Compiled by K. Kris Hirst email@example.com
Undoubtedly the best reference for archaeologists is Gurcke 1987 listed below. This works includes a terrific bibliography, which is not reproduced herein.
Bronner, Simon 1980 The Harris House and related structures in south-central Indiana. Pioneer America 12(1):9-30. Deiss, Ron 1992 A brief history and chronology of ceramic drainage and masonry tile produced in the United States. Journal of the International Brick Collectors Association 10(1):6-18. Gilbert, Allas S., Garman Harbottle, and Daniel deNoyelles 1993 A ceramic chemistry archive for New Netherland/New York. Historic Archaeology 27(3):17-56. Greer, Georgeanna H. 1981 American Stonewares, the Art and Craft of Utilitarian Potters. Schiffer Publishing Co., Exton, PA. 1979 Basic forms of historic pottery kilns which may be encountered in the United States. In The Conference on Historic Site Archeology Papers, 1978. Edited by Stanley South. Vol. 13, pp. 133-147.=20 Gurcke, Karl 1987 Bricks and Brickmaking: A Handbook for Historical Archaeology. The University of Idaho Press, Moscow. Undoubtedly the best reference for archaeologists. Terrific bibliography, which I did not reproduce here. Kelly, Roger E. and Marsha C. S. Kelly 1977 Brick bats for archaeologists: Values of pressed brick brands. Historical Archaeology 11:84-89. Martens, Steve C. 1990 Material procurement and farmstead development: Effect of indigenous material on the appearance of German brick farmhouses in Carver County, Minnesota. Pioneer America 13(1):11-22. Musty, John 1990 Brick kilns and brick and tile suppliers to Hampton Court Palace. Archaeology Journal 147:411-419. Walters, William D., Jr. 1982 Nineteenth century midwestern brick. Pioneer America 14(3):125-136. 1979-80 Abandoned nineteenth century brick and tile works in Central Illinois: An introduction from local sources. Inustrial Archaeology Review 4(1):70-80. Zimmerman, H. Russell 1991 Cream city brick. Historic Preservation22(3):4-12.
Dobson, Edward, and Alfred B. Searle. 1921 A rudimentary treatise on the manufacture of brick and tiles. London: Crosby, Lockwood, and Son. Rhodes, David (Daniel?) 1968 Kilns: Design, Construction, and Operation. Chilton Book Company, Radnor PA. 1959 Stoneware and Porcelain. Chilton Book Company, Radnor PA. McMahan, J. F., C. K. Kostad, and H. H. Barnes 1948 A Critical Study of the Manufacture of Soft-Mud Building Brick. Industrial Research and Development Division, Office of Technical Services, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. McCollam, C. Harold 1976 The Brick and Tile Industry in Stark County. Stark County Historical Society, Canton, Ohio. McKee, Harley J. 1972 Introduction to Early American Masonry: Stone, Brick, Mortar, and Plaster. National Trust for Historic Preservation and Columbia Missouri, New York. Moline, Robert Timothy 1969 The Modification of the Wet Prairie in Southern Minnesota. Unpublished MA. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul-Minneapolis. Rauschenberg, Bradford L. 1991 Brick and tile manufacturing in the South Carolina Low Country, 1750-1800. Journal of Southern Decorative Arts 17(2):103-113. Trindell, Roger T. 1968 Building in brick in early America. Geographical Review 58(3):484-487. Waring, George E., Jr. 1902 Draining for Profit and Draining for Health. 4th edition. Orange Judd Company, New York. Weaver, Marion M. 1964 History of Tile Drainage (In America prior to 1900). M. M. Weaver, Waterloo, NY. Department of Commerce 1915 The Pottery Industry. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce Miscellaneous Series No. 21. Washington, DC. Hamer, Frank, and Janet Hamer 1986 The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques. Revised Edition, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. Harris, Cyril M. 1975 Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. Leach, Bernard 1940 A Potter's Book. Farber and Farber, Ltd. London. Rado, Paul 1969 An Introduction to Ceramic Technology. Pergamon Press Ltd. Oxford. Robinson Clay Products Co. 1903 Clay Products. Akron, OH Searle, Alfred B. 1911 The Clayworker's Handbook. 2nd Edition, Charles Griffin & co., Ltd., London Tefft, Gary, and Bonnie Tefft 1981 Red Wing Potters and Their Wares. Locust Enterprises, Menominee Falls, WS Watkins, Laura Woodside 1950 Early New England Potters and their Wares. Cambridge, Mass. Webster, Donald Blacke 1968 The Brantford Pottery. Art and Archaeology, Occasional Paper 13. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. 1971 Decorated Stoneware Pottery of North America. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont.
Adams, William Hampton (ed.) 1980 Waverly Plantation: Ethnoarchaeology of a Tenant Farming Community. National Technical Information Service. xxii+722 pp.; 142 figs.; 118 tables; 3 microfiche excavation of a scove kiln in Mississippi Bleed, Peter, and Christopher M. Schoen 1987 Archaeology uncovers century-old factory. Cornerstone: Historic Preservation in Nebraska 8(2). 1990 The Lincoln Pottery Works: Historical perspectives. Nebraska History 71(1):34-47. Finney, Fred A., Cynthia L. Peterson, Rolfe D. Mandel, and Hugh R. Davidson 1994 Archaeological Geomorphological, and Historical Survey of the South Raccoon River Greenbelt, Dallas County, Iowa: Summary and Future Research Guide. Contract Completion Report 432. Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Describes (briefly) seven extant or partially extant brick or tile manufacturing sites in Dallas County. Finney, Fred A. and Susan R. Snow 1991 Small scale, soft-mud brickmaking facilities in the mid-nineteenth century: An archaeological example from Iowa. Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society 38:66-72. Hamilton, Kelly 1990 Archaeological and historical survey of the Zerrenner Brickyard, 47-Ou-101, Outagamie County, WIsconsin. IN Transportation Archaeology in Wisconsin, the 1988 Field Season. Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Archaeological Report 16. Lynn A. Rusch, et al. (editors). Madison. Hirst, K. Kris 1994 Archaeological Investigations at the Brown Brothers Tile Factory, A Phase II investigation of 13WS224, Primary Roads Project NHS-218-3(16)--19-92 a.k.a. PIN 84-92040-1 Washington County, Iowa. Project Completion Report 17(59). Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Agricultural tile manufacturing site, operated from 1882=961904. Little of the site remains intact, with the exception of segments of five walls, interpreted as part of a round downdraft kiln. Malone, James M.,Georgeanna H. Greer, and Helen Simons 1979 Kirbee Kiln: A Mid-19th Century Texas Stoneware Pottery. Office of the State Archeologist Report 13, Texas Historical Commission, Austin,Texas. Page, William C. and Leah D. Rogers 1993 A Cultural Resources Survey for the U.S. Highway 6 Reconstruction Project, Dallas and Polk Counties, Iowa. Snyder and Associates, Mt. Vernon. Phase I investigations of small brickyard, near Adel Iowa, 1881-ca 1907 [13DA70] Small, scove kiln operation; survey only. Reynolds, John D. 1970 Coalport and its relationship to the early historic pottery industry in the Des Moines River Valley. Unpublished MS. thesis, Iowa State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ames. Rogers, Leah D. 1993 A Phase I Archaeological Survey for the Proposed Des Moines Recreational River and Greenbelt, Botanical Center Riverfront Park, Riverfront Garden Project, Des Moines, Iowa. Contract No. DACW25-92-M-1022, for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. Leah Rogers, Mount Vernon, IA. Phase I survey of the Iowa Pipe and Tile Company plant, Des Moines Iowa, 1881=961957 [13PK534]. Downdraft kilns; primarily sewer tile, bricks, pipe; the largest drain tile mfg in state [1880s]. Shovel tests, backhoe trench; mapping, historical data provided. Too damaged to recommend further investigations. Schoen,Christopher, and Peter Bleed 1993 The Archaeology of the Lincoln Pottery Works. Central Plains Archaeology 3(1). Schroeder, Allen Leo 1979 The Stoneware Industry at Moingona, Iowa: An archaeological and historical study of Moingona Pottery Works (13BN120) and Flint Stone Pottery (13BN132). Unpublished MS. thesis, Iowa State University DO Sociology and Anthropology, Ames Schulte, Barbara 1974 The Nineteenth Century Ceramic Industry at Coal Valley: Archaeology of 13BN111 (Noah Creek Kiln). Unpublished MS. thesis, Iowa State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ames