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Biographical / Historical

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related 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

Series XXXIII: Digital Archive

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Harry Carothers Wiess College Records, 1950-2015 UA 079



creatorHarry Carothers Wiess College (Rice University)
Title: Rice University Harry Carothers Wiess College Records
Dates: 1950-2015
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 Feet(45 boxes)
Quantity: 0.011 GigabytesNearline access: UA0079aip_001 (0.011 GB)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

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

Conditions Governing Access

Most boxes stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center. Boxes 12-14 and 16-25 are stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

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

calendars
guidebooks
clippings (information artifacts)
photographs
minutes (administrative records)
Harry Carothers Wiess College (Rice University)
Rice University--residential college system
Harry Carothers Wiess College (Rice University)
Wiess, Harry Carothers

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Related Papers

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Carothers Wiess College Records, 1950-2015, 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

BoxFolder
College dedication 1950
Correspondence, memos 1957-1969, n.d.
College Election Materials 1957-1969, n.d.
Cabinet, resident and non-resident lists 1957-1958, 1967, n.d.
Wiess College plan and perspective 1964
Wiess College constitution and bylaws 1968, n.d.
Freshman materials 1965-1966, n.d.
Miscellaneous 1957-1968, n.d.
College Cabinet meeting minutes March 1957-April 1959
BoxFolder
College Cabinet meeting minutes & dining hall reports, 1957-1962
BoxFolder
College Cabinet meeting minutes Sept. 1962-May 1966
College Cabinet meeting minutes Sept. 1966-May 1968
College Cabinet meeting minutes Sept. 1968-May 1970
College Cabinet meeting minutes Aug. 1970-Feb. 1976
College Cabinet meeting minutes 1993-

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Series II: Student Life

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

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Series III: Study of Space Utilization

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

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

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

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Series V: Freshman handbooks 1970-2005

BoxFolder
1970-1984
1985-1992
BoxFolder
1993-1997
1997-2001
2002-2003
2004-2005

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

Scope and Contents
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.
BoxFolder
Programs and flyers, names begining A-B
Programs and flyers, names begining C-E
Photographs, "Chicago" 1983
Programs and flyers, names begining F-G, including Fiddler on the Roof
Photographs, The Great Dogfight & Other Killgore
Programs and flyers, names beginning with H
Hello Hamlet, photos
First Hello, Hamlet, color slides
Hello, Hamlet, programs
Hello, Hamlet, reviews, 1965-2000
Hello, Hamlet: script
Hello, Hamlet: script
Hello, Hamlet: script
Hello Hamlet, photos on dvd
BoxFolder
Programs and flyers, names beginning I-L, including Kiss Me Kate
Programs and flyers, names beginning M-O, including Midsummer Night's Dream
Programs and flyers, names begiining P-S, including Pirates of Penzance
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, b/w negatives and script outline
Programs and flyers, names beginning with T-Z, including The West Side Story
Tea Party with the Indians, photos, 1966

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

BoxFolder
"Win a Date with Steve Frakes" photo dvd, 1966
O-Week 1966 Fun and Games Questionnaire
Photos: Scott Kidd, Vicki Slaick, and others
Correspondence with Dean McEnany, Wiess College meeting notes, 1968-1969
Correspondence with George Grenias & Tom Bertrand, 1968
Blanton's National Honor Society card, Special Permission card, It Can't Happen Here, Calling card
Anthropology protest, exam answer regarding Jimmy Downs' "The Two Worlds of the Washo", 1968
Letter to Judy, Jan. 31, 1967 (carbon, unsigned)
"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.
Freshman Week, 1966
Wiess Cabinet meetings and related correspondence, 1967-1968
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

BoxFolder
Hello, Hamlet, annotated script, 1970-75
Hello, Hamlet, 2 Beta format videotapes, undated
Hello, Hamlet, dress rehearsal video DVD, 1984
Hello, Hamlet, programs, 1984-2000
Hello, Hamlet, annotated script, 1988?
A Match Made In Heaven, A Comedy in Four Realms, by David Nathan, typescript, 1988
A Match Made In Heaven, by David Nathan, VHS videotape, 1989
The Pirates of Penzance, 1990, VHS videotape
Hello, Hamlet, script, 1996
Hello Hamlet, photos and clippings, 1996
Hello, Hamlet, script, 2000
Hello, Hamlet, stage sounds, on CD, 2000
Hello, Hamlet, conductor's musical score, 2008
Hello, Hamlet, photos and materials, on 2 CDs, 2008
Hello, Hamlet, scripts, undated
Hello, Hamlet, script fragments, undated
Freshman One Acts, programs, undated
Box
Hello, Hamlet, production book, 1992
Hello, Hamlet, "The Show" book, 1992
BoxFolder
Hello, Hamlet, photos and clippings, 1996
map-draweritem
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)
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
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
Photos for Dr. Bill (Wilson) book
Photographs (0versize), 2002
Box
Photographs, 1992-1994
Box
Photographs, 1994-1996
Box
Photographs, 1997-2004

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Series X: Wiess group panoramic photos, 1987-2006

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

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Series XI: T-Shirts

Subseries A: General
Box
Team Wiess 2000
Who Watches the Wiessmen? n.d.
Bart Simpson n.d.
Caution Wiessmen at Play n.d.
Subseries B: O-Week
Box
Rasta O-Week 1991
Team Wiess, Dr. Bill 2000
No Theme O-Week n.d.
Subseries C: Night of Decadence
Box
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
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
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
Wiess Battlesows - 1999 Champions 1999
Powerpuff Champions 2001 2001
Team Wiess with Battlesows Image n.d.
Subseries G: Beer Bike
Box
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
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
BoxFolder
"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.
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
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
Team Awesome August 26, 2005
Subseries D: Digital Compact Cassette
Box
Jazz Nite, I and II 1993
Jazz Nite 1996
Branning/Alexander 1997
Unidentified n.d.
Subseries E: DVDs
Box
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
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
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
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

BoxFolder
Associates/Alumni Event 1990s
Beer Bike 1990s
Crawfish Boil 1990s
Events 1990s
Night of Decadence 1990s
Jamfest 1996/1997
Associates Night 1996/1997
Beer Bike 1996/1997
Cabinet 1996/1997
Concert 1996/1997
Events 196/1997
Flag Football 1996/1997
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1 of 3) 1996/1997
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2 of 3) 1996/1997
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3 of 3) 1996/1997
Night of Burritos 1996/1997
Night of Decadence 1996/1997
O-Week 1996/1997
Powderpuff 1996/1997
Pub Night 1996/1997
Pumpkin Carolling 1996/1997
Retreat 1996/1997
Spring Awards Night 1996/1997
Spring Picnic 1996/1997
Talent Show 1996/1997
Jamfest 1997
The Importance of Being Earnest November 1997
Associates Night 1997/1998
Beer Bike (1 of 2) 1997/1998
Beer Bike (2 of 2) 1997/1998
Cabinet 1997/1998
Concert 1997/1998
Concert/Talent Show 1997/1998
Cookout Event 1997/1998
Event 1997/1998
Flag Football 1997/1998
Holiday Event 1997/1998
Night of Decadence 1997/1998
O-Week 1997/1998
Powderpuff 1997/1998
Pub Night (1 of 2) 1997/1998
Pub Night (2 of 2) 1997/1998
BoxFolder
Pumpkin Carolling 1997/1998
Retreat 1997/1998
Student Photographs 1997/1998
Willy's Statue Event 1997/1998
A Chorus Line March 1998
Associates Night 1998/1999
Cabinet 1998/1999
College Night/Holiday Celebration 1998/1999
Concert 1998/1999
End of Year 1998/1999
Powderpuff 1998/1999
Pumpkin Carolling 1998/1999
Rodeo 1998/1999
Shirtmaking 1998/1999
Cake Event Spring 1999
Beer Bike Spring 1999
Jamfest Spring 1999
New Wiess Groundbreaking October 9, 1999
Associates Night 1999/2000
Cabinet 1999/2000
Event 1999/2000
Holiday Event 1999/2000
Powderpuff 1999/2000
Pumpkin Carolling 1999/2000
Retreat 1999/2000
Talent Show 1999/2000
2010-2011

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Series XIV: O-Week

BoxFolder
Admissions Correspondence 2010
Academic Advising Sheet 2010
Book 2011

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Series XV: Student Life

BoxFolder
Programs 2010-2012

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Series XVI: T-Shirts

Boxitem
Guys and Dolls T-Shirt March 1985
Beer Bike T-Shirt 1994
Big Bang T-Shirt 1998
General Note
T-Shirt includes a caricature of Dale Sawyer that satirizes his proposal for colleges to share serveries.
Team Wiess Battlesows T-Shirt 2002
Wiess University T-Shirt 2003
Hello Hamlet! T-Shirt 2004
Wiess happens T-Shirt 2005
Team Wiess T-Shirt 2006
NOD T-Shirt 2006
20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of moving Willy's Statue T-Shirt April 12, 2008
Beer Bike T-Shirt 2008
Wiess Alumni Powerpuff T-Shirt 2009
The Wonderful World of NOD 2009
O-Week T-Shirt 2010
Viva NOD Vegas T-Shirt 2010
Viva NOD Vegas T-Shirt 2010
College Night T-Shirt 2010
Beer Bike T-Shirt 2011
NOD T-Shirt 2013

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Series XVII: Oversize Materials

Boxitem
Aida poster Spring 2011

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Series XVIII: Memorabilia

Boxitem
Tea Time picture 2006-2011
General Note
Denise Klein (Master 2006-2011) used this decoration as part of her monthly tea events.
Megaphone 2010/2011
Aida headpiece 2011
Team Wiess Sunglasses 2011/2012
Headband 2011/2012
Wiess sackpack (black and yellow) 2012
Wiess lanyard (black and yellow) 2012

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Series XIX: O-Week

BoxFolder
Book 2011
Book 2012

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Series XX: Renovation

BoxFolder
Wiess Renovations Questionnaire (1 of 3) 1996
Wiess Renovations Questionnaire (2 of 3) 1996
Wiess Renovations Questionnaire (3 of 3) 1996

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Series XXI: Activities

Subseries A: 1997-1998
BoxFolder
End of Year/Enrollment
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
Graduation
Subseries B: 1998-1999
BoxFolder
End of Year/Enrollment 1998-1999
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
Events
Graduation
Subseries C: 1999-2000
BoxFolder
End of Year/Enrollment
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
BoxFolder
Events
Graduation
Photographs
Subseries D: 2000-2001
BoxFolder
End of Year/Enrollment
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
Events
Graduation
Photographs
Subseries E: 2001-2002
BoxFolder
Enrollment
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
Events
Graduation
Photographs
Subseries F: 2002-2003
BoxFolder
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
Events
Graduation
Photographs
Subseries G: 2003-2004
BoxFolder
O-Week
Resident Control
Directory
Associates
Events
Graduation
Subseries H: 2004-2005
BoxFolder
O-Week
BoxFolder
Student Photographs
Student Affairs
Cabinet/Non-Cabinet
Housing
Associates
Events
Graduation
Photographs
Powderpuff (DVD)
Subseries I: 2005-2012
BoxFolder
O-Week documents 2005
O-Week book 2008
Hello Hamlet! (DVD) 2012
Graduation stoles n.d.

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Series XXII: College Courses

BoxFolder
Intro to Flight Fall 1998
American Sign Language Spring 1999
American Sign Language Fall 1999
American Sign Language Spring 2001
Comedy in its Cultural Context Spring 2001
Advanced Journalism Spring 2001
Advanced Journalism Spring 2002
American Musical Theatre Fall 2002
Education Beyond the Hedges Spring 2003
Intro to Culinary Arts Fall 2003
Society and Health Fall 2003
Education Beyond the Hedges Spring 2004
Intro to Esperanto Fall 2004
Education Beyond the Hedges Spring 2005
Intro to Culinary Arts Fall 2005
No course Spring 2006
Intro to Culinary Arts Fall 2006
Entrepreneurship 101 Spring 2007

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Series XXIII: Governance

BoxFolder
Treasurer's Ledger 1964-1965
Treasurer's Ledger 1969-1970
Treasurer's Ledger 1970-1971
Treasurer's Ledger and papers 1971-1972
Government history 1972
BoxFolder
Treasurer's Ledger and papers 1972-1974
Wiess new building prospectus ca. 1975
Treasurer's Papers 1975-1977
Court philosophy 1993-1994
Constitution and bylaws 2001
Proposed changes to Constitution 2001
Ad Hoc Committee on the Relationship of the Thresher to Rice University 2002-2003
Constitution 2003
Summit minutes 2003,2005
Constitution and by laws 2004
Constitution 2006
President's list 2006
Proposed changes to Constitution 2006
Wiess College President's Endowment 2006
Constitution and bylaws 2007
Green College Proclamation 2007
Constitution n.d.
Masters' Stationery n.d.
Old Wiess floor plans n.d.
Old Wiess mailboxes n.d.
"Other Residential College Systems as a Basis for Comparison with Rice" n.d.
Roles of adults in the college n.d.

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Series XXIV: Minutes

BoxFolder
1983/1984
1984/1985
1985/1986
1986/1987
1987/1988
BoxFolder
1988/1989
1989/1990
1993/1994

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Series XXV: O-Week

BoxFolder
Freshman handbook 1989
Freshman handbook 1990
New student handbook 1994
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Wiess College 1995
Images (CD) 2007

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Series XXVI: Student Life

BoxFolder
John E. Parish Fellowship - Creation 1980
John E. Parish Fellowship - Funding 1980-1985
John E. Parish Fellowship - Recipients 1982-1999
Graduation stole history 2002
Powderpuff 2003
Senior dinner 2004, 2008
Dr. Bill Wilson Retirement Party 2006
Dr. Bill Wilson Remembrance 2009
Freshman table waiting n.d.

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Series XXVII: Memorabilia

BoxFolder
Photo Book 2008/2009
Photo Book 2009/2010
Box
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.
Boxitem
President's plaque 1957-1976
President's plaque 1976-1997
Yellow food tray with Wiess crest n.d.
NOD Security T-Shirt 2009
Dr. Bill Wilson's academic regalia [in vault] n.d.
Wiess College Groundbreaking shovel [in vault] October 5, 1999This object is located in the Vault.

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Series XXVIII: Governance

BoxFolder
Directory 1996/1997
Directory 2002/2003
Directory 2005/2006
Directory 2010/2011
Treasurer's Ledger 1966/1967
Treasurer's Ledger 1967/1968
Treasurer's Ledger 1990/1991
Treasurer's Ledger 1991/1992
Treasurer's Ledger 1992/1993
Treasurer's Ledger 1993/1994
Treasurer's Ledger 1994/1995
Treasurer's Ledger 1995/1996
Treasurer's Ledger 1997/1998
Treasurer's Ledger 1998/1999
BoxFolder
Treasurer's Ledger 1999/2000
Treasurer's Ledger 2000/2001
Treasurer's Ledger 2001/2002
Treasurer's Ledger 2002/2003

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Series XXIX: Masters and RAs

BoxFolder
NOD Letter 1999
Resident Associate application ca. 2006
Outstanding Associates Reception 1997

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Series XXX: Student Life

BoxFolder
College brochure ca. 2012
Graduation reception 1997
O-Week documents 2004
O-Week documents 2006
O-Week documents 2007
Parish Fellowship 2000
Parish Fellowship 2001
Parish Fellowship 2002
Parish Fellowship 2003
Parish Fellowship 2004
Parish Fellowship 2005
Parish Fellowship 2006
Parish Fellowship 2010
Parish Fellowship 2011
Parish Fellowship 2012
BoxFolder
Parish Fellowship 2013
Spring Associates Night 1998
Spring Associates Night 1999
Spring Associates Night 2000
Spring Associates Night 2001
Spring Associates Night 2002
Spring Associates Night 2003
Spring Associates Night 2004
Spring Associates Night 2005
Spring Associates Night 2006
Spring Associates Night 2007
Spring Associates Night 2008
Spring Associates Night 2009
Spring Associates Night 2012
Spring Associates Night 2013
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.
BoxFolder
Adult Team
Academics and Career Chair
At-large
Capital Improvements
Culturals Committee
External Vice President
First-Year Representatives
Historian (Dr. Bill Wilson images)
Internal Vice President
Off Campus Representatives
Parliamentarian
Subseries A: President
BoxFolder
Introduction and Background Information
BoxFolder
Government
Finances
Events
Search Committees
University Obligations
Alcohol Policy
Campus-Wide
Court Documents
Miscellaneous
Secretary
Socials
Sophomore Representatives
Treasurers
Court
Example Forms
O-Week
Public Vault
Reflection Forms
Representative Positions
Wiess Vault USB

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Series XXXII: Chronological Files

BoxFolder
Film Festival 1973/1974
Associates 1993/1994
Disc-O Week 1994/1995
Fellows 1994-1996
NOD (folder missing) 2002
O-Week (DVD) 2014
Parish Fellowship 2014
Spring Associates Night 2014

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Series XXXIII: Digital Archive

General Note
These items were downloaded from the Wiess College Digital Archive Google Drive aka the Wiess Vault, converted to pdf files, saved to an internal server, and printed. The digital files will be kept until June 2017. After that, the digital files will be deleted, but the physical files will remain in the collection.
Sub-Series A: Bernard Miller, 2014-2014
BoxFolder
Associates
Cabinet
External Vice President
Housing Coordinator
Service Committee
Sub-Series B: Matt Keene, 2014-2015
BoxFolder
Alumni Relations
Associates
Cabinet
Election Representative
External Vice President
Webmaster
Webmaster images 2015
UA0079aip_001
Scope and Contents
jpg and png representing images used on the Wiess College website. Images used by the Wiess webmaster.

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