Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University diplomas collection, 1916-1960 UA 243

creator Rice University
Title: Rice University diplomas collection
Dates: 1916-1961
Abstract: The collection consists of fourteen diploma proofs and fifty-five diplomas with recipients named. Five different degrees awarded by Rice are represented: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.
Identification: UA 243
Quantity: 4 Linear Feet2 boxes
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

1916 is the first year that Rice University awarded degrees, and there are five diplomas from that first class in the collection. Subsequent years are represented nearly consecutively, including the two commencement ceremonies held in 1944 to accommodate students who served in World War II. A Ph.D. was awarded as early as 1918 (to Hubert Bray in mathematics), at least the earliest documented by this collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists exclusively of diploma proofs and diplomas that were awarded to named recipients. There are fourteen of the former and fifty-five of the latter. The years represented are 1916 through 1961, nearly without interruption. There is at least one example of each of the five degrees granted by Rice, B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Index Terms

Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Diplomas, 1916-1961, UA 243, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The items in this collection were donated by the diploma recipients or their family members.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Diploma proofs

1 6-1934 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1935 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1937 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1938 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1940 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1941 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1942 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
5-1943 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
2-1944 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
10-1944 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1945 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
3-1946 John Paul Jones (B.A.)
6-1950 A Student of the University

Series II. Diplomas

1 Alice Crowell Dean (B.A.) 1916-06-12
Edmund McAshan Dupree (B.S.) 1916-06-12
Ervin Frederick Kalb (B.A.) 1916-06-12
Edith Jo Leesemann (B.A.) 1916-06-12
Hattie Lel Red (B.A.) [framed, on wall] 1916-06-12
Rollin Montfort Rolfe (B.S.) 1917-06-11
Hubert Evelyn Bray (Ph.D.) 1918-06-10
Andrew Bonnell Bryan (B.A.) 1918-06-10
Christine Olivia Schultz (B.A.) 1918-06-10
Robbie Elizabeth Bayer (B.A.) 1919-06-09
Alice Crowell Dean (M.A.) 1919-06-09
Mary Denoailles McCarty (B.A.) 1919-06-09
Andrew Bonnell Bryan (M.A.) 1920-06-07
Gloria Irene Norvell (B.A.) 1921-06-06
Andrew Bonnell Bryan (Ph.D.) 1922-06-12
Rotzien Harlan (B.A.) 1924-06-09
Theodore Felix Keller (B.A.) 1925-06-08
Sadie Rosetta McLean (B.A.) 1925-06-08
Thomas Verner Moore (B.A.) 1926-06-07
Lovett Anderson Abercrombie (B.A.) 1927-06-06
Thomas Verner Moore (M.A.) 1927-06-06
Thomas John O'Brien (B.A.) 1927-06-06
Herbert Allen (B.S.) 1929-06-10
Thomas Ellis Daley (B.A.) 1929-06-10
John Nelson Greer (B.A.) 1929-06-10
Lawrence Ade Hamilton (B.A.) 1929-06-10
Mariann Adkins (B.A.) 1930-06-09
George Behrman Kitchel (B.S.) 1931-06-08
Harvey Norvell (B.A.) 1931-06-08
Evelyn Yorty (B.A.) 1931-06-08
Charlotte Ann Collins (B.A.) 1932-06-06
Hughes Mead Zenor (Ph.D.) 1936-06-08
Margaret Modena Elkins (M.A.) 1937-06-07
Karl Cornelius ten Brink (B.S.) 1937-06-07
Mary Eleanor Fosselman (B.A.) 1938-06-06
Karl Cornelius ten Brink (M.A.) 1939-06-05
Marguerite Faye Allen (B.A.) 1939-06-05
2 Paul Hurshel Sanders (B.S.) 1940-06-03
Karl Cornelius ten Brink (Ph.D.) 1940-06-03
Carl Ray Woodring (B.A.) 1940-06-03
Charles Sedwick Matthews (B.S.) 1941-06-09
Carl Ray Woodring (M.A.) 1942-06-01
Charles Sedwick Matthews (M.S.) 1943-05-31
Miriam Loraine Ormerod (B.A.) 1944-02-28
William Edwin Bryan, Jr. (B.A.) 1944-10-30
Charles Sedwick Matthews (Ph.D.) 1944-10-30
Arthur Albert Emil Bleimeyer, Jr. (B.S.) 1949-06-03
James Key Hopkins (B.S.) 1949-06-03
Charles Edwin McCormick (B.A.) 1952-06-06
Arthur Albert Emil Bleimeyer, Jr. (M.S.) 1955-06-03
Raymond D. Brochstein (B.A.) 1955-06-03
Raymond Davis Brochstein (B.S.) 1956-06-01
Allen Gene Weymouth (B.A.) 1956-06-01
Henry Russell Pitman (B.A.) 1958-05-30
Douglas Russell Hansen (B.A.) 1960-06-03
Allen Gene Weymouth (B.S.) 1960-06-03
Douglas Russell Hansen (B.S.) 1961-06-02