In Memoriam: Richard “Dick” Dickerson

Richard “Dick” Dickerson, previous University of Houston archivist, passed away this month.

Mr. Dickerson spent many years at UH Libraries as the university archivist and curator for the Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection and the Houston and Texas History Collection. He retired from his position at UH in 2011, and is remembered by many here, like Special Collections’ Julie Grob, who worked with him.

“Dick was deeply committed to the archival profession, charming in his interactions with donors, and extremely knowledgeable about Texas history,” Grob said. “He was a founding member of the Archivists of the Houston Area and encouraged networking among area institutions. Dick liked to spin tales from his small town upbringing in Cleburne, Texas, while also appreciating the culture and variety to be found in Houston. He will be missed by many at the university, in the community, and in the profession.”

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Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Richard “Dick” Dickerson