The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library is part of the University of Houston’s branch library system. Housed in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture on the central campus, it supports the curricula of the College of Architecture, as well as the School of Art next door. The library was established in 1985, when Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s new Architecture building was completed. It features abundant study space, a rare books room and large and diverse collection of monographs, serials, media and ephemera.
The Jerry Bywaters Special Collections on the second floor of the Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University houses several collections on the visual and the performing arts. The collections center on the twentieth-century history of the arts in Dallas and the Texas region. In addition to a substantial collection of works of art and other documents of Jerry Bywaters, former Director of the Dallas Museum of Art (1943 – 1964) and long-time SMU art faculty, the BSC holds the archives of several Texas artists, including Charles Bowling, Mary Doyle, Otis and Velma Davis Dozier, E. G. Eisenlohr, DeForrest Judd, William Lester, Evaline Sellors, Olin Travis, Octavio Medellin, Janet Turner, and Henry Potter. Other collections include the correspondence of nineteenth-century French painter, Rosa Bonheur, the Greer Garson Collection, McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts, and music collections. The staff includes two curators and an archivist.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library
Central University Libraries
Southern Methodist University
P. O. Box 750356
Dallas, Texas 75275-0356
Web site: http://smu.edu/cul/hamon/
The Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library opened in fall 1990 under the Central University Libraries system at Southern Methodist University. The circulating and reference collection contains over 180,000 items on the visual and performing arts. The Library also has a collection that includes over 300 periodicals and access to more than forty online resources specific to the arts. The art and art history print collection is strong in Iberian, classical, medieval, Renaissance, and nineteenth-century through late twentieth-century art.
The Wittliff Collections
Texas State University-San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666
The Kimbell Art Museum Library opened in 1967. Its collection consists of 42,000 books; 4,800 bound periodicals with subscriptions to 155 current periodicals; 17,000 auction catalogues, plus microfiche collections, including the Witt Library Collection and Deloynes Collection; microfilms; and online-research databases.
Visual Resources Center
Department of Art & Design
601 University Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Julia Z. Deal, M.A.
VRC Web site:
VRC slide show:
Visual Resources Collection
School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, B7500
Austin TX, 78712-0222
Sutton Hall, Room 3.128
The Visual Resource Collection is located within the Technical Reference Center, the architectural reference library supported by the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. The collection functions principally as a teaching resource for faculty within the college, but also serves faculty outside of the college and grants limited access to students. The collection consists of almost 152,000 35 mm slides and over 36,000 digital images of primarily art and architecture.
Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries,
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box P (BTL200 S5430)
Austin, TX 78713-8916 USA
Green Art Research Library
The Old Jail Art Center
201 S. 2nd St.
Albany, TX 76430
Web site (library): http://www.theoldjailartcenter.org/libarch/library.htm
Web site (museum): http://www.theoldjailartcenter.org