This collection includes the files of former Athletic Director Bobby May. It includes paperwork, correspondence, and records pertaining to Rice University's Athletic Department between the years 1987 and 2005. The collection is divided into 9 series: Chronological, NCAA, WAC, Title IX, Barbara Tolar, Endowments, Marketing, the Wingenroth Lawsuit, and Reckling Park.
Materials in Series VI: Endowments and Series VIII: Wingenroth lawsuit are restricted. Permission to view these materials must be obtained in writing from the Office of the Rice University Athletic Director. Other materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Access
Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via email@example.com or call 713-348-2586.
Permission to publish material from the Athletic Director Records (Bobby May 1987-2005) must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
John Robert "Bobby" May graduated from Rice University as a student athlete in 1965. He was the Athletic Director for Rice University from 1988 to 2006. During that period the Athletics Department brought home 26 conference championships, including the 2003 NCAA baseball championship. In 2002 Rice received the USA Today/NCAA Academic Achievement Award for maintaining the top student-athlete graduation rate in the nation. Prior to serving as the Athletic Director, May worked as an assistant coach, then head coach for the Men's Track team for 12 years. May retired in 2006.
This collection contains former Athletic Director Bobby May's papers, including correspondence, paperwork, and records, from the years 1987 to 2005. It also contains information from his secretary, Barbara Tolar, and information pertaining to the NCAA, the WAC, Title IX, Endowments, Marketing, the Wingenroth Lawsuit, and Reckling Park.
Bobby May Athletics Records (53 cu. ft) were received October 23, 2007.
May, Bobby (Woodson Research Center Information File);
Athletic Department (Woodson Research Center Information File)
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Athletic Director Records (Bobby May), 1987-2005, UA 185, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/741 Accessed September 23, 2023.