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Texas City Disaster Area, Pre-explosion Photographs, 1947

Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront which was later devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely destroyed.

Texas City Disaster Area, Post-explosion Photographs, 1947

Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront after it was devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely destroyed.

Eisenlohr Letter to Girlfriend, From Rice Institute, Jan. 8, 1916

This letter is part of a larger collection, for which there is a guide on-line at <a href="http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536" target="_blank">http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536</a>. The letters are from Rice Institute student Otto Eisenlohr to his high school sweetheart and eventual wife, Gainor Roberts, regarding student life, academics and athletics at Rice Institute (later Rice University), 1915-1921. Otto Eisenlohr (d.

Esther Quan Oral History Interview Recording and Transcript, 2010

Interview of Esther Quan conducted by Pin-Fang Wang and Clarissa Cox, June 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas. This recording forms part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to Houston.

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