Halls of Renown: The Names Behind UT Campus Buildings

     
The Physics Building (1933), designed by Paul Cret, was renamed in 1974 to honor geneticist Theophilus S. Painter, UT president from 1944 to 1952. Painter is well known in U.S. history as the respondent in the landmark Sweatt v. Painter civil rights case.
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Location of T.S. Painter Hall on the UT Campus)
  Painter Hall
     
Perry-Castañeda Library   The Perry-Castañeda Library, or PCL (1977), is UT's main library. It was named in honor of two distinguished faculty: Ervin S. Perry, professor of civil engineering, and Carlos E. Castañeda, librarian and professor of history.
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Location of PCL on the UT Campus)
     
The Humanities Research Center (1971) was renamed in 1974 to honor its founder, Harry H. Ransom. Ransom, a professor of English, dean, UT president, and chancellor, devoted his career to building the Center's great research collections in literature.
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Location of HRC on the UT Campus)
  Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
     
Sanchez Building   UT's College of Education Building (1975) was renamed in 1995 to honor George I. Sánchez, UT educator (1940-1972) and civil rights leader. Sánchez' career had a profound impact on bilingual education, school financing, and pre-school education.
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Location of Sánchez Bldg. on the UT Campus)
     

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