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1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
Closed Now
Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Menil Archives

The Menil Archives identifies, preserves, and administers institutional records of research value to the Menil Foundation and the Menil Collection. The Archives also houses Special Collections and the Film and Media Collection. Records are available to individuals for research purposes, subject to reasonable restrictions on the grounds of their fragility, security or confidentiality.

No food or beverages are allowed in the Archives. Use only pencils when taking notes. Cotton gloves (provided by the Archives) must be worn when handling photographs and other delicate materials.

Note that researchers assume the responsibility to secure required permissions to copy, quote and/or publish any materials in the collection.

Research hours are Monday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., by appointment only.


Archival Holdings

3363 San Felipe (Menil House) / Finding Aid

Alexander Iolas Papers, 1946–1987

Alexander Iolas/René Magritte Letters, 1946–1963

Barragan Building Project, 1984–1997 / Finding Aid

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum

Charles James Papers, 1928–1997 / Finding Aid

Collection Research / Finding Aid

Couturier Archives. The Papers of Father Maire-Alain Couturier, O.P.

Cy Twombly Gallery Building Project

David Grainger Whitney’s Jasper Johns Research Papers, 1951–1992 / Finding Aid

David Grainger Whitney Trust, Bequest, 2005 / Finding Aid

David McManaway Papers, 1979–2010

David Sylvester’s René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné Research Papers / Finding Aid

David Sylvester’s René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné Research Papers—Book Inventory / Finding Aid

Dominique de Menil 3363 SF Collection Room Research Papers

Exhibition History Records

Film and Media Collection

Future Exhibition files, 1953–1997 / Finding Aid

Jermayne MacAgy Papers, 1914–1980

Jim Love Papers, 1927–2006 / Finding Aid

John and Dominique de Menil Papers

Marie-Alain Couturier / Finding Aid

Marvin Chauncey Ross Research Papers, 1930–1988


Project/Grant Files

Rice University / Finding Aid

Rothko Chapel, 1964–2003 / Finding Aid

Roy Fridge Journals, June 1959–August 1997 / Finding Aid

Roy Fridge Papers, 1927–2007 / Finding Aid

Susan Barnes’s Rothko Chapel Research Documentation for Act of Faith / Finding Aid

TMC Building Project

University of St. Thomas Records

Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement / Finding Aid

Special Collections

Louise Ferrari Papers, 1965–1986
Manuscript Collection / Finding Aid
Rosalind Constable Papers, 1888–1995
William Steen Research Papers