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John T. McCants family papers and Rice Institute career remembrances

Identifier: UA 0434
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

This collection includes a scrapbook recording the retirement of J.T. McCants in 1953, as well as letters, family photographs, news clippings, birth certificates, diplomas, baseball scrapbooks, and other notes documenting life at Rice Institute and in Houston.


  • 1900 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material should be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, at

Biographical / Historical

John Thomas McCants was bursar of Rice University. He came to Houston in 1910 as secretary to Dr. Edgar Odell Lovett two years before the Rice Institute opened. He served as secretary to the president, as an instructor, and as bursar before retiring in September 1953. He died in October 1967.


3.5 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



This collection includes photographs, diplomas, and other documents from the family of John T. McCants between ca. 1940 and 1969.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by sibings Carolyn McCants and Tom McCants, grandchildren of J.T. McCants, 2020.
Guide to the John T. McCants family papers and Rice Institute career remembrances
Amanda Focke
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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