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Descriptive Summary

Organizational Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

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)

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator: "R" Association of Rice University
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.
ID UA 089
Extent 18 boxes
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

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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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

Subjects
College athletic organizations - history.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - Athletics
Rice University - Dept. of Athletics
Formats
Photographs

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Related Material

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
box folder
1 1 Teams / individuals, 1960s-1990s
Men’s Basketball
box folder
1 2 Coaches
3 Teams / individuals, 1940s
4 Individuals, 1950s
5 Teams / individuals, 1950s
6 Individuals, 1960s
7 Teams / individuals, 1960s
8 Teams / individuals, 1970s
9 Individuals, 1980s
10 Teams / individuals, 1980s (includes slides)
Women’s Basketball
box folder
1 11 Teams / individuals, 1980s
Football
box folder
2 1 Coaches
2 Teams / individuals, 1930s
3 Individuals, 1940s
4 Teams / groups, 1940s
5-6 Individuals, 1950s
7 Teams / groups, 1950s
box folder
3 1 Individuals, 1960s
2 Teams / groups, 1960s
3 Individuals, 1970s
4 Teams / groups, 1970s
5 Individuals, 1980s
6 Teams / groups, 1980s
box folder
4 - Unidentified name / year
box folder
5 1 Golf
2 Tennis
Track & Field
box folder
5 3 Coaches
4 Team, 1919
5 Relay, teams, 1920s
6 Relay, teams, 1930s
7 Individuals, 1940s
8 Relay, teams, 1940s
9 Individuals, 1950s
10 Relay, meets, teams, 1950s
11 Individuals, 1960s
12 Relay, meets, teams, 1960s
13 Individuals, 1970s
14 Relay, meets, teams, 1970s
15 Individuals, 1980s
16 Individuals and teams, 1990s
17 Negatives
18 Check presentation for "R" room, Bucky Allshouse, George Miner, and W.C. Tr. (sp?)
19 Medical Staff

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

Many are mounted on board and feature individual portraits of award winning athletes.
box folder
6 1 Baseball
2 Basketball
3 Golf
4-5 Football
box folder
7 1-2 Football
3 Swimming
box folder
8 1 Tennis
2-3 Track & Field

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

box folder
9 - 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)

box folder
10-11 - Photographs and newsclippings, some mounted on boards, some unidentified

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

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.
box folder
12 - Athletes A-L
box folder
13 - Athletes M-Z

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

box folder
14 - B/W photographs of “Distinguished R Man” with biographical information included.
- Photographs of All Sports Award Luncheon and other related photographs, 1970s
box folder
15 - 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)

box folder
15 - Cotton Bowl, 1954 (Rice 28 / Alabama 6) 16mm film
box folder
16-18 - Rice football, 1980s, Beta format videotapes

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