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Rice University Police Department realia collection

Identifier: UA 0397
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The holding consists of RUPD uniforms and equipment, city and campus traffic citation forms, and the Rice police procedures manual.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2017

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Rice University Police Department materials, 1970-2017 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

The Rice University Police Department (RUPD) is composed of about 25 officers and a number of support personnel whose responsibilities include patrolling the campus, providing security at events, and campus traffic control. First established in 1967 as the Rice University Security Department, in 1970 it became a full police department, the RUPD.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Woodson Research Center by RUPD in January 2018. Badge and medal donated to Woodson by Greg Marshall in 2021.


Guide to the Rice University Police Department realia collection, 1970-2017
Lee Pecht and Gabby Parker
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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