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Houston Sports Association. Inside the astrodome. Houston: 1965.

Mann, Dene Hofheinz. 1965. You be the judge. Houston, Tex: Press of Premier.

Ray, Edgar W. The Grand Huckster: Houston's Judge Roy Hofheinz, genius of the Astrodome. Memphis: Memphis State University Press, 1980.

Reed, Robert. A six-gun salute : an illustrated history of the Houston Colt .45s, 1962-1964. Houston, Tex: Gulf Pub. Co., 1999.

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Vance, Mike, and Mickey Herskowitz. Houston baseball: the early years, 1861-1961. Houston, Texas : Bright Sky Press, 2014.



Acosta, Mike. "Rain or Shine: How Houston Developed Space City Baseball." Houston History (Vol. 6, No. 3): 20-27.

Chandler, Adam. "The Sad Fate (but Historic Legacy) of the Houston Astrodome." The Atlantic Online. Nov. 8, 2013.

Chandler, Wayne. 2010. "Astrodome." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 06, 2015.

MacGregor, Jeff. "Remembering the Astrodome, the Eighth Wonder of the World." Smithsonian Magazine (April 2015).

Society for American Baseball Research. "Baseball in the space age: Houston since 1961." The National Pasttime: A review of baseball history. 2014. Accessed April 06, 2015.

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The Houston Astrodome at Housing the Spectacle: The Emergence of America's Domed Superstadiums

Houston Astros
Houston Astros History and Astros 50th Anniversary Photo Galleries

Houston Chronicle Online
The Astrodome then (photos)
The Astrodome now (photos)
The Astrodome Turns 50

Houston History Project

Rock in Houston includes Houston Astrodome venue


Social Media


Our Astrodome. Facebook page established by National Trust for Historic Preservation. Launched 2013.

Houston Texas Astrodome - The Eighth Wonder of the World. Flickr group established 2007.


Archival Collections

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Harris County Archives

Woodson Research Center Special Collections & Archives, Fondren Library, Rice University

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


Other Resources

Historic American Engineering Record. Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX, HAER TX-108. Accessed April 06, 2015.

National Park Service. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: The Astrodome. 2014. Accessed April 06, 2015.