University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture Archives: Administrative records,

1911-2015



Collection Summary

Creator University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture
Title University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture: Administrative records
Dates 1911-2016, undated
Abstract University of Texas, School of Architecture
Identification SOA. Please consult the archives staff.
Quantity 5.25 linear feet (10 manuscript boxes, 1 bankers box)
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Administrative History of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

The School of Architecture was established within UT's Engineering Department in 1910, when Dean T.U. Taylor of the Department of Engineering appointed Hugo F. Kuehne the School of Architecture's first faculty member. The university's first degree in Architecture was granted to Bertram E. Giesecke in 1913. In 1920, the Department of Engineering became the College of Engineering, and the School of Architecture became the Department of Architecture within the College of Engineering.

The Department was granted membership in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in 1925. 1927 saw the Department move from its original home in the Engineering Building to B Hall (now destroyed), a move necessitated by the Department's growth.

The Department of Architectural Engineering was associated with the Department of Architecture from its inception in 1928 until 1951, when it was granted autonomy.

In 1930, $300,000 was budgeted for a new Architecture building; Goldsmith Hall, designed by Paul Phillipe Cret, was completed in 1933. The program was accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in 1935, and the Department was accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board in 1940.

Student enrollment stood at 600 in 1948. A "semiautonomous school," a division of the College of Engineering, was created that year and granted full autonomy in 1951.

Deans, Directors, and Chairmen


  • 1910-May 1912: Hugo F. Kuehne, Chairman
  • June 1912-August (?) 1927: F.E. Giesecke, Chairman
  • September (?) 1927-May 1928: T.U. Taylor, Acting Chairman
  • June 1928-May 1935: Goldwin Goldsmith, Chairman
  • June 1935-May 1946: Walter T. Rolfe, Chairman
  • June 1946-June 1950: Hugh McMath, Chairman
  • July 1950-August 1951: Robert Talley, Acting Director
  • September 1951-June 1955: Harwell Hamilton Harris, Director
  • July 1955-July 1956: Hugh McMath, Acting Director
  • August 1956-August 1967: Philip D. Creer, Dean
  • September 1967-August 1968: Alan Y. Taniguchi, Director
  • September 1968-May 1972: Alan Y. Taniguchi, Dean
  • June 1972-July 1973: Sinclair Black, Acting Dean
  • August 1973-December 1975: Charles Burnette, Dean
  • January 1976-August 1976: John A. Gallery, Acting Dean
  • September 1976-1992: Harold (Hal) Box, Dean
  • 1992-July 2001: Larry Speck, Dean
  • August 2001-May 2016: Frederick (Fritz) Steiner, Dean
  • June 2016-present: Elizabeth Danze, Interim Dean

Scope and Content of the collection

The School of Architecture records include administrative documents: memoranda, staff and faculty directories, organizational structure, departmental histories, clippings, resources, facilities and financial records.


Arrangement

Material is arranged into series: Memoranda, Organizational Structure, Directories, Departmental Resources, Histories, Facilities, Financial Records, and Annual Reports.

Restrictions

Policies Governing Use and Access

This collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using archival materials. As all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site, advance notice of at least three working days is required for retrieval. Certain items may require additional time for flattening or humidifying before they can be viewed. Access is by appointment only. Please contact the archives’ reference staff for further information.

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Creator (persons):

Box, Hal
Speck, Lawrence W., 1949-
Steiner, Frederick R.

Creator (organizations):

University of Texas. School of Architecture

Subjects:

Architecture--Texas--20th century
Architecture--Texas--21st century
Architecture--Study and teaching--Texas
Schools of architecture

Document types:

Administrative records

Administrative Information

Citation

University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Archives: Administrative records, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

Processing is ongoing. Please see Archives' staff for more information.


Other Finding Aids


References to works by or about the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture:

Architecture; Architectural Design; Architectural Engineering; City and Regional Planning. Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Industry. November 1944. pp 8-10.

Consultative Committee on Selection of a Dean for the School of Architecture. Appendix 11: A History of the School of Architecture. June 8, 1932. pp 115-121.

The Departments of Engineering: Architecture. pp 83-90.

Directors/Deans and Faculty, School of Architecture.

Futch, Ida Calhoun. History of the Department of Architecture. Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Industry. February 1946. pp 31-32.

Rolfe, Walter T. Appendix 10: A History of the School of Architecture. June 6, 1932. pp 106-114.

Rolfe, Walter T. Letter to Professor Hugh L. McMath and Professor Werner Dornberger. November 7, 1962.

School of Architecture. The Alcalde. May 1948. p. 181, 188-189.

SOA Prospectus Committee. Memo to Hal Box. February 17, 1986.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Series A: Memoranda, 1989-2016

Series Abstract
This series includes departmental and university memoranda concerning events and policies. Most of this communication after 2005 is printed from e-mail.
box folder
1 1 Memoranda, 1989-2004
2 Memoranda, 2005
3 Memoranda, 2006
4 Memoranda, 2007
5 Memoranda, 2009
6 Memoranda, 2010
7 Memoranda, Spring 2011
8 Memoranda, Summer 2011
9 Memoranda, Fall 2011
10 Memoranda, Spring 2012
11 Memoranda, Summer 2012
box folder
2 1 Memoranda, Summer 2013
2 Memoranda, Spring 2013 (1 of 2)
3 Memoranda, Spring 2013 (2 of 2)
4 Memoranda, Fall 2013
5 Memoranda, Spring 2014
6 Memoranda, Summer 2014
7 Memoranda, Fall 2014
box folder
3 1 Memoranda, Spring 2015
2 Memoranda, Summer 2015
3 Memoranda, Fall 2015 (1 of 2)
4 Memoranda, Fall 2015 (2 of 2)
box folder
11 1 Memoranda, Spring 2016
2 Memoranda, Summer 2016



Series B: Organizational Structure, 1973-2003

Series Abstract
This series includes reports, organizational charts, memoranda and charters.
box folder
3 5 Organization documentation, 1973-1975, 1978, 1988, undated
6 School of Architecture Charters approved by faculty, 1996, 2003



Series C: Directories, 1974-2013, undated

Series Abstract
This series includes departmental generated listings of faculty, staff, services and personnel titles and job descriptions. The directories contain phone numbers, office locations, and mailing addresses.
box folder
3 7 Directories, 1974-2001, undated
8 Directories, 2002-2008, undated
9 Directories, 2009-2013



Series D: Departmental Resources, 1977-2009, undated

Series Abstract
This series includes documentation about departmental resources, libraries and centers: memos and correspondence, brochures, reports, and other types of documentation.
box folder
4 1 Departmental resources, 1977, 1986-1987, 1989, 1998, undated
2 Balcones Research Center, Laboratory Operating Manual, April 1978
3 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, memos and correspondence, 2002-2004
4 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, memos and correspondence, 2006-2008, 2010
5 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, board of directors meetings, 2004
6 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, board of directors meetings, 2005, 2006
7 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, board of directors meetings, 2007
8 Architecture and Planning Library, 2002-2009



Series E: Departmental Histories, 1910-1990, undated

Series Abstract
Includes histories of the department, lists of deans, 1984 magazine with articles by faculty, and binders containing archival material collected by the department.
box folder
8 1 Enrollment information and analysis, 1974-2008
box folder
4 9 Histories of the Department of Architecture, 1932, 1972, 1984, 1986, undated
box
9 Binder 1: "Histories, Biographies, Curricula, etc."
Binder 2: "1910s-1920s"
Binder 3: "1940s and Autonomous"
box
4 Binder 4: "1950-1966"
box folder
8 2 Clippings, undated
3 Clippings, 1940s-1960s
4 Clippings, 1970s
5 Clippings, 1981-1983
6 Clippings, 1984-1986
7 Clippings, 1987-1989
8 Clippings, 1990s
9 Clippings, Blanton Museum Controversy, 1990-2000



Series F: Financial Records, 1975-2003

Series Abstract
Includes documentation for institutional fees and research support. Some material may be restricted for privacy.
box folder
4 10 Financial records, 1975-1988, 2003
11 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1983-1984
box folder
5 1 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1984-1985 (1 of 2)
2 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1984-1985 (2 of 2)
3 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1985-1986
4 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1986-1987
5 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1987-1988
6 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1988-1989
7 Mike Hogg Research Support, Fiscal year 1989-1990
8 Moody Professorship, Fiscal year 1985-1986
9 Moody Professorship, Fiscal year 1986-1987
10 Moody Professorship, Fiscal year 1987-1988
11 Moody Professorship, Fiscal year 1988-1989
box folder
6 1 Institutional membership dues, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1990-2002
2 Institutional membership dues, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 1989-2002
3 Institutional membership dues, Planning Accreditation Board, 1993-1999
4 Institutional annual assessment fees, National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1989-2002



Series G: Facilities and Equipment, 1933, 1967-2009

Series Abstract
Includes memos, requisitions, reports. feasiblity studies, and building construction project files.
box folder
6 5 Computer equipment and software, 1986-1987
6 Jessen Auditorium audio-visual equipment, 2000
7 Facilities, 1974-1975, 2009
8 Feasibility study for facilities, ad-hoc building committe memoranda, meeting notes, and report 1977-1978
9 Feasibility study for facilities, report draft (Thomas, Booziotis and Associates; Chartier Newton Associate Architects), February 1978
10 Goldsmith Hall architectural plans, 1933 (record drawings), undated
11 Goldsmith Hall remodeling, notes, 1967-1976, undated
12 Goldsmith Hall remodeling, room 105, 1970-1974
13 Goldsmith Hall renovation, 1976-1977
box folder
7 1 Goldsmith Hall renovation, 1988
2 Goldsmith Hall renovation, Dean's Tower Room, 2001
3 Sutton Hall renovation, 1977-1979
4 West Mall Office Building renovation, 1999-2000, undated



Series H: Annual Reports, 1961-1990

Series Abstract
Departmental reports are prepared by the academic year for the annual reports to the General Faculty. Reports include important developments in research, teaching, and other programs connected to it. Some reports are available at the University of Texas Architecture and Planning Library (call number LD/5320.7/A734).
box folder
7 5 Annual report, 1961-1962
6 Annual report, 1962-1963
7 Annual report, 1964-1965
8 Annual report, 1965-1966
9 Annual report, 1967-1968
10 Annual report, 1968-1969
11 Annual report, 1969-1970
12 Annual report, 1970-1971
13 Annual report, 1974-1975
14 Annual report (draft), 1979-1980
15 Annual report, 1979-1980
16 Annual report, 1980-1981
17 Annual report, 1981-1982
18 Annual report, 1982-1983
box folder
10 1 Annual report, 1985-1986
2 Annual report, 1986-1987
3 Annual report, 1990-1991