In October 1900, Albert T. Patrick, William Marsh Rice’s lawyer, and Charles F. Jones, Rice’s valet, had an arraignment hearing, which explored their role in Rice’s murder. The article above actually outlines the testimony given by the bank teller who first saw the forged check and doubted its validity. It even points out how Patrick and Jones were actively bad criminals. Patrick misspelled his own name by leaving out the “l.”
Tags: Albert T. Patrick, Charles F. Jones, William Marsh Rice, William Marsh Rice murder trial
Tags: Dominique de Menil, John de Menil, Menil Collection
This weekend marks the premiere of Yusuke Asai’s new installation entitled “yamatane” at the Rice University Art Gallery. He created the installation in conjunction with the Menil Collection’s exhibit “Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence.”
The connection between the Menil Collection and its founder Dominique de Menil with Rice University is quite long. John and Dominique de Menil came to the university in 1969 and founded the Institute for the Arts. Ms. de Menil’s connection with the university extended into the early 1980s. Here are some images that document that time.
Tags: Julian Huxley, Juliette Huxley, UNESCO
The Woodson Research Center has two large collections of Julian Huxley materials, including his personal library. Not only was he a well-known evolutionary biologist, but he also started the Biology Department at Rice University. In conjunction with an exhibit on the 3rd floor, we have digitized a small selection of Julian and Juliette Huxley’s travel photographs.
If you’d like to see more, please see the Julian and Juliette Huxley collection online or come in to see the full collection.
A couple of weeks ago cheerleaders old and new came together to celebrate a new endowment for cheer sponsored by the R Association. In conjunction with this event, there is an exhibit on the 1st floor of Fondren that includes old uniforms, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia.
We also have a large amount of cheerleading images online. Here is a sampling.
Tags: Houston, rare books
In addition to Rice history, we also digitize rare books. We’ve recently uploaded a variety of books and booklets about Houston from 1893-1931. If you’d like to look at these further, click on the image. Then, you can download the pdf version of the item.
Tags: Will Rice College
It could always be worse.
This is an image of the quad taken from room 302 in South Hall aka Will Rice College. While the back of the photograph claims that it was taken during a hurricane, there is not one on record for the years 1938-1942 when alumnus James Casten took it. Perhaps, it seemed like one.
Tags: Baker College, Jones College, Powderpuff, Sid Richardson College
Last weekend Powderpuff officially began. This fall college sport started in 1959 when Jones College’s upper class Powders played the freshmen Puffs. The game was a yearly event, until Brown College opened. Then, Brown vs. Jones became the game of the year. As the colleges went co-ed, one game turned into many.
If you are on campus and would like to see more Powderpuff memorabilia, you can stop by the Rice Memorial Center (RMC). There is a display case devoted to this exciting college sport.