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  • Nina J. Cullinan portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1934-01-01)
    Nina J. Cullinan was a patron of Houston arts and parks. She was a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Society For Performing Arts, and the Houston Ballet Foundation. She also served ...
  • Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1934-01-01)
    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. ...
  • William Ward Watkin on honeymoon with his bride, Josephine C. Watkin 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1933-01-01)
    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 ...
  • Craig Cullinan, Jr. portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1933-01-01)
    Craig Cullinan, Jr. is the gransdon of Joseph Cullinan, who was a founder of the Magnolia Petroleum Company and helped organize the Texas Company in Beaumont shortly after the oil strike at Spindletop ...
  • Caroline Wiess Law portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1933-01-01)
    Caroline Wiess Law was an oil heiress and art collector, and a major philanthropist in Houston. She is perhaps best known for her endowment bequests to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including ...
  • Note depicting gift from Gus S. Wortham to his wife Lyndall F. Wortham 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1931-01-01)
    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. ...
  • Dudley Sharp family portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1931-01-01)
    Dudley Crawford Sharp was the son of Walter Benona Sharp of Spindletop fame, and brother of Walter Beford Sharp. He and his brother joined with W. T. Campbell in the organization of Mission Manufacturing ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kenneth Franzheim portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
    Architect Kenneth Franzheim's major buildings in Houston were the seventeen-story Humble Tower (1936, with Staub, later became the Exxon Building); the second Hermann Hospital and the Hermann ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jane Blaffer portrait 

    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 ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Wortham concerning a fishing trip 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (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. ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Wortham concerning a fall 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Letter from Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Finley to Gus S. Wortham 

    Finley, Mr. and Mrs. A.P. (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. ...
  • Lyndall Finley Wortham, portrait in wedding dress 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-01-01)
    Lyndall Finley Wortham (1892-1980) was married to business leader and philanthropist Gus S. Wortham. Mr. and Mrs. Wortham, are remembered for establishing the Wortham Foundation for support of ...