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Descriptive Summary

Historical Sketch of Will Rice College

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: James Street Fulton, Master 1956-69

Series II: James A. Castaneda, Master 1969-70

Series III: C.S. Burrus, Acting Master, 1970-71

Series IV: James A. Castaneda, Master, 1972-76

Series V: C.D. Armeniades, Master 1976-79

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Will Rice College Masters' Records, 1967-1979



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rice University. Will Rice College.
Title: Rice University Will Rice College Masters' Records
Dates: 1967-1979
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: Rice UA Rice College Masters' Records
Quantity: 4 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

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.

Excerpted from Rice University, An Architectural Tour by Stephen Fox

Will Rice was opened in 1912 and became one of the men's colleges in 1957. It went co-ed in 1977.

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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 1967-1979.

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Arrangement

This material has been arranged in series chronologically according to each master's tenure.
Series I: James Street Fulton, Master 1956-69
Series II: James A. Castaneda, Master 1969-70
Series III: C.S. Burrus, Acting Master, 1970-71
Series IV: James A. Castaneda, Master, 1972-76
Series V: C.D. Armeniades, Master 1976-79

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

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)
Fulton, James Street.
Castaneda, James A.
Burrus, C.A.
Armeniades, C.D.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University Archives.
Rice University - Alumna and alumnae.
Rice University - Will Rice College - Masters.
Rice University - Residential college system.
Formats
Photographs.
Clippings.
Calendars.
Minutes.
Awards.
Legal documents.
Guidebooks.
Consitutions.

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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, 1967-1979, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Lee Pecht in 2000.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: James Street Fulton, Master 1956-69

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 1969-70

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, 1970-71

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, 1972-76

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 1976-79

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

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