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Series II: Trypescript and materials representing the published book

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the J.T. McCants research material for book entitled: Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute, 1952-1962 UA 296



Title: J.T. McCants research material for book entitled: Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute
Dates: 1952-1962
Abstract: This collection contains research materials, the original typescript, and photocopies of Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute, written by J.T. McCants in 1955. The text deals with the early history of the Rice Institute, describing its founder, the general plan, first buildings, formal opening, and the first academic year.
Identification: UA 296
Quantity: 0.75 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

John Thomas McCants was bursar of Rice University. He came to Houston in 1910 as secretary to Dr. Edgar Odell Lovett two years before the Rice Institute opened. He served as secretary to the president, as an instructor, and as bursar before retiring in September 1953. He died in October 1967.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials, the original typescript, and photocopies of Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute, written by J.T. McCants in 1955. The text deals with the early history of the Rice Institute, describing its founder, the general plan, first buildings, formal opening, and the first academic year. Additionally, correspondence, general information, and newspaper clippings concerning the individuals mentioned in the text can be found here.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Index Terms

notes
clippings (information artifacts)
typescripts
letters (correspondence)
Rice University

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J.T. McCants research material for book entitled: Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute, 1955,Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred to the university archives circa 1970.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Alphabetical subject files

Box Folder
1 1 Allen, Herbert
2 Baker, James Addison
3 Blaffer, Robert Lee
4 Brown, George Rufus
5 Bullard, Daniel Raleigh
6 Campanile yearbook, 1916
7 Cleveland, Alexander Sessums
8 Doherty, Robert Pace
9 Fendley, Francis Tarrant
10 Fleming, Lamar Jr.
11 Francis, William Howard
12 Garfield, Lewis Edgar
13 Goldston, Walter Leon
14 Governors, Board of
15 Hanszen, Harry Clay
16 Houston, William Vermillion
17 Ivy, John Smith
18 Kirkland, William Alexander
19 Leach, John Sayles
20 Lockwood, Mason Groves
21 Lombardi, Cesar Maurice
22 Lovett, Edgar Odell
23 Lovett, Henry Malcolm
24 Lummis, Frederick Rice
25 McAshan, James Everett
26 Owl carvings
27 Parish, Walter Alvis
28 Peden, Edward Andrew
29 Pollard, Jack Critz
30 Raphael, Emanuel
31 Rather, John Thomas Jr.
32 Ray, Robert Hillyer
33 Rayzor, Jesse Newton
34 Rice, Benjamin Botts
35 Rice, Frederick Allyn
36 Rice, William Marsh (includes copy of WMR will, and charter of Rice Institute)
37 Rice, William Marsh Jr.
38 Richardson, Alfred Stephen
39 Scott, John Thaddeus
40 Seal and Shield
41 Staff 1912-13
42 Suman, John Robert
43 Symonds, Gardiner
44 Teague, James U.
45 Trustees, Board of
46 Whittington, Harmon
47 Wiess, Harry Carothers
48 Woodson, Benjamin N.
49 Wortham, Gus Sessions

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Series II: Trypescript and materials representing the published book

Box Folder
1 50 “Scrapbook” newspaper clippings re: faculty and events
51 Original typescript
52 Working copy
53 Published version 1955
54 Association of Rice Alumni tribute to McCants 1962

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