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The Discussion Group, Houston, TX, scrapbook and records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 507
Finding aid note: Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook that includes the history, lists of members, programs, photographs, and clippings from the Houston, TX Discussion Group. The scrapbook catalogues the club's list of members from 1947-1994. The chronologically arranged folders in box 2 includes annual communications, program information and rosters, 1990-2019.

Dates

  • 1947 - 2019

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Discussion Group scrapbook must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Discussion Group, Houston, TX was founded in 1947 by charter members Mrs. Lamar Fleming (wife of a Rice Institute Board Member) and Mrs. William Houston (wife of the President of the Rice Insitute). Early members researched world issues and the group discussed them - after the 1950s the group frequently brought in speakers.The Discussion Group grew into a significant "town and grown" group of members from the Rice and Houston area community. The Discussion Group modeled itself after the League of Women Voters - women gathered to research and discuss current event and issues.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet ( (3 boxes) )

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains a scrapbook that includes the history, lists of members, programs, photographs, and clippings from the Houston, TX Discussion Group. The scrapbook catalogues the club's list of members from 1947-1994. The chronologically arranged folders in box 2 includes annual communications, program information and rosters, 1990-2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Fondren by Mrs. Ira Gruber on August 27, 2004, 2011, and 2019.

Contributors

Mrs. William Houston, Mrs. Lamar Fleming, Mrs. Ira Gruber

Creator

Title
Guide to the The Discussion Group, Houston, TX scrapbook and records, 1947-2019
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

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