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Rice Hotel Collection RG.D.0028



Descriptive Summary

Creator Rice Hotel Management and Sales Departments, 1935-1978
Title: The Rice Hotel Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1944-1958
Dates: 1935-1978, 1944-1958
Identification: RG.D.0028
Quantity: 7.5 Linear feet, 16 document boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence to and from various hotel managers, correspondence relating to hotel and reservations, mostly of large groups, in addition to Sales Department promotional information and publicity items, and miscellaneous items relating to running a hotel. The bulk of the collection consists of the day-to-day working papers and inventories. It also includes details of the room Service Accounts of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones for 1952 and 1953. There are three photographs, two of the hotel itself.


 

Arrangement

The information is arranged chronologically by grouping.
Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Promotions and Miscellaneous Records
Series 3: Work Papers
Series 4: General Reports
Series 5: Service Accounts
Series 6: Inventories
Series 7: Operations Reports
Series 8: Miscellaneous Records
Series 9: Photographs

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

None.


Index Terms

Adams, George B.
Bernatsky, Matthew
Bobo, Frank
Carter, Bruce R.
Knights Templar (Masonic order)--United States
Orr, B. F.
Peck, Max E.
Rice Hotel
Business enterprises--Texas--Houston
Hotel Management--Texas--Houston--Correspondence
Hotels--Texas--Houston
Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Rice Hotel Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: the Trustees of the Bankruptcy Estate of the Rice Hotel.

Processing Information

Processed by: Mary D'Albertson and Kay Burford, completed February 1995.

Digitized Materials

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available through the Houston Area Digital Archives. Please view the digitized material at: http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/images/id/1612/rec/1

Other digitized material related to this collection is available at: http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/archival!books!images!postcards/searchterm/Rice%20Hotel/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort/ad/asc


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Miscellaneous correspondence 1944/1946 (including 1 complaint)
2 Correspondence to Bruce R. Carter, Managing Director - September 1950
3 Correspondence to/from B.F. Orr, Manager - 1949-50
4 Correspndence to/from B.F. Orr - January - May 1951
5 Correspondence to/from B.F. Orr - June - October 1951
6 Correspondence to/from B.F. Orr - 1955
7 Southwest Sales Management Association; correspondence with George b. Adams June - August 1955
8 Correspondence to/from George B. Adams, Ex. Association Manager - March 1956
9 Personal Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck, Sales Manager, Statler Hotel, Dallas - Dallas June 1955)
10 Personal Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck, Sales Manager, Statler Hotel, Dallas - 1955
11 Personal correspondence to/from Max E. Peck, Sales Manager, Statler Hotel, Dallas - 1956, letter June 11, 1957 regarding chairs at Rice Hotel.
12 Personal Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck concerning his appointment as Resident Manager October - December 1956 (1) (including Hotel Bulletin on appointment)
13 Personal Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck concerning his appointment as Resident Manager October - December 1956 (2)
14 Personal Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck concerning his apointment as Resident Manager October - December 1956 (3)
15 Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck - January - February 1957
16 Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck - March 1957
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence to/from Max E. Peck - June 1958
2 Correspondence Matthew Bernatsky 1956 - 1958
3 Correspondence with Tuskegee Institute April - August 1952
4 Business - Education Day Correspondence 1952 -1955
5 Correspondence requesting personal references 1953 - 1955
6 43rd Triennial Knights Templar 1946; miscellaneous items and miscellaneous reservations
7 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States A - C
8 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States D - F
9 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States K - Minn
10 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States Mon - Miss
11 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States N
12 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States O - P
13 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States S - U
14 Reservations Contracts/Correspondence - Knights Templar 1946 - By States V - W
15 Reservations Correspondence - Tour Groups 1953 - 1956
16 Reservations Correspondence - Baseball teams August 1953 - March 1956



 

Series 2: Promotions and Other Departmental Records

Box Folder
2 17 Miscellaneous Reservations March - April 1958
18 Southland Merchandise Exhibitors Market Correspondence January - May 1954
19 Southwest Childrens Wear Association Market Correspondence August - November 1954
Box Folder
3 1 Employee Cards / Contracts / Payroll Slips 1944
2 Injury Reports 1952 - names beginning A & B
3 Safety Committee Meeting Minutes March 15, 1954
4 Sales Department Promotions: Notes of telephone calls, meetings by J. Frank Bobo June 15, 1954 - January 17, 1955
5 Sales Department Promotions: Correspondence 1955 Promotional postcards, pictures
6 Clippings - Publicity March 16 - 22, 1955
7 "Rice Hotel Roof" - advertisement
8 Applications for Sales Manager August - November 1955
9 News July 1947
10 American Hotel Association Newsletters 1954 - 1956
11 Hotel Manager's Association of Houston: Correspondence and Financial Statements December 1956 - January 1958
12 Costs & losses - Fire in Bake Shop, Main Kitchen, December 28, 1952
13 Trends in the Hotel Business in Texas 1951, 1953 - 1955
14 Booklet: Trends in the Hotel Business in Texas 1953 - 1955
15 Hotel Operations in 1954; 23rd Annual Study by Horwath & Horwath
16 Statistics and Trends in the Hotel Business 1954 - 55
17 Texas Retail Jewelers Association - 1955 Buyer's Guide and Convention Program April 24, 1955
18 Applications for Boiler Room Engineers 1954 with copy advertisement and Worksheet June 7 - 13, 1954
19 Clippings, advertisement for Boiler Room Engineers 1954
20 Miscellaneous Room Charges 1958



 

Series 3: Work Papers

Box Folder
3 21 Work Papers - 1935
22 Work Papers - January 1949 (1)
23 Work Papers - January 1949 (2)
24 Work Papers - January 1949 (3)
Box Folder
4 1 Work Papers - February 1949 (1)
2 Work Papers - February 1949 (2)
3 Work Papers - February 1949 (3)
4 Work Papers - March 1949 (1)
5 Work Papers - March 1949 (2)
6 Work Papers - March 1949 (3)
7 Work Papers - April 1949 (1)
8 Work Papers - April 1949 (2)
Box Folder
5 1 Work Papers - May 1949 (1)
2 Work Papers - May 1949 (2)
3 Work Papers - June 1949 (1)
4 Work Papers - June 1949 (2)
5 Work Papers - June 1949 (3) & Bank Statement August 1949
6 Work Papers - January 1950 (1)
7 Work Papers - January 1950 (2)
8 Work Papers - January 1950 (3)
9 Work Papers - February 1950 (1)
10 Work Papers - February 1950 (2)
11 Work Papers - February 1950 (3)
Box Folder
6 1 Work Papers - March 1950 (1)
2 Work Papers - March 1950 (2)
3 Work Papers - March 1950 (3)
4 Work Papers - February 1951 (1)
5 Work Papers - (2)
6 Work Papers - February 1951 (3)
7 Work Papers - January 1952 (1)
8 Work Papers - January 1952 (2)
9 Work Papers - January 1952 (3)
10 Work Papers - January 1952 (4)
11 Work Papers - February 1952 (1)
12 Work Papers - February 1952 (2)
Box Folder
7 1 Work Papers - February 1952 (3)
2 Work Papers - February 1952 (4)
3 Work Papers - March 1952 (1)
4 Work Papers - February 1952 (2)
5 Work Papers - February 1952 (3)
6 Work Papers - February 1952 (4)
7 Work Papers - April 1952 (1)
8 Work Papers - April 1952 (2)
9 Work Papers - April 1952 (3)
10 Work Papers - April 1952 (4)
Box Folder
8 1 Work Papers - May 1952 (1)
2 Work Papers - May 1952 (2)
3 Work Papers - May 1952 (3)
4 Work Papers - May 1952 (4)
5 Work Papers - June 1952 (1)
6 Work Papers - June 1952 (2)
7 Work Papers - June 1952 (3)
8 Work Papers - July 1952 (1)
9 Work Papers - July 1952 (2)
10 Work Papers - July 1952 (3)
Box Folder
9 1 Work Papers - August 1952 (1)
2 Work Papers - August 1952 (2)
3 Work Papers - August 1952 (3)
4 Work Papers - August 1952 (4)
5 Work Papers - September 1952 (1)
6 Work Papers - September 1952 (2)
7 Work Papers - September 1952 (3)
8 Work Papers - September 1952 (4)
9 Work Papers - October 1952 (1)
10 Work Papers - October 1952 (2)
Box Folder
10 1 Work Papers - October 1952 (3)
2 Work Papers - November 1952 (1)
3 Work Papers - November 1952 (2)
4 Work Papers - November 1952 (3)
5 Work Papers - December 1952 (1)
6 Work Papers - December 1952 (2)
7 Work Papers - December 1952 (3)
8 Work Papers - December 1952 (4)
Box Folder
11 1 Work Papers - October 1953 (1)
2 Work Papers - October 1953 (2)
3 Work Papers - October 1953 (3)
4 Work Papers - November 1953 (1)
5 Work Papers - November 1953 (2)
6 Work Papers - November 1953 (3)
7 Work Papers - November 1953 (4)
8 Work Papers - December 1953 (1)
9 Work Papers - December 1953 (2)
10 Work Papers - December 1953 (3)
Box Folder
12 1 Work Papers - January 1954 (1)
2 Work Papers - January 1954 (2)
3 Work Papers - September 1954 (1)
4 Work Papers - September 1954 (2)
5 Work Papers - September 1954 (3)
6 Work Papers - October 1954 (1)
7 Work Papers - October 1954 (2)
8 Work Papers - October 1954 (3)



 

Series 4: General Reports

Box Folder
12 9 Dead Head Reports (Employee Meals) - January, March 1950
10 Dead Head Reports (Employee Meals) - February - December 1952
11 Dead Head Reports (Employee Meals) - January 1954 - March 1956



 

Series 5: Service Accounts

Box Folder
12 12 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - January - March 1950
13 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - February 1951
14 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - January 1952
15 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - March 1952
Box Folder
13 1 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - April 1952
2 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - May 1952
3 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - June 1952
4 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - July 1952
5 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - August 1952
6 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - September 1952
7 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - October 1952
8 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - November, December 1952
9 Jesse H. Jones Room Service Accounts - October 1953



 

Series 6: Inventories

Box Folder
13 10 Inventories - March 1952 (1)
11 Inventories - March 1952 (2)
12 Inventories - July 1952
13 Inventories - August 1952
Box Folder
14 1 Inventories - September 1952
2 Inventories - October 1952
3 Inventories - November 1952
4 Inventories - December 1952
5 Inventories - November 1953
6 Inventories - December 1953
7 Inventories - January 1954
8 Inventories - February 1954
9 Inventories - March 1954
10 Inventories - April 1954
Box Folder
15 1 Inventories - June 1954
2 Inventories - July 1954
3 Inventories - August 1954
4 Inventories - September 1954
5 Inventories - October 1954
6 Inventories - November 1954
7 Inventories - December 1954



 

Series 7: Operations Reports

Box Folder
15 8 Operating Statements and Review of Operations - September 1956
9 Operating Statements and Review of Operations - October 1956
10 Operating Statements and Review of Operations - November 1956
11 Operating Statements and Review of Operations - January 1957
12 Operating Statements and Review of Operations - February 1957
13 Operating Statements and Review of Operations - March 1957



 

Series 8: Miscellaneous Records

Box Folder
15 14 Survey of local market in development of the former Empire Room as a dining room feature - January 1957
15 Report of Examination of Accounts - January - December 1954
16 Statements of Profit and Loss - September 1956 - November 1957
Box Folder
16 1 Pen and ink sketch of Rice Hotel 1912 - 1947
2 Hotel Register - November 15, 1975 through January 13, 1978



 

Series 9: Photographs

Box Folder
16 3 RG D 28.1 - Photograph of Rice Hotel 1954 - 1955 (and duplicate copy)
4 RG D 28.2 - Photograph of Rice Hotel 1954 - 1955 (and duplicate copy)
5 RG D 28.3 - Photograph of people on People Mover 1954 - 1955