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Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Documents

Series II: Photographs

Series III: Negatives

Series IV: Slides

Series V: CDs

Series VI: Oversize

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to The Rice Thresher records, 1962-2012 UA 354



Title: Rice University The Rice Thresher records
Dates: 1962-2012
Dates (Bulk): bulk
Abstract: These records mostly include the photographs and negatives taken by "The Rice Thresher's" photographers, as well as research and issues pertaining to Rice University's student newspaper.
Identification: UA 354
Quantity: 8.5 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1916, a group of nine students, chosen from the early literary societies, began to work on a bi-weekly newspaper. The new publication received its name from C. Harcourt Wooten '16. In a letter to President Edgar Odell Lovett, Wooten viewed a thresher as an object that "separates the good from the bad just as a publication should do."

As the first managing editor, William M. Standish published the first edition on January 15, 1916. With a circulation of over 500, "The Rice Thresher" was four pages long.

Published consistently since 1916, the student newspaper has grown in size and readership. As of 2014, the publication covers a wide variety of university events and issues, including faculty news, local Houston events, Rice theater, and sports.

--Quote taken from Sallyport April/May 1993

--Information taken from the Houston Chronicle, Dec. 9, 1915 and the Galveston News, Jan. 16, 1916

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Scope and Contents Note

These records mostly include the photographs and negatives taken by "The Rice Thresher's" photographers, as well as research and issues pertaining to Rice University's student newspaper.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Some materials are restricted due to the sensitive information contained therein. Each restricted folder is labeled. Access to these records requires written permission from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates. Materials will be restricted until 2064. Contact Woodson staff for instructions. woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

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 obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

College student newspapers and periodicals
Rice University

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Rice Thresher records, 1962-2012, UA 354, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of the collection was donated by Dante Zakhidov, Miles Kruppa, and Kelley Callaway in 2014.

Accruals Note

Additional materials are expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Documents

Box Folder
1 1 Athletics 1990-1994, 2003-2005
2 Awards 1962-2012
3 Campus Store 2001
4 Giant Floppy n.d.
5 Gillis, Malcolm 1994, 1998
6 Health Services 1992, 1998-1999
7 Housing 1997, 2004, n.d.
8 Parking 1992, 2002, n.d.
9 Press Passes 2002/2003, 2004/2005
Box Folder
2 1 Relationship to the Student Association (Restricted) 1978-1998
2 Rice Program Council 2005-2006, n.d.
3 Self-Scheduled Exams 2004-2005
4 Sexual Harassment/Faculty-Student Dating 1989-1992
5 Student Affairs Corrrespondence abou the Thresher (Restricted) 1982-2001
6 Student Association 1999, 2004-2006
7 Student Calendar 2003-2004
8 Training 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003

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Series II: Photographs

Box Folder
2 9 Baseball 1990s
10 Basketball 1990s
11 Beer Bike 1990s-2000s
12 Campus 2000s
Box Folder
3 1 Flipping Willy 1988
2 Football 1990s
3 Graduation 1990s
4 Houston 1990s
5 KTRU 1990s
6 Owls 1990s
7 Rice University and Houston Visitors 1980s-1990s
8 Rice University People, A-E 1980s-1990s
9 Rice University People, F-L 1980s-1990s
10 Rice University People, M-R 1980s-1990s
11 Rice University People, S-Z 1980s-1990s
12 Rice University People, unknown 1980s-1990s
13 Student Life 1980s-2000s
14 Track and Field 1990s
15 University Presidents 1980s-1990s
16 WAC Championship Game - Women's Basketball March 11, 2000

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Series III: Negatives

Subseries A: 1992/1993
Box Folder
4 1 Baseball
2 Campus
3 Club and Intramural Sports
4 Football
5 Houston
6 Men's Basketball
7 Men's Swimming
8 Men's Tennis
9 O-Week
10 Portraits
11 Student Life
12 Volleyball
13 Women's Basketball
14 Women's Tennis
Subseries B: 1993/1994
Box Folder
4 15 Campus
16 Men's Tennis
17 Portraits
18 Student Life
Subseries C: 1994/1995
Box Folder
4 19 Academics
20 Beer Bike
21 Campus
22 Student Life
23 Volleyball
24 Women's Tennis
Subseries D: 1995/1996
Box Folder
4 25 Academics
26 Baseball
27 Campus
28 Football
29 Men's Basketball
30 Miscellaneous Events
31 Portraits
32 Student Life
33 Swimming
Box Folder
5 1 Track
2 Volleyball
3 Women's Basketball
Subseries E: 1996/1997
Box Folder
5 4 Academics
General Note
Includes images of Yasir Arafat, Madeleine Albright, and Richard Dawkins.
5 Baseball
6 Beer Bike
7 Campus
8 Club and Intramural Sports
9 Cross Country
10 Football
11 Graduation
12 Houston
General Note
Includes images of President Bill Clinton, Alanis Morisette, and Rage Against the Machine.
13 Men's Tennis
14 O-Week
15 Portraits
16 Still Life
17 Student Life
18 Volleyball
19 Women's Basketball
20 Women's Tennis
Subseries F: 1997/1998
Box Folder
5 21 Baseball
22 Beer Bike
23 Campus
24 Football
25 Houston
26 Men's Basketball
27 Men's Tennis
28 O-Week
29 Student Life
30 Women's Tennis
31 Volleyball
Subseries G: 1998/1999
Box Folder
5 32 Academics
33 Baseball
34 Beer Bike
35 Campus
36 Colleges
37 Football
Box Folder
6 1 Houston
2 Men's Basketball
3 Men's Swimming
4 Men's Tennis
5 Men's Track
6 Portraits
7 Student Life
8 Volleyball
9 Women's Basketball
10 Women's Swimming
11 Women's Tennis
12 Women's Track
Subseries H: 1999/2000
Box Folder
6 13 Academics
General Note
Includes images of Morris Dees and Robert MacNamara.
14 Baseball
15 Beer Bike
16 Campus
Box Folder
7 1 Club and Intramural Sports
2 Colleges
3 Football
4 Graduation
5 Houston
General Note
Includes images of concerts by Ben Harper and Henry Rollins.
6 Men's Basketball
7 Men's Cross Country
8 Men's Tennis
9 O-Week
10 Portraits
11 Student Life
12 Swimming
13 Track and Field
14 Volleyball
15 Women's Basketball
16 Women's Cross Country
17 Women's Tennis
Subseries I: 2000/2001
Box Folder
8 1 Academics
General Note
Includes images of former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Jeff Bezos.
2 Baseball
3 Beer Bike
4 Campus
5 Club and Intramural Sports
6 Colleges
Box Folder
9 1 Football
2 Golf
3 Houston
General Note
Includes images of a Pearl Jam concert.
4 Jackson, Liz - Football Player
5 KTRU
6 Men's Basketball
7 Men's Cross Country
8 Men's Tennis
9 Men's Track
10 O-Week
11 Portraits
12 Student Life (1 of 2)
Box Folder
10 1 Student Life (2 of 2)
2 Swimming
3 Volleyball
4 Women's Basketball
5 Women's Cross Country
6 Women's Tennis
7 Women's Track
Subseries J: 2001/2002
Box Folder
10 8 Academics
General Note
Includes images of President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, James Burke, King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, Alberto Gonzalez, Houston's Preparation for Terrorism press conference, Horton Foote, President of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Alan Greenspan, C. Everett Koop, President of Mongolia Natsagiin Bagabandi, and the Houston Mayoral Debate.
9 Baseball
10 Campus
General Note
Includes images of the Olympic Torch being run through the campus.
Box Folder
11 1 Colleges
2 Club and Intramural Sports
3 Esperanza
4 Football
5 Golf
6 Houston
7 Men's and Women's Track
8 Men's Basketball
9 Men's Tennis
10 O-Week
11 Portraits
12 Putin, Vladmir
13 Reaction to the September 11 Attacks
Box Folder
12 1 Student Life (1 of 2)
2 Student Life (2 of 2)
3 Swimming
4 Volleyball
5 Women's Basketball
6 Women's Soccer
7 Women's Tennis
Subseries K: 2002/2003
Box Folder
12 8 Academics
General Note
Includes images of David Kopay, Colonel Laurence B. Wilkerson, Richard Holbrooke, Silvia Nasar, Lee Brown, and Gregory Stock.
9 Baseball 2002/2003
10 Beer Bike 2002/2003
11 Campus 2002/2003
Box Folder
13 1 Club and Intramural Sports
2 Colleges
3 Cross Country
4 Football
5 Golf
6 Houston
7 Men's Basketball
8 Men's Tennis
9 O-Week
10 Portraits
11 Soccer
12 Student Life
13 Swimming
14 Volleyball
15 Women's Basketball
16 Women's Tennis
Subseries L: n.d.
Box Folder
13 17 Academics
18 Baseball
19 Beer Bike
Box Folder
14 1 Campus
2 Club and Intramural Sports
3 Colleges
4 Football
5 Houston
6 Men's Basketball
7 Men's Tennis
8 Miscellaneous
9 Portraits
10 Student Life
11 Swimming
12 Track
13 Volleyball
14 Women's Basketball
15 Women's Tennis

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Series IV: Slides

Box Folder
14 16 Student Life 1998/1999
17 Beer Bike n.d.
18 Campus n.d.
19 Houston n.d.
20 Miscellaneous n.d.
21 Student Life n.d.

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Series V: CDs

Box
15 CDs (57)
General Note
These CDs consist of images, layouts, and news stories.

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Series VI: Oversize

Box Folder
16 1 Campus 1990s
2 Thresher Staff 1990s

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