Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the The Discussion Group, Houston, TX scrapbook and records MS 507



creator The Discussion Group (Houston, Tex.)
creator Fleming, Mrs. Lamar
creator Houston, Mrs. William (Mildred White)
Title: The Discussion Group, Houston, TX, scrapbook and records
Dates: 1947-2017
Abstract: This collection contains a scrapbook that includes the history, lists of members, programs, photographs, and clippings from the Houston, TX Discussion Group. The scrapbook catalogues the club's list of members from 1947-1994. The chronologically arranged folders in box 2 includes annual communications, program information and rosters, 1990-2011.
Identification: MS 507
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Discussion Group, Houston, TX was founded in 1947 by charter members Mrs. Lamar Fleming (wife of a Rice Institute Board Member) and Mrs. William Houston (wife of the President of the Rice Insitute). Early members researched world issues and the group discussed them - after the 1950s the group frequently brought in speakers.The Discussion Group grew into a significant "town and grown" group of members from the Rice and Houston area community. The Discussion Group modeled itself after the League of Women Voters - women gathered to research and discuss current event and issues.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook that includes the history, lists of members, programs, photographs, and clippings from the Houston, TX Discussion Group. The scrapbook catalogues the club's list of members from 1947-1994. The chronologically arranged folders in box 2 includes annual communications, program information and rosters, 1990-2011.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Discussion Group scrapbook must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

scrapbooks
World politics
Texas -- History, Local.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Discussion Group, Houston TX, 1947-1994, MS 507 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Fondren by Mrs. Ira Gruber on August 27, 2004 and in 2011.


Contributors

Mrs. William Houston, Mrs. Lamar Fleming, Mrs. Ira Gruber


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 Scrapbook for The Discussion Group, Houston, Texas 1947-1994
0 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents
1 small box contains 1 scrapbook with member lists, a brief history, and photos of the group.
1 The Discussion Group, Houston, TX, Scrapbook 1947-1994



Group history and information, 1959-2003

Box Folder
2 1 History
2 Membership rosters, 1959-2003
3 Membership invitations and nominations, 1964-1998
4 Member biographical notes, 1983-2001
5 Officer rosters, 1965-2001
6 Duties of officers
7 Program schedules, 1975-2005
8 Meeting notices, 1982-2003
9 Speaker information, 1994-2003
10 Financial recordscorrespondence, 1982-1992
11 Special events, 1986-2003
12 Correspondence, 1974-2004
13 Notes, 1992-1999



Annual communications, program information and rosters 1990-2017

Box Folder
3 1 1990-1991
2 1991-1992
3 1992-1993
4 1993-1994
5 1994-1995
6 1997-1998
7 1998-1999
8 1999-2000
9 2000-2001
10 2001-2002
11 2002-2003
12 2003-2004
13 2004-2005
14 2005-2006
15 2006-2007
16 2007-2008
17 2008-2009
18 2009-2010
19 2010-2011
20 2011-2012
21 2012-2013
22 2013-2014
23 2014-2015
24 2015-2016
25 2016-2017
26 Obituaries