Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Joe D. Thomas papers, 1981-1985 MS 397



creator Author (aut) Thomas, Joe D.
Title: Joe D. Thomas papers
Dates: 1981-1985
Abstract This collection contains a series of typed letters (1981-1982) from Professor Thomas, a member of the Rice University English faculty, to Nancy Boothe, Director of the Woodson Research Center, concerning the history of the university. Also included are two duplicate series that are collections of verse and prose observations on numerous topics, intended for circulation. A miscellaneous file includes notices and photographs relating to Professor Thomas’ Mark Twain programs.
Identification: MS 397
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.(5 folders)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

Joe D. Thomas was a member of the Rice University English faculty from 1930 to 1977. He also served as assistant registrar and held other positions at the university. In addition, Thomas was editor of the 1964 “Self Study” and historian of the College English Association.


Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a series of typed letters (1981-1982) from Professor Thomas, a member of the Rice University English faculty, to Nancy Boothe, Director of the Woodson Research Center, concerning the history of the university. Also included are two duplicate series that are collections of verse and prose observations on numerous topics, intended for circulation. A miscellaneous file includes notices and photographs relating to Professor Thomas’ Mark Twain programs.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Joe D. Thomas papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Professor Joe D. Thomas papers, 1981-1985, MS 397 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to Fondren Library by Professor Joe D. Thomas and received in Spring 1981 and Fall 1985.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence
creator Author (aut) Thomas, Joe D.

Folder
1 Letters: De Memorabilibus/Espistolae Ad Annam (numbered I – XXVIII) May 10, 1981 – July 28, 1981



Series II. Observations, Poetry, and Prose

Folder
2 Humble Observations … /Sibylline Leavings (numbered I – LVI) May 26, 1981 – April 27, 1982
Folder
3 Pun My Word/Hooked Haiku (numbered I – XXXIV) 1981 – 1982



Series III. Memos and Assorted Items

Folder
4 CEA and MLA Memos, Addresses 1981 – 1985
Folder
5 Assorted Items (manuscripts and typescript letters, notes, postcards, ephemera, verse, holiday greetings, reprint of "Footloose in Fairyland"