Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Edward and Naomi (Petie) Holloway Papers, 1929-2009 MS 557

creator Creator (cre) Holloway, Edward Leroy
creator Holloway, Naomi Marguerite Guion (Petie)
Title: Edward and Naomi (Petie) Holloway Papers
Dates: 1929-2009
Abstract The collection consists of correspondence, invitations, personal papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia of the Holloways’ lives from 1929-1992, and a memorial of the Holloways written in 2009.
Identification: MS 557
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical note: Edward and Naomi (Petie) Guion Holloway

Edward and Naomi (Petie) Guion Holloway were graduates of Rice University from the class of 1933. Edward was a gifted member of the track team throughout his years at Rice, and a long-time supporter of Rice and Rice athletics. He captained the track team from 1932-1933, became a member of the “R” Association, and received the Varsity “R” award in track for 1931-1933. He earned a BS in physical education and was a physical education instructor in his senior year at Rice. Naomi (Petie) Guion graduated with a B. A. from Rice. She was active in the Campanile staff, the Cranmer Club, May Fete, and the “R” and Quill Associations. The Holloways married in 1938. After World War II, the Holloways moved to Atlanta, Georgia when Mr. Holloway joined the Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Holloway worked many years in the Transportation Department of Coca-Cola, becoming an active participant in transportation trade associations in Atlanta. He retired as marketing controller of the company. Mr. Holloway died on July 20, 1985. Mrs. Holloway died on January 20, 2009, at 100, and was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. The Holloways, who were childless, left their estate of $6.6 million to Rice University to endow a need-based scholarship fund, provide yearly contributions to the Rice Annual Fund, and to replace the track at the Track/Soccer Stadium. In their honor, the track and field complex has been renamed Holloway Field and Ley Track.

Scope and Contents:

The collection consists of materials related to the personal and professional lives of the Holloways. The materials include personal correspondence between Naomi (Petie) Guion Holloway and family and friends: invitations, personal papers, and newspaper clippings about the Holloways; photographs from Mr. Holloway’s retirement dinner; memorabilia from Edward Holloway’s track and field career; individual and group photographs of the Holloways and their family and friends; formal portrait photographs of the Holloways; and a typed memorial of the Holloways by family friend Clifton V. (Buddy) Ray Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia.


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Edward and Naomi (Petie) Guion Holloway Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward and Naomi (Petie) Holloway Papers, 1929-2009, MS 557, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a bequest made by the estate of Edward and Naomi Holloway in August 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence 1931-1937, n.d.

Box Folder
1 1 Naomi (Pete), family, and friends, 1931-1937, n.d.

Series II: Photographs and memorabilia 1929-1998, n.d.

Box Folder
1 2 Invitations, personal papers, newspaper clippings, 1929-1992, n.d.
3 Ed Holloway retirement dinner photographs, n.d.
4 Edward Holloway photographs, 1938-1947, n.d.
5 Naomi "Pete" Guion Holloway photographs, 1943-1947, n.d.
6 Ed and Pete Holloway photographs, 1940-1944, n.d.
7 Group photographs, 1938-1989, n.d.
8 Color slides of women, n.d.
9 Group photographs, 1957, n.d.
10 Portraits of Ed and Pete Holloway, n.d.
11 Ed Holloway Varsity "R" Award, 1931-1933
12 Memorial by Clifton V. (Buddy) Ray, 2009