Burdette Keeland Architectural Papers, 1926-2000 | University of Houston Libraries
These original materials are available in Special Collections.
The Burdette Keeland Papers cover the period 1926 to 2000 and are comprised of his architectural drawings; business and personal files; memorabilia; photographic prints and negatives; as well as materials from his teaching career. The collection occupies 25 linear feet of shelves and 15 drawers of flat files. It is stored in 40 boxes, 112 oversize folders, and 5 tubes for rolled material. It also includes one oversized construction sign and one piece of framed artwork.
The largest category of documents concerns Keeland's architectural practice. This category is comprised of his architectural drawings, project files, photographs, and magazines in which his work was published. The majority of the original drawings are (a) studies and preliminary drawings and (b) working drawings. Keeland was a talented artist and created presentation drawings in pen and ink for many projects. These are of special interest and are noted in the finding aid for those projects.
Other important categories include Keeland's correspondence files, clippings files, travel photographs, papers from the City of Houston Planning Commission, and files related to his teaching career with the University of Houston.
Harry Walker Photographs digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll17)
Also, Keeland amassed an extensive collection of photographic slides of the architecture he encountered on his travels. These slides were separated from the Burdette Keeland Papers and transferred to the Visual Resources Center at the University’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. At present they have not been processed or catalogued.
Series 1: Personal Papers, 1926-2000
Series 2: Professional Papers, 1952-1999
Series 3: University of Houston, 1940s-2000
Series 4: Business Cards
Series 5: Audio Recordings, 1953-1968
Series 6: Video Recordings, 1989-2000
Series 7: Correspondence Files, 1931-1996
Series 8: Clippings, 1950s-1990s
Series 9: Exhibitions, Conferences, 1983-1995
Series 10: Architectural Projects, 1950-1998
Series 11: Architectural Projects: Photographs, 1950-1999
Series 12: Photographs: Architecture and Professional, 1931-1990s
Series 13: Photographs: Family and Friends, 1920s-2000
Series 14: Harry Walker Photographs, 1900-1940s
Series 15: Planning Commission, 1913-1993
Series 16: Travels, 1962-1995
Series 17: Cemeteries, 1940s-1990s
Series 18: Memorabilia, 1944-1950
Series 19: Reference Materials, 1905-2000
Series 20: Oversized photographs and artwork, 1935-1990s
Series 21: Cemeteries: Oversized Materials, 1990s
Series 22: Art Cards
Series 23: Miscellaneous Oversized Materials, 1947-2004
Series 24: Oversized Architectural Renderings, 1953-1983
Series 25: Keeland Exhibition, February 10 - March 3, 2000
Series 26: Architectural Projects: Drawings
Series 27: Art Posters, 1944-1995
Series 28: Oversized Rolled Materials, 1966-1996
Series 29: Oversized framed artwork, 1980
Series 30: Oversized sign, 1984-1986