Photographs and newsclippings related to sports at Rice from the earliest days to late 20th century.

They include football, baseball, track & field, volleyball, swimming, archery, and more. There are team photos, individual photos of players and coaches, action shots, views of locations where games are played, uniforms, and more. The sports are at the formal university team level as well as intramural sports among colleges at Rice.

These materials are just a sampling from various physical collections in the Woodson Research Center, such as:

The student newspaper, the Rice Thresher , can also be searched online full-text for sports information.

See also the general libguide to sports materials available in the archives at the Woodson Research Center.

Recent Submissions

  • Erwin Grover and Charles Reed, Fencing Team, Rice Institute 

    Unknown author (1956)
    From 1952-1957, the Rice Institute had a competitive fencing team taught by Coach Harold Van Buskirk. Burskirk, a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1924, 1928, and 1932, coached fencing at Rice from the 1940s-1960s.
  • Fencing Team, Rice Institute 

    Unknown author (1956)
    From 1952-1957, the Rice Institute had a competitive fencing team taught by Coach Harold Van Buskirk. Burskirk, a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1924, 1928, and 1932, coached fencing at Rice from the 1940s-1960s.
  • Charles Reed fencing with crowd watching, Rice Institute 

    Unknown author (1955)
    From 1952-1957, the Rice Institute had a competitive fencing team taught by Coach Harold Van Buskirk. Burskirk, a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1924, 1928, and 1932, coached fencing at Rice from the 1940s-1960s.
  • Freshman Fencing Team, Rice Institute 

    Unknown author (1956)
    From 1952-1957, the Rice Institute had a competitive fencing team taught by Coach Harold Van Buskirk. Burskirk, a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1924, 1928, and 1932, coached fencing at Rice from the 1940s-1960s.
  • Co-ed fencing, Rice Institute 

    Dorsey, Paul (1958)
    Mandatory Physical Education classes began in 1950 for women.