Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University scrapbook collection, 1907-1985 UA 230



source Rice University
Title: Rice University scrapbook collection
Dates: 1907 - 1985
Abstract: The collections includes a series of scrapbooks of the activities of Rice alumni and a series of scrapbooks from Rice University departments, Rice-related events, and other materials related to the life of the university.
Identification: UA 230
Quantity: 62.5 Linear Feet(46 boxes)
Quantity: 6.86 GigabytesNearline access: UA0230aip_001 (6.86 GB)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

Records of the activities of Rice University students have been captured in scrapbooks by alumni since the opening of the Institute in 1912. The scrapbooks in the collection contain ephemera reflecting the stimulating life on campus, including photographs, correspondence, invitations, newsclippings, tickets, etc, related to academic, social, sports, and arts events and organizations. The materials in these scrapbooks help document the change in the community as Rice grew from the Institute out on the prairie to a world class university surrounded by a major metropolitan area. The collection also includes scrapbooks of the Treasurer's Office beginning in 1907 as the Institute was being planned and scrapbooks from various other Rice departments and Rice-related events.


Scope and Contents

The collections includes a series of scrapbooks of the activities of Rice alumni and a series of scrapbooks from Rice University departments, Rice-related events, and other materials related to the life of the university. Additional scrapbooks, such as the scrapbooks created by the Literary Societies, can be found in the related record groups.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this collection are available online at:

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Rice University Scrapbooks Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
invitations
corrrespondence
Rice University
Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University scrapbook collection, 1907-1985, UA 230, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

These records have been donated to the Woodson Research Center by multiple individuals and departments over a number of years.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Rice Alumni Scrapbooks 1912 - 1970

General
This series contains scrapbooks of the activities of Rice alumni, including photographs, invitations, newsclippings and other ephemera.
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1 1 Ray Watkin Hoagland 1936
General
Ray Watkin Hoagland graduated from Rice Institute in 1936 with a B.A. in French. She actively served as a senior member of the Honor Council; a member of Pi Delta Phi, the honorary French society; a member of the French Alliance in Houston; and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the honorary scholastic society. She was also a society girl who was selected as a Duchess of the Mardi Gras Court in Galveston, a Queen of the Archi-Arts Ball, and a Princess of the May Fete. The many invitations and thank-you letters placed neatly throughout her scrapbook are indicative of her popularity and social status.
2 Hannah Rembert Fogler 1938
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Hannah Rembert Fogler graduated from Rice Institute in 1938. She was a fan of Rice football and tracked both the games and the players devotedly. Her scrapbook features news clippings, comic strips, and portraits related to Rice football.
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2 1 Anah Marie Leland 1919 - 1921
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Anah Marie Leland graduated from Rice Institute in 1922 with a B.A. in philosophy. She enjoyed both watching and acting in theatre as well as attending dances. She was considered a society girl and filled her scrapbook with programs, ticket stubs, invitations, party photographs, and more. Leland became engaged to James Lockhart Autry III while at Rice and features him in her scrapbook, but Autry died in 1922 shortly before the wedding. Later she became involved with Autry's best friend, W.M. Streetman, and married him.
2 Charles Sedwick Matthews 1941
General
Charles Sedwick Matthews graduated from Rice Institute in 1941 with B.S. in chemical engineering. He won the first annual Phi Lambda Upsilon award from the National Honorary Chemistry Society and the Graham Baker Studentship award, both because he had the highest scholastic ranking. Matthews also served as President of his senior class. While subsequently pursuing his Ph.D., he was offered jobs for when he graduated at the Humble Oil & Refining Company and The Texas Company.
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3 1 Mary Carolyn Dearmond 1958
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Mary Carolyn Dearmond graduated from Rice Institute in 1958 with a B.A. in English amd was awarded the Lady Washington Texas Centenntial Award. She was an intramural swimmer at Rice and taught a swimming class for children and adults in her spare time. She was also a fan of football and Rice's only girl cheerleader. Scattered throughout her scrapbook are photos and letters related to Tom Lubbock, who seems to have been her significant other living in California.
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4 1 Dorothy Weiser Seale 1937
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Dorothy Weiser Seale, the daughter of Dean H. B. Weiser, graduated from Rice Institute in 1937. During her time at Rice, Seale was May Queen, vice president of the Student Association, Archi-Arts beauty, Galveston Mardi Gras Princess, a participant of the Thresher and Owl yearbook staff, president of the Writing Club, and secretary of Pallas Athene Literary Society. She was even selected as one of Rice Institute's "Most Beautiful Girls." Three years after graduation, Dorothy Weiser Seale was the first bride to wed at Cohen House, home of the Rice Faculty Club, and has since returned the precious silver bowl, given to her as a wedding present by Agnes Cohen, to Rice University as a historical keepsake.
2 William T. Matlage 1938
General
William T. Matlage, M.D., graduated from Rice Institute in 1936 with a B.A. He was an avid fan of Rice football and basketball, collecting many newspaper clippings and comic strips on the subject. He was also a musician in the Rice Owl Band and an attendee of a variety of Rice balls and dances. After graduation he studied medicine at Galveston.
3 Katherine Otilla Thompson 1927
General
Katherine Otilla Thompson graduated from Rice Institute in 1927 with a bachelor's degree. In her scrapbook she included a story that she had written for a creative writing class at Rice.
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5 1 Mary McCarty Symns 1919
General
Mary McCarty Symms graduated from Rice Institute in 1919. Her scrapbooks primarily consist of newspaper clippings from a variety of Rice-related events that do not necessarily feature her, such as the school's societies, elections, dances, clubs, and more.
2 Edith Ellen Howze 1929
General
Previously a Houston Central High School student, Edith Ellen Howze graduated from Rice Institute in 1929. She was interested in fashion and style and was voted one of Rice's seven most beautiful girls. She also hosted and attended teas with other high social ladies. She enjoyed following the events of Rice football, classes, and freshmen "Slime" initiation.
3 Elliot Flowers 1934
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Elliot Flowers graduated from Rice Institute in 1934. He was Assistant Editor of The Rice Owl and a member of the Rice Institute Athletic Association. He enjoyed attending many dances, football games, and shows by the Rice Dramatic Club.
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6 1 Margaret Waples 1916
General
Margaret Waples graduated from Rice Institute in 1916. Her scrapbook consists of black and white photographs of Rice's campus, her peers, the Y.W.C.A., and her professors.
2 Gladys Patterson Wilkins 1919
General
Gladys Patterson Wilkins graduated from Rice Institute in 1919. Her scrapbook consists of black and white photographs from her experience at Rice, ranging from commencement to the Y.W.C.A Picnic to snapshots around campus.
3 Maxwell O. Read 1940
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Maxwell O. Reade graduated from Rice Institute in 1940 with a Ph.D. in mathematics. His scrapbook consists primarily of black and white photographs of his experiences at Rice, from football games to the Faculty Tower to friendly Fellows in Math. Neat captions explain the contents of each picture.
4 Annette Gano Gragg 1947
General
Annette Gano Gragg graduated from Rice Institute in 1947 with a B.S. in architecture. In her scrapbook she includes schedules, required texts, and required supplies for her architecture classes. She was also an Archi-Arts Ball honoree, who was then elected queen, and a member of the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society (EBLS). She enjoyed attending Rice dances and hosting EBLS teas.
5 Barry Talbot 1932
Scope and Contents
Barry Talbot graduated from Rice Institute in 1932. Talbot was a senior class representative of the Student Council, a member of the Junior Prom Committee, and a Rice Chronicle correspondent. He was also a member of the Thresher staff, Campanile staff, R and Quill Association, and Writing Club. Consequently, in his scrapbook he collected many newspaper clippings of a wide variety of Rice-related events, such as society and club meetings, visiting guest speakers, sports, the May Fete, and more.
General
Barry Talbot graduated from Rice Institute in 1932. Talbot was a senior class representative of the Student Council, a member of the Junior Prom Committee, and a Rice Chronicle correspondent. He was also a member of the Thresher staff, Campanile staff, R and Quill Association, and Writing Club. Consequently, in his scrapbook he collected many newspaper clippings of a wide variety of Rice-related events, such as society and club meetings, visiting guest speakers, sports, the May Fete, and more.
6 Mary Jane Stratford Torrens 1918
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Mary Jane Stratford Torrens graduated from Rice Institute in 1918. She was the daughter of Rice's first Dean of Women Students. She was held the official role of Critic in the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society and was a member of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).
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7 1 Mary Frances Campbell 1934 - 1935
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Mary Frances Campbell graduated from Rice Institute in 1938. She was a member of the Owen Wister Literary Society and enjoyed following Rice football and theatre. In "A Toast to the Ladies," she was voted repeatedly for having the most beautiful face. She was also a freshman maid at the May Fete. During her time at Rice, she experienced facial and head injuries in a car crash with her peers.
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8 1 Doris Sue Moellenbernt 1948
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Doris Sue Moellenbernt graduated from Rice Institute in 1948. She was the president of the Sarah Lane Literary Society and an officer for its publicity committee. Moellenbernt often hosted parties for the society. She was judged the best feminine role in the play "Trysting Place" performed by the Rice Dramatics Club. She was also one of the models from Rice in a style show, "Diane's Diary," presented by the Triniy Women's association. At the Archi-Arts Ball with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme, she was nominated as Titania, "Who Drank the Love Potion," for the pageant. In 1949 she became engaged to Dr. Karl C. tenBrink, a fellow Rice graduate.
2 Neil Brennan n.d.
General
Brennan seems to have been a writer for the newspaper. His scrapbook pages include many photos of the Rice Institute campus.
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9 1 Carl Knapp 1916
General
Carl Knapp graduated from Rice Institute in 1916. He later becamethe president of the Rice Alumni Club. His scrapbook includes many photos of Rice students and professors, especially related to athletics and the engineering department.
2 William Max Nathan 1912 - 1916
General
William Max Nathan graduated from Rice Institute in 1916. He was the business manager of The Campanile and a member of the Young Men's Christian Association. During his time at Rice, he had a conflict with the reorganization and politics of the Goethe Verein, of which he previously had been a member. His scrapbook includes many photographs of the buildings and people at Rice. He also included many materials from his classes and events.
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10 1 Elmer Shutts 1916
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Elmer Shutts graduated from Rice Institute in 1916 with a B.S. in Engineering. Shutts was the Rice baseball manager, "the guy who handles the money." His scrapbook includes many black and white photographs of the Rice campus, his peers, his future wife Lillie Mae Ford, and the baseball team.
2 Fred Manaker 1918
General
Fred Manaker graduated from Rice Institute in 1918 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He enjoyed watching Rice sports, especially football, and he loved flying his airplane, even using it to take probably the first aerial photographs of Rice. After graduation, he served as Second Lieutenant, Air Service (Aeronautics), for the U.S. military. Unfortunately Manaker died in a plane crash on his way home to visit family and friends. His scrapbook contains photographs, letters, and newsclippings regarding his service in the air force and his crash.
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11 1 Milo W. Ford, Jr. 1940
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Milo W. Ford, Jr., graduated from Rice Institute in 1940. He was interested in Rice football, freshmen hazing, and women at Rice. Because he worked at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts while attending Rice, his scrapbook includes many newspaper articles related to and ephemera from the museum.
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12 1 Allie May Autry 1925
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Allie May Autry graduated from Rice Institute in 1925. As a freshman, she was elected vice president of her class and led the grand march at the Freshman Dance with President Asbury. Autry enjoyed attending dances, winning the costume prize at the Sophomore Kid dance and leading the grand march at junior prom. She was also a member of the Tattlers Club and the Students Association. Her brother and fellow Rice graduate, James L. Autry, unfortunately died at the age of 24 right before his marriage, and her scrapbook recollects this tragedy.
2 Jessie H. Sloan 1920s
General
Jessie H. Sloan graduated from Rice Institute in 1924. Her scrapbook includes black and white photographs of the Rice campus, her peers, and her graduation.
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13 1 Emmett Brunson 1927 - 1940s
General
Emmett Brunson graduated from Rice Institute in the late 1920s. He was a Rice track star, competing in the NCAA championships, and became a member of the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. In one competition he had the distinction of winning first place in all events he entered. Lawson Robertson, head coach of the U.S. Olympic track team, even invited Brunson to train with him in 1928. Soon Brunson became a track coach at Rice in 1934 and was selected for the American Olympic Track and Field Committee in 1938.
2 Track Scrapbook 1940 - 1970
General
This scrapbook consists primarily of newspaper clippings and photographs related to Rice Institute's track and field team from about 1940 to 1970. The articles cover team victories, player profiles, competitions, and scores. The scrapbook was owned by Emmett Brunson, a famous Rice track star, coach, and Olympian committee member.
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14 1 Reginald Bickford 1923
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Reginald Bickford graduated from Rice Institute in 1923. However, his scrapbook consists of materials from around 1948. Many of his newspaper clippings are related to architectural developments at Rice, and his photographs depict peers and athletics. Bickford was the president of the Chicago Rice Alumni Club and a member of the Idlers Club.
2 Wash Underwood 1925 - 1926
General
Wash "Heavy" Underwood graduated from Rice Institute in 1926. He was a star football player and team captain at Rice. He was known for his versatility on the field, excelling in any position he was placed in. Underwood primarily played center and was considered the best punter on the team. He was nicknamed "Heavy" not only because of his bulk--weighing about 200 lbs--but also because his older brother, who was also a Rice star, was known by the same title. Underwood was awarded the most valuable player trophy offered annually by the College inn in 1926 and was runner-up for the varsity award, the highest honor that a Rice football player can receive.
3 Walter W. Trout 1918
General
Walter W. Trout graduated from Rice Institute in 1921. He seems to have been a member of the Student Army Training Corps (SATC). He attended dances and football games.
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15 1 Ervin A. Kalb 1913 - 1915
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Ervin A. Kalb graduated from Rice Institute in 1916. Kalb was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), giving speeches at their banquets and buying stock in their facility, Camp Sandyhook. Kalb was also the captain of the basket ball team, playing center, and the team's president. In addition, he was a member of the track and field team in 1914, participating in discus throw and shot put. In 1916 Kalb was elected editor in chief for the first annual or year book to be published by a senior class at Rice Institute, and this book became known as the Campanile. Apparently his disorderly conduct in the dining room at Rice led to his suspension from the Residential Hall for Men for one week by the Hall Committee. He also had low grades and attendance, which resulted in him being called upon by the Committee on Examination and Standing, and the committee informed him he must make up several classes.
2 ZueBelle Shaw 1934
Scope and Contents
Zue Belle Shaw graduated from Rice Institute in 1934. Shaw was a member of the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society, Junior Prom Committee, Young Women's Christian Association and Glee Club. She enjoyed following Rice football, filling her scrapbook entirely with newspaper articles and photographs related to the football team. She even included a page with what seems to be the football players' autographs.
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Zue Belle Shaw graduated from Rice Institute in 1934. Shaw was a member of the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society, Junior Prom Committee, Young Women's Christian Association and Glee Club. She enjoyed following Rice football, filling her scrapbook entirely with newspaper articles and photographs related to the football team. She even included a page with what seems to be the football players' autographs.
3 Larry Hamilton 1929
General
Larry Hamilton graduated from Rice Institute in 1929. Hamilton was an honors student and a member and letterman of the Rice track and field team, who were Southwestern Conference champions during his time. He competed in the 220-yard hurdles and the one mile team relay race. Hamilton was also the business manager of the Campanile in 1929 and the president of the "R" association of Rice lettermen. His scrapbook includes track-related newspaper articles and photographs, conference programs, and track numbers worn by Hamilton himself. In addition, his scrapbook includes portraits of his fellow members of the Campanile. After graduation, he remained an active supporter of Rice sports, recruiting West Coast student-athletes for the university, and established a golfing scholarship in his name. In 1989 he was named one of Rice's "Distinguished 'R' Men" of the year.
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16 1 Louise Moore 1922
General
Louise Moore graduated from Rice Institute in 1922. Moore was a member of the Tattler's Club and a member of the advisory committee on the editorial staff for the Owl Calendar. She was also a Rice representative at a students' volunteer conference, the vice president of her sophomore class, an officer of Student Council, and a sophomore maid at the May Fete. As a junior she served on the refreshment committee for the prom. During her education she spent time in New York studying music, specifically voice culture, with Frank LaForge, and a bridge-musical-tea was hosted in her honor. She enjoyed collecting humorous quotes or poems from The Thresher as well as Rice dance- and sport-related ephemera in her scrapbook.
2 Adele Waggaman 1917
General
Adele Waggaman graduated from Rice Institute in 1917. She was a member and officer of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and a member of the German Club. She also took a photograph of Rice's first football team. Many of her personal photographs depict her peers being frivolous and having fun, such as at YWCA parties and the style shows at the junior minstrels.
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17 1 Juanita Ross 1940 - 1943
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Juanita Ross graduated from Rice Institute in 1943 with a B.A. She enjoyed following Rice football, collecting Christmas cards, and attending the Delman Theatre. She was chosen to be one of the Thomas R. Franklin and Julia H. Franklin Scholars in 1942 and initiated into the Rice chapter of Sigma XI, honorary scientific society. While a student, she was also a teacher's assistant, earning much of her college expenses back. She was also a member of the 4-H Club, extension service county agent work related to Texas A&M. Ross was certified by the American National Red Cross for completing the standard course in Red Cross Home Nursing. Because the U.S. was being affected by the international affairs of Nazi Germany, Rice Institute's resources were more limited, resulting in the delay of the May Fete and other events during Ross's time there. After graduation, she accepted a position in the chemistry department of the Humble Oil & Refining Co.
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18 1 Anna Gilliland Schirmer Vilbig 1918
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Anna Gilliland Schirmer Vilbirg graduated from Rice Institute in 1920. She was a member of the Idler's Club, the Tattler's Club, the Students' Association, the Young Women's Christian Association, the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society, and the Rho Iota, a girls' club to promote friendship. She was elected secretary of the sophomore class and was awarded a scholarship in civics and philanthropy in 1919-1920. She was also featured in the newspaper as one of the very attractive and popular co-eds of Rice Institute who was invited to many parties. She married to J. Lee Vilberg, Jr., a fellow Rice graduate who served in the military.
2 Carolyn Dearmond 1956
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Carolyn Dearmond graduated from Rice Institute in 1958 with a B.A. in English and the aspiration to teach. Dearmond competed for Miss Football honors on behalf of Rice Institute at the Berkeley football festival, during which she also attended Disneyland and collected festive ephemera. Because of the contest, she met Clint Walker, a star of the Warner Bros. TV show "Cheyenne." She was also a Rice's only female cheerleader at the time.
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19 1 John E. Niland 1917
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John E. Niland graduated from Rice Institute in 1917. He attended a variety of musical performances and sport events. He has some strange items in his scrapbook, including a pair of socks.
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20 1 Roy A. Taylor 1917 - 1921?
General
Roy A. Taylor graduated from Rice Institute around 1921. He seems to have been a member of the SATC.
2 Albert Tomforde 1913 - 1917?
General
Albert Tomforde graduated from Rice Institute in 1918. Tomforde was a member of the Idler's Club and enjoyed attending Rice athletic events. He was also a winner of the "R" in Rice's "R" Association. He had a membership with Monta Beach's School for Dancing and apparently could read German.
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21 1 Mary LeGrande Shacklett 1919 - 1923
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Mary LeGrande Shacklett graduated from Rice Institute in 1923. Shacklett enjoyed attending Rice dances and following local weddings. She was also a maid of honor at the 1922 May Fete and the Duchess of the House of Senior at the 1923 May Fete. Shacklett was a member of the Students' Association and the Athletic Association.
2 Mary Jane Hale Rommel 1930s
Separated Materials
Part of this scrapbook came from the Rice University Association of Alumni Records UA 003.
General
Mary Jane Hale Rommel graduated from Rice Institute in 1936. As a junior she was elected to be a maid at the May Fete. She was a member of the Pallas Athene Literary Society. In The Thresher was referred to as the cutest freshman girl. Hale (Rommel) also performed as Maria in the play "Anti-Climax," produced by the Rice Drama Club. Her scrapbook includes many photographs of friends and athletes.
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22 1 Carolyn Dearmond 1954 - 1955
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Carolyn Dearmond graduated from Rice Institute in 1958 with a B.A. in English. As a freshman she experienced the "rush" for Rice literary societies and became a member of the Owen Wister Literary Society. She was also selected for the freshman court of the Rondelet. She enjoyed attending Rice dances and football games as well as the First Methodist Church. In intramural athletics she competed on the swim team, winning in the 75-yard medley relay and the 50-yard freestyle event. She was selected as a candidate for the 1955 Beauty Section by the Campanile staff.
2 Carolyn Dearmond 1955 - 1956
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Carolyn Dearmond graduated from Rice Institute in 1959 with a B.A. in English. As a sophomore she served as a church school worker for St. Paul's and was a member of the Methodist Student Fellowship of Rice Institute. Dearmond was among 50 candidates for Beauty in the 1956 Yearbook, the Campanile, and she was announced one of the 12 Rice Favorites at the annual Campanile Dance. Dearmond was selected to be on the Rondelet Court in 1956 as a Duchess. She was also a member of the Owen Wister Literary Society, a secretary for the Methodist Student Movement, a member of the Freshman Guidance Council, and a member of the Thresher staff. Dearmond began promoting herself to become a cheerleader next year.
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23 1 Carolyn Dearmond 1957 - 1958
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Carolyn Dearmond graduated from Rice Institute in 1958 with a B.A. in English. Dearmond was Rice's only girl cheerleader and was honored on the Dean's List. She enjoyed following football events and local weddings. She was also selected to represent Rice at the Round-up in Austin and was crowned queen of the Rondelet. Dearmond was on the cover of Houston Adventures, vol. 1 no. 3. She became engaged to Don Caddes, an Electrical Engineering major from Rice. Having competed on the swim team in Rice intramural athletics, she offered a group of ten swimming lessons at Lake Forest Park every summer. After graduation she planned to continue teaching swimming and was employed at the Red Elementary School in Houston.
2 Carolyn Dearmond 1958 - 1959
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Carolyn Dearmond graduated from Rice Institute in 1958 with a B.A. in English and began working as a teacher. In the summer of 1958 she married Donald E. Caddes, a fellow Rice student in Electrical Engineering, a member of the Rally Club, and an editor of the Rice Engineer. Caddes was finishing his 5th year of Rice in 1958-1959; thus, this scrapbook still includes Rice-related events, such as Caddes' scholarship and graduation, despite Dearmond having already graduated. Her scrapbook also includes ephemera from local weddings and the Association of Rice Alumni.
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24 1 Dorothy Weiser 1934 - 1935
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Dorothy Weiser graduated from Rice Institute in 1937. She was the daughter of Dean Harry B. Weiser and considered one of the most popular co-eds. She was vice president of the Student Association, queen of the May Fete, and a member of the Pallas Athene Literary Society.
2 Dorothy Weiser 1936 - 1937
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Dorothy Weiser graduated from Rice Institute in 1937. She was the daughter of Dean Harry B. Weiser and considered one of the most popular co-eds.`She enjoyed following the Rice football team. She participated in the Spring Sport Styles fashion show presented by the Rice Owl. She was a member of the Pallas Athene Literary Society and the lady-in-waiting for Miss Ray Watkin at the Mardi Gras coronation in Galveston. In "A Toast to the Ladies," Weiser was often voted for best face, figure, or date. In this scrapbook there are a few pages of very funny depictions of Weiser, having a photograph of her head attached to various cartoonish bodies.
3 Dorothy Weiser, scrapbook on her Father Dean Harry B. Weiser n.d.
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Dorothy Weiser graduated from Rice Institute in 1937. She was the daughter of the Dean of Rice Institute, Dr.Harry Boyer Weiser, and devoted this scrapbook to his success at Rice. Dr. Weiser was also the head of the department of chemistry and was initiated into honorary membership of Alpha Chi Sigma, national chemistry fraternity. He was also a member of the Faraday Society, Phi Beta Kapa, Sixma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and the American Society for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Weiser was the only Southern chemist on the list of fellows in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also elected to the council of the American Chemical Society as secretary of the division of physical and inorganic chemistry and later as vice-chairman and chairman. He wrote several books on colloidal chemistry and articles for numerous chemical journals, including the Journal of Physical and Colloid Chemistry, of which he became an editor in 1947. On September 1, 1950, Dr. Weiser retired from his role as dean and continued to teach courses in chemistry. Unfortunately, he died soon after on September 27, 1950, at age 63. He was married to Hazel Weiser and had two daughters.
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25 1 Gene Hinyard, Class of 1968 (football) 1949
General
This is a scrapbook of newsclippings about the Rice football team’s 1949 season. Among the frequently occurring names are Coach Jess Neely, Tobin Rote, James (Froggie) Williams, Gerald Weatherly, Joe Watson, Gordon Wyatt, Jack Wolcott, Van Ballard, Vernon Glass, and Ralph Murphy.
2 Gene Hinyard, Class of 1968 (football) 1966
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This is Gene Hinyard’s scrapbook of newsclippings about the Rice football team’s 1966 season. Inside it but not mounted are several pieces of correspondence re- ferring to his recruitment and signing with Rice. At the beginning is an 8 x 10 black and white photograph of the entire team. Some of the clippings refer to 1966 being Coach Jess Neely’s final season at Rice. Included are tributes for his influence on players. Other frequently occurring names are Bobby Shelton, Gene Auldridge, Lester Lehman, L. V. Benningfield, Dan Van Winkle, Frank Mandola, Leland Winston, Chuck Latourette, Robert Hailey, Steve Pritchard, and Harold Bo Hagan, named at the end of the season as Jess Neely’s successor as head coach.
3 Gene Hinyard, Class of 1968 (football) 1967
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Gene Hinyard’s scrapbook of newsclippings for the 1967 football season begins with information on the new head coach, Bo Hagan, and his coaching staff. Frequently occurring names of players are Larry Darling, Tommy Tyer, Bobby Shelton, Les Lehman, George Schulgen, Jay Collins, L. V. Benningfield, Dan Van Winkle, Robert Hailey, Pasqual Piedfort, George Alexander, and Hugo Hollas. The last item is an article about the retirement of Cecil Grigg, a longtime assistant coach.
4 Gene Hinyard, Class of 1968 (football) 1968 - 1969
5 Gene Hinyard, Class of 1968 (football) 1968
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Gene Hinyard’s second 1968 scrapbook of newsclippings covers football games of the conference season. Included are articles containing Coach Bo Hagan’s analyses of one loss after another. A photograph of five homecoming queen candidates documents existence of a traditional queen crowning at halftime during the homecoming football game. Names of stand-out players include Bucky Allshouse, who was called on as a sophomore to replace an injured punter; Gene Taubert; Bobby (also using the name Robby) Shelton; Roger Roitsch; and Leland Winston.
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26 1 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook 1947-1948
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The content is a thorough collection of newsclippings about a wide range of activities, people, and events associated with Rice in the academic year 1947-48. The activities include athletic contests in a variety of sports, social occasions, weddings, and once-a-year occurrences like the Archi-Arts Ball and an operetta performed at Autry House. The people represented are members of the class of ’48; Rice alumni; faculty like the English professor newly hired away from Harvard, Dr. William S. Dix; and distinguished scholars coming to speak at Rice. The events covered include construction of Anderson Hall and Fondren Library and a series of public lectures offered by Rice faculty on Sunday afternoons. The final page is a group of articles covering the death of Trustee Harry C. Wiess at age 61.
2 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook 1951-1952
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The content is a thorough collection of newsclippings about a wide range of activities, people, and events associated with Rice from fall 1952 to commencement 1953. The activities include athletic contests in a variety of sports, individuals’ weddings, and homecoming of both 1951 and 1952. A photograph documents the 15-year reunion of the 1937 Southwest Conference and Cotton Bowl football champions. A musical show called “Campusology” was performed in the San Jacinto auditorium. People featured in addition to class members whose marriages were announced include Mrs. Harry C. Wiess, to whom a Distinguished Service to Rice award was presented; Religion Professor Dr. Niels C. Nielsen; Bursar J. T. McCants retiring after 43 years at Rice; Nell Harris Swartz, an alumna who founded Hedgecroft Clinic for polio victims, because of dedication of its addition; Roy Hofheinz, Jr. about to enter Rice after winning top scholastic award at Lamar High School; James Chillman of the Rice Architecture Department, retiring from duties as curator of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Dr. Hubert E. Bray, Professor of Mathematics and president of the Southwest Con- ference; Dr. Carey Croneis, named as head of the new Geology Department and Provost; James C. Morehead of the Architecture Department, featured for designing a new suburban home; and alumnus and novelist David Westheimer returning to the Houston Post. Events featured in this scrapbook include the acquisition of an important micro- film collection by Fondren Library; acquisition of an electron microscope, the first to be installed in the Houston area and owned jointly by Rice and Humble Oil; the $1,570,000 gift to Rice by Mrs. Olga Keith Wiess in memory of Harry C. Wiess, an endowment which would make possible Rice’s first teaching and research in geology; the 13th Biennial Review of Science and the Arts, a project of exhibits for the public; publication of the Rice students’ book Soundings (160 pages, Anson Jones Press, $3); Rice Day, an event for Rice alumni and students that included athletic activities and a scene from the faculty operetta Iolanthe; and Rice and the University of Houston signing a 10-year pact for joint use of the football stadium.
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27 1 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook 1946-1947
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The content is a collection of newsclippings about people, activities, and events asso- ciated with Rice during the 1946-47 academic year. There are many announcements of engagements and marriages, as well as reports of athletic contests in several sports. Receiving especially bold attention are the Oct. 6, 1946, football victory, 18 to 13, over The University of Texas with 31,000 people attending, and the Jan. 1, 1947, victory, 8 to 0, over Tennessee in the Orange Bowl. A number of articles have to do with the inauguration of Rice’s second president, Dr. W. V. Houston, on April 10, 1947. Included is one of the official programs for the event. Occasioned by the inauguration is a long Houston Chronicle article detailing the story of William Marsh Rice’s murder and the resulting trials. The people featured include Mrs. Ella A. Fondren on the occasion of her $1 million gift for construction of the library building and Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Wiess for giving $1 million designated to expand science and engineering work. An article covers the appointment of four new faculty, Dr. Hardin Craig, history; Dr. James Street Fulton, philosophy; Dr. James Treanor Smith, chemistry; and Dr. Andrew Louis, German. Another article covers retirements of Rice’s first four emeriti, Dr. Harold Albert Wilson, physics; Dr. J. W. Slaughter, sociology; Alice Crowell Dean, librarian and mathematics; and Dr. Max Friedrich Ernest Freund, German.
2 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook 1948-1949
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The content is a collection of newsclippings about people, activities, and events asso- ciated with Rice during the 1948-49 academic year. Events include the annual dinner of Rice Institute Alumni, at which were honored the first four faculty members to reach emeritus status, Miss Alice Dean, Dr. John W. Slaughter, Dr. Harold A. Wilson, and Dr. Max Freund. Also covered is what is described as the annual Rice Day, April 30, 1949. An article features preparations for moving books into the new Fondren Library in the fall, and another is about completion of the new president’s house on campus (at a cost of $100,000). Activities include plans for homecoming Nov. 18-20, the 1949 Archi-Arts Ball, and the Third Annual Rondelet Ball on May 7, sponsored by the Rice Women’s Council and replacing the pre-war May fetes. There is especially full pictorial coverage of the Archi-Arts Ball, which had Sargasso as its theme. There were 10 honorees costumed to represent famous rivers of the world. An article announces the first complete entrance of women students into sports instruction and competition. There are also features on the Rice ROTC and on Autry House as the center for a wide range of student activities. An article covers Dr. Charles Squire of physics, named as head of a new low temperature lab, and the type of research for which the lab is planned. Another article reports Don Suman taking over as head basketball coach.
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28 1 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook 1953
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The content is a very thorough collection of newsclippings about activities, people, and events associated with Rice from July of 1953 through July of 1954. Athletics figure prominently in the activities covered. The teams that stand out are football, predicted to be the best since 1949, and basketball. The football team was Southwest Conference champion and played Jan. 1, 1954, in the Cotton Bowl. The basketball team was Southwest Conference co-champion. Dickie Moegle was one of the stand-out football players. Other noteworthy activities were the Archi-Arts Ball, Rondelet, Rice Day (described as the student-alumni spring homecoming), and the Second Shakespearean Fete. The theme of the well-photographed Archi-Arts Ball was The Neon Hours—the city at night.
There was press coverage of Philosophy Professor Dr. R. Tsanoff twice, once for a speech on intellectual freedom and in a rotogravure section story titled “Don’t Sell Our Youth Short.” Sandy Havens is announced to be one of two student co- ordinators of Rice Players. An article features Board of Governors member Herbert Allen, described as having begun his career as an inventor while a student At Rice. The long career of J. T. McCants at Rice is covered on the occasion of his retirement. He began in 1910 as secretary to President Lovett, and subsequently taught English, business administration, and money and banking before be- coming bursar. Other noteworthy individuals covered are Dr. Carey Croneis, who arrived to become the provost and to head the Wiess School of Geology, and James Dickey, who was briefly an instructor in English (but became a nationally- known poet and novelist).
Coverage of events begins with the July 17, 1953, crash of a marine cargo plane killing ten Rice Naval ROTC men and seriously injuring one. Announcement is made of plans to open the Hillel Center at Rice. 1953 is the year that the bronze bust of Gertrude Stein by Jacques Lipschitz was presented to Rice by Mrs. Kenneth Dale Owen. The International Conference of Low Temperature Physics and Chemistry was held at Rice, significant because of being the first time this meeting was held in the U.S. On April 2 and 3, 1954, the 14th Biennial Exposi- tion of Engineering and the Arts took place. The final noteworthy event covered was the first annual dinner for Rice Associates, which 180 guests attended.
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29 1 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook pre - 1941
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The content is newsclippings, many loose but some mounted in the book. The listing that follows is chronological. Earliest is a 12-page special section of the Houston Chronicle dated Oct. 22, 1932, celebrating the twenty-first anniversary of Rice. Next are four 1935 newsclippings concerning the Nov. 16 football game between Rice and Texas A and M, which Rice won 17 to 10. Twelve 1936 items concern the home- coming festivities Nov. 20-22. Combined with homecoming was celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the university. Four members of the original faculty were to be seated at the head table of the Friday Nov. 20 dinner: Dr. Lovett, John T. McCants, William Ward Watkin, and Harold Albert Wilson. A Dec. 24, 1936 article announces the gift to Rice from William Marsh Rice, Jr., of $320,000.
Nov. 7 – 12, 1937, articles concern homecoming. A Nov. 13 item reports presentation to William Marsh Rice, Jr., of a gold medal for distinguished service to Rice by the president of Rice alumni.
The only 1938 item is from April 27 about the Rice Alumni Association honoring the stadium committee on the occasion of raising $204,000.
A June 9, 1941, article covers commencement, and from Sunday June 22 there is a full rotogravure page with pictures of graduates from the first classes, 1916, 1917, and 1918. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the first commence- ment.
A large envelope contains items from 1941, 1943, and 1945. An Aug. 7, 1941 article announces that William Marsh Rice, Jr. has been elected president of the board trustees. An article of Nov. 6, 1941, is about events associated with home- coming. Nov. 8 items report actions of the Alumni Association: the presentation of the second gold medal for distinguished service to Rice to Dr. Lovett, and the election of Harvin C. Moore as its president. Also in this envelope are two copies of the Nov. 11, 1943 Thresher and a Nov. 24, 1945 article from a Ft. Worth paper anticipating the annual Rice-T.C.U. football game.
2 Association of Rice Alumni Scrapbook 1955
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The content is a collection of newsclippings about activities, events, and people associated with Rice during the 1954-55 school year. Coverage of athletic teams and engagements and marriages dominates the collection, but there are a number of additional noteworthy particular items.
Activities of note include the opening Rice football game against Florida, at which attendance was expected to be 40,000, and which Rice won 34-14, and the annual Archi-Arts Ball with the theme “The Universe of the Future” and eight women honorees. At Autry House the Pallas Athena Literary Society presented their annual burlesque, “Tsk Tsk (All About Women).” The Rice Players pre- sented Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral and Earth Spirit by Frank Wederkind (in the Fondren Library exam room).
Events include the Nov. 21, 1954 Fall Lecture by Mr. C. M. Class, “Recent Advances in Nuclear Science”, the setting of four relief sculpture tablets into the entrance pillars of the Chemistry Building, and the opening of a center for Catholic Rice students, the Maryheart Newman Center. Commencement on June 3, 1955, for which Sen. J William Fulbright was the speaker, was marked by the conferring of the first geology degrees and the first Ph.D in any kind of engineering.
People covered include Charles F. Jones, William Marsh Rice’s slayer, who killed himself in his Baytown house; Jack Heard, who played football at Rice, becoming Houston Chief of Police; Representative Albert Thomas, who started at Rice but had his studies interrupted by World War I; Dr. Tom Bonner, head of the physics department, for his research using the Van de Graaff atom smasher; Oren Arnold, alumnus and novelist, for winning the first Elsevier Southwest Literary Award; wife of English Prof. A. D. McKillop for her repeated lectures on old English silver; Ervin Frederick (“Tiny”) Kalb, graduate of the first class, for his work raising funds from alumni; Dr. Roy Talmage, professor of biology, receiving a grant for his armadillo research; Dr. Frank Vandiver, appointed assistant professor of history; Joe Frank, alumnus, for his nationally known women’s high fashion business; English Professors Carroll Camden and George Williams, featured in article about Texas writers; David Westheimer, alumnus and writer, whose entire article, “The Non-Television Part of Texas Is shrinking Apace,” is included; Mason Lockwood, alumnus, chosen Engineer of the Year in Houston; Dr. B.B. Hudson and Dr. W. H. Masterson promoted to full professor; Sandy Havens, praised for his role in Univ. of Houston production of Androcles and the Lion; Dickey Moegle, drafted by the San Francisco ‘49ers and also offered a movie contract; Joan and Jane Ryba, twin Rice cheerleaders, named queen of the Auto Show.
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30 1 Alumni Association 1958
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The content is a collection of newsclippings about people, events, and activities associated with Rice from July 1955 to January 1959. The collection is dominated by coverage of athletic teams, games, engagements, and marriages, but the compilers were thorough in including a great deal that was covered about Rice in the newspapers.
Football Coach Jess Neely is featured repeatedly; Prof. Radoslav Tsanoff on the occasion of his last public lecture before retiring; Dorothy McGee (24) appointed assistant to the registrar, the first woman to hold this type of job at Rice; Paula Meredith (25) appointed advisor to women, taking over the position from Mrs. Arthur Kotch; Prof. Marcel J. Moraud, head of the Department of Romance Languages on the occasion of giving his last public lecture before retiring in 1956 after 31 years at Rice; the Ryba twins engaged to marry two Rice athletic stars; J. Newton Rayzor, member of the second graduating class of Rice and donor of the Rice chapel and Memorial Center; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones giving $1 million to Rice for the building of the first women’s dormitory; Bo Hagan ap- pointed assistant football coach; George R. Brown honored as Houston Engi- neer of the Year; A. M. Tomforde (class of ’17; death)(past president of Rice Alumni Association; supporter of Rice athletics); Burton McMurtry (presi- dent of Rice Student Association and Rondelet king); Rep. Albert Thomas (class of ’20; running for re-election); S. G. McCann (death; dean of admissions and founding president of the Association of Rice Alumni); Charles Ives for scores of his presented to Fondren Library; Walter P. Moore (class of ’27, engineer for promi- nent Houston buildings); President William V. Houston featured as a “Titled Texan”; Assoc. Prof. of History Frank Vandiver on publication of Rebel Brass and Mighty Stonewall, awarded best book by a Texan; Harris Masterson, re- ceiving Rice degree in 1955 after two interruptions for military service; Arnold Toynbee, visiting professor of history Dec. 1, 1957 to Jan. 30, 1958; Mrs. A. D. (Sully) Alsobrook, assistant for academic publishing; Dr. E. O. Lovett (death Aug. 14,1957); President Houston, one of two scientists appointed to assist Senate subcommittee on the nation’s lagging missile and satellite program (following Sputnik); King Hill drafted by the Chicago Cardinals; Niels Bohr to address Rice Associates Dec. 17, 1957; Frank Ryan signing pro contract with the L.A. Rams; Wendel C. Ley (class of ’32), “Neighbor of Note”; Prof. George Williams on the publication of his book Some of My Best Friends Are Professors; Tony Martino (death Dec. 2, 1958).
Events of note covered in this scrapbook include announcement of design com- missioning for biology and geology buildings and auditorium (Aug. 29, 1955); con- struction of biology and geology buildings to start Sept. 23, 1956; beginning of a series of nine television programs, replacing the Sunday afternoon public lectures (which had been offered each year since 1912), scheduled for 7 PM the final Sunday of nine months; bell tower prank fatal to two Rice students from Houston; naming of five colleges for Mary Gibbs Jones, Capt. James A. Baker, William M. Rice, Jr., Harry C. Hanszen, and Harry C. Wiess; groundbreaking for Rice Memorial Chapel Nov. 10, 1957; largest attendance in history of Rice stadium, 72,000 at Nov. 16, 1957 football game of Rice against Texas A & M (which Rice won 7 to 6); opening of M. D. Anderson Biology Building Jan. 30, 1958; dedication of Hamman Hall (between acts of the faculty presentation of the Gilbert and Sullivan production Princess Ida) May 9, 1958; Rice computer construction beginning Sept. 11, 1958; dedication of Rice Memorial Center Nov. 8, 1958; installation of nuclear reactor in basement of chemical engineering building Nov. 22, 1958; first edition of The Journal of Southern History.
The following are the most noteworthy activities represented in this scrapbook: annual football game benefiting Holly Hall, Rice freshmen vs. Texas A & M fresh- men; annual homecoming banquet of the Rice Alumni Association, Nov. 4, 1955 (which honored Coach Jess Neely); the annual Rice Follies, “Tonight on T.V.” (to run two nights in the Bellaire H. S. auditorium); meeting of the Rice Institute Associates with Dr. W. F. Libby of the Atomic Energy Commission as speaker; annual Archi-Arts Ball with the theme “Milliareum Aureum” (cos- tumes of honorees represented countries of the Roman Empire); 15th Bien- nial Rice University Exposition for the public, demonstrating accomplishments in science, engineering, and the liberal arts (Apr. 27, 1956); Rondelet- May Fete May 5-6, 1956; commencement June 1, 1956 with speaker Dr. J. H. Van Vleck of Harvard on “The Age of Paradox”; 1956 annual homecoming dinner, at which honorees were Rice Professors Emeriti Marcel Moraud and Radoslav Tsanoff and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones; 1957 Archi-Arts Ball with the theme Kubla Kahn (Mongol Chinese emperor who ruled in fantasy over the imaginary pleasure kingdom of Xanadu); 1957 Rice Day on April 27, on which alumni competed in a “dress as you were” contest, the first prize going to Miss Sarah Lane in 1918 Women’s ROTC uniform; 1957 Rondolet (photograph of May Queens through the years); May 1, 1957 Rice Players presenting Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice on the lawn between Lovett and the Physics Building; commencement May 31, 1957 with speaker Dr. Julius Adams Stratton, chancellor of M.I.T.; Archi-Arts Ball Feb. 15, 1958 with the theme Incubus (Nightmare); Rondelet May 2-4 1958; May 4, 1958 Shakespeare’s Macbeth presented by Rice Players on the lawn in front of Lovett Hall (no admission charge); Homecoming Nov. 7-8, 1958.
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31 1 Alumni Association 1962
2 Alumni Association 1963
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The content is a collection of newsclippings about people, events, and activities associated with Rice from September 1963 through March 1967. The lists that follow detail what is covered in addition to men’s athletic teams and games. The newsclippings record accomplishments of Rice faculty, departments, and alumni; lectures being given at Rice by outside speakers; and student activities.
People who are featured include Larry McMurtry at the film opening of Hud, based on his novel Horseman, Pass By; Jess Neely, honored as “Mr. Sportsman” of 1963, and at his retirement in 1966; F. Curtis Michel, potential Astronaut and later named one of the first six Astronauts; President John F. Kennedy, his arrival in Houston and his death in Dallas; Congressman Albert Thomas, appreciation dinner, honored with establishment of Political Science chair in his name by the Brown Foundation - death; Radoslav Tsanoff, returning to Rice as distinguished professor of humanities; Monroe K. Spears, joining the Rice faculty; John W. Cox, giving Rice 25-year lease of Yankee Stadium; Roland Pomerat, Rice organist, playing homemade harpsichord; Sarah L. Lane and Miss H. Lel Red, taking around-the-world trip; Dr. Frank Vandiver, first master of Brown College; Dr. Harold A. Wilson, founder of Rice Physics Dept. – death; Frank Ryan to teach math at Rice; Dr. Kennard Reed, Jr., first Negro on Rice faculty; Raymond Johnson, first Negro studying at Rice; Bobby May, winning Southwest Conference 120 and 440 hurdles and NCAA 120 high hurdles cham- pion; Prof. Angelo Miele on two-week speaking tour in Russia; Prof. James Castaneda, traveling to East to recruit students for Rice; Mr. and Mrs. George R. Brown, receiving Alumni Gold Medal for distinguished service to Rice; Harold (Bo) Hagan, named Rice football coach; Dr. William Houston, work in retirement.
Events of note covered in this scrapbook include (chronologically) announcement of plans to build geomagnetic observatory north of Houston; beginning of Rice’s Jefferson Davis Association; David Riesman on campus over several days for critique of Rice; installation of custom-built language laboratory; announcement of NASA grant for Rice to send four rocket probes into space; new electronic carillon in Rayzor Memorial Chapel; announcement of new Ryon Civil Engineering Labora- tories; “Sammy I” space probe instrument package, to be launched Jan. 14, 1964; suit to admit Negroes to Rice to be heard in court Feb. 10, 1964; Feb. 21, 1964, jury that is given eight issues to decide future policy at Rice upholds the Rice board; $20,000 gift enables printing of Jefferson Davis papers; March 9, 1964, Judge William Holland rules in favor of Rice Trustees; announcement of ten-year multi-million dollar expansion drive Oct. 11, 1964; ouster of Hugh Rice Kelly as editor of the Thresher; publication of Janus, a literary and creative arts journal; opening of Brown College; development of artificial heart jointly by Dr. Michael DeBakey and Rice group led by Prof. William Akers, and successful use in 37-year-old patient; Rice Players stage Harold Pinter’s Birthday Party; personality study symposium with Margaret Mead giving closing address; announcement by Rice space scientists of discovery of a new stellar-planetary system; testimonial dinner for Jess Neeely; establishment of Center for Research in Social Change and Economic Develop- ment; Rice Players stage Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice; Ken Kesey puts on improvisa- tion The Acid Test at Brown College March 16, 1967.
Activities covered in this scrapbook include the old athletic stadium being used as a fine arts workshop; homecoming Nov. 8 and 9, 1963; 35-day celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, lectures to take place in Fondren Library; Archi- Arts Ball with the theme “Daemonia” Sat., Mar. 7, 1964; Pallas-Athene Literary Society to present Guys and Dolls; 1964 commencement with Dr. Charles H. Townes, provost and professor of physics at M.I.T. as speaker; 1964 homecoming; 1966 homecoming, with the first graduates, the class of 1916, being honored.
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39 Cal Dean Hill, Jr. 1953
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42 1-2 Tempe Howze 1945-1949
1945-1947 scrapbook
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Tempe Howze graduated from Rice Institute in 1949 with a bachelor's degree. She was Miss Engineer '48-'49, Junior Class Vice-President, and one of the most popular girls on campus. Her scrapbooks includes photographs of campus scenes, Naval ROTC, Rally Club members, picnics, beach trips, and Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society formals. Photographs and newsclippings also feature Leonard L. Attwell, Jr., also class of '49 whom Tempe dated and later married.
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43 Andrew B. Bryan 1920-1923
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45 1 Alumni Mailings Scrapbook 1980-1983
Separated Materials
This scrapbook came from the Rice University Association of Alumni Records UA 003.
2 Class of 1933 Golden Anniversary Scrapbook 1983
Separated Materials
This scrapbook came from the Rice University Association of Alumni Records UA 003.
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46 1 Class of 1932 Golden Anniversary Scrapbook 1982
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This scrapbook came from the Rice University Association of Alumni Records UA 003.



Series II: Other Scrapbooks 1907 - 1985

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This series includes scrapbooks of Rice University departments, Rice-related events, and other materials related to the life of the university which do not belong in other record groups.
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32 1 Treasurer's Office 1907 - 1926
2 Treasurer's Office 1907 - 1940
3 Treasurer's Office 1940 - 1949
4 Treasurer's Office 1941 - 1945
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33 1 Treasurer's Office 1945 - 1947
2 Treasurer's Office 1947 - 1950
3 Treasurer's Office 1950 - 1953
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34 1 Treasurer's Office 1954 - 1955
2 Treasurer's Office 1955 - 1958
3 Treasurer's Office 1958 - 1962
4 Treasurer's Office 1962 - 1964
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35 1 Treasurer's Office 1964 - 1969
2 Treasurer's Office 1969 - 1972
3 Treasurer's Office 1972 - 1980
4 Oil Properties newsclippings 1942 -1944
5 Graphic History of Production and Development, Continental-Rice-Davis Joint Leasehold, Starr County, Texas 1958
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36 1 Development Office 1950 - 1959
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37 1 Mechanical Engineering Building 1985
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38 1 Allen Center for Business Activities Open House 1967
2 Sewall Hall Groundbreaking 1969
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40 1 Rice University Semi-Centennial 1962
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41 Archi-Arts Scrapbook, 1945-1951 and 1954
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The scrapbook, donated by Dr. Anderson Todd of the Rice School of Architecture, contains program material and photographs that both represent each year’s distinct theme and identify the women honorees, who were elaborately costumed in keeping with each year’s theme.
1945 The title was “Guaya-Guayere,” a port city on the island of Trinidad. The honorees were costumed to represent eight port cities which a Trinidadian sailor might have visited: Port of Spain, Trinidad; Port au Prince, Haiti; New Orleans, U.S.A.; Paramaribo, Surinam; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Guantanamo, Cuba; Forte de France, Martinique; and Kingston, Jamaica. The event was held at the Junior League Club on May 5. There are 11 photographs.
1946 The theme was “Schauspielmaske,” and the honorees were costumed to represent emotions: Love, Jealousy, Temptation, Modesty, Serenity, Gaiety, Vice, and Vanity. The event was held at the State Guard Armory on January 19. There are 10 photographs of the costumed women.
1947 The theme was “ L’Abeidem,” a festival celebrated annually in medieval France and climaxed by the presentation of princesses from whom the knight victorious in the jousting tournaments would make a choice. The event was held at the Elks Hall on February 21. There are one large photograph of seven “princesses” in costume and seven small ones of men students apparently beginning to decorate. Also included is a page from the university yearbook.
1948 The theme was “Jabberwocky,” a fantastic wonderland on the other side of an enchanted Looking Glass. Costumed “characters” included Alice, the White Rabbit, a Magician, and two Pages, in addition to “the Favorites”: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Princess on the Glass Hill, Snow Queen, Andine, Proserpine, Titania, Pandora, and Ching Linyi, Chinese Bellmaker’s daughter. The event was held at the Elks Hall on February 21. There are 25 photographs. Also included is the full page newspaper feature on the ball that appeared in the Houston Post as well as two pages from the university yearbook.
1949 The theme was “Sargasso,” based on the idea that the Sargasso Sea is the place where all the rivers of the earth, after flowing into the oceans, have gathered. There were 10 costumed honorees, representing the Euphrates, the Mississippi, La Plata, the Danube, the Volga, the Nile, the Congo, the Amazon, the Thames, and the Ganges. The event was held at the Elks Hall on March 12. There are 10 fine 8x10 labeled photographs.
1950 The theme was “Danse Macabre,” based on a fantasy involving the poet Baudelaire and the domain of Satan. The honorees were costumed as personifications of Baudelaire poems: L’Harmonie du Soir, L’Ideal, Ciel Brouille, La Beaute, La Muse Venale, L’Obsession, La Musique, La Geante, Parfum Exotique, and Reve Parisien. The event took place on February 11. There are nine labeled 8x10 photographs of the personifications.
1951 The title was “Tyn El-k’hani 1202.” This event is represented by only an admission ticket; there is no program with explanatory detaILs. It took place at Temple Emanu El on February 17.
1954 The title was “The Neon Hours,” referring to the night-time world. The eight honorees represented Neon, Society, Theater, Burlesque, Crime, the Foreign Element, Love, and Sunrise. Location and date are not recorded. There is one large photograph of one of the costumed women.
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44 World War II scrapbooks circa 1939-1945
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Five scrapbooks created during World War II. Many of the creators of the scrapbooks are not identified, but the topics include U.S. Occupation of Japan, parachute training, European reconnaissance photographs taken by Marjor W.T. Eldridge, III; and Munich after World War II.