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Jeanmarie Amend Collection

Identifier: UA 0410
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The Jeanmarie Amend collection is made up of school papers (including notes, essays, exams, and books), news clippings and notes concerning post-graduation options, personal papers such as journals, correspondence, and photographs, and memorabilia including dress patterns, boxes, and a small sewing kit. The materials are in good condition and range in date from 1977 to 1982. Researchers interested in the lives of students at Rice, or the emergence of women into educational and professional fields in the early 1980s would find this collection insightful.


  • Creation: 1977 - 1982

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 material from the Jeanmarie Amend collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical / Historical

Jeanmarie Amend attended Rice University from 1979 to 1982. She majored in English, wrote for the Thresher and was member of Jones college. The collection contains notes, essays, and exams from several of the classes Jeanmarie was taking her senior year, including Shakespeare, American Poetry, French, and Medical Ethics--as well as samples of her writing throughout high school and college

Jeanmarie had two younger siblings--Charlotte and Matthew. After college, Jeanmarie considered a number of options, including graduate school at the University of Houston, teaching abroad, opening her own food bank to assist homeless children and young adults, and working as a public affairs writer in the private sector.


2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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The Jeanmarie Amend collection is a snapshot of the life of a student at Rice in the early 1980s. A prolific writer (both professionally and personally), Jeanmarie recorded several journals detailing her time at Rice. In addition to her school papers, the collection contains schoolbooks, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia--each contributing the the vibrant picture of Jeanmarie’s university days.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated by John (Grungy) Gladu in May of 2019.

Separated Materials

Books removed from collection: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare, "poems" by Wallace Stevens, "Poems and prose by Gerard Manley Hopkins" Selected and Edited by W. H. Gardner, "The Burning Mystery of Anna in 1951" by Kenneth Koch, "Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry, 3rd Ed." by Laurence Perrine, and "Contemporary American Poetry, 3rd ed." by A. Poulin, Jr.

Guide to the Jeanmarie Amend collection, 1977-1982
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