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History of Sid Richardson

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Associates

Series II: Building

Series III: Coed Conversion

Series IV: College Course

Series V: Dedication

Series VI: Governance

Series VII: Minutes

Series VIII: Newsclippings/Newsletters

Series IX: Opening

Series X: O-Week

Series XI: Student Life

Series XII: Theater

Series XIII: Student Information

Series XIV: Audio/Visual

Series XV: Slides

Series XVI: Photographs

Series XVII: T-Shirts

Series XVIII: Oversized Materials

Series XIV: O-Week

Series XX: Student Life

Series XXI: Memorabilia

Series XXII: Associates, Masters, and RAs

Series XXIII: Food and Housing

Series XXIV: Governance

Series XXV: Student Life

Series XXVI: Photographs

Series XXVII: Governance

Series XXVIII: O-Week

Series XXIX: Student Life

Series XXX: Photographs

Series XXXI: Memorabilia

Series XXXII: Oversize Materials

Series XXXIII: Chronological Files

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Sid Richardson College Records, 1969-2014 UA 065



Title: Rice University Sid Richardson College records
Dates: 1969-2014
Abstract Included are Council minutes and other college business, associate and orientation correspondence and documents, social events, dedication and anniversary files, news clippings, publications, theatrical files, correspondence, and photographs, as well as audio/visual media, posters, and T-shirts. (20 boxes)
Identification: UA 065
Quantity: 14.75 linear ft. (21 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

History of Sid Richardson

Sid Richardson College was opened in 1971 as a men's residential college. It was funded by a $2 milion pledge from the Sid Richardson Foundation, which was established by Mr. Sid Richardson in 1947 for philanthropy in the State of Texas. The college was named in honor of Sid W. Richardson who was also an important leader in the oil and cattle industries. The college went co-ed in 1987.

Sid Richardson is the tallest building on Rice campus. Its high-rise construction met the problem of the University's rapidly declining land supply. It was designed by the firm of Neuhaus & Taylor.

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Scope and Contents

Included are Council minutes and other college business, associate and orientation correspondence and documents, social events, dedication and anniversary files, news clippings, publications, theatrical files, correspondence, and photographs, as well as audio/visual media, posters, and T-shirts.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized into 21 boxes with materials ranging from 1969 to 2014.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Rice University Sid Richardson College Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae

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Related Material

See "The History of Student Life at Rice University: A Series of Papers," edited by Michael Raphael, 1990. See Rice University Archives for records of other Rice University residential colleges. Contact Woodson Research Center staff for assistance.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sid Richardson College Records, 1969-2014, UA 65, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The records were transferred to the Woodson Research Center by Joan Whitney, January 13, 1992; Amy Nagy, February 5 and 12, 1992; Morgan McNeel, March 21, 2012 and January 2013.

Accruals

Additions are expected for this material in the future.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Associates

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence and Lists 1971-1973
2 Correspondence and Lists 1975-1977
3 Correspondence and Lists 1977-1979
4 Tenth Anniversary April 28, 1981
5 College Night 1978-1984
6 College Night 1984/1985
7 College Night 1985/1986
8 College Night Spring 1987
9 College Night Fall 1987
10 College Night Spring 1988
11 Correspondence and Calendar 1987/1988
12 College Night Spring 1989
13 College Night Fall 1989
14 Correspondence and Lists 1989/1990
15 Correspondence and Lists 1990/1991
16 Correspondence and Lists 1991/1992
17 Correspondence and Lists 1992/1993
18 Correspondence and Lists 1993
19 Correspondence and Lists 1993/1994
20 Correspondence and Lists 1994/1995
21 Correspondence and Lists 1995/1996
22 Correspondence and Lists 1995/1996
Box Folder
2 1 Associates Night Fall 1996
2 Associates Draw 1996
3 Outstanding Associates Reception 1996/1997
4 Masters Search 1996
5 Correspondence and Lists 1995-1997
6 25th Anniversary April 1997
7 Christmas 1997
8 Outstanding Associates Reception 1997/1998
9 Correspondence and Lists 1997/1998
10 Associates Draw February 24, 1998
11 Temporary Associates Draw 1997-1998
12 Associates Night 1998
13 Correspondence and Lists 1998/1999
14 Draft March 1999
15 Outstanding Associates Reception April 1999
16 Correspondence and Lists 1999/2000
17 Outstanding Associates Reception 2000
18 Awards Night 2000
19 Correspondence and Lists 2001
20 Associates Night 2001
21 Associates Night April 2002
22 College Night undated
23 Brochure undated

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Series II: Building

Box Folder
3 1 Construction 1969
2 Roof Correspondence and Plans 1973-1977
3 Balcony Issues 1973-1980
4 Sid Richardson Photo 1993
5 Room Plans undated

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Series III: Coed Conversion

Box Folder
3 6 University-Wide 1970-1977
7 Sid Richardson 1987

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Series IV: College Course

Box Folder
3 8 Doctor in Society Spring 1972
9 Library Science Fall 1973
10 Religion in America 1973
11 Rules and Registration 1973
12 Survey of Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in Translation Spring 1974
13 Reading Dutch and Scandinavian 1974/1975
14 Introduction to Jazz Spring 1976
15 Workshop - Bartending Spring 1979
16 Journalism Fall 1979
17 Interior Design Spring 1980
18 Wine Appreciation Fall 1980
19 Introduction to Investment Analysis Spring 1982
20 Introduction to Modern Hebrew Spring 1983
21 College Lecture Series 1983-1984
22 The Complete Wine Course Spring 1984
23 The Nightmare World Fall 1984
24 Money Management Spring 1987
25 Leadership in Community Education Fall 1987
26 Sign Language 101 Spring 1988
27 Sign Language Fall 1988
28 Self-Defense Course Spring 1989
29 Correspondence Fall 1989
30 Fine Arts in Houston Spring 1990
31 Film and Video Animation Fall 1990
32 Ceramics Spring 1992
33 Correspndence 1992/1993, 1993/1994
34 Hindi in Language, Fundamentals of Journalism 1993/1994, 1994/1995
35 Correspondence 1995/1996
36 Correspondence Fall 1996
37 Correspondence Spring 1997
38 Methods of Stress Reduction Fall 1997
39 Correspondence Spring 1998
40 Correspondence Fall 1998
41 ASL Course Fall 1999
42 Kiswahili Spring 2001
43 Correspondence Fall 2001
44 With Principles in Mind Spring, undated
45 Great Western Literature in Translation undated

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Series V: Dedication

Box Folder
3 46 Biographical Research and Essay - Sid Richardson 1970
47 Plans 1970-1971
48 Proposed Arrangements 1971
49 Invitations 1971
50 Program 1971
51 Speeches 1971
52 Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases 1971
53 Student Senate Meeting Notes Concerning Dedication 1971
54 Post-Dedication Correspondence 1971

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Series VI: Governance

Box Folder
3 55 Constitution 1970s
56 Constitution 1980s
57 Constitution 1990s, undated
58 Executive Council 1971-1978
59 Badges/Crests 1971, 2005-2006
60 Member Lists 1972-1978

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Series VII: Minutes

Box Folder
4 1 1970/1971, 1971/1972, 1974
2 1976/1977, 1977/1978
3 1980/1981, 1981/1982
4 1982/1983, 1983/1984
5 1990
6 1991/1992
7 1992/1993
8 1993/1994
9 1994/1995
10 1995/1996
11 1996/1997
12 1997/1998
13 2001

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Series VIII: Newsclippings/Newsletters

Box Folder
4 14 El Cid 1971
15 Sid Richardson College Newsletter 1973-1974
16 The Image May 1978
17 SRC Report 1983-1986
18 Newsclippings 1990-

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Series IX: Opening

Box Folder
4 19 Presentation of Richardson College Speech September 1970
20 Move-In Correspondence 1970
21 Letters and Newspaper Clippings 1971

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Series X: O-Week

Box Folder
4 22 Documents 1972-1978
23 Documents 1985
24 Documents 1986
25 Documents 1987
26 Documents 1988
27 Book - Tower of Power 1988
28 Documents 1989
29 Book - Freshman Fiesta 1989
30 Documents 1990
31 Book - New Decade-New Deal 1990
32 Documents 1991
33 Book - Sid Richardson O-Week 1991
34 Documents 1992
35 Documents 1993
36 Documents 1994
37 Book - Cream of Week! 1994
38 Documents 1995
39 Book - Sidistic 1995
40 Documents 1996
41 Coordinator Proposal 1996
42 Book - There's No Business Like O-Business 1996
43 Documents 1997
44 Report 1997
Box Folder
5 1 Book - Zorro-Week 1997
2 Documents 1998
3 Book - Mr. PotatO-Week 1998
4 Documents 1999
5 Book - Go Daddy-O Week 1999
6 Documents 2000
7 Report 2000
8 Book - Willy Wonka Week 2000
9 Book - Pop Up VideOweek 2001
10 Book - Home Depot Week 2002
11 Gonzo Week 2003
12 Carmen SandiegO-Week 2004
13 Book - Towering Inferno Week 2005
14 Book - FrodO-Week 2007
15 Book - trashy talk shO-Week 2008
16 The Greatest Sho-Week on Earth 2010
17 Book - Desperado Week 2011
18 Letters 1970-1998, undated

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Series XI: Student Life

Box Folder
5 19 Correspondence 1971-1997
20 Events 1974-1984
21 Oktoberfest 1977-1998
22 Night of Innocence 1978-1984
23 Tower Party 1979-1984, 1996
24 Honors/Awards 1983-2001
25 Student Essay on Sid Richardson April 1983
26 National Sports Festival 1986
27 Beer Bike 1985-1989, 1995
28 Historian Committee Research 1991
29 Malcolm Gillis Inauguration 1993
30 Ice Skating 1993-1996
31 Senior Dinner 1993-1999
32 Senior Dinner 200-2011
33 Owl Weekend 2001
34 Commencement 2001
35 Anysoldier 2004
36 Poster - SRC, CWD undated

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Series XII: Theater

Box Folder
5 37 Musicale 1980-1985
38 The Corn is Deep in Maize County October 1980
39 Literary Evening, Night of Comic Relief 1981-1983
40 Various Productions 1982-2006, undated
41 The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail November 1983
42 Don't Drink the Water Spring 1986
43 Bedroom Farce Spring 1987
44 The Fantastiks 1990
45 Sid One Act Plays 1900-1991
Box Folder
6 1 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown March 1991
2 Newsclippings 1992-2009
3 Mystery of Edwin Drood Spring 1992
4 Man of La Mancha Spring 1993
5 A Little Night Music March 1995
6 My Fair Lady March 1996
7 Assassins Spring 1997
8 Company March 1998
9 Scripts n.d.

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Series XIII: Student Information

Box Folder
6 10 Student Information - Restricted
11 Miscellaneous undated

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Series XIV: Audio/Visual

Box Folder
6 12 Dedication (7 in. reel and CD) October 16, 1971
13 Don't Drink the Water (8mm Camcorder Tape) April 1986
14 Cabaret (8mm Camcorder Tape) February 1999
15 Merrily We Roll Again (8mm Camcorder Tape) February 2002
16 Sid Rich O-Week (VHS) February 2000
Box Folder
7 1 A New Brain (VHS) Spring 2000
2 City of Angels (VHS) February 2003
3 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (VHS) February 2004
3 Microcassette undated
4 Sid Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the College System (Mini Digital Video and DVD) April 2007
6 Sid Orientation Week (CD) 1999
7 CD - O-Week (CD) 2002
8 "Be Our Guest" - Sid O-Week (CD) 2003
9 Jackie White - Retirement Breakfast (CD) 2005
10 Baseball/Alternative Spring Break in South Dakota (CD) 2008

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Series XV: Slides

Box Folder
7 11 Sid Richardson College Plans and Construction, color slides March-August 1970
12 Views of Houston from Sid Richardson College, color slides Spring 1971
13 Beer Bike Races, color slides Spring 1971
14 Rice University Track Meet/Baseball Game, color slides April 1972
15 Beer Bike Races, color slides April 1972
16 Snow in Houston/College Track Meet, color slides January-April 1973
17 Sid Richardson College Beer Bike practice, color slides May 1973
18 Beer Bike Races, color slides May 1973
19 Beer Bike, color slides April 1974
20 Sid Richardson College Oktoberfest, color slides Fall 1974
21 Beer Bike, color slides April 1975
22 Beer Bike, color slides April 3, 1976
23 Rice University graduation luncheon staff, color slides May 1976

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Series XVI: Photographs

Box Folder
7 24 Visit to Sid Richardson College August 27, 1970
25 Shakespeare Festival 1974
26 Beer Bike 1983-1994
27 Fall College Night 1986/1987
28 Associates 1980-2004
29 Student Life (1 of 2) 1980s-2000s
30 Student Life (2 of 2) 1980s-2000s
31 Beer Bike 1990
32 Sports 1990-1994
33 Student Life - Black & White 1990-1994
34 Masters, RAs, College Coordinator 1990-2004
35 Campanile - Black & White 1991
36 Tower Party 1991
37 College 1991-1992, 1994
38 Campanile - Black & White 1992
39 Campanile - Black & White 1994
40 O-Week 1999, 2000
41 Buildings 2000, undated
42 Celebration Station 2000
43 Graduation 2000s, undated
44 Crew 2001
45 Freshmen 2001
46 Sid Retreat 2001, undated
47 O-Week - Pop-Up Video (1 of 2) 2001
Box Folder
8 1 O-Week - Pop-Up Video (2 of 2) 2001
2 Senior Dinner May 2002
3 Graduation 2002-2003
4 Graduation (Negatives) 2002-2003
5 Beer Bike 2003
6 Miscellaneous 1990, undated
7 Sid Richardson Painting undated
8 Chuck E. Cheese undated
9 Sid Powderpuff undated

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Series XVII: T-Shirts

Box item
9 1 Oktoberfest 1987
2 Beer Bike 1987
3 Oktoberfest 1988
4 Beer Bike - Seven Year Itch 1988
5 O-Week - Freshman Fiesta 1989
6 Oktoberfest 1989
7 Bachelor Party 1990
8 Sid Tower Party - Seven Signs of the Apocalypse 1992
9 Oktobertfest 1992
10 Tower Party - Sid's Excellent Adventure 1994
11 Cream of Week 1994
12 Oktoberfest 1995
13 Beer Bike - Catherine the Great 1995
14 Beer Bike - Drunkin' Donuts 2000
Box item
10 1 A New Brain February 2000
2 The Greatest Sho-Week on Earth 2010
3 Beer Bike - Inglorious Drunkerds 2010
4 Beer Bike - The Beer Intruder 2011
5 DesperadO-Week 2011
6 Hakuna MaTaaka 2012
7 The Sunshine Boys undated
8 A Little Light Music undated
9 Powderpuff Jersey undated
10 Oktoberfest (1 of 2) undated
11 Oktoberfest (2 of 2) undated
12 Sid Rich with red bars undated
13 Days of Our Lives undated
14 Madhi Tahiti undated
15 Sid Richardson College sweatshirt undated

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Series XVIII: Oversized Materials

Box Folder
11 1 Photograph of Sid Richardson College 1971
2 Tower Party object 1981
3 Wiess Sid Story poster 1981
4 The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail poster November 1983
5 Tower Party poster 1992
6 Assassins poster Spring 1997
7 Big Room Party collage February 2005
8 Art Contest and Festival poster 2006
9 Lion in Winter poster undated
10 Tower Party poster undated
11 Blood Drive Award September 2005
12 Meal-a-Month Award 1988-1989
Box Folder
12 (OV) - New RA Welcome poster December 2010
map-drawer item
148 4 Don't Drink the Water poster 1986
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)
6 Schoolgirls poster March 10, 2012
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)

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Series XIV: O-Week

Box Folder
13 1 Name Badge August 2009
2 Advisor Training Manual 2010

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Series XX: Student Life

Box Folder
13 3 College Night Poems 2009, 2011
4 Minutes April 11, 2011
5 Photographs 2010-2011

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Series XXI: Memorabilia

Box item
14 1 Super Sidizen mug 2009

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Series XXII: Associates, Masters, and RAs

Box Folder
15 1 Associates 1985-1993
2 RA housing and expenses 1985-1994
3 Associates correspondence 1986, 1990
4 College Night 1990-1992
5 Residence Life Counselor search 1991
6 Master/RA Search Committee 1991-1992, 1994
7 Residence Life Coordinator 1992
8 Masters form letters 1995

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Series XXIII: Food and Housing

Box Folder
15 9 Housing issues 1970-1996
10 Elevators 1972-1992
11 College expenses 1984-1995
12 Residential College Management Advisory Committee 1984-1995
13 Food issues 1988-1996
14 Lease agreement 1988-1996
15 President's Manual 1988
16 State of the Colleges and Program for Improvement 1988
17 Security 1989-1996
18 President's Manual 1991
19 Telephones 1992-1995
20 President's Manual 1993
Box Folder
16 1 Housing Survey 1994
2 College Food Service Manager 1995

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Series XXIV: Governance

Box Folder
16 3 Socials 1981-1995
4 Chief Justice 1983-1995
5 Code of Conduct contract 1984
6 Self-Study on Colleges 1984
7 Endowment 1984-1985
8 Budget 1984-1990
9 Cabinet Meeting notes and agenda 1984-1994
10 Awards 1984-1995
11 Treasurer's Report 1985-1990
12 Council Members 1985, 1994
13 Alcohol and Smoking Policies 1985-1995
14 Co-Ed Conversion Survey Results 1986
15 Minutes 1986-1989
16 Elections 1986-1995
17 Money requests 1986-1995
18 Committees 1986-1996
19 President's Summer Letters 1988-1992
20 Telefund 1989-1992
21 Council signs ca. 1990s
22 Sid Bus proposal 1990
23 Executive Council Meeting notes 1990-1991
24 President's Meeting agenda 1990-1995
25 Caregiving 1991-1995
26 Budget 1991-1996
Box Folder
17 1 Masters and Presidents Meeting minutes 1991-1996
2 Parking 1992-1994
3 Student-Athlete Committee 1992-1996
4 President's Papers 1994
5 Alcohol Server Training 1995-1996
6 Official Stationery n.d.

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Series XXV: Student Life

Box Folder
17 7 History of Night of Innocence (NOI) 1984
8 Fellows 1984-1996
9 Intramural Sports 1986
10 Beer Bike 1986-1995
11 College courses 1987-1996
12 Parent's Weekend 1988-1992
13 Convocation Dinner 1990, 1992
14 Publicity 1992
15 Service 1992-1995
16 Memorial Program for Satit Steve Satitpunwaycha October 1993
17 Directory 1993-1994
18 Calendar 1994
19 O-Week documents 1994
20 Sid Colony 1995
21 O-Week documents 1995
22 O-Week documents 1996
Box Folder
18 1 O-Week documents 2012
2 Study Abroad n.d.
3 Off-Campus n.d.
4 O-Week documents n.d.

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Series XXVI: Photographs

Box Folder
18 5 Graduation 1993
6 Campus and Houston n.d.
7 Student life n.d.

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Series XXVII: Governance

Box Folder
19 1 Executive Committee Agenda 2009
2 Minutes 1984/1985
3 Minutes 1985/1986
4 Minutes 2012/2013

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Series XXVIII: O-Week

Box Folder
19 5 O-Week Documents 2002
6 O-Week Documents 2008
7 O-Week Documents 2009
8 O-Week Advisor Training Manual 2010
9 Viral VideO-Week Book 2009
10 O-Week Documents 2013
11 Power O-Week: Game On Book 2013

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Series XXIX: Student Life

Box Folder
19 12 Alumni Correspondence 1971
13 Guan, Vivian 2013
14 The Rocky Horror Show 2011
15 Seal/Emblem 1972, 1977
16 Senior Dinner 2013
17 Spring Associates Dinner 2010
18 Zhou, Alex 2013

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Series XXX: Photographs

Box Folder
19 19 Presidents 1971-1981, 1983-1991, 1996-1998, 2006-2008, 2012/2013
General Note
This folder contains negatives, proofs, photographs, and CDs containing digital images.
20 Student Life 2000s
21 Willy Wonka O-Week 2000

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Series XXXI: Memorabilia

Box Folder
19 22 Sticker with crest n.d.
Box item
20 1 Jolly Roger SRC bandana n.d.
2 Octoberfest T-Shirt 1996
3 Beer Bike T-Shirt (2) 2006
4 DesperadO-Week T-Shirt 2011
5 Power Week: Game On O-Week T-Shirt 2013
6 Black IM Sport T-Shirt with Crest n.d.
7 Black Hoodie and Sweatpants 2011
8 Black Track Jacket 2011
9 Black Hoodie with Crest n.d.
10 Academic Fellows Stein 2001
11 Stein with Crest n.d.
12 Circular bottle opener key chain n.d.
13 Bottle opener key chain
14 Tower Party T-Shirt 2003
15 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2003
16 O-Week T-Shirt 2004
17 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2004
18 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2005
19 "Sid Rich Ruling Since 1971" Long Sleeve T-Shirt 2000s
20 "Be Like Nipe" Beer Bike parade uniforms March 1993
21 Sid Tower Party stamp n.d.

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Series XXXII: Oversize Materials

General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)
map-drawer item
148 16 Sid Richardson President - Guyle Calvin (1 photograph and 1 copy) 1970/1971
17 Sid Richardson President - Robert Clayton Roberts 1976/1977
18 Sid Richardson President - Kevin L. McKenna 1978/1979

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Series XXXIII: Chronological Files

Box Folder
21 1 Big Room Renovation Project 1988-1990
2 O-Week Jacks 1994
3 Committee on Masters and Resident Associates 1998-2006
4 Executive Council Retreat 2013/2014
5 Spring Associates Night 2014
6 Commencement 2014

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