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Thomas R. Wilson Architectural Career and related papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0904
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of personal papers from Thomas R. Wilson's undergraduate years at Rice, The Peace Corps, and family. His architectural career is featured with sketches, drawings, photographs, clippings, and media.

Dates

  • 1936 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Thomas R. Wilson Architectural Career and related papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Redyard Wilson was born in Old Hickory, Tennessee on January 8, 1941. He attended Rice Institute majoring in Architecture. He graduated from Rice in 1964. He married classmate Diane (Del) Lohr and the two joined the Peace Corps serving for two years in Kef, a small mountain town in western Tunisia. The two-year stint was a stimulating, adventurous time, allowed for travel to Algeria and Sicily. Wilson returned to Houston to work for Preston Bolton. In 1966, he opened his own practice in partnership wtih Bill Anderson.

During a 50-year career, Wilson's houses and interiors were published in magazines and newspapers and garnered numerous awards. Most of his houses were in Houston, but he also did projects in the Texas Hill Country, Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Canada.

Thomas R. Wilson died on March 25, 2019 at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The papers consist of personal papers from Thomas R. Wilson's undergraduate years at Rice, The Peace Corps, and family. His architectural career is featured with sketches, drawings, photographs, clippings, and media.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Woodson Research Center by Diane Lohr Wilson in 2019 and 2020.
Title
Guide to the Thomas R. Wilson Architectural Career and related papers, 1936-2019
Status
Completed
Author
Rebecca Russell
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

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