Archive & Notable Collection

Karl Kamrath Library

The Karl Kamrath Library is a collection of architectural books assembled by prominent Houston architect Karl Kamrath (1911-1988). After graduating from the University of Texas, Kamrath worked in Chicago for Pereira and Pereira, the Interior Studios of Marshall Field and Company, and the Architectural Decorating Company before opening an architectural firm with Fred MacKie in 1937. MacKie and Kamrath helped introduce modernist architectural design to the Houston area.

Buildings of Texas collection

The Buildings of Texas collection documents the research and scholarship produced for the multi-volume publication the Buildings of Texas , a comprehensive guide to the built environment of the state. The first volume, Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast , was published in 2013. The second volume, Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West was published in 2019. The collection consists of records created and collected by two of the publication's contributors, Gerald Moorhead and Mario L. Sánchez.

Texas Architecture Survey records

The Texas Architecture Survey (TAS) was commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (Fort Worth, Texas) and the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Conducted from 1963-1966, the survey produced a partial visual inventory of Texas homes and public buildings built in the nineteenth century. The survey resulted in two books published by the Amon Carter Museum and University of Texas Press, Texas Homes of the Nineteenth Century (1966) by Blake Alexander and Texas Public Buildings of the Nineteenth Century (1974) by Willard Robinson.

UT School of Architecture Archives: Student Work collection

The School of Architecture Student Work collection includes a selection of coursework produced by University of Texas Architecture students in design studios from 1915 to the present. The projects include drawings of buildings, objects and human figures.

Jim Scoggins collection

Jimmy James Harvey Scoggins was a Texas architect who practiced in the North Texas region as well as California. The collection includes architectural drawings, photographs, specifications, brochures, and clippings that document the architectural practice of Jim Scoggins.

Fehr and Granger collection

Fehr and Granger was an award-winning architectural firm founded by University of Texas at Austin graduates Arthur Fehr (1904-1969) and Charles Granger (1913-1966) in 1946. Photographs, drawings, and papers document travel and the design and construction process of the firm's architectural projects. 

Anthony Alofsin Archive

The Anthony Alofsin Archive consists of the manuscript and printed materials, drawings, photographic and digital materials, and artifacts that document Alofsin's personal life and his career as scholar, architect, and professor.

Volz & Associates, Inc. collection


Volz & Associates, Inc., founded 1987, is a historic preservation firm based in Austin, Texas that preserves and restores historic buildings across the United States. The collection documents the firm’s architectural and Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) projects. Record types include project records, photographs, drawings, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) renderings, historical research, born-digital files and correspondence.

Urban Innovations Group records

The Urban Innovations Group, founded in 1971, was a teaching practice at The University of California, Los Angeles' Architecture and Urban Design School. The collection primarily documents the group's work on various buildings and urban spaces throughout Los Angeles and the United States. Record types include project records, photographs, drawings, slides, and publications.


Buie Harwood and Anna Brightman collection

Colleagues Buie Harwood and Anna Brightman were University of Texas at Austin faculty, researchers, and expert consultants in historic interior design. The collection focuses on Harwood’s research in interior decorative painting and Brightman’s restoration of the Winedale Historic Site in Round Top, Texas. Record types include site surveys, slides, published articles, books, and scans.