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Organizational Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement note

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: 8x10 and smaller photographs by sport (Boxes 1-5)

Series II: 11x15 and smaller photographs by sport, 1919-1990s (Boxes 6-8)

Series III: 16x20 photographs various sports, ca.1920-1990s (Box 9)

Series IV: 20x24 and smaller photographs and newsclippings, ca.1920-1990s (Boxes 10-11)

Series V: Hall of Fame photographs (Boxes 12-13)

Series VI: "R" Awards & Ephemera (Boxes 14-15)

Series VII: Football Film and Video, 1954-1980s (Boxes 15-18)

Series VIII: Photocopied scrapbooks of newsclippings (Boxes 19-33)

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University "R" Association records, 1919-1995 UA 089



creatorRice University. "R" Association
Title: Rice University "R" Association records
Dates: 1919-1995
Abstract:This material serves as a visual record of the “R” Assocation’s member athletes and coaches, official activities, and general Rice sports events. Formats include photographs, slides, negatives and beta format videotapes, as well as some written biographical information, awards, and ephemera such as a basketball jersey. The bulk covers men's sports, football and track in particular.
Identification: UA 089
Quantity: 33 Linear Feet (33 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Organizational Sketch

Formed in 1913 as Rice's first alumni-based support group for Rice Athletics, the "R" Association consists primarily of Rice men’s and women’s letterwinners. (Merit-based honorary memberships may on occasion be considered by the "R" Association board.) Former letterwinners are invited to volunteer with the "R" Association by assisting with annual events, including Hall of Fame inductions, a golf tournament, Scholar Athlete Banquet, and All Sports Banquet. The "R" Association board also offers opportunities for volunteer participation.

The organization has historically provided financial assistance to Rice Athletics within the parameters of the NCAA and has provided scholarships to graduating senior athletes. The "R" Association has consistently sponsored various fund-raising events, athletic awards programs and scholastic banquets on behalf of Rice Athletics.

In Fall 1970 the “R” Assocation established the Rice Sports Hall of Fame, recognizing individual accomplishments in all intercollegiate sports by athletes who have been out of school at least 15 years. Additions are made each year by the “R” Association’s selection committee.

This association was incorporated on June 12, 1981 as a non-profit Texas corporation and is currently the only entity not under the accounting and financial control of Rice University which generates revenue on behalf of Rice.

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Scope and Contents

This material serves as a visual record of the “R” Assocation’s member athletes and coaches, official activities, and general Rice sports events. Formats include photographs, slides, negatives and beta format videotapes, as well as some written biographical information, awards, and ephemera such as a basketball jersey. The bulk covers men's sports, football and track in particular. Other sports include baseball, golf, tennis, and swimming.

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Arrangement note

Missing Title
Series I: 8x10 and smaller photographs by sport (Boxes 1-5)
Series II: 11x15 and smaller photographs by sport, 1919-1990s (Boxes 6-8)
Series III: 16x20 photographs various sports, ca.1920-1990s (Box 9)
Series IV: 20x24 and smaller photographs and newsclippings various sports, ca.1920-1990s (Box 10-11)
Series V: Hall of Fame photographs (Box 12-13)
Series VI: "R" Awards & Ephemera (Boxes 14-15)
Series VII: Football Film and Video (Boxes 15-18)

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the "R" Assocation records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

photographs
College sports
Rice University. "R" Association

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Related Materials

Information files for: “R” Association newspaper clippings; “R” Association programs and ephemera; and “R” Book.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University "R" Association records, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material was donated by Don Knodel, 2002-2003.

Accruals

Additional materials may be added to this collection in the future.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: 8x10 and smaller photographs by sport (Boxes 1-5)

Baseball
BoxFolder
Teams / individuals, 1960s-1990s
Men’s Basketball
BoxFolder
Coaches
Teams / individuals, 1940s
Individuals, 1950s
Teams / individuals, 1950s
Individuals, 1960s
Teams / individuals, 1960s
Teams / individuals, 1970s
Individuals, 1980s
Teams / individuals, 1980s (includes slides)
Women’s Basketball
BoxFolder
Teams / individuals, 1980s
Football
BoxFolder
Coaches
Teams / individuals, 1930s
Individuals, 1940s
Teams / groups, 1940s
Individuals, 1950s
Teams / groups, 1950s
BoxFolder
Individuals, 1960s
Teams / groups, 1960s
Individuals, 1970s
Teams / groups, 1970s
Individuals, 1980s
Teams / groups, 1980s
BoxFolder
Unidentified name / year
BoxFolder
Golf
Tennis
Track & Field
BoxFolder
Coaches
Team, 1919
Relay, teams, 1920s
Relay, teams, 1930s
Individuals, 1940s
Relay, teams, 1940s
Individuals, 1950s
Relay, meets, teams, 1950s
Individuals, 1960s
Relay, meets, teams, 1960s
Individuals, 1970s
Relay, meets, teams, 1970s
Individuals, 1980s
Individuals and teams, 1990s
Negatives
Check presentation for "R" room, Bucky Allshouse, George Miner, and W.C. Tr. (sp?)
Medical Staff

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Series II: 11x15 and smaller photographs by sport, 1919-1990s (Boxes 6-8)

Scope and Contents note
Many are mounted on board and feature individual portraits of award winning athletes.
BoxFolder
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Football
BoxFolder
Football
Swimming
BoxFolder
Tennis
Track & Field

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Series III: 16x20 photographs various sports, ca.1920-1990s (Box 9)

BoxFolder
16x20 photographs of individual athletes and groups, mounted on boards, some unidentified

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Series IV: 20x24 and smaller photographs and newsclippings, ca.1920-1990s (Boxes 10-11)

BoxFolder
Photographs and newsclippings, some mounted on boards, some unidentified

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Series V: Hall of Fame photographs (Boxes 12-13)

Scope and Contents note
16x20 photographs in alphabetical order by name of athlete inducted into R Association Hall of Fame, mounted on board with background information on the athlete.
BoxFolder
Athletes A-L
BoxFolder
Athletes M-Z

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Series VI: "R" Awards & Ephemera (Boxes 14-15)

BoxFolder
B/W photographs of “Distinguished R Man” with biographical information included.
Photographs of All Sports Award Luncheon and other related photographs, 1970s
BoxFolder
Coca Cola Rice Owl Club Player of the Game Award plaque, 1982
Basketball jersey, # 52 “Nanney”

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Series VII: Football Film and Video, 1954-1980s (Boxes 15-18)

BoxFolder
Cotton Bowl, 1954 (Rice 28 / Alabama 6) 16mm film
BoxFolder
Rice football, 1980s, Beta format videotapes

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Series VIII: Photocopied scrapbooks of newsclippings (Boxes 19-33)

Subseries A: Large size scrapbooks, photocopied
BoxFolder
September 1951-December 1952 clippings album
1953-1954 clippings album
BoxFolder
September 1954-February 1957 clippings album
BoxFolder
1957-1958 clippings album
BoxFolder
September 1958 - September 1961 clippings album
1963-1966 clippings album
BoxFolder
1968-1970 clippings album
BoxFolder
1970-1972 clippings album
BoxFolder
Additional magazine and newspaper articles, 1947-1983
Subseries B: Medium size scrapbooks, photocopied
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1917-1949
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1939-1950
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1952-1959
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1958-1962
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1963-1969
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1970-1982
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1970-1979
Box
Photocopied pages from scrapbook 1977-1979; 1980-1985; and baseball only 1953-1955

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