Alexander Architectural Archive
University of Texas Libraries,
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box P (BTL200 S5430)
Austin, TX 78713-8916
54 linear feet papers and photographic material; approximately 8,275 sheets of drawings
Papers, plans, photographic prints and negatives, slides, exhibit boards, drawings, and sketches reveal the life and career of O'Neil Ford (1905-1982), a prominent architect in the southwestern United States whose work also extended nationally and internationally. The collection demonstrates the origins and practice of Ford's dedication to native architectural forms and hand craftwork, historic preservation, innovative design, and his tireless advocacy of education, particularly in the arts. Series B8: Inventions, 1941. Subseries Abstract contains sketches and correspondence concerning Ford's invention of a Wire Gripper and Collapsible Gate.