Alexander Architectural Archive

The Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin is an architectural research center that supports research and education about the history of the built environment, begun in 1958 by UT Professor Blake Alexander. Notable collections include drawings from well-known Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton, which survived the 1900 Galveston Storm, records from the San Antonio firm of Ayres & Ayres, and the work of James Riley …

Austin History Center

Beginning in 1955 as 2 drawers of vertical files in the Austin Public Library’s Reference Department, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County and also serves as the City of Austin archives. The collection includes over 3000 feet of archives and manuscripts, over 1 million photographic …

Texas Historical Commission Library

Located in the historic Gethsemane Lutheran Church building just north of the Capitol, the THC Library houses a unique collection of research materials to support historic preservation research of the THC staff and the public. The collection contains approximately 5,000 publications, most of which focus on some aspect of Texas’ rich heritage, and are divided into four main areas: museum studies, archaeology, state and local history, …