The first 22 selections from the James Lockhart Autry family papers are now online. Digitized items include family portraits, documents, and memorabilia. Documents include the invitation and dedication program for Autry House. Dedicated in 1921, Autry House was the first social space for Rice students before the Rice Memorial Center was built.
This digitized material forms part of a larger physical collection accessible at Fondren Library, which includes business papers, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia related to the James Lockhart Autry family of Texas (1875-present) and of North Carolina (1832), Tennessee (1824-1840) and Mississippi (1840-1875). These materials show the life style of a family who moved into Texas and played an important role in developing both the social and economic framework of Houston. Among the business papers are correspondence and legal briefs from the terms Autry served as general counsel to the Texas Company, president of Fidelity Trust Company, and vice-president and general counsel of the American Republics Corporation. Finding aid to the collection is available at: http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/3
Additional items will be digitized and available online throughout 2013.