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Jesse Jones

Historic Records of Jesse Jones Archived in Woodson

The historic records of Jesse Jones (1874-1956), one of the nation's most powerful appointed officials during the Great Depression and World War II and one of Houston's pre-eminent developers during the first half of the 20th century, are now archived at Rice University's Fondren Library.



Coming Soon - New Reading Room

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by our first floor renovations. We are planning a beautiful new reading room with lots more places to study and relax.


Music from Fondren

Music from Fondren Concert - December 1, 5:00pm

Please join us for a one-hour concert with commentary featuring violinists from the Shepherd School of Music. Works by J.S. Bach, Prokofiev, Ysaÿe and Rochberg will be performed. Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library 3rd Floor Tuesday, December 1, 2015 5:00pm


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Francis Poulenc Archive Arrives at Fondren

Fondren Library announces the acquisition of the Rose Lambiotte Family Francis Poulenc Archive, consisting of original autograph musical manuscripts, signed and inscribed printed scores, autograph letters and related material.