C.B. Rice Sr. Collection
Identifier: MSS 0063
The C.B. Rice Sr. Collection contains a book on black aviation, a video clip of Black Houston radio from 1946-1950 and photographs of Azelia White Sky Ranch, and black disc jockeys, newsclippings and a certificate thatwere reproduced from the book in the collection. The materials are mostly undated.
Language of Materials
This collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the C.B. Rice Sr. Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
C.B. (Charles Burnett) Rice was a disc jockey and aviator in Houston, Texas during the mid-twentieth century. Rice was born on August 25, 1919 to L.D. Rice and Mary Petry in Beaumont, Texas. He was a Sargent and radar technician in the army during World War II from 1943 to 1945. During the 1950s, he worked as a radio technician at K.L.V.L., the first Spanish language radio station with educational programs, news and music in Pasadena, Texas. Rice hosted the “Gravy Train” an English program dedicated to blacks. Fascinated with planes and aeronautics, he built his own plane a Luscombe, over three years with his son C.B. Rice, Jr. The plane was stored at Sky Ranch Airport, in Houston.
.25 Linear Feet (1)
This collection is arranged by format.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by C.B. Rice in 2011.
Processed by Sheena Wilson September 20, 2018.
- MSS 0063 C.B. Rice Sr. Collection
- An Inventory of his Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
- Sheena Wilson
- September 2018
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