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Historical Sketch of Will Rice College

The Original Role of the College Masters

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: James Street Fulton, Master 1956-1969

Series II: James A. Castaneda, Master 1969-1970

Series III: C.S. Burrus, Acting Master, 1970-1971

Series IV: James A. Castaneda, Master 1972-1976

Series V: C.D. Armeniades, Master 1976-1979

Series VI: Robert and Jamie Haymes, Master 1982-1987

Series VII: Edward and Andrea Doughtie, Master 1987-1992

Series VIII: Dennis Shirley and Shelly Cochran, Master 1992-1997

Series IX: Dale and Elise Sawyer, Masters 1997-2002

Series X: Joel and Traci Wolfe, Masters 2002-2006

Series XI: Mike Wolf and Paula Krisko, Masters 2006-2011

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Will Rice College Masters' Records, 1956-2006 UA 078



creator Will Rice College (Rice University).
Title: Rice University Will Rice College Masters' Records
Dates: 1956-2006
Abstract Rosters, correspondence files, handbooks, diet minutes, committee records, fellows records, roommate questionnaires and more created and maintained by masters of Will Rice College. Will Rice was opened in 1912 and became one of the men's colleges in 1957. It went co-ed in 1977.
Identification: UA 078
Quantity: 7.5 linear ft. (15 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Historical Sketch of Will Rice College

Will Rice College is named for William M. Rice, Jr., the nephew and namesake of the founder, a Houston businessman, and trustee of the Institute from 1899 until his death in 1944. Rice was the chairman of the board of trustees from 1941 until 1944. Will Rice College includes South Hall, the first dormitory built at Rice. It was part of Residential Group Number One until this was partitioned when the residential college system was adopted.

Will Rice was opened in 1912 and became one of the men's colleges in 1957. It went co-ed in 1977. Excerpted from Rice University, An Architectural Tour by Stephen Fox

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The Original Role of the College Masters

As codified by the Committee on Student Housing in the 1950s, each residential college has a master, often a husband and wife team. The college masters "would be the primary ones responsible for achieving the goals of social concern and intellectual curiosity. It was therefore important to choose the masters with great care; the committee recommended that they be chosen from the ranks of full professors. Although the committee originally thought that masters, faculty fellows, and student officers would handle disciplinary matters, the final report emphasized that masters were not to be thought of as disciplinarians. . . The master retained overall responsibility for student life in his college, but his main duties were to counsel students, provide an example, and advise student committees.

Excerpted from A History of Rice University: The Institute Years, 1907-1963, by Fredericka Meiners, pg. 180.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes college rosters, correspondence files, handbooks, diet minutes, committee records, fellows records, roommate questionnaires and more created and maintained by masters of Will Rice College. Dates range from 1956-2006.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some materials are restricted due to the sensitive information contained therein. Each restricted folder is labeled. Access to these records requires written permission from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates. Contact Woodson staff for instructions. Materials will be restricted until 2064.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Will Rice College Masters' Records must be obtained from Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Armeniades, Constantine D.
Burrus, C. S. (C. Sidney)
Castaneda, James A.
Cochran, Shelly
Doughtie, Andrea
Doughtie, Edward, 1935-
Fulton, James Street, 1904-1997
Haymes, Jamie
Haymes, Robert
Sawyer, Dale
Sawyer, Elise
Shirley, Dennis
Wolfe, Joel
Wolfe, Traci
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University--residential college system.
Will Rice College (Rice University).

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Related Material

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Will Rice College Masters' Records, 1956-2006, UA 078, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Lee Pecht in 2000. Updated by Norie Guthrie in 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: James Street Fulton, Master 1956-1969

Box Folder
1 1 Academics, 1967-69
2 Addresses/statements, 1968-69
3 Associates, 1967-69
4 Awards, 1968-69
5 College Masters’ meetings, 1968-69
6 Commencement, 1969
7 Correspondence, 1964-69
8 Diet minutes, 1968-69
9 Discipline, 1968-69
10 Financial, 1968-69
11 Freshman week, 1965-68
12 Memos, 1967-69
13 Residential college system, c. 1968
14 Residential details, 1968-69
15 Rosters, 1967-69
16 Rules/regulations, 1965-69

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Series II: James A. Castaneda, Master 1969-1970

Box Folder
1 17 Academics, 1969-70
18 Associates, 1969-70
19 Commencement, 1970
20 Committees, 1969-70
21 Constitution, by-laws, rules, 1968-70
22 Correspondence, 1969-70
23 Diet minutes, 1969-70
24 Fellows, 1969-71
25 Financial, [1964-68] 1969-70
Box Folder
2 1 Freshman week, 1969
2 Memos, 1969-70
3 [The Will Rice] Phoenix, 1970
4 Residential details, 1969-70
5 Rosters, 1969-70
6 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1969-70

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Series III: C.S. Burrus, Acting Master, 1970-1971

Box Folder
2 7 Chorus, 1970-71
8 Commencement, 1971
9 Constitution, by-laws, rules, 1970-71
10 Correspondence, 1970-71
11 Diet minutes, 1970-71
12 Freshman week, 1970
13 Memos, 1970-71
14 Residential details, 1970-71
15 Rosters, 1970-71
16 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1970-71
17 College information forms, 1971-72

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Series IV: James A. Castaneda, Master 1972-1976

Subseries A: 1972-73
Box Folder
2 18 Academics, 1972-73
19 Associates, 1972-73
20 Commencement, 1973
21 Correspondence, 1972-73
Box Folder
3 1 Diet minutes, 1972-73
2 Fellows, 1972-73
3 Financial, 1972-73
4 Freshman week, 1972
5 Handbook, 1972
6 Memos, 1972-73
7 Rosters, 1972-74
8 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1972-73
Subseries B: 1973-74
Box Folder
3 9 Academics, 1973-74
10 Associates, 1973-74
11 Commencement, 1974
12 Correspondence, 1973-74
13 Diet minutes, 1973-74
14 Fellows, 1973-74
15 Financial, 1973-74
16 Memos, 1973-74
17 Rosters, 1973-74
18 [University] Self-study, 1973
19 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1973-74
Subseries C: 1974-75
Box Folder
3 20 Academics, 1974-75
Box Folder
4 1 Associates, 1974-75
2 College Masters Committee, 1974-76
3 Commencement, 1975
4 Correspondence, 1974-75
5 Diet minutes, 1974-75
6 Discipline, 1974-75
7 Fellows, 1974-75
8 Financial, 1974-75
9 Freshman week, 1974
10 Letters of recommendation, 1973-76 [1978]
11 Memos, 1973-75
12 Rosters, 1974-75
13 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1974-75
Subseries D: 1975-76
Box Folder
4 14 Academics, 1975-76
Box Folder
5 1 Associates, 1975-76
2 College information forms (A-L), 1975-76
3 College information forms (M-W), 1975-76
4 Commencement, 19766
5 Correspondence, 1975-76
6 Diet minutes, 1975-76
7 Fellows, 1975-76
8 Financial, 1975-76
9 Freshman week, 1975
10 Handbook, 1975-76
11 Memos, 1975-76
12 Residential details, 1975-76
13 Rosters, 1975-76
14 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1975-76

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Series V: C.D. Armeniades, Master 1976-1979

Subseries A: 1976-77
Box Folder
5 15 Academics, 1976-77
16 Associates, 1976-77
17 College information forms (A-J), 1976-77
Box Folder
6 1 College information forms (K-W), 1976-77
2 College Masters meeting, 1976-77
3 Commencement, 1977
4 Correspondence, 1976-77
5 Diet minutes, 1976-77
6 Fellows, 1976-77
7 Financial, 1976-77
8 Freshman week, 1976
9 Handbook, 1976-77
10 Memos, 1976-77
11 Residential details, 1976-77
12 Roommate questionnaires, 1976-77
13 Rosters, 1976-77
Box Folder
7 1 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1976-77
Subseries B: 1977-78
Box Folder
7 2 Academics, 1977-78
3 Associates, 1977-78
4 College information forms (A-J), 1977-78
5 College information forms (K-Z), 1977-78
6 Commencement, 1978
7 Correspondence, 1977-78
8 Diet minutes, 1977-78
9 Fellows, 1977-78
10 Financial, 1977-78
11 Freshman week, 1977
12 Memos, 1977-78
13 Residential details, 1977-78
14 Roommate questionnaires (A-J), 1977-78
Box Folder
8 1 Roommate questionnaires (K-W), 1977-78
2 Rosters, 1977-78
3 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1977-78
Subseries C: 1978-79
Box Folder
8 4 Academics, 1978-79
5 Alumni, 1978-79
6 Associates, 1978-79
7 Commencement, 1978
8 Committees, 1978-79
9 Correspondence, 1978-79
10 Diet minutes, 1978-79
11 Financial, 1978-79
12 Freshman week, 1978
13 Handbook, 1978-79
14 Memos, 1978-79
15 Residential details, 1978-79
16 Rosters, 1978-79
17 Withdrawals/readmissions, 1978-79
Subseries D: 1976-1982
Box Folder
9 1 Administrative 1976-1982
2 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1982
3 Will Rice House 1976-1979

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Series VI: Robert and Jamie Haymes, Master 1982-1987

Box Folder
9 4 Administrative 1982-1987
5 Administrative Memos 1984-1987
6 College Work Orders 1983-1987
7 Correspondence 1985
8 Diet Minutes 1984-1987
9 Masters 1983-1986
10 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1983/1984
11 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1984/1985
12 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1985/1986
13 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1986/1987
14 Resident Associates 1984
14 Will Rice Day 1987
16 Will Rice House 1982-1987

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Series VII: Edward and Andrea Doughtie, Master 1987-1992

Box Folder
9 17 Administrative Memos 1987-1992
Box Folder
10 1 Associates 1987-1992
2 Awards 1990
3 Budget 1989-1992
4 Class of 1991 High School Photographs 1987
5 Class of 1992 High School Photographs 1988
6 Class of 1993 High School Photographs 1989
7 Class of 1994 High School Photographs 1990
8 Class of 1995 High School Photographs 1991
9 College Work Orders 1987-1988
10 Correspondence 1987-1992
11 Crime Reports 1991
12 Deceased Students 1988-1989
13 Diet Minutes 1987-1988
14 Emergency Handbook ca. 1987-1992
15 Family's Weekend 1988
16 Food and Housing 1991-1992
17 Hurricanes 1989
18 Letters of Recommendation ca. 1987-1992
19 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1991
20 Memos from the Masters 1988-1989
21 Resident Associates 1987, 1991
22 Safety 1988-1992
23 Sexual Harassment, Rape, and Sexuality 1988-1992
24 Will Rice House 1987

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Series VIII: Dennis Shirley and Shelly Cochran, Master 1992-1997

Box Folder
10 25 Academic Exchanges 1992-1995
26 Administrative Memos 1994-1997
27 Alcohol 1992-1997
28 Associates 1992-1997
29 Athletics 1992-1995
30 Awards 1993-1994
Box Folder
11 1 Budget 1993-1996
2 Class of 1996 High School Photographs 1992
3 Class of 1997 High School Photographs 1993
4 Class of 1998 High School Photographs 1994
5 Class of 1999 High School Photographs 1995
6 Class of 2000 High School Photographs 1996
7 College Courses 1993-1997
8 College Work Orders 1992-1993
9 Correspondence 1992-1997
10 Counseling Center 1993-1995
11 Crime Reports 1992-1997
12 Diet 1993
13 Diet Minutes 1992/1993
14 Disciplinary Cases (Restricted) 1995
15 Divisional Advisors 1992-1996
16 Entertaining 1992-1997
17 Fellows 1993-1995
18 Food and Housing 1993-1996
19 Graduation 1993
20 Hurricanes 1995
21 Masters 1993-1994
22 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1992/1993
23 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1993/1994
Box Folder
12 1 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1994/1995
2 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1995/1996
3 Masters' Meeting Minutes 1996/1997
4 Ombudsman 1994
5 O-Week 1992-1996
6 Resident Associates 1994-1997
7 Resources and Opportunities ca. 1992-1997
8 Room Jack 1993/1994
9 Students 1992-1995

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Series IX: Dale and Elise Sawyer, Masters 1997-2002

Box Folder
12 10 Associates 1997-2001
11 Class of 2001 High School Photographs 1997
12 Class of 2004 High School Photographs 2000
13 Event Planner 2000/2001
14 Financial 1997/1998
15 Masters' Committee 1998
16 Masters Only 1997
17 O-Week 1998
18 Planning for the Future of College Food Service 1998
19 Student Code Research 1998

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Series X: Joel and Traci Wolfe, Masters 2002-2006

Subseries A: 2002/2003
Box Folder
12 20 Associates
21 Beer Bike (Restricted)
22 College Night
23 Correspondence
24 Disciplinary Information
Box Folder
13 1 Events
2 Financial
3 Lists/Rosters
4 Masters and Presidents' Meetings
5 Masters Only
6 Mastership
7 Movie Nights
8 O-Week
9 Parent (Restricted)
10 Personnel
11 Program Enhancement Committee
12 Mailings/Invitations
13 Resident Associates
14 Rules and By-Laws
15 Student (Restricted)
16 Student Affairs (Restricted)
17 Study Break
Subseries B: 2003/2004
Box Folder
13 18 Alumni Listserv
19 Associates Night
20 Beer Bike
21 College Night
22 Correspondence
23 Diet
24 Disciplinary Information (Restricted)
25 Financial
26 Lists/Rosters
Box Folder
14 1 Mailings
2 Masters and Presidents
3 Masters Only
4 O-Week
5 Parent (Restricted)
6 Senior Class Events
7 Student
8 Student Affairs
9 Study Break
10 Will Rice College
11 Women's Football
Subseries C: 2004/2005
Box Folder
14 12 Alumni
13 Associates
14 Coat of Arms (CD)
15 College Nights
16 Correspondence
17 Diet
18 Financial
19 Homecoming
20 Housing Issues
21 KIPP Visit to Rice
22 Lists
23 Mailings
24 Masters and Presidents
25 Masters Housing
26 Masters Only (Restricted)
27 O-Week
28 Parent
29 Personnel
30 Resident Associates
31 Senior Class Events
Box Folder
15 1 Student (Restricted)
2 Study Breaks
3 Will Rice By-Laws
Subseries D: 2005/2006
Box Folder
15 4 Alumni 2005
5 Associates
6 Beer Bike
7 College Courses
8 Correspondence
9 Diet
10 Financial
11 Food and Housing Issues
12 Lists
13 Mailings
14 Masters and Presidents
15 O-Week
16 Parent
17 Resident Associates
18 Senior Class Events
19 Student (Restricted)
20 Student Affairs
21 Study Breaks
22 Women's Football

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Series XI: Mike Wolf and Paula Krisko, Masters 2006-2011

Box Folder
15 23 Hurricane Ike 2008

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