to document the house for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). The exhibit featured a booklet, detailed photographs and drawings of the house in 2005, a scale model, the HABS drawings, and reproductions of Barthelme's original drawings. Houston Mod donated the exhibition materials to the University of Houston Libraries, Department of Special Collections, where they were added to the Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers. The booklet is cataloged separately, but the exhibition boards and model are contained in the following boxes.
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47 Exhibit Boards
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48 Exhibit Boards
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49 Exhibit Boards
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50 Model, Bouquet-Wightman House

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Barthelme Personal Library

Barthelme’s personal library of 59 books was separated from the Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers and transferred to the University’s William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library, where they were integrated into its Closed Collections and Special Collections. Barthelme earlier donated most of his books to the University’s Architecture Library in 1977 (the name of the library changed in 1986).
Aalto, Alvar. Alvar Aalto. Scarsdale, N.Y.: Wittenborn, 1963.
Adams, Frank Carter. State of Texas Building, Shrines of Texas Vol. l. Austin: Steck, 1937.
Baker, Stephen F. Philosophy of Mathematics. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1964.
Bayer, Herbert, and Walter Gropius and Ise Gropius. Bauhaus 1919-1928. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938.
Boesiger, W. Le Corbusier et Pierre Jeanneret: Oeuvre Complete de 1910-1929. Zurich: Dr. H. Girsberger, 1937.
Boesiger, W. W. Le Corbusier: Oeuvre Complete 1952-1957. Zurich: Girsberger, 1958.
Boesiger, W. Le Corbusier: Oeuvre Complete 1946-1952. Zurich: Girsberger, 1955.
Boesiger, Willy. Le Corbusier und Pierre Jeanneret ihr Gesamtes Werk von 1929-1934. Zurich: Dr. H. Girsberger, 1935.
Boesiger, Willy. Le Corbusier: Oeuvre Complete 1938-1946. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture, 1946.
Drexler, Arthur. The Architecture of Japan. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955.
Educational Facilities Laboratories. The Things of Education. New York: Georgian Lithographers, 1961.
Educational Facilities Laboratories. New Schools for New Education. New York: Educational Facilities Laboratories, 1959
Faber, Tobias. Arne Jacobsen. New York: Praeger, 1964.
Fox, Stephen. Houston Architectural Guide. Houston: American Institute of Architects/Houston Chapter and Herring Press, 1990.
Fox, Stephen. The General Plan of the William M. Rice Institute and its Architectural Development. Houston: Rice University, 1980.
Fuller, Buckminster, Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure. Englewood Cliff, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1963.
Giedion, Sigfried. A Decade of New Architecture. Zurich: Girsberger, 1951.
Giedion, Sigfried. Architecture, You and Me: The Diary of a Development. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958.
Goodwin, Philip L. Brazil Builds: Architecture New and Old 1652-1942. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1943.
Hall, Edward TThe Hidden Dimension. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1966.
Hayakawa, S. I. Language in Action. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1939.
Hitchcock, Henry Russell. Introduction. Philip Johnson Architecture 1949 – 1965. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell and Arthur Drexler. Built in USA: Post-War Architecture. New York: Museum of Modern Art, (3 copies). 1952
Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 1990 Professional Directory. Houston: American Institute of Architects, 1990.
Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 1992 Professional Directory. Houston: American Institute of Architects, 1992.
Jackson, Wes. Man and the Environment. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown, 1971.
Jencks, Charles and Nathan Silver. Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Book, 1973.
Johnson, Philip and Mark Wigley. Deconstructivist Architecture. New York: Museum of Modem Art, 1988.
Knoll International. Knoll International Textile Price List 1977/78. New York: Knoll International, 1977.
Knoll Associates. Knoll Index of Contemporary Design. NewYork: Knoll Associates, 1954.
Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret: Oeuvre Complete 1934-1938. Zurich: Dr. H. Girsberger, 1939.
Linton, Ralph and Paul S. Wingert. Arts of the South Seas. New York: Museum of Modem Art, 1946.
Lockwood, E.H. A Book of Curves. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1961.
Lootens, J. Ghislain. Lootens on Photographic Enlarging and Print Quality. Baltimore: Fleet-McGinley, 1944.
Mindlin, Henrique E. Modern Architecture in Brazil. New York: Reinhold, 1956.
Montagu, Ashley. The Biosocial Nature of Man. New York: Grove Press, 1956.
National Lumber Manufacturers Association. Wood Structural Design Data. vol. I. Washington, D.C.: National Lumber Manufacturers Association, 1941.
Neutra, Richard. Survival Through Design. New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.
Peter, John. . Aluminum in Modern Architecture. 2 vols. Louisville: Reynolds Metals Co., 1956.
Ramsey, Charles George, and Harold Reeve Sleeper. Architectural Graphic Standards for Architects, Engineers, Decorators, Builders, and Draftmen. New York: Wiley, 1932.
Rice University. 10 Designs/Community Colleges. Houston: Rice University School of Architecture, 1962.
Roth, Alfred. The New Architecture: Examined on 20 Examples. Zurich: Girsberger, 1940.
Rudofsky, Bernard. The Prodigious Builders. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977.
Saarinen, Eliel. Search For Form: A Fundamental Approach to Art. New York: Reinhard, 1948.
Schroeder, Francis de N. Anatomy for Interior Designers and How to Talk to a Client. New York: Whitney Publications, 1948.
Simon Enterprises. The Reston Story. Fairfax, Virginia: Victor Weingarten Co., undated
Simonds, John Ormsbee. Landscape Architecture: The Shaping of Man's Natural Environment. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1961.
Sleeper, Harold Reeve. Architectural Specifications. New York: Wiley, 1940.
Smith, G. E. Kidder. Sweden Builds: Its Modern Architecture and Land Policy Background, Development and Contribution. New York and Stockholm: Albert Bonnier, 1950.
Smith, G. E. Kidder. Switzerland Builds: Its Native and Modern Architecture. New York and Stockholm: Albert Bonnier, 1950.
Soby, James Thrall, and Dorothy C. Miller. Romantic Painting in America. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1943.
Soby, James Thrall. Contemporary Painters. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1948.
Sommer, Robert. Personal Space. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1969.
University of Texas School of Architecture. Image 5-6. Austin: University of Texas, (2 copies). 1969
Vitruvius. The Ten Books on Architecture. . New York: Dover, 1960.
Wheeler, Monroe. Modern Drawings. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1944.
Yoshida, Tetsuro. Das Japanische Wohnhaus. Berlin: Wasmuth, 1935.
Yoshida, Tetsuro. The Japanese House and Garden. New York: Praeger, 1956.
Zahle, Erik. A Treasury of Scandinavian Design. New York: Golden Press, 1961

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