William Marsh Rice and the Founding of Rice Institute
- Life of William Marsh Rice
- Education in Houston, 1890s
- Money and murder, 1900
- 6100 Main St
- Resources & Credits
Highlights of the life of Rice University founder, William Marsh Rice, the sensational trial of his murder, and how his generosity made the university we know today possible.
Woodson Research Center
Businessman, cotton runner, philanthropist
(Excerpted from"William Marsh Rice: A centennial portrait," by Christopher Dow)
A look at the academic and business environment in Houston at the time of Rice's founding.
Greed leads to betrayal, but a true friend saves the day.
Choosing the site and the laying the foundations