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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Appointment Books

Sketchbooks

Awards and Diplomas

Architectural Plans

Unprocessed additions (Accession 2009-012 and 2009-027)

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Joe Stubblefield Papers, 1939-2007 (bulk 1970-2006)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stubblefield, Joe, 1944-2007
Title: Joe Stubblefield Papers
Dates: 1939-2007
Bulk Dates: 1970-2006
Creator Abstract: Joe Stubblefield worked as an architect in San Antonio, Texas, from 1972 until his death in 2007. His major architectural projects in the San Antonio area included the San Pedro Springs Park master plan, McAllister Fine Arts Center, St. Paul Square South Block improvements, San Antonio Police Officers Association, Borglum Studio Restoration, El Mirador Garden House, Via-Ellis Alley historic restoration, and Villas Del Norte alternative housing. Projects outside of San Antonio included the Nimitz Museum expansion in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the McFaddin Ward House Museum in Beaumont, Texas.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1939 through 2007 and includes appointment books, sketchbooks documenting the architect's career, and assorted awards and diplomas.
Identification: MS 160
Extent: 33.5 linear feet (21 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

San Antonio architect Joe L. Stubblefield was born on May 24, 1944, in Dallas, Texas. He attended Arlington State College (now the University of Texas at Arlington) from 1962 to 1964, and then the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1968 and a Master of Science, Community, and Regional Planning in 1972. He worked as an intern at O'Neil Ford, Boone Powell and Chris Carson until 1974. In 1994 he joined the SA Partnership. His work included the designing or renovating of over 200 private residences in various sections of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country, as well as work on commercial, industrial, adaptive reuse, restoration and remodeling projects.

Major San Antonio architectural projects on which Stubblefield worked include the San Pedro Springs Park master plan, McAllister Fine Arts Center, St. Paul Square South Block improvements, San Antonio Police Officers Association, Borglum Studio Restoration, El Mirador Garden House, Via-Ellis Alley historic restoration, and Villas Del Norte alternative housing. Projects outside of San Antonio included the Nimitz Museum expansion in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the McFaddin Ward House Museum in Beaumont, Texas.

In addition to his design work, Stubblefield also chaired San Antonio's Historic Review Board in the early 1980s and taught drawing courses in the architecture program at San Antonio College and at the University of Texas at San Antonio during the 1980s. He was the winner of several awards, including the Texas Historical Commission's Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture in 2006. He died on October 24, 2007, in San Antonio.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1939 through 2007 and includes appointment books and sketchbooks documenting the architect's career and writings. The collection is divided into two series: Appointment Books and Sketchbooks.

Appointment Books follow a daily diary format and contain appointments, to-do lists, contact information, and other notes for each year from 1996 to 2006.

Sketchbooks, used by Stubblefield as part of his design process, contain records of building projects, designs and revisions for clients, and sketches of interiors and exteriors of buildings and private residences, floor plans, outdoor scenes, and architectural details of sites in San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, and other parts of Texas, as well as scenes from other cities. Some San Antonio sites depicted include the HemisFair '68 fair site, Alamo, El Capote Ranch, and San Pedro Springs; other sites include the Student Union of the University of Texas at Austin, University Methodist Church (Austin, Tex.), and the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. Other drawings depict figures and objects. Also included in the sketchbooks are writings by Stubblefield: various notes, poetry, reflections on towns visited, and journal writings. Oversize sketchbooks, dating 1965-1970, also contain watercolor paintings of various sites.

The Awards and Diplomas series includes photocopies of certificates and college diplomas that range in date from 1965 to 2006.

The Additions contain Majestic theatre points of origin, drawings, blueprints, and a master plan of Brackenridge park, as well as reports, inventories, manuals and other documents, all related to renovations or the development of historical buildings or historical districts in San Antonio and Del Rio and ranges in date from 1977-1991.

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Organization of Collection

Appointment Books
Sketchbooks
Awards and Diplomas
Architectural Plans
Unprocessed Additions

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

RESTRICTED: Permission of the donor is required to access the following series: Appointment Books, Sketchbooks, and Awards and Diplomas. Applicants must provide name, affiliation, and intended use of the collection. Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for further information. This restriction expires on January 1, 2030. No access restrictions for the remaining series.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Donor retains copyright on all materials in the following series: Appointment Books, Sketchbooks, and Awards and Diplomas. Single copies may be produced for research purposes. Images may be reproduced for nonprofit use by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Stubblefield, Joe, 1944-2007.
Organizations
University of Texas at Arlington--Alumni and alumnae.
University of Texas at Austin--Alumni and alumnae.
University of Texas at Austin--Buildings.
Subjects
Architects--Texas.
Architecture--History--20th century.
Locations
Austin (Tex.)
Fort Worth (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Seattle (Wash.)
Texas Hill Country (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Appointment Books.
Sketchbooks.
Blueline Prints.
Reports.
Inventories.
Master Plans.
Local Subjects
Architecture/Historic Preservation
Urban Development and Growth
San Antonio History

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joe Stubblefield Papers, 1965-2007, MS 160, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from Phyllis Palmer in 2007-2009 (Acc. 2007-136, 2008-026, 2008-060, 2009-012, 2009-027) and a donation from SA Partnership in 2012 (Acc. 2012-007).

Processing Information

Processed by Angela McClendon, Manuscripts Archivist, December 2007, May 2008; and Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, November 2008. Accession 2012-007 encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator, May 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Appointment Books

Eleven appointment books, following a daily diary format, contain appointments, to-do lists, contact information, and other notes for each year from 1996 to 2006.
Arranged chronologically.
Box
1 1996-1999
Box
2 2000-2003
Box
3 2004-2006

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Sketchbooks

These artist's sketchbooks contain sketches of interiors and exteriors of buildings and private residences, floor plans, outdoor scenes, and architectural details of sites in San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, and other parts of Texas, as well as scenes from other cities. Some San Antonio sites depicted include the HemisFair '68 fair site, Alamo, El Capote Ranch, and San Pedro Springs; other sites include the Student Union of the University of Texas at Austin, University Methodist Church (Austin, Tex.), and the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. Other drawings depict figures and objects. Also included in the sketchbooks are writings by Stubblefield: various notes, poetry, reflections on towns visited, and journal writings. Oversize sketchbooks, dating 1968-1970, also contain watercolor paintings of various sites.
Arranged chronologically.
Box
OM1 Sketchbooks, 1968-1975 and undated
Nine oversize sketchbooks, with several watercolor paintings.
Box
3 1973 July-1976 March
Box
10 1975 August-1976 August and undated
Box
4 1977 March-December
1978 January-July
1978 June-1979 January
1979 February-1980 March
1980 August-1981 September
Box
5 1981 November-1983 May
1983 June-1984 July
1984 June-1985 June
1984 October-1986 January
1986 July-1988 February
Box
6 1987 January-1988 January
1988 May-1989 May
1989 May-1990 March
1990 June-1991 April
1991 May-1992 May
1993 March-1994 March
Box
7 1997 August-1998 January
1998 May-November
1998 November-1999 July
1999 August-2000 February
Box
8 2000 February-July
2000 August-2001 January
2001 January-July
2001 August-2002 March
2002 April-September
Box
9 2002 October-2003 April
2003 April-December
2003 December-2004 June
2004 July-December
2004 July-2005 June
Box
10 2006 February-June
2006 November-2007 August

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Awards and Diplomas

Box
10 Award certificates and college diplomas, 1965-1973 and 2006

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Architectural Plans

Box
OM2 Orr Residence
Kings Court Residences (Tobin Hill, San Antonio, TX)
Negley Remodel
Reiber House Restoration (Old D'hanis, TX)
McBroom Residence (2041 Terminal Loop, Lake McQueeney, TX)
Adkins Residence
Pratka House (Luling, TX)
Box
OM3 Bushnell Apartments
Gleichauf Residence Renovation and Addition (326 Arcadia, San Antonio, TX)
Box
OM4 Brockway Addition (11607 Elm Ridge, San Antonio, TX)
Davis Addition (118 Abiso, San Antonio, TX)
Koehler House Cultural Center (310 W. Ashby, San Antonio, TX)
McFaddin-Ward House (Historic House Museum)
Box
OM5 Halff Guesthouse
Boffa Addition (123 E. Hollywood, San Antonio, TX)
Mills Residence Remodel (418 Country Lane, San Antonio, TX)
Russell Hill Residence and Garage
Moorman Residence
Ames Residence (Kerrville, TX)
Borglum Studio
Clark Ranch House
Clark Remodel and Addition
Box
OM6 Jergins Residence (New Braunfels, TX)
Worsham/Flake Residence
Schneider Residence (Mountain Springs Road, Boerne, TX)
Johnson/Torbert Kitchen Remodel
Bernstein/Odendahl Residence (Santa Fe, NM)
Simbek Residence
Contreras Residence (417 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX)
Manigold Home (Spicewood, TX)
Main Place Office (102 W. Mistletoe, San Antonio, TX)
Kosub Residence (237 Normandy, San Antonio, TX)
Moursund Residence (Sendero Ranch, San Antonio, TX)
Box
OM7 Olmos Basin Golf Clubhouse
Polo Field Clubhouse and Driving Range
San Pedro Clubhouse and Driving Range
Brackenridge Golf Course and Clubhouse
Halden Wang Remodel (8361 Rochelle Road, San Antonio, TX)
Burr Addition and Renovation (119 Park Dr, San Antonio, TX)
Beach Residence (1341 Winding Way, New Braunfels, TX)
Box
OM8 Bushnell Apartments
Bugg Residence
Gilliam Remodel (501 W. French Place, San Antonio, TX)
Box
OM9 Sitterle Residence (Mission Ridge, San Antonio, TX)
Lenss Residence
Daniels Addition (314 W. Hollywood, San Antonio, TX)
Seales Residence
Kinder Residence (Monte Vista Historic District, San Antonio, TX)
Drawer
20 Sketches (unidentified buildings), 1965-1973 and 2006

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Unprocessed additions (Accession 2009-012 and 2009-027)

Box
OM1 Contains Majestic theatre pts. Of origin, int. drawings and a Masterplan of Brackenridge park, San Antonio, TX, 1977 and undated
Drawer
47 Majestic theatre blueprints, undated
Box
2009-027/1 Annual landmark resources incentives manual, 1988
SALT preliminary design reports, May 27, 1986
Submittal for the Rita Theater renovation, Del Rio Texas, July 15, 1981
Brief report on the historical significance of the two existing buildings located at 305 and 307 North Alamo Street in downtown San Antonio Texas, December 1, 1991
City of San Antonio central cultural resources inventory, 1983-1986
City of San Antonio historic districts and landmarks ordinance, February 12, 1987
La Vallita progress report, November 1939
Saint Paul Square a Community Development, November 1977

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