Archives and collections that are special
The archives support research and education about the history of the built environment by acquiring and preserving research collections and by making them accessible as a unit of the University of Texas Libraries within the Architecture and Planning Library. The Archives also support learning opportunities and scholarly activities for students studying preservation regarding the cultural record and archival enterprise.
The Briscoe collects preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history as a leading history research center.
Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection, Briscoe Center for American History is considered the most extensive assortment of books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, and recordings related to Texas.
Perry-Castaсeda Library Map Collection contains maps that are historical city maps, park maps, sanborn maps, and topographical maps of Texas. A few of the maps can be found digitally.
The University of Texas Archives is comprised of adminstrative papers of UT Departments and personal papers of leading academics.
Resources Beyond UT: TEXAS
Austin History Center has over 60,000 architectural drawings and documents from projects designed by over 150 firms that are local. Continue reading “The Alexander Architectural Archives in the University of Texas at Austin is an research that is architectural of national importance”