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Ye Old College Inn memorabilia collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 526
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains memorabilia from the Ye Old College Inn. It consists of photographs, a recipe book and a scrapbook from the Ye Old College Inn. The photographs are those taken of Rice college teams and athletes as early as 1915 and they include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, and track athletes. The recipe book was put together by Ernie Coker who was one of the owners of the Ye Old College Inn. The scrapbook contains photos and news articles pertaining to Owl athletes and their achievements.

Dates

  • 1915 - ca. 1960

Creator

Access Restrictions

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.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Ye Old College Inn memorabilia , 1915-ca.1960 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Organizational History

George Martin established a restaurant across from the Rice playing fields in 1918 which originated as a small eatery. It soon became a hangout for Rice University athletes and became known as the Ye Old College Inn by 1921. In 1946, Martin turned the restaurant over to Ernie Coker who added the Varsity Room to it in the early fifties. The Varsity Room served as a banquet hall for meetings, sports banquets, and dances. Photographs of Owl athletes hung on the walls of the Ye Old College Inn until the restaurant closed its doors. The photographs and other memorabilia were then handed over to the Rice Athletic Department.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains memorabilia from the Ye Old College Inn. It consists of photographs, a recipe book and a scrapbook from the Ye Old College Inn. The photographs are those taken of Rice college teams and athletes as early as 1915 and they include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, and track athletes. The recipe book was put together by Ernie Coker who was one of the owners of the Ye Old College Inn. The scrapbook contains photos and news articles pertaining to Owl athletes and their achievements.

Acquisition Information

This material was transferred from the Rice Athletic Department in 2008. Menu, children's menu, match book, postcard, newsclips donated by David Bynog, Jan. 2018.

General Note

Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21893" title="Ye Old College Inn memorabilia">https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21893
Title
Guide to the Ye Old College Inn memorabilia, 1915-ca.1960
Status
Completed
Author
Suellen Denton
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