These papers detail the academic and architectural career of William Ward Watkin, first Supervising Architect for Rice University and later Chair of the Architecture Department. Included in the collection are personal information, business correspondence, construction photographs and architectural drawings of the early Rice Institute, and drawings of projects from his private architectural career.

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View the finding aid for the entire Watkin collection at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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  • William Ward Watkin's dorm room at University of Pennsylvania 

    Unknown author (1908)
    Black and white photograph of the Watkins room at University of Pennsylvania. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for ...
  • Texas state Architect certificate for William Ward Watkin 

    Unknown author (1937)
    Texas state Architect certificate, embossed with seal of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department ...
  • Drawing of transverse section of Santa Maria Dei Miracola, Italy 

    Unknown author (1908)
    Color drawing of transverse section of Santa Maria Dei Miracola. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. ...
  • The Gables boarding house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1910)
    Black and white photograph of the The Gables boarding house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. ...
  • Confirmation in the Episcopal Church certificate for William Ward Watkin 

    Unknown author (1899)
    Certificate of Confirmation in the Episcopal Church. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had a ...