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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Photographs, speeches and scrapbooks

Series II: Awards and trophies

Series III: Oversize photographs and scrapbooks

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Red Bale / Percy Arthur Rice Institute football memorabilia collection, 1925-2008 UA 224



creator Arthur, Percy
creator Bale, Allen "Red"
Title: Red Bale / Percy Arthur Rice Institute football memorabilia collection
Dates: 1925-2008
Abstract This collection consists of Rice Institute football scrapbooks, correspondence, team photographs, and sports memorabilia.
Identification: UA 224
Quantity: 4.0 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

Percy Arthur was Captain of the 1934 Rice Institute football team and participated in the Rice Owls first Southwestern Conference championship in 1934. Previously Arthur had been captain of the 1929 Reagan High School football team. Following graduation from Rice, he attended Columbia University, receiving a master’s degree in education and in 1936 returned to Rice as assistant football coach. Later he became South Texas Agency manager for the Southland Life Insurance Company. He married Ivy Arthur Bale in 1940.

Allen “Red” Bale was Percy Arthur’s football teammate and college roommate. He coached at Rice University and became an athletic director there. He married Ivy Arthur Bale, Percy Arthur’s widow, in 2000.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Rice Institute football scrapbooks, correspondence, team photographs, and sports memorabilia.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Red Bale/Percy Arthur Memorabilia Collection, UA 224, must be obtained from Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects
College sports
Football
Rice University--History
Genres
awards
memorabilia
photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Red Bale / Percy Arthur Rice Institute football memorabilia collection, UA 224, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Received from "Froggy" Williams October 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Photographs, speeches and scrapbooks

Box Folder
1 1 Photograph - team action shot
1 Portrait - Percy Arthur
2 1934 Rice Owls/Percy Arthur Scrapbook 1934
3 Percy Arthur Scrapbook
4 Speech Re: Percy Arthur
5 Re: Saturday's Children 1971-1973
6 Correspondence
7 1935 "R" Banquet 1935
- Binder of notes to Red Bale from former Rice football players

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Series II: Awards and trophies

Box Folder
2 - MVP Trophy from Forest Ave High School awarded to Red Bale 1930
- 50th Reunion 1953-2003, SWC-Cotton Bowl Football Champions 2003
- SWC Football Co-Champions Medal 1994
- A. M. "Red" Bale, Rice All-Time SWC Team Medal 1995
- Career Service Award to Coach Red Bale for 66 Years of Service to Rice 1932-1998

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Series III: Oversize photographs and scrapbooks

Box Folder
3 - Rice Football Banquet poster 1938
- Framed Photo: Honored for Selection on Pre-War All Time Rice Team 1995
- Framed Photo: Pre-War and Post-War All Time Rice Teams at the last Southwest Conference Game 1995
- Framed Photo: Southwest Conference Champion Teams 1934-1957
- Distinguished "R" Award awarded to Red Bale
Box Folder
4 - High School and College Football scrapbook by Red Bale 1934-1936

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