Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Edmund McAshan Dupree papers, 1916-1969 MS 448



creator Dupree, Edmund McAshan
Title: Edmund McAshan Dupree papers
Dates: 1916-1969
Abstract: This collection includes photographs, certificates, news clippings, typescripts, and awards dealing for the most part with Edmund McAshan Dupree's undergraduate career at Rice Institute and his class’ 25th Anniversary Reunion in 1941.
Identification: MS 448
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Edmund McAshan Dupree was the first student to register at Rice Institute and was the recipient of the first degree in 1916. After graduation with a degree in Electrical Engineering he joined General Electric Company in New York and in 1922 established his own firm, Star Electric and Engineering Company, on April 1, 1922 in Houston, Texas.


Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, certificates, news clippings, typescripts, and awards dealing for the most part with Edmund McAshan Dupree's undergraduate career at Rice Institute and his class’ 25th Anniversary Reunion in 1941.


Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Edmund McAshan Dupree Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

College students -- Texas
photographs
letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)
Rice University
Dupree, Edmund McAshan

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edmund McAshan Dupree Papers, 1916-1969, MS 448, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Edmund McAshan Dupree, August 1996.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Diplomas, Letters, and Statements, 1921-1966

Box Folder
1 1 Scroll honoring first Rice graduate, Edmund Dupree, at 50th Anniversary of first commencement, 1966
2 Photograph of U.S. Reserve Officers Association, Houston Post-Dispatch, July 22, 1925
3 Bill of sale from L.W. Duclos and MH. Schirmacker transferring ownership of the Star Electric Company to the Star Electric and Engineering Company, May 7, 1921
3 Letter from E.M. Dupree to C.M. Knapp Re: Loan, July 1, 1926
3 Diploma to E.M. Dupree from Institute of Radio Engineers, February 1, 1928
3 Directory of Rice Engineering Graduates, 1916-1941
3 Financial Statement from Engineering Alumni of Rice Institute, Inc., April 16, 1942
3 Program of Songs from Fifth Engineers’ Reunion, April 18, 1942
3 Diploma to E.M. Dupree from Institute of Radio Engineers, October 8, 1943
3 Diploma to E.M. Dupree from Rice Institute Re: course in Differential Equations, May 5, 1944



Series II: Newspaper clippings, 1941-1969

Box Folder
1 4 25th Anniversary of first Commencement, "Houston Chronicle," June 22,1941
4 Profile of E.M. Dupree, "Houston Post," April 16, 1943
4 “How the Owl Came to Rice” and Photographs of E.M. Dupree, 1962
4 Life of E.M. Dupree, "Houston Press," October 9, 1962
4 Death of E.M. Dupree, "Houston Chronicle," March 5, 1969



Series III: Photographs, 1916-1941

Box Folder
1 5 Edmund Dupree ca. 10 years of age, n.d
5 Class of 1916 (first class at Rice) on Registration Day, 1912
5 E.M. Dupree, E.O. Lovett, et al., First commencement, 1916
5 E.M. Dupree as a young man, n.d
5 E.M. Dupree as a young man, n.d.
5 First Store of Star Electric and Engineering Co., Inc., owned by E.M. Dupree, 1921
5 EE.M. Dupree and two unidentified men with airplane, n.d. (framed June 26, 1928)
5 E.M. Dupree and two unidentified men, sitting, n.d. (framed June 26, 1928)
5 Unidentified man with airplane, n.d. (framed June 26, 1928)
5 E.M. Dupree, E.O. Lovett, et al. at 25th anniversary of first commencement 1941
5 E.O. Lovett Speaking at 25th Reunion 1941
5 Members of First Graduating Class looking at Sallyport at 25th reunion, 1941
5 E.M. Dupree and other members of class at 25th reunion, 1941