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Engraved printing plates of Rice University scenes

Identifier: UA 417
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The Engraved Printing Plates of Rice University Scenes contain twenty-three plates showing buildings, landscapes, and people of importance to the university throughout the years. The materials range in date from 1912 to the 1980s, and would be useful for researchers looking at changes to Rice University over the years.


  • 1912 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Engraved Printing Plates of Rice University Scenes must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

The Engraved Printing Plates of Rice University Scenes are comprised of plates showcasing areas at Rice at different points in time, including buildings like Anderson and Lovett Halls, Fondren Library, and the Mechanical Engineering building, as well as relevant historical figures like Edgar Odell Lovett, the University’s first president.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Over the years, Rice University has changed, expanding what began as a cluster of buildings to the developed campus it boasts today. The printing plates in this collection showcase Rice's changes to buildings and landscapes through the years, as well as several important historical figures.


The plates are arranged in alphabetical order, in a single general series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Woodson Research Center.


Guide to the Engraved printing plates of Rice University scenes
Gabby Parker
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA