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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

General note

Description of Series

Series I: Alumni/Associates 1965-1992

Series II: College Courses 1968-1987

Series III: Freshman/O-Week 1965-2012

Series IV: Governance 1965-2012

Series V: Housing 1965-1987

Series VI: Members 1965-1999

Series VII: Minutes 1965-1999

Series VIII: Publications 1965-

Series IX: Student Life 1965-2011

Series X: Photographs 1965-2010

Series XI: Audio/Visual 1988-2009

Series XII: Memorabilia 2002-2012

Series XIII: Digital Archive

Series XIV: Scrapbooks

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Margarett Root Brown College Records, 1965-2014 UA 074



creator Margarett Root Brown College (Rice University).
Title: Rice University Margarett Root Brown College Records
Dates: 1965-2014
Abstract Correspondence, newsclippings, obituaries, minutes, freshman materials, publications, governmental and budget documents as well as other information relating to the general operation of Brown College. There are also files on the Brown students such as lists of members and room assignments. Brown College was dedicated on October 3, 1965 and was filled primarily by women who had volunteered to leave Jones College, then the only women's college, to start a new college.
Identification: UA 074
Quantity: 16.5 linear ft. (28 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Historical Sketch

In 1963 Jones was the only women's college at Rice, and there was such a severe housing shortage that some Rice women were being housed in another university's dorms. In October of that year, George R. Brown and his wife Alice Pratt Brown donated one million dollars through the Brown Foundation to build a new dorm for women at Rice. The new college was established in memory of their sister-in-law, Margarett Root Brown, (1896-1963) who was the wife of the also late Hermann Brown. Margarett Brown was devoted to the fine arts as an art critic and collector and served on the boards of several of organizations. As a tribute to her love of the arts, the first floor of Brown College houses a wide variety of paintings and antique furniture donated by the George R. Brown family and others.

The College was dedicated on October 3, 1965 and was filled primarily by women who had volunteered to leave Jones College to start a new college. Since then other colleges have been added to Rice, and beginning in 1971 some colleges went co-ed. Brown held out as the last all female college until 1987 when it agreed to accept male members.

The College is an eight-story masonry structure on the northeast campus. The high-rise was devised to spare trees. In 2001 new construction will change the Brown College complex. An addition will connect to Brown College on four levels and will extend west of the College in the area occupied by the current Jones Masters' House. New Brown Commons will anchor the west end of Brown Quadrangle with the existing Brown Master's House on the South Side.

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Scope and Contents

The Margarett Root Brown records consist of 16.5 linear feet. Files included here pertain to activities, correspondence, newsclippings, obituaries, minutes, freshman materials, publications, governmental and budget documents as well as other information relating to the general operation of the college. There are also files on the Brown students such as lists of members and room assignments. In addition, there are many scrapbooks.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions, this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Margarett Root Brown College Record group must be obtained from Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, Magarett Root
Subjects (Organizations)
Margarett Root Brown College (Rice University).
Rice University--residential college system.

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Related Material

See Rice University Archives for records of other Rice University residential colleges. Contact Woodson Research Center staff for assistance.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margarett Root Brown College Records, 1965-2014, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The original records held by Woodson Research Center (.75 cubic feet) were mostly from the files of one of the Brown College Associates, Nancy Parker Boothe. Other material included photocopies of newspaper articles, programs, etc., collected by the Woodson staff.

In November 2002 Woodson received twenty-two Eclipse File boxes of Brown College records dating from 1965-87 from Nancy Henry, Brown College Coordinator. In 2014, Nancy Henry donated scrapbooks. Also in that year, John Muller, President 2013/2014, started uploading documents to the Brown College Digital Archive.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Lee Pecht and Sharon Link, in 2003. Norie Guthrie reprocessed this collection in 2014.

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 General note 

Excerpted from Rice University Construction Web Page and Brown College Web Page

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Alumni/Associates 1965-1992

Box Folder
1 1 Associates 1965-1966
2 Associates 1966-1967
3 Curriculum 1966-1967
4 Associates 1967-1968
5 Associates 1968-1969
6 Associates 1969-1970
7 Associates 1970-1971
8 Associates 1971-1972
9 Associates 1972-1973
10 Associates 1973-1974
11 Associates 1974-1975
12 Alumni 1975-1976
13 Associates 1975-1976
14 Alumni 1976-1977
15 Associates 1976-1977
16 Alumni 1977-1978
17 Associates 1977-1978
18 Alumni 1978-1979
19 Associates 1978-1979
20 Alumni 1979-1980
21 Associates 1979-1980
22 Associates 1980-1981
23 Associates 1981-1982
24 Associates 1982-1983
25 Associates 1983-1984
26 Associates 1984-1985
27 Associates 1985-1986
28 Associates 1986-1987
29 Associates 1987-1993
30 "The Associated Press" 1987-1989, 1992

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Series II: College Courses 1968-1987

Box Folder
1 31 1968-1969
32 1970-1971
33 Career Counseling 1971-1972
Box Folder
2 1 1971-1972
2 1972-1973
3 1973-1974
4 1974-1975
5 1975-1976
6 1976-1977
7 1977-1978
8 1978-1979
9 1979-1980
10 1983-1984
11 1985-1986
12 1986-1987

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Series III: Freshman/O-Week 1965-2012

Box Folder
2 13 Freshman Materials 1965-1966
14 Freshman Materials 1966-1967
15 Freshman Materials 1967-1968
16 Freshman Materials 1968-1969
17 Freshman Handbook Worksheets 1969-1970
18 Freshman Mailings and Orientation 1969-1970
19 Freshman Lists 1970-1971
20 Freshman Mailings 1970-1971
21 Freshman Week 1970-1971
22 Freshman Mailings 1971-1972
23 Freshman Packet 1971-1972
24 Freshman Week 1971-1972
Box Folder
3 1 Freshman Week 1972-1973
2 Freshman Materials and Mailings 1973-1974
3 Freshman Materials and Mailings 1974-1975
4 Freshman Materials 1975-1976
5 Freshman Materials 1976-1977
6 Freshman Materials 1977-1978
7 Freshman Materials 1978-1979
Box Folder
4 1 Freshman Materials and Mailings 1979-1980
2 Freshman Materials 1980-1981
3 Freshman Materials 1981-1982
4 Freshman Materials 1982-1983
5 Freshman Materials 1983-1984
6 Freshman Materials 1984-1985
7 Freshman Materials 1985-1986
8 Freshman Materials 1986-1987
9 The Brown Gang! O-Week Book 1991
10 O-Week Book and Materials 1992
11 OO7-Week Book 1995
12 Wild Wild West O-Week Book 2001
Box Folder
5 1 AlOha Week Book 2002
2 MafiosO Week Book 2003
3 Cameo-Week Book 2007
4 UFO-Week Book 2008
5 Presto Week Book 2009
6 O-Week Materials 2009-2010
7 KokomO-Week Book 2010
8 RingO-Week Book 2011
9 Jack SparrO-Week Book 2012

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Series IV: Governance 1965-2012

Box Folder
6 1 Government 1965-1966
2 Jobs 1965-1966
3 Recommendations 1965-1966
4 Government 1966-1967
5 Budget 1967-1968
6 Court Report 1967-1968
7 Government 1967-1968
8 (A Handbook of) Policies, Rules, and Regulations Affecting Undergraduate Life 1968
9 Budget 1968-1969
10 Government 1968-1969
11 Budget 1969-1970
12 Court Abstract 1969-1970
13 Government 1969-1970
14 Jobs 1969-1970
15 Budget 1970-1971
16 Government 1970-1971
17 Jobs 1970-1971
18 Budget 1971-1972
19 Government 1971-1972
20 Budget 1972-1973
21 Government 1972-1973
Box Folder
7 1 Budget 1973-1974
2 Government 1973-1974
3 Budget 1974-1975
4 Government 1974-1975
5 Policies and Regulations Affecting Student Life 1974-1975
6 Budget 1975-1976
7 Government 1975-1976
8 Budget 1976-1977
9 Government 1976-1977
10 Budget 1977-1978
11 Government 1977-1978
Box Folder
8 1 Mailings 1977-1978
2 Budget 1978-1979
3 Government 1978-1979
4 Mailings 1978-1979
5 Budget 1979-1980
6 Government 1979-1980
7 Budget 1980-1981
8 Government 1980-1981
9 Mailings 1980-1981
10 Budget 1981-1982
11 Government 1981-1982
Box Folder
9 1 Budget 1982-1983
2 Gift (for 15th Anniversary) 1982-1983
3 Government 1982-1983
4 Budget 1983-1984
5 Gifts 1983-1984
6 Government 1983-1984
7 Government 1984-1985
8 Court Report 1985-1986
9 Gifts 1985-1986
10 Government 1985-1986
11 Government 1986-1987
12 Government 1987-1988
13 Court 1992-1994
14 Secretary Handbook 2005-2008
15 Government 2011-2012
16 Constitution n.d.

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Series V: Housing 1965-1987

Box Folder
9 17 Construction and Dedication 1965
18 Housing 1965-1966
19 Room Assignments 1965-1966
20 Housing 1966-1967
21 Room Assignments 1966-1967
22 Housing 1967-1968
23 Room Rates 1970-1971
24 Room Assignments 1971-1972
25 Safety and Security 1971-1972
26 Co-ed Housing 1972-1973
27 Room Assignments and RCMAC 1972-1973
Box Folder
10 1 Security 1972-1973
2 Mailouts 1973-1974
3 Room Assignments 1973-1974
4 Security 1973-1974
5 Co-ed Transfer Policy 1974-1975
6 Food Service 1974-1975
7 Residential Contracts 1974-1975
8 Room Assignments 1974-1975
9 Security 1974-1975
10 Buildings and Grounds, RCMAC 1975-1976
11 Co-ed College 1975-1976
12 Room Assignments 1975-1976
13 Security 1975-1976
14 Summer Shutdown 1975-1976
15 Co-ed Colleges 1976-1977
16 Flood 1976-1977
17 Food and Housing 1976-1977
18 Room Assignments 1976-1977
19 Co-ed Colleges 1977-1978
20 Room Assignments 1977-1978
21 Room Assignments 1978-1979
22 Room Assignments 1979-1980
23 Room Assignments 1980-1981
24 Room Assignments 1981-1982
25 Room Assignments 1982-1983
26 Room Assignments 1983-1984
27 Room Assignments 1984-1985
28 Room Assignments 1985-1986
29 Co-ed Conversion 1986-1987
30 Room Assignments 1986-1987
31 College Coordinator Monthly Tasks 1996

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Series VI: Members 1965-1999

Box Folder
10 32 1965-1966
33 1966-1967
34 1967-1968
35 1968-1969
36 1969-1970
37 1970-1971
38 1971-1972
39 1972-1973
40 1973-1974
Box Folder
11 1 1974-1975
2 1975-1976
3 1976-1977
4 1977-1978
5 1978-1979
6 1979-1980
7 1980-1981
8 1981-1982
9 1982-1983
10 1983-1984
11 1984-1985
12 1985-1986
13 1986-1987
14 1987-1988
15 1989-1990
16 1993-1994
17 1995-1996
18 1997-1998
19 1998-1999

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Series VII: Minutes 1965-1999

Box Folder
11 20 1965-1966
21 1966-1967
22 1967-1968
23 1968-1969
24 1969-1970
25 1970-1971
Box Folder
12 1 Brown College Cabinet 1971-1972
2 Forum 1971-1972
3 Harem 1971-1972
4 1972-1973
5 1974-1975
6 1975-1976
7 1976-1977
8 1977-1978
9 1978-1979
10 1979-1980
11 1980-1981
12 1981-1982
13 1982-1983
14 1983-1984
15 1984-1985
16 1985-1986
17 1986-1987
18 1987-1988
19 1988-1989
20 1989-1990
21 1990-1991
22 1991-1992
23 1992-1993
24 1993-1994
Box Folder
13 1 1994-1995
2 1995-1996
3 1996-1997
4 1997-1998
5 1998-1999

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Series VIII: Publications 1965-

Box Folder
13 6 ca. 1960s-1970s
7 1965-1966
8 1966-1967
9 1967-1968
10 1969-1970
11 1970-1971
12 1971-1972
13 1972-1973
14 1973-1974
15 1983-1984
16 Newsclippings 1993-

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Series IX: Student Life 1965-2011

Box Folder
13 17 Activities 1965-1966
18 Awards and Honors 1965-1966
19 Activities 1966-1967
20 Awards and Honors 1966-1967
21 Sports 1966-1967
22 Activities 1967-1968
23 Awards and Honors 1967-1968
24 Commencement 1967-1968
25 Activities 1968-1969
26 Awards and Honors 1968-1969
27 Commencement 1968-1969
28 Awards and Honors 1969-1970
29 Commencement 1969-1970
30 Sports 1969-1970
31 Awards and Honors 1970-1971
32 Commencement 1970-1971
Box Folder
14 1 Activities 1971-1972
2 Awards and Honors 1971-1972
3 Commencement 1971-1972
4 Activities 1972-1973
5 Awards and Honors 1972-1973
6 Commencement 1972-1973
7 Sports 1972-1973
8 Activities 1973-1974
9 Awards and Honors 1973-1974
10 Commencement 1973-1974
11 Sports 1973-1974
12 Activities 1974-1975
Box Folder
714 13 Awards and Honors 1974-1975
Box Folder
14 14 Commencement 1974-1975
15 Sports 1974-1975
16 Activities 1975-1976
17 Awards and Honors 1975-1976
Box Folder
15 1 Commencement 1975-1976
3 Sports 1975-1976
3 Activities 1976-1977
4 Awards and Honors 1976-1977
5 Commencement 1976-1977
6 Sports 1976-1977
7 Activities 1977-1978
8 Awards and Honors 1977-1978
9 Commencement 1977-1978
10 Sports 1977-1978
11 Activities 1978-1979
12 Awards and Honors 1978-1979
13 Commencement 1978-1979
14 Sports 1978-1979
15 Activities 1979-1980
16 Awards and Honors 1979-1980
17 Commencement 1979-1980
18 Sports 1979-1980
19 Activities (15th Anniversary) 1980-1981
20 Awards and Honors 1980-1981
21 Commencement 1980-1981
Box Folder
16 1 Sports 1980-1981
2 Activities 1981-1982
3 Awards and Honors 1981-1982
4 Commencement 1981-1982
5 Sports 1981-1982
6 Activities 1982-1983
7 Awards and Honors 1982-1983
8 Commencement 1982-1983
9 Sports 1982-1983
10 Activities 1983-1984
11 Awards and Honors 1983-1984
12 Commencement 1983-1984
13 Activities 1984-1985
14 Awards and Honors 1984-1985
15 Commencement 1984-1985
16 Activities 1985-1986
17 Awards and Honors 1985-1986
18 Commencement 1985-1986
19 Activities 1986-1987
20 Awards and Honors 1986-1987
20 Commencement 1986-1987
22 Activities 1988-1989
23 Activities 1989-1990
24 Activities 1990-1991
25 Activities 1992-1993
Box Folder
17 1 Activities 1993-1994
2 Activities 1995-1996
3 Activities 1996-1997
4 Activities 1997-1998
5 Activities 1999-2000
6 Activities 2000-2001
7 Activities 2007-2008
8 Activities 2010-2011
map-drawer item
147 4 Talent Show poster February 3, 2011
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)
5 Bacchanalia poster April 8, 2011
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)
Box Folder
17 9 Invitations n.d.

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Series X: Photographs 1965-2010

Box Folder
17 10 15th Anniversary October 12, 1980
11 Beer Bike 1972-1973, 1989, n.d.
12 College Secretary 1971-1972, ca. 1980s
13 Construction, Exterior and Interior 1965-1966
14 Masters and Associates 1965-1966, 1980-1982, 1985
15 Senior Punch Card IDs 1972
16 Student Life 1972, 1974-1975, 2010, n.d.

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Series XI: Audio/Visual 1988-2009

Box Folder
17 17 A Match Made in Heaven (8mm tape) February 24, 1988
18 A Midsummer Night's Dream (DVD) 2005
19 Jesus Christ Superstar (DVD) 2007
20 Dr. Franz Brotzen speaking about the history of Brown College and the college system (DVD) February 27, 2008
21 Guys and Dolls (DVD) 2009

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Series XII: Memorabilia 2002-2012

Box Folder
17 22 Men of Brown Calendar 2011
23 Beer Bike Koozie 2012
Box item
18 - Frosted shot glass with college crest (2) n.d.
- Glass with college crest n.d.
- Class of 2002 graduation-themed owl in Brown College jersey 2002
- Tea cup and saucer with college crest n.d.
Box item
19 - Brown/RPC sunglasses n.d.
- Associate's Night decorations (2) March 2011
- Bandana with college crest n.d.
- Bacchanalia T-Shirt 2008
- Guys and Dolls T-Shirt 2009
- Bacchanalia T-Shirt 2011
- Beer Bike T-Shirt (2) 2011
- O-Week 2011
- Bacchanalia T-Shirt (2) 2012
- Beer Bike T-Shirt (3) 2012
- O-Week T-Shirt 2012
- Beer Bike T-Shirt 2013
- O-Week T-Shirt 2013
- College T-Shirt n.d.
- College T-Shirt n.d.
- Individualized sports T-Shirt n.d.
- Bacchanalia cloth sign 2011

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Series XIII: Digital Archive

General Note
The following items, organized by former president John Muller, comprise the digital archive for Brown College as of July 2014. These items were downloaded from the Brown College Digital Archive Google Drive, converted to pdf files, saved to an internal server, and printed.
Subseries A: Joey Spinella, 2011-2012
Box Folder
20 1 Executive Council
2 Committees
Subseries B: Ivan Huang, 2012-2013
Box Folder
20 3 Accountability Meeting Minutes
4 Cabinet Agendas
5 Cabinet Minutes
6 Committees
7 Executive Cabinet Meeting Agendas
8 Executive Cabinet Meeting Minutes
9 Floor Rep Meeting Minutes
10 Housing and Room Assignments
11 Budget
12 Executive Cabinet
Subseries C: John Muller, 2013-2014
Box Folder
20 13 50th Anniversary Committee
14 Cabinet Agendas
15 Cabinet Minutes
16 Executive Cabinet Agendas
17 Executive Cabinet Minutes
18 Executive Cabinet Retreats
Subseries D: Changeover, 2014
Box Folder
20 19 Committees
20 Internal Vice President
21 President
22 Secretary
23 Student Association Senator
24 Treasurer

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Series XIV: Scrapbooks

General Note
To preserve the photographs inside, some of these scrapbooks, especially those that had a lot of descriptive information but harmful enclosures, were disassembled. Scans were made of the scrapbooks and were placed within their respective folders.
Box Folder
21 1 1965
2 1976/1977 (1 of 2)
3 1976/1977 (2 of 2)
4 1977/1978 (1 of 3)
5 1977/1978 (2 of 3)
Box Folder
22 1 1977/1978 (3 of 3)
2 1981/1982 (1 of 2)
3 1981/1982 (2 of 2)
4 Photo Album 1983/1984
5 1984/1985
Box Folder
23 1 1985/1986 (1 of 3)
2 1985/1986 (2 of 3)
3 1985/1986 (3 of 3)
4 1986/1987
5 Photo Album 1987/1988
Box Folder
24 1 O-Week Photo Album 1990
2 1990/1991 (1 of 2)
3 1990/1991 (2 of 2)
4 1991/1992 (1 of 2)
5 1991/1992 (2 of 2)
Box Folder
25 1 Photo Album 1992/1993
2 1993/1994
3 1998/1999
4 Loose Photographs and Memorabilia 1970s-2000s
Box
26 1972/1973
1973/1974
Box
27 1994/1995
1997/1998
Box
28 1999/2000
2002/2003

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