The collection consists of photographic research materials on Houston compiled by William Lukes, architect and Rice University graduate, from 1969 through 1974. The photos were taken by Lukes in collaboration with Paul Hester, and were used in a number of publications and papers concerning the development of Houston, inventorying and cataloguing the growth of Houston neighborhoods, and recording various architectural landmarks in the Houston area during the period. Also included are student work from the Rice Media Center, and a photographic essay of anti-war protests (Viet Nam war) in Houston and at Rice.
Series I of the collection includes photographs and negatives related to Houston architecture, development, and events. Series II includes photographs and negatives of Rice University and Rice students, and portfolios, papers, and photographs for architecture and photography classes taken by Lukes from 1969 through 1974. Series III includes photographs and negatives of various urban scenes, architectural details, and experiments in photographic techniques by Lukes.
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Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish from the William Lukes collection of Houston photographic research materials must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.
Biographical / Historical
William Lukes is a residential and commercial architect and free-lance photographer in Carbondale, CO. He received his BA in Architecture and Fine Arts (Photography) in 1971 and a Master of Architecture in 1974 from the Rice University School of Architecture. Lukes has worked with artists Richard Hunt and Isamu Noguchi, and his photographs have been published in books and magazines. Lukes is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is licensed by the states of Colorado and California.
Paul Hester is an architectural photographer and lecturer in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University in Houston, TX. He received his BA in Art from Rice University in 1971 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. Hester has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and exhibited his work at the Menil Collection, Rice University, the University of Houston College of Architecture, and the Houston Public Library. He has also published extensively in books and magazines.
The collection consists of photographic research materials on Houston, TX, Rice University, and various urban scenes, architectural details, and photographic techniques. It was created by William Lukes in collaboration with Paul Hester during the years 1969 through 1974, when Lukes was an architectural student at Rice University.
Correspondence in this collection is contained within two legal-sized document boxes and one oversize box measuring 2.5 linear feet. The collection is arranged topically by series in order of importance to the collection, with the American Institute of Architects Houston guidebook first. The collection is in good condition.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by its primary creator, William Lukes, a Rice University graduate and architect.
No future additions are expected for this material.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
William Lukes Collection of Photographic Research Materials, 1969-1971, MS 531, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/457 Accessed November 28, 2023.