Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Student memories records, 1918-1986 MS 548



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Student memories records
Dates: 1918-1986
Abstract: Written memoirs and typed transcripts of interviews relating student experiences at Rice Institute, later Rice University, representing many of the classes between the years 1916 and 1976. Half of these materials are in the form of 50th reunion booklets arranged by class year, and half of them are individual student's memories arranged by the student's last name.
Identification: MS 548
Quantity: 2.50 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) worked with alumni in the creation of the 50th reunion booklets and transfered copies to the Fondren Library, as well faciliating the donation of the student memories. The Association of Rice Alumni strives to provide the means of a continuing relationship between the university and its former students. It is is governed by the ARA Board of Directors in conjunction with the Rice University Office of Alumni Affairs.


Scope and Contents

Written memoirs and typed transcripts of interviews relating student experiences at Rice Institute, later Rice University, representing many of the classes between the years 1916 and 1976. Half of these materials are in the form of 50th reunion booklets arranged by class year, and half of them are individual student's memories arranged by the student's last name. The 50th reunion booklets generally include student questionnaires which provide details of alumni's careers, families and their memories of student life at Rice, written by the alumni themselves. The individual student's memories are in a variety of formats, some are brief essays of one page, others are longer, and others are transcribed interviews, such as the interview with Malcolm Lovett. Student memories include favorite professors and classes, recreational activities, courtship, employment, interaction with the city of Houston, the effects of war on campus and more.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material should be coordinated through the Woodson Research Center, woodson@rice.edu.


Index Terms

typescripts
memoirs
booklets
interviews
Rice University

Related Materials

See also the following collections which describe student life firsthand at Rice: Otto Eisenlohr letters, 1915-1921 (http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536) and Anah Marie Streetman correspondence and memorabilia, 1915-1953 (http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0545).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Student memories records, 1958-2009, MS 548, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Rice Alumni Association worked with alumni in the creation of the 50th reunion booklets and transfered copies to the Fondren Library. The individual student memories were donated to Rice University by the featured individuals or their families.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Class Reunion Booklets

Box
1 Class of 1918
1922 Freshman Ball
Class of 1927
Class of 1933
Class of 1935
Class of 1936
Class of 1937
Class of 1938
Class of 1939
Class of 1940
Class of 1941
Class of 1942
Class of 1943
Class of 1944
Class of 1945
Class of 1946
Class of 1947
Class of 1948
Class of 1949
Class of 1950
Class of 1951
Class of 1952
Class of 1953
Class of 1954
Class of 1955
Class of 1956
Box
2 Class of 1957
Class of 1958
Class of 1959
Class of 1960
Class of 1961
Class of 1962
Class of 1964
Class of 1965
Class of 1978
Class of 1979
Class of 1983
Class of 1984
Class of 1986



Series II: Individual student memoirs and sketches

Box
2 Biographical Sketches, 1926-1976
Alexander, Anna Margaret '33
Barrett, Lida '46
Boyd, Ruth Cason '52
Bray, Gertrude Boxley '21
DeMoss, Tom '47
Hoover, Harry C. Jr. '51
Hudspeth, Hank '40
Humble, Weldon '47
Illig, Lillian Horlock '30; Illig, Carl '30
Jackson, Henry Allen '37
Johnson, Gaylord '21, '23, '25
Jungman, J. Frank '20
Lewis, Katherine Adair Lubbock '20
Lockman, Marjorie '28
Lovett, Malcolm '21
Ray Morris, Jr. '52, '53 (1 of 2)
Ray Morris, Jr. '53 (2 of 2)
Box
3 Peterson, J. Raymond '20
Box
2 Phillips, Edward Hake
Box
3 Red, Hattie Lel '16
Ricker, Norman Hurd '16
Sanders, Isaac "Ike" '17
Savage, Patric .52
Smith, R. Wilbur '24
Stephens, Jerry H. '50