Produced by Ruth and Shad Graham for the Association of Rice Alumni, this 1962 promotional film tells the story of Rice University’s first 50 years. Narrator Glenn Kensinger commends many features of the Houston university, from the leadership of its administrators to the quality of its curriculum, faculty, and facilities. Ruth Graham was a Rice graduate. Her husband, Shad, was the owner of Texas News Trailers as well as the Houston representative for Fox Movietone.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Many more films from the KHOU-TV Collection are available on the Houston Public Library Houston Area Digital Archives website.