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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Family Documents

Series II: Rice Univesity

Series III: World War II

Series IV: General Correspondence

Series V: Family Correspondence

Series VI: Professional Practice

Series VII: Professional Affiliation

Series VIII: Personal

Series IX: Publications

Series X: General Photographs

Series XI: Oversize

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Ralph Anderson, Jr. Papers, 1860-1989



Descriptive Summary

Creator Anderson, Ralph Jr., 1923-1990
Title: Ralph Anderson Jr. Papers
Dates: 1860-1989
Bulk Dates: 1939-1965
Abstract: Houston-born Ralph Anderson Jr. (1923-1990) studied architecture at Rice Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in 1943. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and awarded a medal for his bravery. After the war, he returned to Rice and continued his studies in architecture. He joined the architectural firm of Wilson, Morris and Crain and eventually rose to become a partner and later president of the company. The papers cover a broad spectrum of Ralph Anderson's life, including his family, school, university years, his combat service in World War II with the U.S. Army, and his professional life as an architect.
Identification: MS 413
Extent: 10.25 cubic feet (with an additional .75 cu. ft in vault)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Ralph Anderson, Jr. was born January 1, 1923 in Houston, Texas, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Anderson, Sr. Ralph Anderson, Sr. (Andy) was the Sports Editor of the Houston Post and later the Houston Press.

Ralph Anderson, Jr. attended school in Houston, graduating from Lamar High School in 1939 and Rice Institute (later Rice University) in 1943 with a B. A. degree in Architecture. While at Rice, he won The American Institute of Architecture Student Medal, and was the first architectural student at the university to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary fraternity.

After being inducted into the Army in 1943, he was sent to Harvard University. Upon completion of an Advanced Studies Program, he went to France where he served in the European Theatre of Operations. As a result of a head wound received at the Battle of the Bulge, he was awarded both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

When the war ended, Ralph Anderson returned to Rice Institute, and received a B. S. degree in Architecture in 1947. After graduating, he joined the firm of Wilson, Morris and Crain. He worked for two years, then took a leave of absence in 1949 for an extensive study tour of Europe. He returned to the firm in 1950 and was made a partner in 1952. In 1972 the firm became known as Wilson, Crain and Anderson and in 1975 it became Wilson, Crain, Anderson and Reynolds. He was President of Crain/Anderson, Inc. in 1978.

Ralph Anderson was an artist, book reviewer, lecturer and author. He took part in the 12th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibit in 1951. He wrote Handcar White: The Battle History of 2nd Battalion, 328th Infantry Regiment WWII, and Spain Today, plus numerous articles for architectural journals.

He was a registered architect in Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, the District of Columbia, Missouri, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Ohio, and designed both family residences and commercial buildings. The World Trade Center in Houston, the Astrodome, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, the Houston Post Building, the Harris Court House Addition, and the Alice Pratt Brown Fine Arts Library at Rice University were among his many designs.

He won numerous awards, such as the Award of Merit, Texas Architecture, 1961, 1965; The Commendation Award, Houston Chapter A. I. A. 1962; Interior Certificate of Commendation, Municipal Art Commission, 1973, and many more. He became President of the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1966 and was elected a Fellow in the A. I. A., in 1967.

Ralph Anderson was a member of Allegro, The Tejas Club of Houston, and the Argyle Club of San Antonio.

He died February 3, 1990 in Houston

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Scope and Contents

The Ralph Anderson Collection consists of ten cubic feet of correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, publications, memorabilia, Rice University records and World War II records. It covers a broad spectrum of Ralph Anderson's life beginning with his grade school transcripts and ending with the very poignant diary that he kept through the last year of his life.

Although most of the documents relate to the personal and professional life and career of Ralph Anderson, Jr., there are also a few records pertaining to other family members.

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Organization

The collection is divided into eleven series:
Series I: Family Documents, 1860-1965 - 2.5 inches Box 1
Series II: Rice University, 1939-1988, 5 inches Box 2
Series III: World War II, 1942-1947, 22.5 inches Boxes 3-7
Series IV: General Correspondence, 1941-1989, 5 inches Box 8
Series V: Family Correspondence, 1943-1950, 20 inches Boxes 9-12
Series VI: Professional Practice, 1946-1989, 5 inches Box 13
Series VII: Professional Affiliation, 1946-1989, 2.5 inches Box 14
Series VIII: Personal, 1937-1989, 22.5 inches Boxes 15-19
Series IX: Publications, 1948-1989, 2.5 inches Box 20
Series X: General Photographs, 1929-1977, 5 inches Box 21
Series XI: Oversize, 1900-1969, 20 inches Box 22

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on the use of the Ralph Anderson Papers, except for one box, which is inventoried in the Detailed Description of the Collection. For more information, consult the Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Ralph Anderson, Jr., Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- Alumni and alumnae - Sources.
Rice University -- History - Sources.
Subjects
Architects - Texas - Sources.
World War, 1939-1945 - Photographs.
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
Document Types
Correspondence.
Architectural drawing.
Brochures.
Clippings.
Photograph albums
Legal documents.
Notes.
Transcripts.
Diaries.
Medals.

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Administrative Information

Citation:

Ralph Anderson, Jr. Papers, 1860 -1989, MS 413, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The papers were a gift from H. Russell Pitman, executor of the Ralph Anderson Estate. They were received in June, August, September, October 1990 and January 1991.

Prepared by Lois Morris 1992

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Family Documents

The earliest records in the collection, 1860-1965, can be found in the Family Documents Series. They include documents of a genealogical nature, such as marriage, birth, and naturalization records. Ralph Anderson's school transcripts and a few legal "land" records belonging to Ralph Anderson, Sr. are also in this series.
Subseries A: 1860-1965
Box Folder
1 1 Family History and Certificates, Baptism, Marriage, and Naturalization, 1860-1890
2 Examination of Title to "Stratford Place" Property, 1921
3 School Records, Ralph Anderson, Jr., Grades 1 - 12, 1928-1939
4 Lender's Lien Installment Note, Ralph Anderson, Sr., and L. H. Meinert, 1937
5 Ralph Anderson, Sr. Memorial, 1964
6 Claims Release, Ralph Anderson, Jr. and Dinish Shah, 1965

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Series II: Rice Univesity

This series covers the years Ralph Anderson attended Rice University both before and after World War II. Included are class notes, financial records, school transcripts, membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and drawings for homes designed and built by Ralph Anderson while a student at Rice. There are also correspondence and newspaper clippings from a news column written by Ralph Anderson while serving as Class Agent.
Subseries B: 1939-1988
Box Folder
2 1 Financial, 1939-1940
2 Grades and Transcripts, 1939-1947
3 Rice Scholarship List, 1940-1942
4 The Architectural Society of Rice, 1940-1949
5 News Clippings, Class Agent, Architectural Society, 1940-1957
6 Photos: Homes Designed by Ralph Anderson, 1941-42
7 Drawings: Woodridge House, 1942
8 Class Notes: Architecture 430, 1942
9 Class Notes: Graphic Status and Strength of Materials, 1942
10 Architectural Drawings, 1942-1943
11 Magazines: Rice Owls, ; 1942University Review, 1976
12 Phi Beta Kappa, 1943
13 Memorabilia: Class of 1943, 1943
14 Memorabilia, 1943
15 Seminar Paper, 1946
16 Rome Prize Fellowship Correspondence, 1947
17 Fondren Library Booklet Correspondence, 1947
18 Class of 1943: Golden Anniversary Scholarship Fund Correspondence, 1988
19 Architecture 210, Class Notes, n. d.

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Series III: World War II

Material in this series spans the years Ralph Anderson served in the army during World War II, beginning with his attendance at Harvard University, where he was enrolled in an Advanced Studies Program. There is also an extensive collection of photographs taken throughout Europe during World War II. Both the American and German memorabilia will be of interest to anyone doing research into World War II history. Included are patches, ribbons, a Walther P 38 (pistol), German belt buckle, pins, a German slide rule, and a Safe Conduct Pass. Ralph Anderson's helmet (with bullet hole), his Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Star.
Subseries A: Harvard University
Box Folder
3 1 Notebooks, A.S.T.P., 1943
2 General Information Booklet, 1943
3 Transcripts, Class Notes, and Schedules, 1943-1944
4 Correspondence, 1943-1944
5 Memorabilia, 1943-1944
Subseries B: Memorabilia, Paper
Box Folder
4 1 Military Service Records, 1942-1947
2 Identification Cards, 1945
3 Military Passes, 1945
4 Guidebooks: U. S. and Europe, n. d.
5 Maps: U. S. and Europe, n. d.
6 Newspaper Clippings (see Oversize), n. d.
7 Military Histories: History of 328th Infantry Division and 26th Infantry Division
8 Memorabilia, Miscellaneous, 1944-45
9 Memorabilia, Miscellaneous
Box Folder
5 1 Commendations, 1944-1945
2 Army Intelligence Records, 1945
3 Army Headquarters Orders, 1945
4 Historical Summaries, n. d.
5 Correspondence, 1945
Subseries C: Memorabilia, Realia
Some of the memorabilia and realia in subseries C marked as restricted. Contact the archivist for more information.
Box Folder
6 1 Hats, Patches, Dog Tags, Pins and Ribbons
2 Plaque
3 German Compass, Safe Conduct Pass, Belt Buckle, Stamp and Pins
4 Slide Rule (German)
Box Folder
Vault: box 6a Restricted Material
Box Folder
Vault G.I. Helmet
German Walther P 38 (pistol)
Good Conduct Medal
Bronze Star
Military insignias and badges
Subseries D: World War II Photographs
Box Folder
7 1 Harvard University, 1943-1944
2 Normandy, 1944
3 Metz, 1944
4 William Moore, Jr., 1944
5 Czechoslovakia, Obermoldau, 1945
6 Prachatice, Czechoslovakia, 1945
7 Training Camp at Hetzlos, Germany, 1945
8 Occupation in Austria, Reid, Linz, 1945
9 Camp Pittsburg, Germany, 1945
10 Camp Boston, Germany, 1945
11 Reims Cathedral, Germany, 1945
12 France, 1945
13 Combat in the Bulge, 1945
13 Luxembourg, Saer, Germany, 1945
14 Returning to the U. S., 1945
15 Ralph Anderson, n. d.
16 Ralph Anderson and Parent, n. d.
17 Miscellaneous, 1945
18 Unidentified, Riviera, n. d.
19 Negatives
(See Oversize for additional photos)

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Series IV: General Correspondence

Letters in the general series have been divided by correspondence received by Ralph Anderson and correspondence sent by Ralph Anderson. Chronological order has been imposed on each group.
While the majority of the correspondence in the general series relates to Ralph Anderson, Jr., there are some interesting letters written to his father, Andy Anderson, Sr. from Vice President Nixon in 1953 and from President Eisenhower in 1953 and 1954.
Subseries A: Letters, Greeting Cards and Post Cards
Box Folder
8 1 Received by Ralph Anderson, 1941-1965
2 Received by Ralph Anderson, 1985-1988
3 Received by Ralph Anderson, 1989
4 Received by Ralph Anderson, n. d.
5 Sent by Ralph Anderson, 1950-1989
6 Vice President Nixon to Andy Anderson, Sr., 1953
7 President Eisenhower to Andy Anderson, Sr., 1953-1954
8 Greeting Cards, 1931-1951
9 Post Cards Sent by Ralph Anderson, 1945-1952
10 Post Cards Received by Ralph Anderson, 1947-1989

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Series V: Family Correspondence

Most of the correspondence in the family series was written by Ralph Anderson, Jr. to his parents while serving in the army during World War II.
Box Folder
9 1-8 Subseries A: Family Correspondence; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Anderson Sr. from Ralph Anderson, Jr., 1943.
Box Folder
10 1-12 Subseries B: Family Correspondence; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Anderson Sr. from Ralph Anderson, Jr., 1944.
Box Folder
11 1-11 Subseries C: Family Correspondence; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Anderson Sr. from Ralph Anderson, Jr., 1945.
Box Folder
12 1-19 Subseries D: Family Correspondence; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Anderson Sr. from Ralph Anderson, Jr., 1948-1950.
1-15 Letters from Ralph Anderson
16 Post Cards, 1943-1944
17 Post Cards, 1945-1949
18 Post Cards, 1950-1958
19 Post Cards, n. d.

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Series VI: Professional Practice

This series covers the entire span of his career from his early work to his retirement in 1989. There are newspaper clippings and correspondence from his many years of association with Wilson, Morris, and Crain and later when the firm became Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. There are also financial records, brochures, and rendering from various architectural projects. To see the architectural drawings from Ralph Anderson's career, see the list of contents in Map Drawer 2. Included in the drawings are personal dwellings, medical clinics, banks, schools, T. V. Stations and the Harris County Sports Stadium (Astrodome) built in 1965.
Subseries A: Drawings, Correspondence, Renderings
Box Folder
13 1 Clipping from the Houston Press titled "Solar" Modern Designed for Small Lot Friday, Jan. 10, 1947.
See Ralph Anderson's drawings in map drawer 2 for house plans.
2 Financial, 1947-1948
3 New Clippings/Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson, 1947-1948
4 Resume, Ralph Anderson, 1948
5 Residential Work of Ralph Anderson, 1949-1987
6 Correspondence, 1950-1989
Subseries B: Drawings, Specifications, Correspondence
Box Folder
13 7 Drawings and Specifications for Edwin Smith Home, 1950
8 Specifications, Correspondence, Financial Statments related to Edwin Smith home, 1950
9 Photographs Unidentified House, 1950
10 Badge, Dedication Ceremonies WISH T. V., 1965
11 Brochures, Renderings and Drawings/Wilson, Morris and Crain Architects, n. d.
12 Perspective Proposed Shopping Center/Lloyd and Morgan, Architects, n. d.
13 Rendering, Unidentified, n. d.
Subseries C: Ralph A. Anderson, Jr. Drawings
School of Architecture for Rice Institute; n.d. pen and watercolor on heavy paper; plot plan, section, elevations.
School of Architecture for Rice Institute; Traveling Fellowship Competition; 1947; pen, pencil and watercolor on poster; perspective, floor plan.
"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever;" n.d.; pen and watercolor on poster.
Color chart; n.d.; watercolor on paper.
Flagstaff (AZ); n.d.; class sketch-pencil and waterclor on poster.
Greek temple; n.d.; pen and watercolor drawing on paper.
Local Historical Museum; n.d.; class project; pen, pencil an dwatercolor on poster; site plan, elevation, section, perspective.
House; Walsh Prize, 1943; pencil on board; floor plans, perspective, isometric of A/C system.
Lake house; n.d.; charcoal, chalk and pencil on board; floor plan, section.
Military Reviewing Stand; n.d.; pencil and watercolor on poster; perspective, elevation, plan, section.
General office building for Houston, Texas; n.d.; graduate thesis; six photostatic copies: floor plans, roof plan, elevation, section.
Park stairway and ramp; n.d.; class project; ink and watercolor on poster; site plan, perspective, elevation.
Passarelle; n.d.; class project; watercolor and pencil on paper; plan, section, elevation.
Picnic shelter; n.d.; class project; ink on paper; floor plan, section.
Pulpit; n.d.; pen and watercolor perspective on paper, plan.
Rest Camp for Veterans; n.d.; pencil and tempura paint on poster board; site plan; cabin floorplan.
Service Men's Center; n.d.; class project; ink and water-color on poster; perspective, elevation, plot plan, section, floor plan.
Small stores development; Kawneer Prize, 1942; pencil and watercolor on poster; elevation, plan, section, perspective.
Theatre des Enfants; n.d.; watercolor perspective on paper; section, plan.
War Memorial; n.d.; class project; ink and watercolor on poster; site plan, elevation, section, detail.
"James J. Smith on 'Wood in Architecture'"; n.d.; poster for lecture on wood in architecture; watercolor on paper.
Townhouse plan; 5-60; 17 prints on paper; plans, elevations, sections, details; 2 negatives (Anderson residence on Banks St.)
Residence for Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwin Smith, Houston; October 1, 1947; 5 drawings on paper; plans, details, elecations, sections.
Fondren Library interior; 1947, 7 pencil sketches.
Diplomas, awards and certificates.
Pipe organ; n.d.; perspective; ink on paper.
Apartments and marina; n.d.; 2 blueprints, 3 transparencies; perspectives.
Domed stadium; n.d.; 2 blueprints; perspectives.
Office building; n.d.; mylar; perspective.
Fence for apartment building; n.d.; pencil on trace, pencil on paper; perspective, sections.
A Clinic Building; n.d.; photocopy on paper; perspective.
Store building; n.d.; pencil on paper; rendering.
House; n.d.; pencil on paper; perspective.
Memorial Hospital building; n.d.; pencil on paper; perspective.
Apartment building; n.d.; pencil on paper.
Apartment project for B.B. & Frances Yeager; n.d.; perspective.
Store building; n.d.; colored pencil on paper; perspective.
Preliminary sketch for Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Frost; n.d.; 2 mylar, 2 pencil on paper, 1 photocopy, 2 negatives; perspectives, floorplan.
Flower; n.d.; blueprint; perspective.
Playing card or poster; n.d.; color on shiny paper.
Apartment building; n.d.; 2 pencil onpaper perspectives.
Learning Foundation; August 12, 1970
Ralph Anderson remodeling; July 16, 1964, April 18, 1973; pencil on paper.
Studio apartment for R.A. Anderson, 1214 Miramar; December 3, 1965; pencil on paper; plans, elevations, sections.
Unidentified house (?); May 1, 1973; pencil on paper; plan, section.
Apartment unit; March 31, 1965; 6 pencil on trace; plans, sections, elevations.
Plat of property; n.d.; blueprint.
Townhouses for Ralph Anderson; September 18, 1970, revised October 7, 1979; blueprint; site plan, roof and floorplans.
Townhouses; November 16, 1985; mylar, pencil on paper; 3 site plans, 2 floor plans, 3 photocopies, skylite details.
Two townhouses; ; 75 pencil on paper and trace; site plan, elevations, sections, plans.
Studio apartment for Mr. Raph A. Anderson, Jr., 1214 Miramar; November 16, 1965, December 3, 1965; 2 blueprints; sections, plans, site plan, elevation.
Garage apartment for Mr. R.A. Anderson, Jr.; June 21, 1965, September 18, 1965; 3 pencil on paper; plans, sections, details, specs.
Residence for Mr. C. Thomas Wright; September 1972; 20 blueprints; site plan, plans, elevations, sections, schedules: door, room finish, plumbing fixture, lighting.
Apartment or house; n.d.; pencil on paper; perspective.
Bank building for Mr. Frank W. Sharp; n.d.; pencil on paper and photocopy; perspective.
Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Lazarus; n.d.; pencil on paper; perspective.
Office building for Kelley Mfg. Co.; n.d.; pencil on paper; perspective, floorplan.
Townhouses for Ralph Anderson; date uknown; July 15, 1970; blueprint; site plan, elevation.
Unidentified house at Tierwester and Oakdale; n.d.; ink on paper, plan, site plan.
Ralph Anderson's townhouse; May 1960; 8 blueprints; site plan, framing, foundation, floor, elevations, sections, details.
Vance Trimble home; 1946; original pencil on paper; 4 sheets; plans, sections, elevation, details.
Edwin Smith home; 1950; 4 original drawings, 6 blueprints, 1 large site plan, 2 photostatic copies of section plans.

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Series VII: Professional Affiliation

Ralph Anderson's professional affiliations are closely tied to his professional practice. This series contains brochures, drawings, and lectures given by Ralph Anderson. There is also some interesting correspondence relating to his association with the Texas Architects Committee, the Texas Society of Architects, and the American Institute of Architects. Of particular interest are the many letters of congratulations Ralph Anderson received when he was nominated for a "Fellowship" in the American Institute of Architects.
Subseries A: Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Memberships
Box Folder
14 1 Texas Society of Architects, 1946-1989
2 American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter, Honor Award, 1948
3 American Institute of Architects, Le Brun Scholarship, 1948
4 American Institute of Architects, News Clippings, 1948-1972
5 American Institute of Architects, Memorabilia, 1949-1966
6 American Institute of Architects, Election of Ralph Anderson, President of Houston Chapter, 1965
7 American Institute of Architects, Lectures (Ralph Anderson), 1965
8 American Institute of Architects, Miscellaneous Lectures, 1965
9 American Institute of Architects, Ralph Anderson Nomination for Fellowship, 1965-67
10 American Institute of Architects, Correspondence, 1965-1989
11 Texas Architects Committee, 1986

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Series VIII: Personal

Personal interests of Ralph Anderson, Jr. away from the architectural drawing board can be found in the Personal series. He had an extremely wide diversity of interests that ranged from cultural, literary to civic.
Included in the series are the draft and final copy of Handcar White, Battle History of the 2nd BN. 328th Infantry Regiment, WWII, and other miscellaneous writings of Ralph Anderson, Jr. Correspondence relating to his association with Billboard Limited, the Shepherd Society and the Texas Educational Foundation can be found in his series. There is also an extensive collection of theatrical programs, ticket stubs, brochures and other miscellaneous items from his many trips. Material is filed chronologically by the year of each trip. Of particular interest is the diary that Ralph Anderson kept through the last year of his life.
Subseries A:Literary Writings and Correspondence
Box Folder
15 1 Lamar High School, Class Correspondent, 1939
2 Book Reviews by Ralph Anderson, 1940-1941
3 Draft of Handcar White, Ralph Anderson, 1945
4 Handcar White by Ralph Anderson, 1945
5 Mis. Writings by Ralph Anderson, 1945
6 Mis. Writings by Ralph Anderson, n. d.
7 Correspondence, 1945-1950
8 Correspondence, n. d.
9 Writings by David Cohn, Aldous Huxley, Ernest Krenek, n. d.
Subseries B: Memberships and Affiliations
Box Folder
16 1 National Geographic Society, 1938
2 Membership Allegro, 1956
3 Billboards, Limited (see Publications), 1985-1989
4 Houston Ballet, 1986
5 University of Texas College of Education Advisory Council, 1988-1989
6 Shepherd Society, 1988-1989
7 Tejas Club, 1989
Subseries C: General Memorabilia
Box Folder
17 1 School Patches and Ribbons, 1937
2 Lamar High School, 1939
3 Ticket Stubs, Christmas Cards, 1939-1946
4 Theater and Musical Programs, 1939-1947
5 Invitations, 1939-1954
6 Invitations, n. d.
7 Miscellaneous, 1939-1989
8 Financial, 1943-1965
9 Insurance, 1984-1988
10 Retirement Party, 1988
11 Diary, 1989
12 Lamar High School Reunion, Class of 1939, n. d.
Box Folder
18 1 Exhibition Catalogs, 1942-1949
2 Wresting Program, 1949
3 U. S. Senate Pass, 1953
4 Passport, 1962
5 Child's Pants
6 Hunting and Fishing Guide, Texas Coast, n. d.
7-10 Subseries D: Ralph Anderson Residence
7 Correspondence, Ralph Anderson Townhouse, 1960-1962
8 Publicity, Ralph Anderson Townhouse, 1961-1964
9 Requests for House plans, Ralph Anderson Townhouse, 1963-1967
Box Folder
19 10 Remodeling, Ralph Anderson Townhouse, 1965
Subseries E: Trips, Playbills, Ticket Stubs, Theatrical Programs, Miscellaneous
Box Folder
19 1 Playbills: Boston, New York, 1939-1944
2 Playbills: Boston, Houston, New York, 1948-1951
3 Trips: California, 1939
4 Trips: Chicago, 1946
5 Trips: South America, 1948
6 Trips: Europe, 1949
7 Trips: Holland, 1950
8 Trips: Europe, 1950
9 Map and Guidebook/Mexico and El Salvador, 1947-1948

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Series IX: Publications

The publications series has an interesting collection of newspaper clippings that give an excellent overall view of Ralph Anderson's social life and civic endeavors. He was interested not only in architectural aesthetics, but he was also interested in environmental aesthetics as shown by his involvement and commitment to "Billboards Limited."
Subseries A: Newspaper Clippings, Brochures
Box Folder
20 1 Newspaper Column by Ralph Anderson, 1948
2 Glenn McCarthy, 1949
3 Ralph Anderson (Social), 1961-1971
4 Harris County Dome Stadium, 1965-1971
5 Regulation of Billboards (see Personal), 1965-1977
6 Miscellaneous, 1968, n. d.
7 Rice University, Friends of Fondren, 1975, 1976
8 Lamar High Class of 1939 Reunion, 1979, 1989
9 Andy Anderson, n. d.
10 Rice Hotel, n. d.
11 Houston Medical Center, n. d.

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Series X: General Photographs

The photographic series consist of pictures of Ralph Anderson taken through many phases of his life, from babyhood to adulthood.
There are also pictures of Ralph Anderson, Sr. with President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 and one taken with General Douglas McArthur.
Subseries A: Ralph and Andy Anderson, Friends
Box Folder
21 1 Ralph Anderson as Baby, n. d.
2 Ralph Anderson as Baby, n. d.
3 Ralph Anderson as Baby, n. d.
4 Ralph Anderson as Baby, n.d.
5 Ralph Anderson as Young Boy, 1929
6 Ralph Anderson as Young Boy, n. d.
7 Ralph Anderson as Young Boy, n. d.
8 Ralph Anderson as Young Boy, n. d.
9 Ralph Anderson, South America, 1948
10 Ralph Anderson, England, 1949
11 Ralph Anderson as Grown Man, 1950-1977
12 Ralph Anderson as Professional, 1965-1970
13 Ralph Anderson Later Years, n. d.
14 Ralph Anderson's Home (and slides), n. d.
15 Brinkman and Boehm Wedding, n. d.
16 Andy Anderson and President Dwight Eisenhower, 1953
17 Andy Anderson and General Douglas McArthur, n. d.
18 Miscellaneous, 1946-51
19 Unidentified, n. d.
20 Post Cards, n. d.

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Series XI: Oversize

This series contains a photograph album with pictures of the inside and the outside of the home of Ralph Anderson, Jr., a picture of the Company B, A.S.T.U., United States Army dated 1943 and a picture of the Rhea Building, Houston, 1900.
There are newspapers with headlines relating to World War II. There is also a JFK Memorial Edition of Life Magazine, along with some miscellaneous brochures.
Subseries A: Newspapers, Brochures, Magazines, Photographs
Box
22 Rockefeller Center Brochure, 1938
Fondren Library Brochure, 1946
Houston Post, 1941-1969
Stars and Stripes, 1945
Grapevine, 26 Infantry Division, 1945
Mexico City Herald, 1948
Market Square Gazette, 1967
Miscellaneous Newspapers, 1943-1948
Life Magazine, 1963
Photograph, Rhea Building, 1900
Photograph, Company B WWII, 1943
Photograph, Ralph Anderson Home, n. d.

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