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Douglas Killgore video materials

Identifier: UA 0405
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586. Allow 24 hours retrieval time.

Scope and Contents

Seven boxes of audio and film reels, VHS and Beta video cassettes, mini-cassettes, compact discs, and DVDs created by Douglas Killgore document the history of Rice University from 1911-2013. Of particular interest is Killgore Productions' film, "The Trust: The Story of the Murder of William Marsh Rice" and the complete 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry presentation, with that year's recipients: Robert Curl, Harold Kroto, and Richard Smalley.


  • Creation: 1911 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586. Allow 24 hours retrieval time.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Douglas Killgore video materials 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

Doug Killgore (1947- ), a Louisiana native, turned an early interest in film, television, and the space program into a long, productive career. In 1965, still in high school, one of his films won honorable mention in a national contest and was part of his application to Rice. On the way to earning two degrees ('70, '71), he acted in numerous productions and continued to film — notably "The Great Dogfight," "Grigsby G," and weekly TV spots called "Rice News on Campus." After service in Vietnam, he worked at Theater Under the Stars, earned a master's degree in film, and established Killgore Productions, with Rice as one of his clients. James Morehead's "Walking Tour" and a feature film, "The Trust," were among his notable Rice-related successes. He owned and operated The Woodlands Science and Art Center before returning to Rice, where he shot and edited a wide variety of videos and films, 2004-2014.


7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

4.6 Gigabytes (Nearline archival information package UA0405aip_001, containing digital video files of the 1993 film, "The Trust")

Language of Materials



The collection contains audio-visual material created and edited by Douglas Killgore during his time at Rice University, both as a student in the 1970s and, decades later, as an independent filmmaker. The materials document people and events at Rice and the history of the university from 1911-2013.


Materials are arranged in one series and in chronological order at item level.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by Douglas Killgore.

Guide to the Douglas Killgore video materials, 1911-2013
Lynda Crist, Traci Patterson
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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