Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University HACER records, 1994-2014 UA 350

creator Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice (HACER)
Title: Rice University HACER records
Dates: 1994-2014
Abstract: These records include the daily business, publicity, and photographs for the Rice University's HACER student group. (3 boxes)
Identification: UA 350
Quantity: 1.25 Linear Feet(3 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Richard Tapia founded RAMAS (Rice Association of Mexican-American Students) in 1972. Around 1983, when the Rice University Hispanic population began to include more than just Mexican-Americans, the group changed its name to RAMAS/HACER. In 1985, the name was shortened to HACER (Hispanic Association for Cultural Education at Rice). In the 1990s, the meaning of the acronym changed to Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice.

The club focuses on enriching the lives of Hispanics at the university by providing outreach activities, as well as cultural and social events. Their major yearly events are the HACER Cultural Show, Hispanic New Student Reception, and Latin Pub Night at Willy's Pub.

For more information, please visit their Rice University club page: http://hacer.rice.edu/

Scope and Contents

This record group charts the history of HACER through correspondence, events, photographs, and memorabilia.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)
financial records
programs (documents)
Hispanic Americans
Hispanic Amercan college students
Rice University

Related Materials

See also the Rice University Hispanic History Project, 1924, 2003 (UA 311): http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/university-archives/ua311

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University HACER records, 1994-2014, UA 350, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Fernanda Pierre and Alexandra Zambrano in 2014.


Additional materials are expected for this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: General

Box Folder
1 1 [ALMA] African-American and Latinos Merging for Action Conference 2010-2011
2 Alumni n.d.
3 Attendance 2000-2002
4 Budget 2000-2003
5 Calendar 2001/2002
6 Club description n.d.
7 University club information and regulations 2001
8 Correspondence 2000-2001, 2004
9 Cultural 2000
10 Educational events 2001-2002
11 Elections 2003/2004, n.d.
12 Events 2000-2001, 2014
13 Facilities and Engineering Hispanics List October 2000
14 Faculty/Staff sponsors 2001
15 Fliers 1990s-2000s
16 "A Guide to Social Events" 1998
17 Membership 2000s
18 Newsclippings 2001-
19 Notes 2002/2003, n.d.
20 Officers 1997-2005
21 Outreach 2002
22 Politics 1999-2003
23 La Posada 1999-2001, 2004, n.d.
24 President's Council on Minority Affairs 2002
25 Programs 1990s-2000s
26 Rice Student Center - Tenants Meeting 2002
27 El Tecolote 2000
28 El Tecolote Summer 2000
29 El Tecolote Fall 2010
30 El Tecolote Fall 2013

Series II: Photographs

Box Folder
1 31 1999-2000
Box Folder
2 1 2000-2001 (1 of 2)
2 2000-2001 (2 of 2)
3 2001-2002 (1 of 2)
4 2001-2002 (2 of 2)
5 2006-2008

Series III: Memorabilia

Box item
3 - HACER Cultural Show: Noche de Fuego (DVD) 2011
- Blue T-Shirt 2011/2012