HMRC Lecture

Library: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Julia Ideson Building

Date: 3/7/2019

Room: Julia Ideson Building Norma Meldrum Room

Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Type: Featured Event, Women's History Month

Age Group: young adults ages 18-35 years, adults, seniors

This evening will introduce customers to the Betty Jo Jones Collection, currently the only architectural collection at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center featuring the work of a female architect. Jones, born Betty Jo Lackey, was a 1947 graduate of the Rice Institute. Creating her own firm in the 1950s, Betty Jo Jones was one of Houston’s earliest female architects. Her collection is primarily comprised of architectural drawings for small residential properties, typically in the suburbs surrounding Houston. This presentation will highlight some of her work in the area, as well as her role in a male-dominated field. Parking is available under the Central Library building, with entry on Lamar Street. For questions, please contact HMRC at txr.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-1662.