The collection contains letters written to Brady Tyson as editor of the Rice Thresher from September 1, 1948 to February 14, 1949 and photocopies of newspaper letters and articles regarding the segregation controversy, particularly in relation to opportunity for African Americans to be admitted to the Rice Institute graduate school. The material dates from a letter of September 6, 1948, to the Houston Press to an editorial from Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas, printed in the Rice Thresher of March 2, 1949.
The collection consists of 1948 and 1949 correspondence with Brady Tyson, editor of the Rice Thresher; his editorials favoring admission of qualified African Americans to Rice Institute; and newspaper reports on the Tyson material and public response to it. The content ends with President Huston’s letter to the editor of the Thresher, pointing out that Rice was chartered for white students only.
This collection was donated by the Thresher office on May 12, 1997.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Rice University Thresher student newspaper editor (Brady Tyson) papers, 1948-1949, UA 030, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/587 Accessed November 28, 2021.