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Biographical / Historical

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Memorabilia, boxed

Series II: Memorabilia, oversize and unboxed

Series III: Memorabilia in upright picture cases

Series IV: Furniture

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University memorabilia collection, 1912-2016 UA 225



Title: Rice University memorabilia collection
Dates: 1912-2016
Abstract: This collection contains a wide variety of realia from Rice University's history, including a variety of jewelry pieces, clothing, athletics-related materials, and various other objects.
Identification: UA 225
Identification: 755
Quantity: 190 Linear Feet(171 boxes plus oversize items)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Rice University was founded in 1891 and opened in 1912. The memorabilia in this collection reflects many aspects of the university's history, from social life, academic life, athletics, administration, architectural elements, symbols such as the seal and shield.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains a wide variety of realia from Rice University's history, including a variety of jewelry pieces, clothing, athletics-related materials, and various other objects.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is available for research.

Use Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

decorative plates
posters
jewelry
trophies
furniture
Rice University

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Memorabilia Collection, UA 225, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

The items in this collection were transferred from other university departments or donated by Rice alumni throughout the years.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Memorabilia, boxed

Box
1-4 Original campus china
Sub-series A: Rice residential college china
Box
5 Lovett & Wiess
Box
6 Hanszen & Jones
Box
7 Brown & Will Rice
Box
8 Sid Richardson
Box
9 Martel & Baker
Box
10 William Marsh Rice Society commemorative plates
Box
11 Lovett Hall commemorative plates
Box
12 Semi-Centennial commemorative plates [sent to W.M. Standish from C.N. Coleman; W.C. Williams nee D. Lottman]
Sub-series B: Wedgwood commemorative plates
Box
13 Campus building scenes with floral border (1 complete set of 4, 1 Lovett, 3 Chemistry)
see also Woodson Reading Room shelves see also Woodson Reading Room shelves
Box
14-17 Campus building scenes with ribbed border (complete set of 4)
Box
18 Campus building scenes with ribbed border (2 Campanile, 1 Chemistry)
Box
19 Mugs & glasses, plastic water bottles
Box
20 White ceramic steins with Rice seal (4); "Mug at the Pub" plastic stein
Box
21 MOB barley beer poster with unopened bottle; 7 Rice Seal glasses
Box
22 Stainless steel travel mugs; plastic, ceramic coffee mugs; glass jar with lid
Box
23 Frosted Rice Institute glasses
Box
24 William McVey wooden & metal owl sculptures; '28 R shield
Box
25 Faux marble oval plaque with stylized owl for class of '52
Box
26 Rice Owlopoly game
Box
27 Carved Rice owl toilet seat
Box
28 Owls: plush, bronze, painted on marble, soap
Box
29 Carved owl bookends 1916
Box
30 Pottery owl bookends
Box
31 Aluminum Rice owl tray
Box
32 "Fear the Owl" sculpture
Box
33 Rice Alumni Association giveaways
Box
34 Rice Alumni Association Lego model kit of Lovett Hall (2) & Lego blue owl
Box
35 Distinguished Rice alumnus award 2010 to James Mischka
Box
36 Rice class rings
Box
37 Rally Club ceramic steins: Ed '51, Billy '57 (4), Jack '49 (2)
Box
38 Edwin Ford Beckenbach '28 items donated by Glenda Howell Baker '60
Box
39 Jewelry, watches, fobs
Box
40 Humble Oil latex Rice owl figures
Box
41 Belts & buckles, red sealing wax/seal
Box
42 Tau Beta Pi key; campanile marble column sample; helium liguifier dedication plaque
Box
43 1930, 1933, 1938 class items donated by G.B. Kitchel
Box
44 Commemorative spoons, kaleidoscope, perfume bottle...
Box
45 Rice pins
Box
46-47 Medals & medallions
Box
48-49 Stedman framed b&w original illustrations for 1928 Campanile
Box
50 Painting/collage of Rice campus scenes & Lovett Hall by Bill Condon
Box
51 Slide rule, rock football player, pencil holders, new steel for rebuilt entrance gate
Box
52 Ashtrays with Rice seal; music boxes
Box
53 Bronze replicas of William Marsh Rice statue
Box
54 Paperweights
Box
55 Pewter engraved plate from 1992 Commencement speaker Helmut Schmidt
Box
56 Plaques (2) from Hispanic Engineering HENAAC
Box
57 E.D. Butcher (fist Chairman Rice Univ. Fund Council) gavel 1971-72; Rice green glass box
Box
58 Baker Institute commemorative plates
Box
59 Semi-Centennial plaques by Texas National Bank
Box
60 George R. Brown Hall groundbreaking plaques (3) 1989; wave brick
Box
61 William Marsh Rice Society blue Block vases (2); 1993 Gillis 'train' invitation
Box
62 Rice service award samples
Box
63 Rolm phones, Gilbane hardhats
Box
64 Tudor Fieldhouse crystal thank-you to major donors
Box
65 Tudor Fieldhouse & Gibbs Recreation Center giveaways; RSA Hedge Hoppers; 2001 DeLange Conference speakers gift; gold ping pong balls; Graduate Apts. financing program commemorative
Box
66 Buckyballs & 1996 Nobel Prize commemorative items
see also oversize model of buckyball on aisle 2 vault see also oversize model of buckyball on aisle 2 vault
Box
67 Rice Art Car parade material
Box
68 Friends of Fondren giveaways
Box
69 Fondren Library Meritorious Design Award 1950
Box
70 AIDS memorial quilt names project panels 2000s
Box
71 Rice owl blanket, bright blue fringed
Box
72 Owl quilt
Box
73 "R" blanket-Wash Underwood '27
Box
74 "R" blanket new version for 1941 Bob Quin Award to J.M. "Dick" Morris
Box
75 "R" blankets (2) appliqued with Autry label, custom-made gray binding
Box
76 "R" blanket with owl applique, Allie May Autry ca.1921
Box
77 Rice seal blanket ca.1921
Box
78 "R" blankets (2) original; "R" blanket 1941 Allie May Autry Kelley & Mike Kelley
Box
79 Rice Memorial Center floor mat
Box
80 Rice Institute seal rug ca.1961
Box
81 Rice buildings original door hardware
Box
82 Plaster model of Sophocles for Administration Bldg. (Lovett Hall) capital; reserve presidential medal
Box
83 Muleshoe and horseshoe excavated in 2012 between RMC and Brochstein Pavilion
Box
84 Wedge and trowel used in setting cornerstone of Rice Institute Administration Bldg. 1911
Box
85 Wiess residential President's house related items
Box
86-87 Rice original buildings lighting fixtures
Box
88-89 Class/commencement printed materials
Box
90 Tubes: woodson (empty); blue used for Rice diplomas; ceremonial wooden maces (3)
Box
91 Invitations and programs in wooden tubes to opening of Rice Institute 1912
Box
92 Materials Lab bellows
Box
93 Rice Institute Library book identifier cutter
Box
94 Rice Institute embosser
Box
95 President E.O. Lovett office desk contents
Box
96 Bursar office sign
Box
97 Mechanical Laboratory ammeter
Box
98 Lovett Hall building core samples
Box
99 Proofs for Lovett Hall flags (2)
Box
100-101 Rice banners
Box
102 Rice Institute banner ca.1916
Box
103 Dept. of Architecture banner
Box
104 Capital Campaign banner 2008/09
Box
105 Semi-Centennial banner
Box
106 Dalai Lama blessed scarves 2007; Dalai Lama event VIP passes 2005
Box
107 Bandanas: Martel, Unconventional Wisdom
Box
108 Rice flag flown aboard STS-109, Columbia 2002
Box
109-111 Student dances; student papers
Box
112 Electrical Engineering 543 laboratory reports 1962-63
Box
113 Molecular models
Box
114 Residential college seals
Box
115 Rice shield patches, Rice colors, McCants "Story of Owl Eyes & coin"
Box
116 Rice seals and shields
Box
117 Rice shields
Box
118 Rice seals and shields framed
Box
119 Rice seal/shield banner (rod in vault corner)
Box
120 Glass disks for Rice Memorial Center glass curtain
Box
121 Rice buildings room plaques
Box
122 Rice Memorial Center room plaques
Box
123 Bricks from various campus sites, buildings
Box
124 E,O. Lovett statue bronze maquette in wooden presentation box from sculptor to Pres. Gillis
Box
125 Cheerleading pompoms and Rice giveaways
Box
126 Rice giveaways
Box
127 Rice pennants, "R" letters, NROTC items
Box
128 Small blankets, pennants, towels, soccer scarf
Box
129 Rice basketball memorabilia
Box
130 Rice baseball bobbleheads, balls, cards
Box
131 Brick from Cameron Field (baseball) last game played there 5-1-1999
Box
132 Reckling Park dedication 2000; Wayne Graham bobblehead & signed baseball
Box
133 Reckling Park opening day 2000; signed baseballs; miniature Louisville slugger
Box
134 Rice baseball shirts, flag, scarf
Box
135 Rice World Series 2003 memorabilia
Box
136 Rice World Series 2003 national championship
Box
137 Rice plush baseball player
Box
138 Rice youth baseball bat & ball
Box
139 Rice football purse, megaphone, MOB kazoo, coin with football schedule
Box
140 Football themed decorations, pinwheels, owls
Box
141 Rice football cards
Box
142 Rice football helmet signed
Box
143 1961 Sugar Bowl portrait in sugar of Ken Simmons, guard
Box
144 1961 Sugar Bowl portrait in sugar of Bill Simmons, end
Box
145 Rice stadium folding seat
Box
146 Rice football player bobblehead
Box
147 Rice football player soft sculpture; 1953 Cotton Bowl items
Box
148 Hawaii Bowl 2014 memorabilia
Box
149 Calendars with Rice football program covers 2008-16; 2012 VIP parking passes; turf samples
Box
150 R&L Carriers 2006 New Orleans Bowl memorablia
Box
151 Orange Bowl 1947 memorabilia
Box
152 Rice football games giveaways; A&M cadet voodoo doll
Box
153 SMU v. Rice silver Revere bowl 10-17-1950
Box
154 Cotton Bowl banner 1950 Rice v. UNC
Box
155 Cotton Bowl Classic blanket
Box
156 Cotton Bowl Classic blanket 1954
Box
157 Rice football jersey # 43 Calhoun; Rice shirt
Box
158-161 Footballs (some signed by players/coaches)
Box
162-163 Trophies: athletics & debate
Box
164 Trophies: football championships 1934, 1937
Box
165 Award plaque: Chief of Engineers ROTC summer camp Fort Leonard Wood 1959
Box
166 Award plaques: athletic & debate; labels removed from broken trophies 1955-1978
Box
167 Award plaque: Lester Curran Award to Charles S. Matthews 1975
Box
168 Trophies: Rugby; South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference; cricket, rowing regatta labels
Box
169 Trophies
Box
170 Trophies; tennis & track/field medals
Box
171 NCAA tennis championship racket-Frank Guernsey

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Series II: Memorabilia, oversize and unboxed

oversize
on top of card catalog WRC 160 Wischmeyer plaster owl
oversize
WRC 160C Stuffed barn owl presented to Rice Institute by George Washington University's Rouser's Club Nov. 2, 1935
oversize
WRC 160B Stuffed owl from campus bookstore
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WRC 160A Stuffed owl from RMC trophy case
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WRC 160 Franklin Mint porcelain owl from Alumni Association
oversize
vault aisle 2 Buckyball model
Rice cheerleading megaphones
oversize
vault top shelf range 2 Trophy: Southwest Athletic Conference Champions (tie) basketball 1935
oversize
vault bottom shelf range 2 Eddie Wojecki, trainer 1946-67, bronze plaque
oversize
vault top shelf range 2 Trophy: Southwest Conference Cross Country 1926
oversize
vault second shelf range 2 Trophy: Bayou Bucket Shootout, UH v. Rice, first place net
oversize
top of control folder file cabinet Trophy: SWC Relay Champions 1926
Trophy: SWC Track Champions 1922
oversize
vault back corner Shovels & spades for groundbreaking
Cohen House sundial original directional arrows
Tin tube (empty) "Rice Land and Lumber Company"
oversize
vault back range 4 top shelf Rice mascot owl house model with newsclip
oversize
Annex top shelf inside door Track cross bar from bamboo pole (see memorabilia corresp.)
oversize
Annex Rocket with base launched on campus

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Series III: Memorabilia in upright picture cases

Vault
bin
1 Frank C. Dill artwork: Sallyport view of Willy's statue for Pres. Hackerman original rendering; Trinity Episcopal Church pen & ink drawing given to W.W.Watkin by Ray & Rosemary Watkin; "Main Street, Houston, Texas"
bin
2 Framed studio photo of clay model for Willy's statue by John Angel; E.O. Lovett's copy 1930; Pershing Day poster
bin
3 Engraving plates (2); Baker College coat of arms (framed); small American flag and patch flown aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, April 1981
bin
4 Poster of King Hill & Frank Ryan undated b&w comic strip look; W.W. Watkin oil portrait signed by Lila Shelby '59
bin
5 John Clark Tidden "original painting from which illustrations for Classes 1916 Campanile was reproduced (framed) given by Alva Kalb Dumas in memory of E.F. Kalb '15; Hand drawn rendering of Lovett Hall from Assoc. of Rice Alumni to John T. McCants Nov. 13, 1953
bin
6 "Fightin' Owls" framed basketball poster
bin
7 Louis Pasteur framed lithograph to Pres. Lovett from the French Educational Mission 1918-19; "Thank you for supporting Rice athletics" blue & white sign; framed 1918 Rice pennant with handwritten permission for E.H. Dyer & A.W. Mount to study late during SATC days of 1918
bin
8 Framed CPA certificate for Russ Pitman 7-26-1959; plaque for Tau Beta Phi Texas Gamma Chapter 64th convention 10-11-1969; Woodson Research Center plastic laminate sign
bin
9 William McVey terracotta plaque "Freshman Flogging" from Hanszen first commons 1956-57
bin
10 Borden Freshman Prize for highest average grade plaque 1956-70
bin
11 Senior walking cane engraved EFK (Ervin Kalb '16) framed and mounted; 1993 senior cane Tom Karsten
bin
12 Woodson Research Center brass plaque
bin
13 Reckling Park groundbreaking framed photo 5-1-1999; Rice 1912-2012 Engaging the World Rice Centennial mounted poster
bin
14 Pitman Tower framed watercolor rendering; Stockton Axson framed chalk portrait by McKenna 1932
bin
15 empty
bin
16 Framed color photo of Charles S. Matthews -Assoc. of Rice Alumni for achievement in Engineering 5-7-1994; Humble Oil & Ref. Co. William Rice fee well no. 1, 236 acres+- metal sign
bin
17 U@C60 framed image of Buckministerfullerene Rice Quantum Institute; framed color photo of George Rupp, Malcolm Gillis, David Leebron, Norman Hackerman at Rice University 10-2-2004
bin
18 Framed b&w print of Lovett Hall by Charles Capps; framed Rice University seal
bin
19 Nobel Prize Award to Richard Smalley & Robert Curl 10-9-1996, framed with proclamations for each with medal replica
bin
20 Dr. Ted Lewis photo 90th birthday greeting 5-6-2010; hand-scribed framed vellum pages (2) to E.O. Lovett by Board of Trustees 5-12-1946
bin
21 Hand-scribed framed vellum pages (2) to E.O. Lovett by Board of Trustees 5-12-1946
Annex
bin
22 General George Washington Commander-in-Chief framed (for Wortham collection)
bin
23 Robert Curl color portrait 5-10-1997
bin
24 empty
bin
25 Dirk West owls football poster
bin
26 Shadow box of tools with placards (for Cohen collection)
bin
27 Hammond Hall color architectural rendering 9-1994
bin
28-31 empty
bin
32 George Rupp inauguration photo framed 10-25-1985
bin
33 Malcolm Gillis inauguration photo framed 10-13-1993
bin
34 Norman Hackerman inauguration photo framed 9-24-1971
bin
35 Kenneth Pitzer inauguration photo framed 10-11/12-1962
bin
36 William Houston inauguration photo framed 4-10-1949
bin
37 Formal opening invitation framed 10-10-12-1912
bin
38 Commencement 5-9-1998 montage of WWII era graduates
bin
39 Nobel Prize ceremony 12-10-1996
bin
40 Ann Holmes oil portrait by Agnes Muench for MFA 1948 exhibit
bin
41 Asa Chandler oil portrait
bin
42 Rice stadium photo by Kenneth Goodner 1950

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Series IV: Furniture

oversize
WRC 160, Annex Oak owl student chairs for East Hall Commons (now Baker College)
oversize
WRC 160, 162, Chapel Oak high backed carved chairs with red leather seats from Pres. Lovett's office in Administration bldg. (Lovett Hall)
General
blue leather seats in Chapel
oversize
WRC 161 Oak coat racks
oversize
WRC 162 Oak student desk chair
oversize
Annex Oak laboratory stool
oversize
Annex, Sims Alley Oak laboratory equipment bookcase
oversize
Annex Oak office bookcase
oversize
WRC 160 Oak library card catalog original to Rice library in Administration bldg.
oversize
Annex Metal land deed filing cabinets (4)
oversize
WRC 160C Black Windsor chair: William Ward Watkin Endowed Chair in Architecture, May 1999
oversize
Annex Small rocket & base

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