About Confluence

Welcome to the UHD Archives and Special Collections.

Geographically, the University of Houston-Downtown sits at the confluence of two bayous. Historically, it has always sat at the confluence of inclusiveness and service. The purpose of this blog is to help tell the story of the University and of the archives and special collections.

The University Archives consists of all the records, both essential and historical, generated by the University in the course of its business. This includes materials from both UHD and also its predecessor, South Texas Junior College.

Special Collections is largely composed of a small group of published books and other printed materials which revolve around the history of Houston and Texas. In addition, all faculty publications which have been collected are held under the Special Collections as a means of preservation. A large portion of the collection is the private library of James Anthony Clark, the founder of the Energy Research and Education Foundation and a prolific author on the subject of oil and gas exploration and the history of Texas.

Visit the Archives and Special Collections landing page to access collections and view more photos.



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