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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Wiess Governance

Series II: Student Life

Series III: Study of Space Utilization

Series IV: Photographs and negatives, 1970s-2000s

Series V: Freshman handbooks 1970-2005

Series VI: Theater and Music events programs, photos, flyers

Series VII: Bill Blanton correspondence, photos and ephemera, 1965-1969

Series VIII: Theater and music scripts, photographs and ephemera, 1970-2008

Series IX: Photo scrapbooks, 1992-2004

Series X: Wiess group panoramic photos, 1987-2006

Series XI: T-Shirts

Series XII: Audio/Visual

Series XIII: Photographs

Series XIV: O-Week

Series XV: Student Life

Series XVI: T-Shirts

Series XVII: Oversize Materials

Series XVIII: Memorabilia

Series XIX: O-Week

Series XX: Renovation

Series XXI: Activities

Series XXII: College Courses

Series XXIII: Governance

Series XXIV: Minutes

Series XXV: O-Week

Series XXVI: Student Life

Series XXVII: Memorabilia

Series XXVIII: Governance

Series XXIX: Masters and RAs

Series XXX: Student Life

Series XXXI: Wiess Vault 2009-2013

Series XXXII: Chronological Files

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Harry Carothers Wiess College Records, 1950-2014 UA 079



creator Harry Carothers Wiess College (Rice University).
Title: Rice University Harry Carothers Wiess College Records
Dates: 1950-2014
Abstract Harry Carothers Wiess College is one of eleven residential colleges at Rice University. These records contain files related to Wiess governance, student life, handbooks, memos, photographs, video, constitutions, by-laws and minutes.
Identification: UA 079
Quantity: 33.5 linear ft. (45 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

Wiess Hall was built in 1949 by the generous gift of the estate of Harry Carothers Wiess. Wiess was an oil tycoon and founder of Humble Oil (which later became Exxon and now Exxon-Mobil). Wiess Hall originally was built to house the growing numbers of students after World War II and consisted of 100 bedrooms and a small lobby known as the Outer Commons. It was popular for its outdoor hallways, wrap-around balconies and cross-ventilation construction in the pre-air-conditioning era.

In 1957, Rice's residential college sytem was established. South, East, West and Wiess Halls were all male, and became Will Rice, Hanszen, Baker and Wiess Colleges. Jones College was all female. Wiess received additions such as a commons, public basement area, more rooms, a library and grassy courtyards. Wiess' first Master was Dr. Roy Talmage (Biology), who insitituted formal blazers which were worn at formal Sunday dinners. Freshmen served as waitstaff during family meals and were made to wear green beanies to distinguish themselves. Wiess became co-ed in 1983. Wiess is known for its large public party, Night of Decadence (NOD), Pumpkin Carolling, its theater, Wiess Tabletop, and jacks. Wiess students engineered the most famous jack (prank)in Rice history in 1988 when they turned the statue in the academic quad of William Marsh Rice around to face the Fondren Library. The perpetrators of the jack and their exact methods are still unknown.

IN 2002, Wiess College was rebuilt. The original 1949 building had become unsafe and had foundation problems.

Excerpted in part from Wiess O-Week manual, 2002.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of College Cabinet minutes, as well as other college-related documents and lists, such as the Constitution and by-laws, Plan and Perspective, handbook, freshman orientation, other publications, correspondence and memos, photographs and negatives, video, news clippings, theatrical programs, and space utilization plans.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research, except for Box 44, Folder 20. The Wiess Vault USB is restricted until 2033. Please see note on Series XXXI.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Rice University Harry Carothers Wiess College Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wiess, Harry Carothers
Subjects (Organizations)
Harry Carothers Wiess College (Rice University).
Rice University--residential college system.

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Related Material

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

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Separated Material

Boxes 12-14 and 16-25 are stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Contact woodson@rice.edu for access.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Carothers Wiess College Records, 1950-2014, UA 079, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Some of these documents were given by Michael Alliston of Wiess College in November 1969, and by Mark Hurwitz, 2006 and by tranfers from the college in 2009. Bill Blanton and Bill Wilson gave materials in 2010. Nancy Letness transferred materials in 2012 and 2013. David Payne donated the Wiess Vault electronic records in 2013. Ewart Jones tranferred materials in 2013 and 2014.

Accruals

Future additions are expected for this material.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Wiess Governance

Box Folder
1 1 College dedication 1950
2 Correspondence, memos 1957-1969, n.d.
3 College Election Materials 1957-1969, n.d.
4 Cabinet, resident and non-resident lists 1957-1958, 1967, n.d.
5 Wiess College plan and perspective 1964
6 Wiess College constitution and bylaws 1968, n.d.
7 Freshman materials 1965-1966, n.d.
8 Miscellaneous 1957-1968, n.d.
9 College Cabinet meeting minutes March 1957-April 1959
Box Folder
3 5 College Cabinet meeting minutes & dining hall reports, 1957-1962
Box Folder
1 10 College Cabinet meeting minutes Sept. 1962-May 1966
11 College Cabinet meeting minutes Sept. 1966-May 1968
12 College Cabinet meeting minutes Sept. 1968-May 1970
13 College Cabinet meeting minutes Aug. 1970-Feb. 1976
14 College Cabinet meeting minutes 1993-

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Series II: Student Life

Box Folder
2 1 Wiess Tabletop Theatre (photographs) n.d.
2 Handbooks, brochures c. 1972, 1995
Box Folder
3 4 Handbook, 2001
Box Folder
2 3 Wiess-related memos, email n.d.
4 "Night of Decadence" (NOD) n.d.
5 The Wiess Crack 1965-1971
6 The Wiess Crack 1971-
7 News clippings n.d.
8 Rolling Spank n.d.
9 Groundbreaking for the new Wiess College Oct. 9, 1999
Box Folder
3 6 General notebook, 1963-64

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Series III: Study of Space Utilization

Box Folder
3 1 Study of Space Utilization 1965-floor plans on paper
2 Wiess College 1991-1992 - constitution, by-laws, rules, members, cabinet minutes, committees, miscellany 1991-1992
3 1992-1993: constitution, by-laws, rules, members, cabinet minutes, committees, miscellaneous

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Series IV: Photographs and negatives, 1970s-2000s

Box Folder
5 1 Student snapshots, 1995-1998
2 Student snapshots, 1995-1998
3 Student snapshots, 1995-1998
4 Unidentified dinner event at servery, 1990s
5 VHS video of Senior Slide Show, 2002
Box Folder
6 1 O-week photographs, 1990s
2 O-week photographs, 1990s
3 O-week photographs, 1990s
4 Theatrical event photographs, including Hamlet, 1990s
5 Theatrical event photographs, including Hamlet, 1990s
6 Theatrical event photographs, including Hamlet, 1990s
7 Theatrical awards photographs, 1990s
8 Music events photographs, 1990s
9 Parties and student life, 1990s
10 Parties and student life, 1990s
11 Color snapshots, 2000s
12 Team Wiess flag football, 1990s
Box Folder
7 1 Pumpkin Caroling, ca. 2000s
2 Beer Bike photos, 2003
3 Dances, 2000s
4 Beach trip, 2000s
5 Parties, 2000s
6 Flag football, 2000s
7 Parties and relaxing, 1990s
8 Sports, 1987-1988
9 Hello Hamlet, 1988
Box Folder
8 1 Hello Hamlet, 1992
2 Various theatrical perfomances, 1990s
3 Bill Wilson's Surprise 50th birthday party, Feb. 5, 1993
4 Theatrical: Pirates of Penzance, undated
5 Various theatrical performances, 1990s
6 Various theatrical performances, 1990s
7 Beer Bike and sports, scrapbook pages, 1980s
8 Sports, scrapbook pages, 1986-87
9 Beer Bike, 1986-87
Box Folder
9 1 Orientation (O-week), food, 1986-87
2 Theatrical performances, 1986-87
3 Beer Bike, BBQ, College Night, 1993-1994
4 Sports, 1991-1992
5 Sports, 1991-1992
6 Beer Bike, 1991-1992
8 Beer Bike, 1988
Box Folder
8 9 Roller skating, 1980s
Box Folder
9 10 Beer Bike, 1989
11 Students, 1980s
12 Sports: lacrosse and soccer
13 Eating bananas fresh from tree, 1990s
Box Folder
10 1 Student life, 1991-1992
2 Sports, 1991-1992
3 Dance, 1991-1992
4 Roller skating, 1987-1988
5 Student life, 1987-1988
6 Student life, 1987-1988
Box Folder
11 1 O-week?, late 1980s
2 Sports, early 1990s
3 Beer Bike 1990
4 Roller skating, 1980s
5 Giving Tree construction and other events, early 1990s
Box Folder
12 1 Student life, June 1993-March 1994
2 Student life, 1993-1994
3 Student life, 1994-1995
4 Student life, 1994-1995
5 Student life, 1995-1996
6 Student life, 1995-1996
7 Student life, 1997-1998
8 Student life, 1997-1998
9 Student life, 1996-1997
10 Student life, 1998-1999
11 Student life, 1998-1999
12 Student life, Summer 1999
13 Student life, 1980s-2000s
14 Student life, 1980s-2000s
Box Folder
13 1 Class members, 1985-2003
2 Black and white negatives
3 Black and white negatives
4 Color negatives, 1983-1986
5 Color negatives, 1983-1986
6 Color negatives, 1986-1988
7 Color negatives, 1988-1989
8 Color negatives, 1989-1990
9 Color negatives, 1990-1992
10 Color and b/w negatives, 1992-1993
11 Color and b/w negatives, 1992-1993
12 American sector, aquatic diving, campus, c. 1965
13 Tennis: Peggy Schertzer, 1966
14 Beer Bike, Bill Blanton and friends
15 Nestor / Killgore b/w negatives
16 Wiess students visit Battleship Texas, San Jacinto, ca. 1965

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Series V: Freshman handbooks 1970-2005

Box Folder
13 17 1970-1984
18 1985-1992
Box Folder
14 1 1993-1997
2 1997-2001
3 2002-2003
4 2004-2005

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Series VI: Theater and Music events programs, photos, flyers

Scope and Contents note
The theater and music shows represented by these materials are not all are specific to Wiess College. Some are from other residential colleges or other performing groups such as the Rice Players.
Box Folder
14 5 Programs and flyers, names begining A-B
6 Programs and flyers, names begining C-E
7 Photographs, "Chicago" 1983
8 Programs and flyers, names begining F-G, including Fiddler on the Roof
9 Photographs, The Great Dogfight & Other Killgore
10 Programs and flyers, names beginning with H
11 Hello Hamlet, photos
12 First Hello, Hamlet, color slides
13 Hello, Hamlet, programs
14 Hello, Hamlet, reviews, 1965-2000
15 Hello, Hamlet: script
16 Hello, Hamlet: script
17 Hello, Hamlet: script
18 Hello Hamlet, photos on dvd
Box Folder
15 1 Programs and flyers, names beginning I-L, including Kiss Me Kate
2 Programs and flyers, names beginning M-O, including Midsummer Night's Dream
3 Programs and flyers, names begiining P-S, including Pirates of Penzance
4 Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, b/w negatives and script outline
5 Programs and flyers, names beginning with T-Z, including The West Side Story
6 Tea Party with the Indians, photos, 1966

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Series VII: Bill Blanton correspondence, photos and ephemera, 1965-1969

Box Folder
15 7 "Win a Date with Steve Frakes" photo dvd, 1966
8 O-Week 1966 Fun and Games Questionnaire
9 Photos: Scott Kidd, Vicki Slaick, and others
10 Correspondence with Dean McEnany, Wiess College meeting notes, 1968-1969
11 Correspondence with George Grenias & Tom Bertrand, 1968
12 Blanton's National Honor Society card, Special Permission card, It Can't Happen Here, Calling card
13 Anthropology protest, exam answer regarding Jimmy Downs' "The Two Worlds of the Washo", 1968
14 Letter to Judy, Jan. 31, 1967 (carbon, unsigned)
15 "Remembrance of Things Past", Bill Blanton, 1965-1969, relating especially to Hello Hamlet, Freshman Hazing Greased Pole Climb, Charlie Freeman (first African American undergraduate student), Alan Roberts, Ben Teague.
16 Freshman Week, 1966
17 Wiess Cabinet meetings and related correspondence, 1967-1968
18 Color slides (Yellow Submarine, around Rice campus, Tom Bertrand, Alain Roberts, Organ Grinder, Roberta Reed, Bill Blanton) & Cassette tape "Ya Got Trouble"

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Series VIII: Theater and music scripts, photographs and ephemera, 1970-2008

Box Folder
16 1 Hello, Hamlet, annotated script, 1970-75
2 Hello, Hamlet, 2 Beta format videotapes, undated
3 Hello, Hamlet, dress rehearsal video DVD, 1984
4 Hello, Hamlet, programs, 1984-2000
5 Hello, Hamlet, annotated script, 1988?
6 A Match Made In Heaven, A Comedy in Four Realms, by David Nathan, typescript, 1988
7 A Match Made In heaven, by David Nathan, VHS videotape, 1989
8 The Pirates of Penzance, 1990, VHS videotape
9 Hello, Hamlet, script, 1996
10 Hello Hamlet, photos and clippings, 1996
11 Hello, Hamlet, script, 2000
12 Hello, Hamlet, stage sounds, on CD, 2000
13 Hello, Hamlet, conductor's musical score, 2008
14 Hello, Hamlet, photos and materials, on 2 CDs, 2008
15 Hello, Hamlet, scripts, undated
16 Hello, Hamlet, script fragments, undated
17 Freshman One Acts, programs, undated
Box
17 Hello, Hamlet, production book, 1992
Hello, Hamlet, "The Show" book, 1992
Box Folder
16 10 Hello, Hamlet, photos and clippings, 1996
map-drawer item
147 1 Framed poster of Hamlet article with plaque - to George Greanias from Bill Blanton May 18, 1985
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)
2 University Musical Show Award - Presented by BMI to Harbingers, Tom Senning 1988-1989
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)

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Series IX: Photo scrapbooks, 1992-2004

Scope and Contents note
These photographs were tacked up on a board in Wiess College and rotated into scrapbooks as new photographs were developed and posted. They document everyday life Wies, including O-Week, game nights, college nights, pub nights, pumpkin caroling, Beer Bike, preparations for NOD and other parties.
Box
17 Photos for Dr. Bill (Wilson) book
Photographs (0versize), 2002
Box
18 Photographs, 1992-1994
Box
19 Photographs, 1994-1996
Box
20 Photographs, 1997-2004

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Series X: Wiess group panoramic photos, 1987-2006

map-drawer Folder
6 Wiess 1987-1988 Team Wiess
Wiess 1993-1994 Team Wiess
Wiess 1997-1998 Team Wiess
Wiess 1998-1999 Team Wiess
Wiess 1999-2000 Team Wiess
Wiess 2001-2002 Team Wiess
Wiess 2005-2006 Team Wiess

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Series XI: T-Shirts

Subseries A: General
Box
21 Team Wiess 2000
Who Watches the Wiessmen? n.d.
Bart Simpson n.d.
Caution Wiessmen at Play n.d.
Subseries B: O-Week
Box
21 Rasta O-Week 1991
Team Wiess, Dr. Bill 2000
No Theme O-Week n.d.
Subseries C: Night of Decadence
Box
21 Silver XXV 1998
The Wizard of NOD 1999
Never Never NOD 2000
Space NODyssey 2001
NODdy by Nature, Orange 2005
NODdy by Nature, Green 2005
Subseries D: Wiess Tabletop
Box
21 The Pirates of Penzance 1990
Hello Hamlet March 1996
A Chorus Line (1 of 2) Spring 1998
A Chorus Line (2 of 2) Spring 1998
Company Spring 2003
Grease n.d.
Hello Hamlet n.d.
Subseries E: Jamfest
Box
22 Event Staff 1994
WWJD? 1999
Y2J - Event Staff 2000
Jammin' O'Cajun April 20, 2001
Jamfest 2002
Party Like a Rock Star 2003
School of Rock 2004
Peace, Love, and Jamfest April 21, 2006
Are You Experienced? n.d.
Subseries F: Battlesows
Box
22 Wiess Battlesows - 1999 Champions 1999
Powerpuff Champions 2001 2001
Team Wiess with Battlesows Image n.d.
Subseries G: Beer Bike
Box
22 T.F.W. 1999
Every Year is a Rebuilding Year 2000
We're Kind of a Big Deal 2006
Will Bike 4 Beer 2008
I Bleed Goldenrod 2011
Team Wiess with biker image, long-sleeved n.d.
Team Wiess with biker image, short-sleeved n.d.
Subseries H: Miscellaneous
Box
23 Skank and Plank - Wiess Skallege Acabowl March 24, 1995
Burnt Toast n.d.
The Connexions Project n.d.
Riot Nrrrd n.d.
The Comprehensive Funk and Soul Extravaganza n.d.
Nabiri n.d.
CAPP - Charlie Brown n.d.
Lafi-Dog - Ska Explosion n.d.
Lafi-Dog - The Comprehensive Funk and Soul Extravaganza n.d.
Mike's Bar Mitzfah n.d.

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Series XII: Audio/Visual

Subseries A: CDs
Box Folder
24 1 "A Fine Mess" featuring Dan Caesar with letter to Caesar's parents from David Branning 1990; September 5, 2008
Reading of "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock" by John Hutchinson, Wiess College Master 1999-2000
Larry Sleazak Quintet, Jazz Nite April 24, 1999
The Rice Jazz Ensemble, 7th Annual Latin Jazz Concert (1 of 3) April 7, 2000
The Rice Jazz Ensemble, 7th Annual Latin Jazz Concert (2 of 3) April 7, 2000
The Rice Jazz Ensemble, 7th Annual Latin Jazz Concert (3 of 3) April 7, 2000
Jazz Lab Band (1 of 2) April 20, 2000
Jazz Lab Band (2 of 2) April 20, 2000
The Rice Philharmonics January 28, 2001
The Rice Philharmonics Spring 2001
Latin Jazz Concert, Rice University (1 of 3) March 23, 2001
Latin Jazz Concert, Rice University (2 of 3) March 23, 2001
Latin Jazz Concert, Rice University (3 of 3) March 23, 2001
Annie Lin May 27, 2001
Annie Lin (1 of 2) June 13, 2001
Annie Lin (2 of 2) June 13, 2001
Rice Symphonics Band October 21, 2001
Houston Concert Band October 21, 2001
Ari Briskman's CD November 2001
Talk Radio play recordings, written by Eric Bogosian (1 of 3) November 2001
Talk Radio play recordings, written by Eric Bogosian (2 of 3) November 2001
Talk Radio play recordings, written by Eric Bogosian (3 of 3) November 2001
Wiess Musical November 2001
Musicale November 15, 2001
The Rice Philharmonics, Phils Philes December 2001
The Rice Philharmonics, Phils Philes 2001
Rice Latin Jazz Concert April 12, 2002
Rice University Jazz Lab Band Spring 2002
Wiess Jazz Nite 2003
Graduation Wake-Up 2003
Wake-Up Seniors Mix 2003
Wiess Cabaret, Act I, Professional Cast Recordings n.d.
Wiess Cabaret, Act II and Extras, Professional Cast Recordings n.d.
WZYY, Final n.d.
2 Wiess Thumbnail Images 1999-2001
Wiess Photos (1 of 2) 1999
Wiess Photos (2 of 2) 1999
Wiess Photos 2001
Unidentified Play, She Loves Me? April 2002
Wiess Photos November 2002
Wiess Photos (1 of 2) October 20, 2003
Wiess Photos (2 of 2) October 20, 2003
Art, Fall Show November 2003
Art, Fall Show December 2003
Hello Hamlet, Act I March 2004
Hello Hamlet, Act II March 2004
Wiess Photos, Disc 1 Fall 2004
Wiess Photos, Disc 3 Fall 2004
Wiess Pumpkin Caroling October 28, 2004
Lisa's Photos 2003-2004
Wiess Photos (1 of 4) 2003-2004
Wiess Photos (2 of 4) 2004-2004
Wiess Photos (3 of 4) 2003-2004
Wiess Photos (4 of 4) 2003-2004
Dr. Bill's Party (1 of 2) April 1, 2006
Dr. Bill's Party (2 of 2) April 1, 2006
Wiess Archives Index / T-Shirt PowerPoint December 28, 2011
Subseries B: Tapes
Box
24 Wiess Jazz Nite, Part I (1 of 3) September 24, 1993
Wiess Jazz Nite, Part I (2 of 3) 1993
Wiess Jazz Nite, Part I (3 of 3) 1993
Bee Stung Lips (1 of 4) 1993
Bee Stung Lips (2 of 4) 1993
Bee Stung Lips (3 of 4) 1993
Bee Stung Lips (4 of 4) 1993
Stab / Kinky Friedman January 21, 1994
Bee Stung Lips - Hop on Pop 1994
Stab 1994
The Lozenges - Hop In, Mahmood / Boo Go Gee! 1992-1994
Wiess Jazz Nite 1995
The Freshmakers Spring 1996
Wiess Jazz Nite 1996
Deborah Lutes June 17, 1996
Freshmakers June 1996
The Layabouts - Sturgeon Curse (1 of 2) April 3, 1997
The Layabouts - Sturgeon Curse (2 of 2) April 3, 1997
Wiess Jazz Nite (1 of 2) April 19, 1997
Wiess Jazz Nite (2 of 2) April 19, 1997
Jazz Nite - Nick n.d.
Jazz Nite IV n.d.
Larry - Tape I n.d.
Larry - Tape II n.d.
Larry - Tape III (1 of 2) n.d.
Larry - Tape III (2 of 2) n.d.
Mojo's / Burnt Toast n.d.
Mojo's / Bee Stung Lips n.d.
Bee Stung Lips n.d.
John Roberts / Tony Barrano I n.d.
Coast Slideshow n.d.
Coast Tape n.d.
Cabaret n.d.
Cabaret Recording Session n.d.
Basketball: History in the Making n.d.
Wake Up Seniors n.d.
Boston - Don't Look Back / Eric Johnson - Tones n.d.
Dave's College Nite Tape n.d.
Subseries C: MiniDisc
Box
24 Team Awesome August 26, 2005
Subseries D: Digital Compact Cassette
Box
24 Jazz Nite, I and II 1993
Jazz Nite 1996
Branning/Alexander 1997
Unidentified n.d.
Subseries E: DVDs
Box
24 The Hutchinsons Slideshow 2001
Wiess Tabletop Theater, Beyond Therapy November 18, 2004
Wiess Tabletop Theater, The Foreigner November 2005
Senior Slideshow 2006
Senior Slideshow 2004-2008
Wiess Tabletop Theater, Hello Hamlet 2012
Subseries F: VHS
Box
24 Picasso November 21, 1991
Ethan Schultz on Late Night with Conan O'Brian May 1, 1997
A Chorus Line Spring 1998
Rice Dance Theatre Fall 1998
Phils and Swizzwicks March 13, 2001
Wiess Battle Sows - Highlites 2001-2002
The Freshman One-Acts Fall 2002
The New Wiess College Dedication October 5, 2002
Lunar New Year 2002
Directed by Ari Briskman 2002
Company April 4, 2003
The Rice Philharmonics November 2003
Philharmonics/Spontaneous Combustion Show December 2, 2003
New Wiess Tour Spring 2003
Wiess College Election Speeches Spring 2003
Rice Philharmonics, International Championship of Collegiate Acapella January 31, 2004
The Vagina Monologues 2004
Out of Time and Over Budget n.d.
Subseries G: 8mm Camcorder Tapes
Box
25 Hello Hamlet 1980
Hello Hamlet 1984
Guys and Dolls March 1985
Bob Casey's Party, Beer Bike 1986
Wiess Spring BBQ March 24, 1986
Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum (1 of 2) April 1986
Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum (2 of 2) April 1986
College Night Fall 1986
End of the World October 1986
Wiess-Lovett / Wiess-Sid February 17, 1987
Wiess-Sid Final February 17, 1987
Wiess-Sid Final / Spring BBQ Spring 1987
Spring BBQ / Slave Auction Spring 1987
The Foreigner March 1987
The Foreigner II / College Nite Spring 1987
Jamfest Spring 1987
Harvey October 1987
Beer Bike Promo for Orientation Week / Wiess "The Movie" 1987-1988
Tape 1 - Frosh vs. Brown / College Bowl 1987-1988
Tape 2 - Floor Hockey / Cabinet Meeting / Fall College Nite / Spring BBQ 1987-1988
Tape 4 - Beer Bike / Webb's Party 1987-1988
Hello Hamlet (1 of 2) April 1988
Hello Hamlet (2 of 2) April 1988
Wiess College - "The Movie" April 1988
Channel 11 Field Tape of Willy's Rotation April 1988
Love, Sex and the I.R.S., Act I October 21, 1988
Love, Sex and the I.R.S., Act II October 21, 1988
Tape 1 - Freshman Handbook / Wiess vs. Sid / Wiess vs. Lovett 1988-1989
Tape 2 - Skating February 11, 1989
Harbingers, Act I April 8, 1989
Harbingers, Act II April 8, 1989
Tape 3 - Spring BBQ / Beer Bike / Jamfest 1987-1988
Harbingers, Act I April 14, 1989
Harbinger, Act II April 15, 1989
Rice Graduation May 13, 1989
Pass the Butler October 20, 1989
Bob's Tape January 1990
Pirates of Penzance March 23, 1990
Pippin March 16, 1991
Hello Hamlet April 3, 1992
Grease April 2, 1993
Freshman One-Acts September 10, 1993
Freshman One-Acts September 1994
Anything Goes April 7, 1995
Freshman One-Acts September 30, 1995
Love, Sex and the I.R.S. November 1995
Robot Contest December 9, 1995
Robot Contest December 10, 1995
Hello Hamlet Mix 1996
Freshman One-Acts October 4, 1996
Match Made in Heaven November 22, 1996
Robot Contest Finals I December 8, 1996
Robot Contest Finals II December 8, 1996
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat April 5, 1997
Freshman One-Acts September 26, 1997
The Importance of Being Earnest November 22, 1997
A Chorus Line March 29, 1998
Freshman One-Acts October 2, 1998
Picasso at the Lapin Agile November 20, 1998
South Asian Society Nite March 20, 1998
Fiddler on the Roof, Act I April 15, 1999
Fiddler on the Roof, Act II April 15, 1999
Dave's Group's Tape August 1999
Freshman One-Acts September 1999
Brighton Beach Memoirs, Act I November 19, 1999
Brighton Beach Memoirs, Act II November 19, 1999
Election Speeches 1999
Pictures with Sound 1999
Hello Hamlet, Part I March 24, 2000
Hello Hamlet, Part II March 24, 2000
Buried Child April 8, 2000
Freshman One-Acts October 6, 2000
Freshman One-Acts October 7, 2000
Freshman One-Acts, Part I October 7, 2000
Freshman One-Acts, Part II October 7, 2000
Suburbia November 10, 2000
The Rice Philharmonics and Swizwigs March 13, 2001
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum April 7, 2001
Election Speeches Spring 2001
Freshman One-Acts, Part I October 5, 2001
Freshman One-Acts, Part II October 5, 2001
Talk Radio November 16, 2001
Vagina Monologues February 15, 2002
Election Speeches February 18, 2002
New Wiess Tour February 21, 2002
She Loves Me, Part I April 12, 2002
She Loves Me, Part II April 12, 2002
Kirsten's Movie May 9, 2002
Freshman One-Acts September 28, 2002
Lunar New Year 2002
Vagina Monologues February 14, 2003
Art Rehearsal November 2003
Art November 21, 2003
The Rice Philharmonics and Spontaneous Combustion December 2, 2003
e-Beam Demo, Field Tape n.d.
e-Beam Demo n.d.
Tom's Movie Clips n.d.
Subseries H: 7" Reel to Reel Tape
Box
25 Hello Hamlet III October 27, 1972
Bee Stung Lips, Tape I September 26, 1993
Bee Stung Lips, Tape II September 26, 1993
Bee Stung Lips, Tape I November 13, 1993
Bee Stung Lips, Tape II November 13, 1993
Bee Stung Lips, Tape I December 4, 1993
Bee Stung Lips, Tape II December 4, 1993
Stab, Tape I January 22, 1994
Stab, Tape II January 22, 1994
Stab, Tape III January 22, 1994

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Series XIII: Photographs

Box Folder
26 1 Associates/Alumni Event 1990s
2 Beer Bike 1990s
3 Crawfish Boil 1990s
4 Events 1990s
5 Night of Decadence 1990s
6 Jamfest 1996/1997
7 Associates Night 1996/1997
8 Beer Bike 1996/1997
9 Cabinet 1996/1997
10 Concert 1996/1997
11 Events 196/1997
12 Flag Football 1996/1997
13 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1 of 3) 1996/1997
14 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2 of 3) 1996/1997
15 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3 of 3) 1996/1997
16 Night of Burritos 1996/1997
17 Night of Decadence 1996/1997
18 O-Week 1996/1997
19 Powderpuff 1996/1997
20 Pub Night 1996/1997
21 Pumpkin Carolling 1996/1997
22 Retreat 1996/1997
23 Spring Awards Night 1996/1997
24 Spring Picnic 1996/1997
25 Talent Show 1996/1997
26 Jamfest 1997
27 The Importance of Being Earnest November 1997
28 Associates Night 1997/1998
29 Beer Bike (1 of 2) 1997/1998
30 Beer Bike (2 of 2) 1997/1998
31 Cabinet 1997/1998
32 Concert 1997/1998
33 Concert/Talent Show 1997/1998
34 Cookout Event 1997/1998
35 Event 1997/1998
36 Flag Football 1997/1998
37 Holiday Event 1997/1998
39 Night of Decadence 1997/1998
39 O-Week 1997/1998
40 Powderpuff 1997/1998
41 Pub Night (1 of 2) 1997/1998
42 Pub Night (2 of 2) 1997/1998
Box Folder
27 1 Pumpkin Carolling 1997/1998
2 Retreat 1997/1998
3 Student Photographs 1997/1998
4 Willy's Statue Event 1997/1998
5 A Chorus Line March 1998
6 Associates Night 1998/1999
7 Cabinet 1998/1999
8 College Night/Holiday Celebration 1998/1999
9 Concert 1998/1999
10 End of Year 1998/1999
11 Powderpuff 1998/1999
12 Pumpkin Carolling 1998/1999
13 Rodeo 1998/1999
14 Shirtmaking 1998/1999
15 Cake Event Spring 1999
16 Beer Bike Spring 1999
17 Jamfest Spring 1999
18 New Wiess Groundbreaking October 9, 1999
19 Associates Night 1999/2000
20 Cabinet 1999/2000
21 Event 1999/2000
22 Holiday Event 1999/2000
23 Powderpuff 1999/2000
24 Pumpkin Carolling 1999/2000
25 Retreat 1999/2000
26 Talent Show 1999/2000
27 2010-2011

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Series XIV: O-Week

Box Folder
27 28 Admissions Correspondence 2010
29 Academic Advising Sheet 2010
30 Book 2011

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Series XV: Student Life

Box Folder
27 31 Programs 2010-2012

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Series XVI: T-Shirts

Box item
28 1 Guys and Dolls T-Shirt March 1985
2 Beer Bike T-Shirt 1994
3 Big Bang T-Shirt 1998
General Note
T-Shirt includes a caricature of Dale Sawyer that satirizes his proposal for colleges to share serveries.
4 Team Wiess Battlesows T-Shirt 2002
5 Wiess University T-Shirt 2003
6 Hello Hamlet! T-Shirt 2004
7 Wiess happens T-Shirt 2005
8 Team Wiess T-Shirt 2006
9 NOD T-Shirt 2006
10 20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of moving Willy's Statue T-Shirt April 12, 2008
11 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2008
12 Wiess Alumni Powerpuff T-Shirt 2009
13 The Wonderful World of NOD 2009
14 O-Week T-Shirt 2010
15 Viva NOD Vegas T-Shirt 2010
16 Viva NOD Vegas T-Shirt 2010
17 College Night T-Shirt 2010
18 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2011
19 NOD T-Shirt 2013

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Series XVII: Oversize Materials

Box item
29 1 Aida poster Spring 2011

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Series XVIII: Memorabilia

Box item
30 1 Tea Time picture 2006-2011
General Note
Denise Klein (Master 2006-2011) used this decoration as part of her monthly tea events.
2 Megaphone 2010/2011
3 Aida headpiece 2011
5 Team Wiess Sunglasses 2011/2012
4 Headband 2011/2012
6 Wiess sackpack (black and yellow) 2012
7 Wiess lanyard (black and yellow) 2012

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Series XIX: O-Week

Box Folder
31 1 Book 2011
2 Book 2012

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Series XX: Renovation

Box Folder
31 3 Wiess Renovations Questionnaire (1 of 3) 1996
4 Wiess Renovations Questionnaire (2 of 3) 1996
5 Wiess Renovations Questionnaire (3 of 3) 1996

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Series XXI: Activities

Subseries A: 1997-1998
Box Folder
32 1 End of Year/Enrollment
2 O-Week
3 Resident Control
4 Directory
5 Associates
6 Graduation
Subseries B: 1998-1999
Box Folder
32 7 End of Year/Enrollment 1998-1999
8 O-Week
9 Resident Control
10 Directory
11 Associates
12 Events
13 Graduation
Subseries C: 1999-2000
Box Folder
32 14 End of Year/Enrollment
15 O-Week
16 Resident Control
17 Directory
18 Associates
Box Folder
33 1 Events
2 Graduation
3 Photographs
Subseries D: 2000-2001
Box Folder
33 4 End of Year/Enrollment
5 O-Week
6 Resident Control
7 Directory
8 Associates
9 Events
10 Graduation
11 Photographs
Subseries E: 2001-2002
Box Folder
33 12 Enrollment
13 O-Week
14 Resident Control
15 Directory
16 Associates
17 Events
18 Graduation
19 Photographs
Subseries F: 2002-2003
Box Folder
34 1 O-Week
2 Resident Control
3 Directory
4 Associates
5 Events
6 Graduation
7 Photographs
Subseries G: 2003-2004
Box Folder
34 8 O-Week
9 Resident Control
10 Directory
11 Associates
12 Events
13 Graduation
Subseries H: 2004-2005
Box Folder
34 14 O-Week
Box Folder
35 1 Student Photographs
2 Student Affairs
3 Cabinet/Non-Cabinet
4 Housing
5 Associates
6 Events
7 Graduation
8 Photographs
9 Powderpuff (DVD)
Subseries I: 2005-2012
Box Folder
35 10 O-Week documents 2005
11 O-Week book 2008
12 Hello Hamlet! (DVD) 2012
13 Graduation stoles n.d.

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Series XXII: College Courses

Box Folder
36 1 Intro to Flight Fall 1998
2 American Sign Language Spring 1999
3 American Sign Language Fall 1999
4 American Sign Language Spring 2001
5 Comedy in its Cultural Context Spring 2001
6 Advanced Journalism Spring 2001
7 Advanced Journalism Spring 2002
8 American Musical Theatre Fall 2002
9 Education Beyond the Hedges Spring 2003
10 Intro to Culinary Arts Fall 2003
11 Society and Health Fall 2003
12 Education Beyond the Hedges Spring 2004
13 Intro to Esperanto Fall 2004
14 Education Beyond the Hedges Spring 2005
15 Intro to Culinary Arts Fall 2005
16 No course Spring 2006
17 Intro to Culinary Arts Fall 2006
18 Entrepreneurship 101 Spring 2007

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Series XXIII: Governance

Box Folder
36 19 Treasurer's Ledger 1964-1965
20 Treasurer's Ledger 1969-1970
21 Treasurer's Ledger 1970-1971
22 Treasurer's Ledger and papers 1971-1972
23 Government history 1972
Box Folder
37 1 Treasurer's Ledger and papers 1972-1974
2 Wiess new building prospectus ca. 1975
3 Treasurer's Papers 1975-1977
4 Court philosophy 1993-1994
5 Constitution and bylaws 2001
6 Proposed changes to Constitution 2001
7 Ad Hoc Committee on the Relationship of the Thresher to Rice University 2002-2003
8 Constitution 2003
9 Summit minutes 2003,2005
10 Constitution and by laws 2004
11 Constitution 2006
12 President's list 2006
13 Proposed changes to Constitution 2006
14 Wiess College President's Endowment 2006
15 Constitution and bylaws 2007
16 Green College Proclamation 2007
17 Constitution n.d.
18 Masters' Stationery n.d.
19 Old Wiess floor plans n.d.
20 Old Wiess mailboxes n.d.
21 "Other Residential College Systems as a Basis for Comparison with Rice" n.d.
22 Roles of adults in the college n.d.

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Series XXIV: Minutes

Box Folder
37 23 1983/1984
24 1984/1985
25 1985/1986
26 1986/1987
27 1987/1988
Box Folder
38 1 1988/1989
2 1989/1990
3 1993/1994

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Series XXV: O-Week

Box Folder
38 4 Freshman handbook 1989
5 Freshman handbook 1990
6 New student handbook 1994
7 The Hitchhiker's Guide to Wiess College 1995
8 Images (CD) 2007

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Series XXVI: Student Life

Box Folder
38 9 John E. Parish Fellowship - Creation 1980
10 John E. Parish Fellowship - Funding 1980-1985
11 John E. Parish Fellowship - Recipients 1982-1999
12 Graduation stole history 2002
13 Powderpuff 2003
14 Senior dinner 2004, 2008
15 Dr. Bill Wilson Retirement Party 2006
16 Dr. Bill Wilson Remembrance 2009
17 Freshman table waiting n.d.

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Series XXVII: Memorabilia

Box Folder
38 18 Photo Book 2008/2009
19 Photo Book 2009/2010
Box
39 A Night in NoDdingham T-shirt 2007
Jamfest T-shirt 2008
Beer Bike T-shirt 2012
Dr. Bill T-shirt n.d.
Hello Hamlet T-shirt n.d.
Rice Football with Wiess on back T-shirt n.d.
Who's Watching the Wiessman? T-shirt n.d.
Beer Bike T-Shirt 1992
Beer Bike T-Shirt 1994
Beer Bike T-Shirt 1995
Beer Bike T-Shirt 1997
Beer Bike T-Shirt (2) 2007
Beer Bike T-Shirt 2014
Beer Bike Machine n.d.
Never Never NOD security T-Shirt 2000
Never Never NOD T-Shirt 2000
NOD T-Shirt 2013
Big Bang 2000
Battlesows T-Shirt n.d.
Box item
40 1 President's plaque 1957-1976
2 President's plaque 1976-1997
3 Yellow food tray with Wiess crest n.d.
4 NOD Security T-Shirt 2009
Dr. Bill Wilson's academic regalia [in vault] n.d.
Wiess College Groundbreaking shovel [in vault] October 5, 1999Location This object is located in the Vault.

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Series XXVIII: Governance

Box Folder
41 1 Directory 1996/1997
2 Directory 2002/2003
3 Directory 2005/2006
4 Directory 2010/2011
5 Treasurer's Ledger 1966/1967
6 Treasurer's Ledger 1967/1968
7 Treasurer's Ledger 1990/1991
8 Treasurer's Ledger 1991/1992
9 Treasurer's Ledger 1992/1993
10 Treasurer's Ledger 1993/1994
11 Treasurer's Ledger 1994/1995
12 Treasurer's Ledger 1995/1996
13 Treasurer's Ledger 1997/1998
14 Treasurer's Ledger 1998/1999
Box Folder
42 1 Treasurer's Ledger 1999/2000
2 Treasurer's Ledger 2000/2001
3 Treasurer's Ledger 2001/2002
4 Treasurer's Ledger 2002/2003

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Series XXIX: Masters and RAs

Box Folder
42 5 NOD Letter 1999
6 Resident Associate application ca. 2006
7 Outstanding Associates Reception 1997

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Series XXX: Student Life

Box Folder
42 8 College brochure ca. 2012
9 Graduation reception 1997
10 O-Week documents 2004
11 O-Week documents 2006
12 O-Week documents 2007
13 Parish Fellowship 2000
14 Parish Fellowship 2001
15 Parish Fellowship 2002
16 Parish Fellowship 2003
17 Parish Fellowship 2004
18 Parish Fellowship 2005
19 Parish Fellowship 2006
20 Parish Fellowship 2010
21 Parish Fellowship 2011
22 Parish Fellowship 2012
Box Folder
43 1 Parish Fellowship 2013
2 Spring Associates Night 1998
3 Spring Associates Night 1999
4 Spring Associates Night 2000
5 Spring Associates Night 2001
6 Spring Associates Night 2002
7 Spring Associates Night 2003
8 Spring Associates Night 2004
9 Spring Associates Night 2005
10 Spring Associates Night 2006
11 Spring Associates Night 2007
12 Spring Associates Night 2008
13 Spring Associates Night 2009
14 Spring Associates Night 2012
15 Spring Associates Night 2013
16 Theater 2012-2014

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Series XXXI: Wiess Vault 2009-2013

General Note
The Wiess Vault consists of Google Documents that have been converted to pdf files. The complete vault is on a USB and is located in Box 44, Folder 20, but it is restricted. The majority of the documents from the Vault have been printed out and retain the order of the folders and documents on the USB. Items regarding information related to search committees and passwords have been restricted.
Box Folder
43 17 Adult Team
18 Academics and Career Chair
19 At-large
20 Capital Improvements
21 Culturals Committee
22 External Vice President
23 First-Year Representatives
24 Historian (Dr. Bill Wilson images)
25 Internal Vice President
26 Off Campus Representatives
27 Parliamentarian
Subseries A: President
Box Folder
43 28 Introduction and Background Information
Box Folder
44 1 Government
2 Finances
3 Events
4 Search Committees
5 University Obligations
6 Alcohol Policy
7 Campus-Wide
8 Court Documents
9 Miscellaneous
10 Secretary
11 Socials
12 Sophomore Representatives
13 Treasurers
14 Court
15 Example Forms
16 O-Week
17 Public Vault
18 Reflection Forms
19 Representative Positions
20 Wiess Vault USB

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Series XXXII: Chronological Files

Box Folder
45 1 Film Festival 1973/1974
2 Associates 1993/1994
3 Disc-O Week 1994/1995
4 Fellows 1994-1996
5 NOD 2002
6 O-Week (DVD) 2014
7 Parish Fellowship 2014
8 Spring Associates Night 2014

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