Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Thresher student newspaper editor (Brady Tyson) papers, 1948-1949 UA 030

creator Tyson, Brady
Title: Rice University Thresher student newspaper editor (Brady Tyson) papers
Dates: 1948-1949
Abstract: The collection consists of 1948 and 1949 correspondence with Brady Tyson, editor of the Rice Thresher; his editorials favoring admission of qualified African Americans to Rice Institute; and newspaper reports on the Tyson material and public response to it. The content ends with President Huston’s letter to the editor of the Thresher, pointing out that Rice was chartered for white students only.
Identification: UA 030
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Brady Tyson was editor of the Rice Institute's student newspaper, the Rice Thresher, from 1948 to 1949.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written to Brady Tyson as editor of the Rice Thresher from September 1, 1948 to February 14, 1949 and photocopies of newspaper letters and articles regarding the segregation controversy, particularly in relation to opportunity for African Americans to be admitted to the Rice Institute graduate school. The material dates from a letter of September 6, 1948, to the Houston Press to an editorial from Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas, printed in the Rice Thresher of March 2, 1949.


Access Restrictions

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 Thresher Editor Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

Civil rights -- United States
Discrimination in higher education
letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)
African Americans
Segregation in higher education
Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion)
Tyson, Brady
Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Thresher student newspaper editor (Brady Tyson) papers, 1948-1949, UA 030, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the Thresher office on May 12, 1997.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1948-1949

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1948-1949
2 Correspondence duplicates (photocopies)

Series II: Newsclippings 1948-1949

Box Folder
1 3 Clippings 1948-1949