Recent Submissions

  • James Addison Baker portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1936-01-01)
    Baker practiced law in Houston, where he eventually headed Baker, Botts, Andrews, and Wharton, a 100-year-old law firm (later to be known as Baker Botts). After the Commercial National Bank, which ...
  • Gus and Lyndall Wortham, at unidentified social event 

    Reed, Bill (photographer) (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1965-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Dr. Richard E. Smalley and Dr.Robert Curl, posing with a buckyball 

    Rice University (photographer). (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 2000-01-01)
    Richard E. Smalley and Robert Curl won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery and characterization of fullerenes, the third elemental form of carbon after graphite and diamond. Smalley ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Finley concerning a visit 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-07-15)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Brochure of the work of William Ward Watkin, Architect 

    Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1940-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Gus and Lyndall Wortham, at an informal social event 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1967-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Neill T. Masterson home, Houston, TX, front exterior view from street 

    Schleuter, F. J. (Frank J.) (photographer) (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1923-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Palmer Hutcheson portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Palmer Hutcheson Jr. was a fifth generation Texan and a prominent Houston attorney. He graduated from the University of Texas School of law in 1938. In 1946 he joined with family members to form the ...
  • Image of William Ward Watkin in his architectural office, Houston 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1919-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Gus S. Wortham and President Lyndon Baines Johnson 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1964-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Gus S. Wortham, photographed receiving a boot shine on a sidewalk 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Sketch drawing of architect William Ward Watkin dressed in suit and hat 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Jane Blaffer portrait with hat 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Philanthropist and patron of the arts Jane Blaffer Owen is the daughter of Robert E. Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Owen was the first president of the Allied ...
  • Wortham family portrait 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1961-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Portrait of William Ward Watkin 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • Letter to Sam Houston regarding (city of) Houston massacre 

    McDonald, W.S. (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1837-02-14)
    Sam Houston served as General of the Texan Army in 1836 and went on to serve two terms as President of the Republic of Texas. His first term lasted from October 22, 1836, to December 10, 1838. The ...
  • Gus S. Wortham portrait, inscribed from Wortham 

    Gittings portrait studio (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1953-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Garden party at Faculty Club (Cohen House) at Rice Institute 

    Schleuter, F. J. (Frank J.) (photographer) (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1935-06-03)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...
  • William M. Rice Institute, proposed general plan of campus 

    Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1909-10-05)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...

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