Dick Dowling and Sabine Pass in History and Memory

This exhibit offers a guided tour through some of the items contained in the Dick Dowling Digital Archive. Many of the items in the archive were collected, digitized, transcribed, described, or created by Rice undergraduate students enrolled in the Spring 2011 semester of HIST 246, taught by Dr. Caleb McDaniel. Amanda York Focke of the Woodson Research Center prepared many of the items for presentation in Omeka and uploaded the core collection, with the assistance of Ryan Shaver. Crucial assistance was also provided by Marie Wise of the Houston Public Library, Mercy Harper, Jean Niswonger, and Kim Ricker. Generous funding from the Humanities Research Center supported undergraduate research internships for three Rice students who worked on the project.

The exhibit consists of two major sections, the first on the public memory of Dick Dowling in Houston since 1863 and the second on slavery and the battle of Sabine Pass. The second section was written by Caleb McDaniel with research and technical assistance from Amanda Focke, Blake Earle, and Jarvis Sam. Portions of the first section were written by Caleb McDaniel, Jaclyn Youngblood, Ryan Shaver, Jocelyn Wright, Kathryn Skilton, and students in the Fall 2011 semester of HIST 246. Research assistance was also provided by Mercy Harper, Ryan Shaver, Kathryn Skilton, Jaclyn Youngblood, and Jocelyn Wright.


Michael Abunasr-Shiraz, Victor Acuna, Bridget Byquist, Clarissa Cox, Jurjen De Jong, Amanda Focke, Adam Gierlach, Mercy Harper, Ross Hill, Alex Honold, Clare Jensen, Zach Kopplin, Craig Labbate, Gabriela Lopez, Abby Marcus, Matthew Mariani, Caleb McDaniel, Elizabeth Pogue, Jarvis Sam, Ryan Shaver, Elizabeth Shulman, Kathryn Skilton, Courtney Svatek, Jocelyn Wright, Jaclyn Youngblood, Adam Zornes