Published July 7, 2009
Tags: Houston, Ye Old College Inn
Please visit DSpace to see a PDF of Ernest Coker’s popular recipe book from the 1950s:
Ye Old College Inn on South Main was established in 1918 and quickly became a popular dining and hang out spot for Rice students and the local community. Ernest Coker took over operations of the restaurant in 1946 from George Martin, the original proprietor, and soon after published a book of his recipes. The restaurant was demolished in the 1980s to make way for the St. Lukes medical tower.
The 1915 “Red Book: a compendium of social, professional, religious, educational and industrial interest of Houston’s colored population” is now available freely on-line at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/26632.
Only two print copies of this book are available in the world, according to OCLC’s Worldcat, and handful of microfilm copies.
This freely accessible PDF version provides easy access to a fascinating view of the African American population in Houston at the beginning of the 20th century. Topics include Education, Careers and Employment, Education, Social Activities, and more.
Published April 22, 2009
Tags: architecture, Houston
The Arthur E. Jones Architectural Records contain information, news clippings, photographs, awards, and plans of over 100 projects he was a part of during his career. Jones is a 1947 Rice University graduate and worked with Hermon F. Lloyd, William B. Morgan, Benjamin E. Brewer, and Bob G. Fillpot. Jones’ projects with the firms, which were primarily but not only in Houston, include the Astrodome, the Allen Centers, the Melrose building, and various buildings in Greenway Plaza, the University of Houston, and Rice University. Photographers in the collection include Richard Payne, Rick Gardner, Bob Bailey, Balthazar Korab, and André Kertész.
See the guide to the collection here:
Published March 24, 2009
Tags: Houston, photographs
Anti Vietnam War Convocation at Rice University. Photo by William Lukes.
These Houston neighborhood views by Rice architecture student William Lukes in collaboration with Paul Hester, were used in a number of architectural publications and papers concerning the development of Houston, inventorying and cataloguing the growth of Houston neighborhoods, and recording various architectural landmarks in the Houston area during the period. Also included are student work from the Rice Media Center, and a photographic essay of anti-war protests (Viet Nam war) in Houston and at Rice.
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See the guide to the entire collection.