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Folk Art & Toy Collection

Charles Moore began collecting Toys and Folk art on American road trips with his parents and sister, Mimi.

When the pandemic unfolded upon us, the Director Kevin Keim started a project to fully research, catalog, and photograph the collection. He posts images and descriptions of pieces on the Instagram feed @charlesmoorecollection, where people from around the world add comments about the origins of items from the collection.
Logan the Golden Retriever pays a visit to consult some architectural volumes.
Charles W. Moore Library

Charles Moore’s architectural library is housed at the Moore/Andersson Compound.

Completely cataloged and shelved in its original condition, the 4,500 volume Moore Library can be searched on UTNetCat.

The Charles Moore Foundation welcomes students, scholars, and the public to make use of the library. Students at the University of Texas may request books via UTNetCat.  (Books will be brought to campus for use in Battle Hall. Volumes may not be used outside of the library.) Students and members of the public may also visit the library at the Charles Moore Foundation.

Simply submit an Appointment Request to schedule a visit.
Colin Rowe Library


In 2001 Colin Rowe's family entrusted the care of his fine architectural library to the Charles Moore Foundation and the University of Texas at Austin. Housed in its own space at the Moore/Andersson Compound, the 2,500 volume library has been kept intact as a collection, shelved according to Rowe's preferences. The library has been completely cataloged, and is searchable as a collection on UTNetCat. Emblematic of Rowe’s scholarship and teaching, the library encompasses architecture, urban design, fine art, history, theory, and philosophy.

The Charles Moore Foundation welcomes students, scholars, and the public to make use of the library. Students at the University of Texas may request books via UTNetCat.  (Books will be brought to campus for use in Battle Hall. Volumes may not be used outside of the library.) Students and members of the public may also visit the library at the Charles Moore Foundation.

Simply submit an Appointment Request to schedule a visit.
Leland Burns Library

Leland Burns was an economist, urban planner, and musician who taught at the University of California Los Angeles and Cambridge University. The library is shelved throughout the Burns House in Santa Monica Canyon, a resource for visiting architects, designer, and musicians.
Special Collections

The Charles Moore Foundation cares for libraries and archival materials contributed by friends and colleagues.

• Hal Box Collection of Latin American Architecture
• Robert "Bobby" Cadwallader Collection of 20th-Century Design

The Charles Moore Foundation gratefully accepts contributions of books, particularly in the areas of architecture, landscape, urbanism, history, and music. If you would like to contribute books, please reach out via email.
Charles W. Moore Archive at the University of Texas at Austin

When the Charles Moore Foundation was established in 1997, Moore’s personal and professional archive was entrusted to the University of Texas at Austin Alexander Architectural Archive for its long-term organization, care, and preservation. The archive is located in the Charles W. Moore Room in Battle Hall, which was designed by Cass Gilbert. The collection documents Moore’s work in architecture, education, and scholarship. The holdings include drawings, models, manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and other papers. The collection also includes tens of thousands of Moore’s 35mm travel slides and even 16mm films.

Access to the archive and library are by appointment only. For appointments and additional information about research policies, please contact the Alexander Architectural Archive.

Tel.  (512) 495-4621
Email:  api-aaa@lib.utexas.edu
MLTW Archive of the Environmental Design Archive at the University of California at Berkeley

The work of MLTW (Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker)...
Charles W. Moore at the Yale University Library Archives & Manuscript Collection


When Charles Moore went to Yale University in 1965...
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The Charles Moore Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based in Texas and California.