This collection includes a scrapbook recording the retirement of J.T. McCants in 1953, as well as letters, family photographs, news clippings, birth certificates, diplomas, baseball scrapbooks, and other notes documenting life at Rice Institute and in Houston.
1900 - 1970
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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.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
John T. McCants family papers and Rice Institute career remembrances, 1900-1970, UA 434, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1448 Accessed December 10, 2023.