Practica: Rice's Woodson Research Center (Cultural Heritage), Spring 2016

The Woodson Research Center, housed in Rice's Fondren library, supports the institutional, research, and public service programs of the University. The Center collects, organizes, preserves and describes Rice University archives, rare books, and manuscripts. Woodson has several medical archives relating to Typhus and Houston medical history that it wants help cataloguing and making accessible online.


Mapping Houston: Imagined Cities & Realities

  • Houston Bayous: Charles Tapley architectural records (MS 523) with oversized highly detailed proposed Buffalo Bayou improvements rendering.
  • Project: GIS data visualization of proposed Buffalo Bayou park and current-day realized layout.

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

  • University Archives: 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.
  • Project: Omeka exhibit - ongoing. Primary sources have been identified and scanned by previous digital humanities grad student / undergrad team led by Bailar & Spiro, but need item level description and need a narrative written around them for the exhibit. WRC archives staff can assist with item level description, but would like a faculty/student group to work on the exhibit narrative.