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Series IV: Ironwork designs by client/residence


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection includes pattern boards (design molds) and metal castings of architectural details such as stair rails, fencing, and other metalwork ornaments manufactured by Weber Iron & Wire Company from the 1930's to the 1990's. Some were designed by architects John F. Staub and Birdsall P. Briscoe. The collection also includes photographs, architectural drawings, reference books, and tools used in the manufacturing process, along with invoices from the company from 1933 to 1987.


  • 1909 - 2019
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. An appointment must be requested to view this collection. Please call the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or email

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center AND boxes 1-23 off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.


From the Collection: 100 Linear Feet ( (85 boxes plus oversized materials))

From the Collection: 1.06 Gigabytes (Nearline archival information package MS0586aip_001, containing files for the Weber-Staub-Briscoe architectural collection: 1909-2010 catalog, and a detailed inventory of the collection)

From the Collection: .216 Megabytes (Nearline archival information package MS0586aip_002, containing audio files of an oral history of Jimmy Weber taken during a tour of the Weber-Staub-Briscoe architectural ironwork collection (MS 586) on April 14, 2016, and the transcript of the recordings. )

From the Collection: 1.01 Gigabytes (Nearline archival information package MS0586aip_003, containing video files of the history of the Weber/Reimer family created in 2019.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA