Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Otto Eisenlohr Rice Institute letters, 1915-1921 MS 536



creator Eisenlohr, Otto, -1988
Title: Otto Eisenlohr Rice Institute letters
Dates: 1915-1921
Abstract: Correspondence from Rice Institute student Otto Eisenlohr to his high school sweetheart and eventual wife, Gainor Roberts, regarding student life, academics and athletics at Rice Institute, and contemporary newsclippings and photographs.
Identification: MS 536
Quantity: 5.0 linear ft.(10 boxes)
General Physical Description note (10 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Otto Eisenlohr (d. 1988) of Dallas, Texas, attended Rice Institute from 1915 to 1921, and graduated in 1921. Eisenlohr attended medical school and practiced medicine in Dallas. He married Gainor Roberts of Dallas in 1920, and after her death in 1938, married Nell Vaughn in 1942.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Rice Institute student Otto Eisenlohr to his high school sweetheart and eventual wife, Gainor Roberts, regarding student life, academics and athletics at Rice Institute, and contemporary newsclippings and photographs.

Topics include Rice during the First World War, Houston from 1915-1921, science at Rice Institute, hazing of freshmen by upperclassmen, secret societies on campus, popular movies, dances, Rice football, basketball, and baseball, and ROTC activities during the first World War.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Otto Eisenlohr papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Eisenlohr, Otto, -1988
Roberts, Gainor
Subjects
Rice University--History
Students--Social life and customs
Genres
corrrespondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Otto Eisenlohr Rice Institute letters, 1915-1921, MS 536, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by Otto’s son John Eisenlohr in Dec. 2007. These letters were discovered by John Eisenlohr in the attic of his father's home at 1042 Lausanne, Dallas, Texas, in 2002, when the house was cleaned out before its sale.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: 1915

Box Folder
1 1 06/25/1915 (5 pgs.)
1 09/27/1915 (8 pgs.)
1 10/11/1915 (5 pgs.)
1 12/05/1915 (5 pgs.)



Series II: 1916

Box Folder
1 2 01/01/1916 (3 pgs.)
2 01/04/1916 (4 pgs.)
2 01/08/1916 (5 pgs.)
2 01/15/1916 (5 pgs.) -- Food fight
2 01/22/1916 (5 pgs.) -- Military training
2 01/29/1916 (4 pgs.)
2 02/07/1916 (5 pgs.)
2 02/13/1916 (6 pgs.)
2 02/16/1916 (4 pgs.)
2 02/19/1916 (4 pgs.)
2 02/26/1916 (7 pgs.) -- Gun prank involving guard
3 03/04/1916 (4 pgs.)
3 03/12/1916 (4 pgs.)
3 03/23/1916 (4 pgs.)
3 03/31/1916 (4 pgs.)
4 04/08/1916 (7 pgs.)
4 04/17/1916 (5 pgs.)
4 04/21/1916 (4 pgs.)
4 04/30/1916 (4 pgs.)
5 05/08/1916 (4 pgs.)
5 05/18/1916 (8 pgs.)
5 05/28/1916 (4 pgs.)
6 07/16/1916 (4 pgs.)
6 07/22/1916 (4 pgs.)
6 07/29/1916 (4 pgs.)
7 08/05/1916 (6 pgs.)
7 08/12/1916 (9 pgs.) -- Race relations in Houston, Texas-Rice Football rivalry
7 08/13/1916 (5 pgs.)
7 08/19/1916 (5 pgs.)
8 09/17/1916 (9 pgs.)
8 09/21/1916 (12 pgs.) Ships at Galveston Port, hostility toward English ship
8 09/29/1916 (10 pgs.) 300 New freshmen
9 10/06/1916 (7 pgs.) -- Elected Sophomore Class President
9 10/13/1916 (6 pgs.) -- List of Freshman "Laws"
9 10/20/1916 (7 pgs.) -- Prank locking Freshmen in room
9 10/24/1916 (3 pgs.)
9 10/25/1916 (7 pgs.) -- Students attempt to ban hazing of Freshmen
9 10/30/1916 (7 pgs.)
10 11/04/1916 (10 pgs.) -- Tied and blindfolded Freshmen
10 11/11/1916 (7 pgs.)
10 11/19/1916 (7 pgs.)
10 11/26/1916 (7 pgs.)
11 12/03/1916 (7 pgs.)
11 12/09/1916 (4 pgs.)
11 12/16/1916 (6 pgs.)



Series III: 1917

Box Folder
2 1 01/04/1917 (7 pgs.)
1 01/08/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Austrian and German ships Interned at Galveston
1 01/12/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Secret Society at Rice
1 01/17/1917 (7 pgs.)
1 01/20/1917 (4 pgs.)
1 01/21/1917 (7 pgs.)
1 01/25/1917 (6 pgs.)
1 01/30/1917 (7 pgs.)
2 02/04/1917 (10 pgs.) -- Texas A&M steals owl, Rice steals it back, shots fired
2 02/08/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Texas A&M steals donkey, Rice recovers, Discussion of War, German background
2 02/12/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Airship near campus
2 02/16/1917 (5 pgs.) -- Considering returning home
2 02/20/1917 (5 pgs.)
2 02/25/1917 (9 pgs.)
3 03/01/1917 (5 pgs.)
3 03/05/1917 (5 pgs.)
3 03/09/1917 (5 pgs.)
3 03/15/1917 (5 pgs.) -- Exams, a ride in a Car, prank on Freshmen
3 03/19/1917 (5 pgs.)
3 03/23/1917 (5 pgs.)
3 03/28/1917 (5 pgs.) -- Naval Destroyers Arrive, Baseball season, Death of English instructor
4 04/01/1917 (5 pgs.)
4 04/06/1917 (5 pgs.) -- Possible Conscription, Lovett mandates military training
4 04/09/1917 (5 pgs.) -- Discussion of enlisting in hospital Corps
4 04/13/1917 (5 pgs.)
4 04/18/1917 (5 pgs.)
4 04/22/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Junior Prom, Picnic, controversy over water thrown by students
4 04/26/1917 (7 pgs.)
5 05/01/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Officer Camp at Leon Springs, Students leaving for service, Enlisting, Lovett's farewell speech to students leaving for war
5 05/06/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Passed military physical, Fell asleep in class, 50 Students leaving for military Training
5 05/10/1917 (7 pgs.)
5 05/14/1917 (7 pgs.)
5 05/22/1917 (7 pgs.) -- Strapping of Freshmen for Dress Code Violations, "Sacking" freshmen, freshmen vs. freshmen wars
5 05/26/1917 (9 pgs.) -- Food fight over quality of meals, Repainting of dining hall, Short suspension
5 05/31/1917 (7 pgs.)
6 06/05/1917 (6 pgs.)
Box Folder
3 1 09/21/1917 (8 pgs.)
1 09/27/1917 (9 pgs.)
2 10/02/1917 (8 pgs.) -- Description of ranks and uniforms on campus
2 10/06/1917 (7 pgs.)
2 10/11/1917 (7 pgs.)
2 10/15/1917 (7 pgs.)
2 10/19/1917 (7 pgs.)
2 10/25/1917 (8 pgs.)
2 10/30/1917 (9 pgs.)
3 11/04/1917 (9 pgs.)
3 11/09/1917 (6 pgs.)
3 11/15/1917 (7 pgs.)
3 11/18/1917 (8 pgs.) -- Dissatisfaction in ROTC
3 11/21/1917 (8 pgs.)
3 11/27/1917 (3 pgs.)
4 12/05/1917 (7 pgs.)
4 12/08/1917 (6 pgs.)
4 12/13/1917 (8 pgs.)
4 12/18/1917 (5 pgs.)



Series IV: 1918

Box Folder
4 1 01/03/1918 (5 pgs.)
1 01/07/1918 (7 pgs.)
1 01/11/1918 (7 pgs.)
1 01/15/1918 (10 pgs.)
1 01/19/1918 (10 pgs.)
1 01/24/1918 (10 pgs.)
1 01/29/1918 (12 pgs.)
2 02/01/1918 (9 pgs.)
2 02/02/1918 (12 pgs.)
2 02/08/1918 (9 pgs.)
2 02/12/1918 (15 pgs.)
2 02/13/1918 (3 pgs.)
2 02/18/1918 (7 pgs.)
2 02/20/1918 (7 pgs.)
2 02/26/1918 (9 pgs.)
3 03/02/1918 (9 pgs.)
3 03/07/1918 (9 pgs.)
3 03/12/1918 (9 pgs.)
3 03/19/1918 (9 pgs.)
3 03/22/1918 (9 pgs.)
3 03/26/1918 (8 pgs.)
3 03/30/1918 (6 pgs.)
4 04/04/1918 (6 pgs.)
4 04/09/1918 (5 pgs.)
4 04/12/1918 (5 pgs.)
4 04/16/1918 (5 pgs.)
4 04/19/1918 (8 pgs.)
4 04/23/1918 (7 pgs.)
4 04/26/1918 (7 pgs.)
4 04/30/1918 (7 pgs.)
5 05/03/1918 (2 pgs.)
5 05/07/1918 (5 pgs.)
5 05/10/1918 (4 pgs.)
5 05/14/1918 (9 pgs.)
5 05/17/1918 (10 pgs.)
5 05/21/1918 (8 pgs.)
5 05/24/1918 (9 pgs.)
5 05/28/1918 (6 pgs.)
6 06/01/1918 (7 pgs.)
6 06/12/1918 (9 pgs.)
6 06/16/1918 (14 pgs.)
6 06/19/1918 (14 pgs.)
6 06/23/1918 (11 pgs.)
6 06/26/1918 (11 pgs.)
6 06/30/1918 (11 pgs.)
Box Folder
5 1 07/05/1918 (10 pgs)
1 07/08/1918 (9 pgs)
1 07/11/1918 (12 pgs)
1 07/15/1918 (8 pgs)
1 07/18/1918 (9 pgs)
1 07/21/1918 (17 pgs)
1 07/24/1918 (10 pgs)
1 07/27/1918 (9 pgs)
1 07/30/1918 (8 pgs)
2 08/02/1918 (8 pgs.)
2 08/05/1918 (6 pgs.)
2 08/08/1918 (8 pgs.)
2 08/10/1918 (9 pgs.)
2 08/12/1918 (8 pgs.)
2 08/22/1918 (4 pgs.)
2 08/22/1918 (b) (4 pgs.)
2 08/22/1918 (c) (4 pgs.)
2 08/24/1918 (3 pgs.)
2 08/30/1918 (5 pgs.)
3 09/03/1918 (6 pgs.)
3 09/04/1918 (4 pgs.)
3 09/08/1918 (4 pgs.)
3 09/11/1918 (7 pgs.)
3 09/14/1918 (5 pgs.)
3 09/16/1918 (4 pgs.)
3 09/16/1918 (b) (9 pgs.)
3 09/18/1918 (6 pgs.)
3 09/23/1918 (6 pgs.)
3 09/26/1918 (4 pgs.)
3 09/30/1918 (7 pgs.)
4 10/04/1918 (5 pgs.)
4 10/06/1918 (3 pgs.)
4 10/12/1918 (3 pgs.)
4 10/17/1918 (5 pgs.)
4 10/19/1918 (7 pgs.)
4 10/24/1918 (9 pgs.)
4 10/28/1918 (7 pgs.)
4 10/30/1918 (6 pgs.)
5 11/01/1918 (7 pgs.)
5 11/04/1918 (5 pgs.)
5 11/07/1918 (4 pgs.)
5 11/09/1918 (5 pgs.)
5 11/18/1918 (5 pgs.)
5 11/19/1918 (10 pgs.)
6 Undated Newspaper Clippings (1914-1918)
6 Undated Photographs (1914-1918)
6 Undated Letter 1 (1914-1918)
6 Undated Letter 2 (1914-1918)
6 Undated Letter 3 (1914-1918)
6 Undated Letter 4 (1914-1918)
6 Undated Card 1 (1914-1918)
6 Undated Card 2 (1914-1918)



Series V: 1919

Box Folder
6 1 08/02/1919 (10 pgs.)
1 08/04/1919 (10 pgs.)
1 08/04/1919 (b) (10 pgs.)
1 08/06/1919 (9 pgs.)
1 08/08/1919 (8 pgs.)
1 08/08/1919 (b) (9 pgs.)
2 09/20/1919 (9 pgs.)
2 09/21/1919 (6 pgs.)
2 09/23/1919 (4 pgs.)
2 09/25/1919 (9 pgs.)
2 09/27/1919 (10 pgs.)
2 09/30/1919 (11 pgs.)
3 10/01/1919 (8 pgs.)
3 10/04/1919 (12 pgs)
3 10/05/1919 (8 pgs)
3 10/08/1919 (10 pgs)
3 10/09/1919 (7 pgs)
3 10/14/1919 (9 pgs)
3 10/15/1919 (8 pgs)
3 10/16/1919 (8 pgs)
3 10/18/1919 (9 pgs)
3 10/19/1919 (9 pgs)
3 10/21/1919 (11 pgs)
3 10/22/1919 (8 pgs)
3 10/23/1919 (9 pgs)
3 10/25/1919 (9 pgs)
3 10/28/1919 (9 pgs)
3 10/29/1919 (6 pgs)
Box Folder
7 1 11/04/1919 (9 pgs)
1 11/05/1919 (7 pgs)
1 11/08/1919 (11 pgs)
1 11/09/1919 (8 pgs)
1 11/11/1919 (8 pgs)
1 11/13/1919 (8 pgs)
1 11/14/1919 (6 pgs)
1 11/15/1919 (10 pgs)
1 11/18/1919 (8 pgs)
1 11/20/1919 (9 pgs)
1 11/22/1919 (15 pgs)
1 11/25/1919 (6 pgs)
2 12/02/1919 (9 pgs)
2 12/02/1919 (b) (8 pgs)
2 12/05/1919 (9 pgs)
2 12/06/1919 (14 pgs)
2 12/09/1919 (8 pgs)
2 12/09/1919 (b) (8 pgs)
2 12/10/1919 (8 pgs)
2 12/11/1919 (8 pgs)
2 12/14/1919 (15 pgs)
2 12/15/1919 (8 pgs)
2 12/17/1919 (7 pgs)
2 12/19/1919 (7 pgs)



Series VI: 1920

Box Folder
8 1 01/03/1920 (6 pgs)
1 01/04/1920 (6 pgs)
1 01/05/1920 (9 pgs)
1 01/07/1920 (6 pgs)
1 01/10/1920 (13 pgs)
1 01/11/1920 (6 pgs)
1 01/15/1920 (6 pgs)
1 01/16/1920 (6 pgs)
1 01/17/1920 (12 pgs)
1 01/19/1920 (8 pgs)
1 01/20/1920 (8 pgs)
1 01/21/1920 (8 pgs)
1 01/22/1920 (8 pgs)
1 01/23/1920 (11 pgs)
1 01/24/1920 (14 pgs)
1 01/27/1920 (9 pgs)
1 01/28/1920 (8 pgs)
1 01/29/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/03/1920 (10 pgs)
2 02/04/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/05/1920 (9 pgs)
2 02/06/1920 (11 pgs)
2 02/07/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/08/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/10/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/11/1920 (6 pgs)
2 02/12/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/14/1920 (7 pgs)
2 02/14/1920 (b) (7 pgs)
2 02/14/1920 (c) (10 pgs)
2 02/16/1920 (6 pgs)
2 02/17/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/18/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/19/1920 (9 pgs)
2 02/20/1920 (6 pgs)
2 02/21/1920 (7 pgs)
2 02/25/1920 (9 pgs)
2 02/26/1920 (7 pgs)
2 02/27/1920 (8 pgs)
2 02/28/1920 (11 pgs)
2 02/29/1920 (6 pgs)
3 03/02/1920 (7 pgs)
3 03/03/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/04/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/06/1920 (9 pgs)
3 03/07/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/10/1920 (9 pgs)
3 03/13/1920 (17 pgs)
3 03/15/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/16/1920 (9 pgs)
3 03/18/1920 (6 pgs)
3 03/19/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/20/1920 (9 pgs)
3 03/23/1920 (11 pgs)
3 03/24/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/26/1920 (6 pgs)
3 03/27/1920 (9 pgs)
3 03/30/1920 (8 pgs)
3 03/31/1920 (6 pgs)
3 03/31/1920 (b) (6 pgs)
Box Folder
9 1 04/03/1920 (10 pgs)
1 04/04/1920 (6 pgs)
1 04/07/1920 (8 pgs)
1 04/08/1920 (11 pgs)
1 04/10/1920 (9 pgs)
1 04/13/1920 (10 pgs)
1 04/14/1920 (9 pgs)
1 04/15/1920 (8 pgs)
1 04/17/1920 (14 pgs)
1 04/18/1920 (9 pgs)
1 04/20/1920 (9 pgs)
1 04/23/1920 (8 pgs)
1 04/24/1920 (8 pgs)
1 04/24/1920 (b) (10 pgs)
1 04/25/1920 (10 pgs)
1 04/27/1920 (8 pgs)
1 04/28/1920 (8 pgs)
1 04/29/1920 (8 pgs)
2 05/01/1920 (11 pgs)
2 05/04/1920 (8 pgs)
2 05/05/1920 (7 pgs)
2 05/07/1920 (8 pgs)
2 05/08/1920 (12 pgs)
2 05/09/1920 (7 pgs)
2 05/11/1920 (8 pgs)
2 05/12/1920 (7 pgs)
2 05/13/1920 (9 pgs)
2 05/15/1920 (12 pgs)
2 05/17/1920 (7 pgs)
2 05/18/1920 (8 pgs)
2 05/19/1920 (8 pgs)
2 05/21/1920 (9 pgs)
2 05/21/1920 (b) (10 pgs)
2 05/22/1920 (10 pgs)
2 05/23/1920 (6 pgs)
2 05/25/1920 (7 pgs)
2 05/28/1920 (7 pgs)
2 05/29/1920 (6 pgs)
3 06/01/1920 (6 pgs)
Box Folder
10 1 08/18/1920 (4 pgs)
1 08/19/1920 (3 pgs)
1 08/20/1920 (3 pgs)
1 09/24/1920 (3 pgs)
1 11/20/1920 (5 pgs)
1 11/20/1920 (b) (4 pgs)
1 12/04/1920 (6 pgs)
1 12/07/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/09/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/10/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/11/1920 (10 pgs)
1 12/12/1920 (6 pgs)
1 12/13/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/14/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/15/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/16/1920 (6 pgs)
1 12/17/1920 (9 pgs)
1 12/18/1920 (7 pgs)
1 12/19/1920 (8 pgs)



Series VII: 1921

Box Folder
10 2 03/09/1921 (7 pgs)
2 03/10/1921 (5 pgs)
3 Undated Exam (1919-1921) (21 pgs)
3 Undated Newspaper Clippings (1919-1921)
3 Undated Photographs (1919-1921) (2 pgs)
3 Undated Letter (1919-1921) (8 pgs)
3 Undated Card 1 (1919-1921) (1 pg)
3 Undated Card 2 (1919-1921) (6 pgs)