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Rice University HACER records

Identifier: UA 350
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

This record group charts the history of HACER through correspondence, events, photographs, and memorabilia.


  • 1994 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Richard Tapia founded RAMAS (Rice Association of Mexican-American Students) in 1972. Around 1983, when the Rice University Hispanic population began to include more than just Mexican-Americans, the group changed its name to RAMAS/HACER. In 1985, the name was shortened to HACER (Hispanic Association for Cultural Education at Rice). In the 1990s, the meaning of the acronym changed to Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice.

The club focuses on enriching the lives of Hispanics at the university by providing outreach activities, as well as cultural and social events. Their major yearly events are the HACER Cultural Show, Hispanic New Student Reception, and Latin Pub Night at Willy's Pub.

For more information, please visit their Rice University club page:


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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These records include the daily business, publicity, and photographs for the Rice University's HACER student group. (3 boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Fernanda Pierre and Alexandra Zambrano in 2014.


Additional materials are expected for this collection.

Related Materials

See also the Rice University Hispanic History Project, 1924, 2003 (UA 311).
Guide to the Rice University HACER records, 1994-2014
Norie Guthrie
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA