Education for All
Students boarding the bus outside One Main, late 1970s.
Main elevator lobby, Merchants and Manufacturer's building. Artist's rendition of
the main entrance, 1928.
Students taking a break between classes in the third floor hallway of One Main, 1981.
Merchants and Manufacturers Building
The newly construction 11-story warehouse, office, and retail complex in its early
years; mid 1930s.
Across the Bayou
View of downtown from the current site of UHD along the north banks of Buffalo Bayou,
Front view of the One Main Plaza just after South Texas Junior College took up residence,
The University Archives and Special Collections are the home of the unique, rare,
and historical materials of the University of Houston-Downtown. This includes books
on Texas and Houston, the records of our predecessor, South Texas Junior College,
and present-day UHD. From this landing page you can discover our history, browse images,
look at our timeline, and even take a virtual walking tour of campus. We also welcome
questions in person, on the 5th floor of the Library.