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  • 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 ...
  • Dr. Richard E. Smalley of Rice University in Chemistry lab 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1980-01-01)
    Richard E. Smalley, the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry since 1982 and Professor of Physics at Rice University since 1990, was affiliated with Rice since 1976. Smalley pioneered ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Gus S. Wortham portrait with dark-colored tie 

    Richburg, Jack (photographer) (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1960-01-01)
    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 and Lyndall Wortham, at a formal social event 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1957-01-01)
    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 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. ...
  • Lecture "Architectural Traditions Appearing in the Earlier Buildings of the Rice Institute" 

    Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1950-01-01)
    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 ...
  • Fondren Library at Rice Institute, front of building from Academic Court 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1949-01-01)
    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 ...
  • Oveta Culp Hobby, U.S. War Department idenification card 

    United States. War Department. (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1944-08-29)
    Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) was a Houston-based business, media, military, and political leader during the 1940s-1980s. Mrs. Hobby was the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education ...
  • Poem written by Lyndall Wortham to Gus Wortham 

    Wortham, Elizabeth Lyndall Finley, 1892-1980 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1943-07-22)
    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. ...
  • WWI military memorabilia belonging to Gus S. Wortham 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1940-01-01)
    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. ...
  • 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 S. Wortham portrait, right profile 

    Bachrach (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1940-01-01)
    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. ...
  • James Addison Baker portrait in academic regalia 

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gwen Hutcheson portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1935-01-01)
    Gwen Storrow Hutcheson was the wife of Palmer Hutcheson, prominent Houston attorney. He graduated from the University of Texas School of law in 1938. In 1946 he joined with family members to form ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Honeymoon memorabilia of Gus S. and Lyndall F. Wortham 

    Los Angeles Steamship Co. (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 ...
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, original building, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1924-04-12)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Article, "Baile Espanole," the first Archi-Arts ball 

    Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1922-03-01)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rice Institute campus, construction of Administration Building, 1910 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1910-12-12)
    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 ...
  • Lyndall Finley (later Wortham), portrait as a nine year old girl, with a bouquet of flowers 

    Unknown author (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1901-01-01)
    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 ...
  • Proceedings of Public Meeting at Galveston 

    Galveston Citizens (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1842-04-26)
    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 ...
  • Manifesto of the Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Houston 

    Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Houston (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1842-03-14)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letter from Sam Houston regarding (city of) Houston massacre 

    Houston, Sam, 1793-1863 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1837-02-13)
    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 ...