In a Rice News article by Katharine Shilcutt, the Woodson and Fondren Library has been working in conjunction with the Rice Media Center to help them preserve their treasures. You can read more about it here.
As the article notes, Interim Director, Amanda Focke, has a few large hard drives in her office that contain a portion of the digitized content. We wanted to show off some of the stills from one of the films entitled Three Rice Engineers (1972). This 16mm documentary created by David Gerth features interviews with John Doerr, Genevieve Howell, and Tom Dydek.
For those new and returning to campus on August 22, 1982, David Tuttle reviewed the summer’s big events from Pres. Norman Hackerman’s summer injury to new buildings on campus. The audio also contains local and Texas news like the arrest of Coral Eugene Watts and a riot at Southern Methodist University.
Image from: The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 7, 1982
It’s seldom that we have both the audio and the visual for something in the KTRU recordings. Today, we do.
Next Monday, Willy’s Pub will have its 41st anniversary. This is a snippet from Scott Hochberg’s on the scene coverage of the official opening ceremony. It includes a couple of short speeches and the crowd cheering as Pres. Norman Hackerman draws the first glass of beer.
Starting in 1970, the issue of co-ed colleges pops up in the KTRU tapes. In the news masters, notable Rice alums, like George Greanias, talk about the overall vibe in the colleges. On the whole, the students didn’t see what the big deal was.
For Pres. Norman Hackerman, co-ed conversion involved a variety of steps before moving forward with assigning women to the new co-ed colleges. In this snippet from the fall 1971 news master, he lays out how he will get buy-in from all of the affected stakeholders.
Photo from: Rice University News & Media Relations; Board, Administration and Faculty Photo and Research files, ca. 1930-2000, UA 187, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University