We have a couple of Homecoming / Owl Together events that we’d like to tell you about.
Research Updates from Rice University Task Force on Slavery, Segregation, and Racial Injustice – Monday, October 26, 7pm-8pm
Interested to know what the Rice University Task Force on Slavery, Segregation, and Racial Injustice is doing? Join this session for an overview of goals, activities, events, and research. Researchers from the Task Force will speak, and archivists will show original documents used in the research. Time will allow for questions and discussion.
A preview of some of the archival materials include the William Marsh Rice Business and Estate Ledgers. 171 ledgers dating from 1855 comprise data on Rice’s personal investments, his estate records and those of the early Rice Institute. Several of these ledgers are currently being digitized and accessible in our Institutional Repository: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/109105
Link to the Task Force website: taskforce.rice.edu
If you need another image/more text you could include the LibGuide link and screenshot(?) https://libguides.rice.edu/slavery-racial-injustice-at-rice
Houston Folk Music Archive Homecoming Concert, Thursday, October 29, 6pm
The Woodson Research Center’s Houston Folk Music Archive and Friends of Fondren Library will co-present a virtual Homecoming House Concert with musical guests Vince Bell and Sara Hickman. Tamara Saviano, author of Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, will open the event.
There will be concert poster giveaways throughout the night. Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones press created, signed, and numbered these awesome posters.
If you are a non-Rice person who wants to attend the concert, never fear. Here’s a registration link: https://bit.ly/30Kq08R