Austin History Center

Roger Q. Small Records and Drawings

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Small, Roger Q.
Title: Roger Q. Small Records and Drawings
Abstract: Project files and architectural drawings by Roger Q. Small created between 1934 and 1956 for Mr. E. J. Hofheinz. The projects are residential, both single and multi-family homes.
Identification: AR.2009.034
Quantity: .02 linear feet (1 box) and approximately 110 drawings
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, , PO BOX 2287, , Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

No biographical information was found at the time of this writing. Future research should be performed when possible.

Scope and Contents

The Roger Q. Small collection is comprised of approximately 110 drawings representing 39 projects and the project files for 18 of those projects. The materials were donated by Mrs. E. J. Hofheinz, and the majority of the materials document projects commissioned by her husband Mr. E. J. Hofheinz between 1934 and 1956.

All project files within this collection are for residential projects, both single and multi-family buildings. Most of the files contain only the contract between the architect and the client, Mr. E. J. Hofheinz. A few project files also contain some financial records such as invoices or estimates. The majority of the drawings are also of residential projects for Mr. E. J. Hofheinz, both new construction and additions and repairs to existing structures.


Project numbers were not assigned to the drawings by the architect, the AHC assigned arbitrary numbers to each project for filing purposes. Also, since no original order was apparent for the project files and the titles of each project are very vague (e.g., "Cottage", "Apartment," etc.), it was decided to simply arrange the office files by the project numbers assigned to the corresponding drawings.
Arranged into 2 series:
I. Project Files
II. Drawings


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Small, Roger Q.
Austin (Tex.)
Document Types:
Printed Material

Separated Material

1 print entitled 3204 Hampton Rd. was removed from its original location with project SM-035 and added to the Photograph House/Building files (PICA 07404).

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Collection was donated by Mrs. E.J. Hofheinz in 1955.

Preferred Citation

Roger Q. Small Records (AR.2009.034). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1955/067

Donation Date: 1955

Processing Information

Finding aid was prepared by Tim Wilder in 1991, revised by Molly Hults in 2010. Updated by Kathryn Garvey in 2012.

Finding aid was encoded by Evan Usler in 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Project Files, 1934-1951

Box Folder
1 1 Cottage (SM-003), 1942
2 Cottage (SM-004), 1940
3 Garage Apartment (SM-007), 1939
4 Cottage (SM-010), 1950
5 Hofheinz Residence (SM-018), 1938-1941
6 Apartments (SM-022), 1948
7 House (SM-023), 1948
8 Apartments (SM-024), 1939
9 Apartment (SM-025), 1934
10 Cottages (SM-026), 1941
11 Apartment (SM-027), 1940
12 Cottages (SM-029), 1940
13 Cottage (SM-031), 1951
14 Cottage (SM-032), 1949
15 Apartment (SM-033), 1938
16 Cottages (SM-037), 1940
17 Apartments (SM-038), 1940
18 Cottage (SM-039), 1940

II. Drawings, 1934-1956, undated

View an index of the architectural drawings here.