Al Dial, Honorary "R" Association member, Rice University

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Item Metadata 2012-08-27T18:04:46Z 2012-08-27T18:04:46Z 1997
dc.description Black and white photograph of Al Dial, benefactor of many of Rice’s athletic programs and athletes, accompanied by text headlining his achievement of the Distinguished "R" Award.
dc.description Caption reads: A long-time Rice fan, AL DIAL has given years of service to the Rice Athletic Department and Rice athletics. A captain of local industry, Mr Dial was originally a partner of John L. Wortham in Houston and went on to be a Vice President for American General in 1957 when it broke away from the Wortham agency. He eventually became the Executive Vice President for Maryland Casualty in 1970, a position which he retained until he retired in 1977. Over the years, Mr. Dial put many Rice athletes to work, giving them a start in the insurance industry. These included but were not limited to Dan Drake, Blois Bridges, Don Lance, Leroy Marion, Ralph Murphy, Ike Neumann and Monte Robicheaux. Mr. Dial was also instrumental in the building of the Owl Club facility; helping to raise the final amount needed for construction. He was honored for his efforts by helping George Miner burn the mortgage. He even served as President of the Owl Club in years two and three of its existence. For these reasons, the Rice “R” Association is proud and happy to bestow the title of Honorary “R” Man upon Al Dial.
dc.description.abstract Rice University Honorary "R" Award (poor quality image)
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights Rights to this material belong to Rice University. This digital version is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
dc.subject Sports
dc.subject.lcsh William M. Rice Institute--History
Dial, Al
Varsity lettermen's clubs
Athletic clubs--Texas--Houston
Rice University--History
dc.title Al Dial, Honorary "R" Association member, Rice University
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 8-bit gray, 300 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images. 2010
dc.source.collection Rice University Archives Athletic Department records, UA 155, Box 172, Folder 9, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University wrc02698
dc.type.genre photographs
dc.type.dcmi Image
dc.identifier.citation "Al Dial, Honorary "R" Association member, Rice University," 1997. Rice University,

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