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Rice University Between Decisions: From Co-Education to Integration (1957-1970)

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Title

Rice University Between Decisions: From Co-Education to Integration (1957-1970)

Alternative Title

Between Decisions

Subject

Rice University
Race
Gender
U.S. History

Description

Public collection of images, documents, and press reportage, comprising a digital archive dedicated to the intertwined histories of gender and race at Rice University between 1957 and 1970.

Abstract

Two critical milestones in the institutional history of Rice University occurred between 1957 and 1970: for the first time, on-campus residence was extended to female students, and just a few years later, students of color were granted admission. This project collates and annotates official documents, press reportage, images, and oral histories connected to these two major milestones. By designing an online, public interface for these collections, this project will allow for explorations of the relationships – tensions, synergies, overlaps, and divergences – between two, monumental decision-making processes that led Rice to become a co-educational and integrated residential university over the years 1957-1970. This project situates the institutional histories surrounding these two decisions amidst the backdrop of a broader national history of the United States, given that the Women’s Movement and Civil Rights Movement were both under way at the same time.

Creator

Itohan Idumwonyi
Samhita Sunya

Source

Woodson Research Center

Publisher

Rice University

Date

2013 / 2016

Date Copyrighted

2014

Date Modified

2014 /

Contributor

Itohan Idumwonyi
Samhita Sunya
Danni Vasquez
Matthew Holloway
Lisa Spiro
Melissa Bailar
Amanda Focke
Rebecca Russell

Rights

Copyright Woodson Research Center

Access Rights

Public

License

Licensed for use under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

Relation

Rice University Humanities Research Center
Rice University Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Conforms To

Dublin Core

Format

Electronic

Medium

Omeka

Language

English

Type

Digital Collection

Audience

Public

Rights Holder

Woodson Research Center

Items in the Rice University Between Decisions: From Co-Education to Integration (1957-1970) Collection

Sandra Reynolds in freshman pinafore between classes, Rice Institute
Freshman Sandra Reynolds, wearing a white pinafore over a dark dress, walking through the cloisters, her arms filled with books.

Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society membership invitation, Rice University
Handwritten letter from Nancy Degnan, the corresponding secretary, offering a membership invitation to the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society to someone named Diane.

Powderpuff football players in action, Rice Institute
Black and white action photograph of four women playing Powderpuff football at the old Rice Stadium, including Colletta Ray and Carolyn Douglas.

Freshman pinafore dress, Rice Institute
A white ruffled pinafore over a short-sleeved green blouse, displayed on a dress stand.

Tea Trike Race, Rice University
Two participants at the women's Tea Trike Race. The male participant is giving a push to the female contestant who is riding a tricycle. Spectators are in the background.

Dr. Katherine Fischer Drew, Rice University
Black and white portrait of Katherine Fischer Drew, Professor of History at Rice Institute.