Guide to the Hattie Lel Red letters to Mr. Edward H. Phillips, 1970-1980 MS 073
Ms. Hattie Lel Red was born January 14, 1894. A native Houstonian, she was the daughter of Dr. C.S. Red, a prominent physician and founder of the Harris County Medical Society. She was the first woman to receive a diploma in the first graduating class at Rice Institute in 1916. She graduated with the distinction in mathematics and later received an advanced degree from Columbia University. She taught high school mathematics, retiring from teaching in 1964 at Lamar High School in Houston. Following retirement she continued active in professional, social, and patriotic organizations. She died October 4, 1990. During the Period of their correspondence Dr. Edward Hake Phillips was Professor of History at Austin College, Sherman, Texas.
The letters concern Ms. Hattie Lel Red's scholarship fund raising activities on behalf of Dr. Edward Phillips’ history students at Austin College and his responses thereto. Her letters also cover her memories of her time at Rice and of her family, classmates and teachers, as well as comments concerning her travels in Texas and elsewhere.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish from the Hattie Lel Red letters to Mr. Edward H. Phillips, 1970-1980, MS 73, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Hattie Lel Red letters to Mr. Edward H. Phillips, 1970-1980, MS 73, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Gift of Professor Edward H. Phillips, April 1988
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