The Biographical series concentrates on Watkin's personal life. It includes materials from his school days, family correspondence, travels in Europe, speeches, lectures and writings. The speeches and writings are architectural in subject.

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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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  • Correspondence [67]

    Forms part of the William Ward Watkin architectural archive
  • Family [85]

    Forms part of the Watkin architectural archive and includes postcards of his travels in Europe and photos of himself as a youth.
  • Personal [31]

    Forms part of the Watkin architectural records
  • Speaking Engagements [14]

    Forms part of the Watkin architectural records
  • Writings [27]

    Forms part of the Watkin architectural records

Recent Submissions

  • Drawing of transverse section of Santa Maria Dei Miracola, Italy 

    (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 

    (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. ...
  • Texas state Architect certificate for William Ward Watkin 

    (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 ...

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