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Rice University "R" Association records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 089
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 material serves as a visual record of the “R” Assocation’s member athletes and coaches, official activities, and general Rice sports events. Formats include photographs, slides, negatives and beta format videotapes, as well as some written biographical information, awards, and ephemera such as a basketball jersey. The bulk covers men's sports, football and track in particular. Other sports include baseball, golf, tennis, and swimming.

Dates

  • 1919 - 2017

Creator

Access Restriction

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.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the "R" Assocation records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Organizational Sketch

Formed in 1913 as Rice's first alumni-based support group for Rice Athletics, the "R" Association consists primarily of Rice men’s and women’s letterwinners. (Merit-based honorary memberships may on occasion be considered by the "R" Association board.) Former letterwinners are invited to volunteer with the "R" Association by assisting with annual events, including Hall of Fame inductions, a golf tournament, Scholar Athlete Banquet, and All Sports Banquet. The "R" Association board also offers opportunities for volunteer participation.

The organization has historically provided financial assistance to Rice Athletics within the parameters of the NCAA and has provided scholarships to graduating senior athletes. The "R" Association has consistently sponsored various fund-raising events, athletic awards programs and scholastic banquets on behalf of Rice Athletics.

In Fall 1970 the “R” Assocation established the Rice Sports Hall of Fame, recognizing individual accomplishments in all intercollegiate sports by athletes who have been out of school at least 15 years. Additions are made each year by the “R” Association’s selection committee.

This association was incorporated on June 12, 1981 as a non-profit Texas corporation and is currently the only entity not under the accounting and financial control of Rice University which generates revenue on behalf of Rice.

Extent

35.5 Linear Feet (37 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

This material serves as a visual record of the “R” Assocation’s member athletes and coaches, official activities, and general Rice sports events. Formats include photographs, slides, negatives and beta format videotapes, as well as some written biographical information, awards, and ephemera such as a basketball jersey. The bulk covers men's sports, football and track in particular.

Acquisition Information

This material was donated by Don Knodel, 2002-2003.

Accruals

Additional materials may be added to this collection in the future.

Related Materials

Information files for: “R” Association newspaper clippings; “R” Association programs and ephemera; and “R” Book.
Title
Guide to the Rice University "R" Association records, 1919-2017
Status
Completed
Date
2004
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