Location and Contact


Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, across from the Texas Medical Center and Hermann Park. The Houston Asian American Archive is housed in Fondren Library (building #12 on the campus map), which is located in the Central Quad. The physical archives are on the first floor in the Woodson Research Center, located to the right of the pavilion (west) entrance. The public (ages 18 and up) may visit the library during non-Rice visitor hours. A government-issued ID is required.

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Visitor parking is indicated by the yellow on the campus map. There are 8 parking lots/garages at Rice that accomodate visitors. The following are the most useful for Fondren Library visitors:

  • Cambridge Garage: Located near entrance 3 at Main St. and Cambridge, this lot requires a credit or debit card to enter and costs $1/10 minutes with a $12 daily limit.
  • Central Campus Garage: Located underneath McNair Hall, the business school, this garage costs $1/10 minutes with a $12 maximum and may be paid with a credit card or with cash at the "pay on foot" machine.
  • Founders Court Visitor Lot: Located in front of Lovett Hall, this small lot requires a credit or debit card. The cost is $1/10 minutes, with a daily limit of $12.
  • Greenbriar Lot: The most economical parking option at Rice, this lot costs $3 per day per exit. A credit or debit card is required. A shuttle bus visits this lot, or you may walk past the stadium to catch the more frequent Greater Loop or Inner Loop shuttle buses to Stop #6.

Parking Validation

When you arrive at Rice, you will use your own credit or debit card to enter a parking lot/garage. If you are given a parking validation card, please insert it into the machine first as you are leaving. The machine will keep the validation card. Then insert the same credit card you used to enter. The gate will open and your card will not be charged.


Rice lots and garages are provided with accessible parking spaces reserved for vehicles displaying either a state or a Rice-issued accessible hangtag or license plate. Rice shuttles are equipped with a ramp or lift. Please contact Disability Services if you require a Rice-issued accessibility permit. Fondren Library is accessible for those who use wheelchairs or scooters, or for whom stairs pose challenges, as the building is equipped with an elevator and a ramp and automatic accessible entrances.


We are here to serve.

Researchers & Educators: We can supply materials for your research and classroom discussion. (Please see our citation guidelines.)

Participants: Consider contributing 60 - 90 minutes of your time for an oral history interview with us.

Opportunities: Rice students are the primary force behind this project which is faculty-led, student-run. We welcome current Rice students to participate in a paid internship to learn more about the community.

Community: Recommend your Asian American friend for an interview with us. Join our mailing list for event alerts and HAAA community updates.

Preservation: Donate materials (family archives, photos, records, artwork, etc.) related to Asian American history in Houston. They will be kept in acid-free, climate-controlled storage at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library at Rice University.

We would love to hear from you about what an archive means to you. Submit your responses to ContactHAAA@rice.edu.

Potential Oral History Participants

To learn more about the oral history interview format or for more information, check our HAAA Interviewee's Information Package.

If you are ready to proceed, please submit the following documents to ContactHAAA@rice.edu:

  1. a clear headshot
  2. a completed consent form
  3. a timeline of your life events/bio and/or a resume
  4. your interview availabilities
  5. (optional) a cookbook recipe of your choice (e.g. from your grandmother)


We welcome you to apply for an internship position if you're a current Rice University student. Tasks involve, but are not limited to, the following:

  • conduct, transcribe, review, and process interviews
  • data processing, data quality control
  • graphic design, social media management, website management
  • event organizing

We welcome proposals if you have an idea for:

  • podcast episodes
  • a thesis/project
  • others

Strong writing, editing, language, and interpersonal skills are highly preferred. Please fill out the application form and send it and the other required documents to ContactHAAA@rice.edu.


  • Transcriber (rolling)
  • Communications intern
  • Graphic design intern
  • ArcGIS project intern
  • Videographer intern

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Postal Address

Chao Center for Asian Studies – MS 475
Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

Street Address

Houston Asian American Archive
Fondren Library, Room 531
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005