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Current Exhibits in Fondren Library

While visiting Fondren Library, be sure to check out our rotating exhibits.

 

1st floor Hobby Information Concourse "From Tennessee kid to Texas businessman: the Story of Jesse H. Jones"
Through images and memorabilia, this exhibit chronicles the life and times of Jesse H. Jones from childhood to his political career during both world wars in Washington DC among the powerful and elite. Images of the many buildings he constructed, owned and operated in Houston are highlighted.
1st floor hallway "Postcard charm at Rice" selections from Woodson Research Center's historic postcard collection
Inside Woodson Research Center "George Soloman Cohen" features historic photos of the life and career of the donor of Rice's faculty club, Cohen House.  Also included are pieces from Cohen's personal silver collection.
3rd floor Lovett Lounge "Houston in 1912" features selections from Woodson Research Center collections documenting Houston in 1912, the year Rice Institute opened.
6th floor exhibit cases "Bling... Trophy Style" showcases the Woodson Research Center's varied collection of trophies and awards, some of very unusual design.
Rice Memorial Center trophy case "O-Week at Rice" features photographs, memorabilia, and ephemera from the University Archives related to orientation or "O-week" at Rice.