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Rice University Student memories records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 548
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

Written memoirs and typed transcripts of interviews relating student experiences at Rice Institute, later Rice University, representing many of the classes between the years 1916 and 1976. Half of these materials are in the form of 50th reunion booklets arranged by class year, and half of them are individual student's memories arranged by the student's last name. The 50th reunion booklets generally include student questionnaires which provide details of alumni's careers, families and their memories of student life at Rice, written by the alumni themselves. The individual student's memories are in a variety of formats, some are brief essays of one page, others are longer, and others are transcribed interviews, such as the interview with Malcolm Lovett. Student memories include favorite professors and classes, recreational activities, courtship, employment, interaction with the city of Houston, the effects of war on campus and more.

Dates

  • 1918-1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material should be coordinated through the Woodson Research Center, woodson@rice.edu.

Biographical / Historical

The Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) worked with alumni in the creation of the 50th reunion booklets and transfered copies to the Fondren Library, as well faciliating the donation of the student memories. The Association of Rice Alumni strives to provide the means of a continuing relationship between the university and its former students. It is is governed by the ARA Board of Directors in conjunction with the Rice University Office of Alumni Affairs.

Extent

2.50 Linear Feet ( (3 boxes))

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Written memoirs and typed transcripts of interviews relating student experiences at Rice Institute, later Rice University, representing many of the classes between the years 1916 and 1976. Half of these materials are in the form of 50th reunion booklets arranged by class year, and half of them are individual student's memories arranged by the student's last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Rice Alumni Association worked with alumni in the creation of the 50th reunion booklets and transfered copies to the Fondren Library. The individual student memories were donated to Rice University by the featured individuals or their families.

Related Materials

See also the following collections which describe student life firsthand at Rice: Otto Eisenlohr letters, 1915-1921 (http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536) and Anah Marie Streetman correspondence and memorabilia, 1915-1953 (http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0545).

Creator

Title
Guide to the Rice University Student memories records, 1918-1986
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2010
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