About This Exhibit

Eugene George: Architect, Scholar, Educator, Photographer celebrates the contributions of Eugene George to the fields of education and historic preservation and recognizes his work as an architect and photographer.

The original online exhibit was completed using Drupal, in December 2010 by Kelli Hansen as part of her capstone project to complete her MSIS degree at the University of Texas School of Information. In addition to this exhibition, the capstone project included continued processing of George's papers and photographic materials, which are housed at the Alexander Architectural Archives of the UT Libraries Architecture and Planning Library. A detailed finding aid to what has been processed is available online at the Walter Eugene George, Jr. Collection: 1951-2007.

Steven Williams of the UT Libraries Technology Integration Services provided considerable programming support and expertise to make this project possible. Processing of the collection was accomplished in part with the generous funding of Eugene and Mary Carolyn George. The project field supervisors were Beth Dodd and Donna Coates, and the faculty supervisor was Dr. David B. Gracy II.

The header graphic for this exhibition was created from a measured drawing of the San Antonio de Valero Mission (The Alamo), which George created for the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1961. The original digital image of the drawing is available online from the Library of Congress Built in America collection.

The exhibit was migrated from Drupal 6 to Omeka in 2018 by Katie Pierce Meyer, Katie Jakovich, and Zach Benalayat. In 2021, it was migrated from Omeka to Spotlight by Carl Siegel, Esteban Salinas, and Yogita Sharma, as a School of Information course project for INF 385S: Digital Libraries, taught by Melanie Cofield.

This online exhibition was generously funded in part by Eugene and Mary Carolyn George, The Blake Alexander Architectural Library Endowment and The Young Boozer Family Foundation.

Eugene George left a lasting legacy for historic preservation and documentary architectural studies. It is a large collection with ample challenges related to processing. Imagine the possibilities that await scholarship with a fully processed and digitized collection. Visit our giving opportunities site for information about supporting the Alexander Architectural Archives and its efforts to process, preserve, and increase open and global accessibility to this collection.