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Joseph A. Hans papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-143
The Joseph A. Hans papers comprise seven document cases of files and uncounted rolls of his architectural drawings. (113 have been listed and are presented here; the remainder remain to be examined.) These materials contain a range of his work including private residences, store and corporate buildings, apartments, parking garages, shopping centers, laundries, schools, swimming pools, and other developments, and represent structures in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Beeville, Refugio, Kingsville, Raymondville, Goliad, Sinton, Portland, and other South Texas communities.

Dates

  • 1950 - 1984

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English when applicable.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to taking precautions against infringement of copyright and respecting the publication rights of reproduced materials. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Any materials used should be fully credited with their source according to the example given in the Preferred Citation note. Requests for assistance with citations and images of publication quality should be directed to specialcollections@tamucc.edu

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Joseph A. Hans, Jr. was an accomplished, versatile architect who practiced in Corpus Christi from the early 1950s until his death in 1983. A naval veteran of World War II, Hans graduated with an architectural degree from Texas A&M University at College Station. After coming to Corpus Christi, he worked alone as well as within the firm of Joseph Hans&Associates, AIA with such notable architects as Ralph Bennett, Jack Solka, and others. Hans was 56 years old at the time of his death.

Hans was involved in a number of Corpus Christi landmarks including the Cliff House Apartments and original Padre Staples Mall. He did much work for automobile dealerships and churches, the latter being the structures he most favored.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; 2000, 2011.

104 rolls (architectural drawings)

Biographical / Historical

Joseph A. Hans, Jr. was an accomplished, versatile architect who practiced in Corpus Christi from the early 1950s until his death in 1983. A naval veteran of World War II, Hans graduated with an architectural degree from Texas A&M University at College Station. After coming to Corpus Christi, he worked alone as well as within the firm of Joseph Hans&Associates, AIA with such notable architects as Ralph Bennett, Jack Solka, and others. Hans was 56 years old at the time of his death.

Hans was involved in a number of Corpus Christi landmarks including the Cliff House Apartments and original Padre Staples Mall. He did much work for automobile dealerships and churches, the latter being the structures he most favored.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; 2000, 2011.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Joseph A. Hans Papers
Author
This preliminary guide to the boxes/files and rolled drawings of the Joseph Hans Papers was created by Christian N. Diller during summer 2006.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

Contact:
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