Rice University Archives

The William Ward Watkin and Annie Ray Watkin University Archives contain the historical records of Rice University. The Center preserves non-current records from administrative offices, Rice presidents, academic departments, residential colleges, and student organizations.

The university archive (UA) collections also include:

  • campus plans, drawings and blueprints
  • photographs
  • publications, including the Rice Thresher student newspaper
  • video and audiotapes
  • ephemeral material
  • memorabilia

Each university archival collection has a finding aid, which is a descriptive guide designed to assist researchers in understanding the contents of each collection. The finding aid often includes a collection inventory along with important context, such as biographical information. Some collection materials are available for viewing in our reading room; others have been digitized in our institutional repository or other places online.

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Would you like to search finding aids/collection inventories from institutions all over Texas? View our finding aids and others at Texas Archival Resources Online.