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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Series I: Publications and documents 1956-2009

Series II: Cabinet meeting minutes 1968-1991

Series III: College photographs and ephemera 1956-2003

Series IV: Cabinet and Student Association documents 1983-1985

Series V: Scrapbooks 1973-2007

Series VI: Governance 1973-1979

Series VII: Masters, RAs, and Associates 1973-2012

Series VIII: Cabinet Meeting Minutes 1962-2011

Series IX: Newsletters/Newsclippings 1967-2001

Series X: Student Life 1958-2012

Series XI: Photographs 1980-2001

Series XII: Audio/Visual 1988-2005

Series XIII: Oversized and Scrapbook 1968-2011

Series XIV: T-Shirts and Memorabilia 1968-2012

Series XV: 50th Anniversary of the College System Display

Series XVI: Publications

Series XVII: Governance

Series XVIII: O-Week

Series XIX: Memorabilia

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University James Addison Baker College Records, 1956-2013 UA 082



creator James Addison Baker College
Title: Rice University James A. Baker College Records
Dates: 1956-2012 bulk 1972-1991
Abstract Baker College is one of the five original residential colleges at Rice University. These records consist of material related to college business, social activities, publications, and correspondence, as well as photographs, video, and scrapbooks.
Identification: UA 082
Quantity: 15.25 linear ft.(24 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Historical Note

Baker College was established as one of the five original residential colleges at Rice in the fall of 1957. It was named in honor of Captain James Addison Baker who served as the Rice Institute’s first chairman on the Board of Trustees.

The College went co-ed in the Fall of 1973. Following the opening of the Institute in 1912, the first buildings that comprise the present Baker College were constructed. The first unit to be completed in the residence area of the new institution was the present Commons of Baker, which was to serve as the central dining hall for the entire campus for forty-three years. The next building completed was East Hall, which is now known to members as the “Old Wing” of Baker. These buildings remained unchanged until the installation of the college system at Rice in 1957 when the addition of the “New Wing” and Baker House completed the present Baker College. The Baker House is home of the College Master and his family.

The Charter Members of Baker College, under the leadership of the first cabinet, declared the purpose of their college to be: “to provide and maintain an atmosphere and environment which will encourage the intellectual and social growth of its members through the development of a sense of responsibility in all spheres of community action.” Excerpted from Baker College Hell-O Week Book, 1997

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes cabinet meeting minutes, reports such as budget and annual reports, news clippings, correspondence, Baker Books, college publications, programs, photographs, video, and theatrical material as well as other college files on O-Week, freshman week and more.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

User Restrictions

Permission to publish from the James Addison Baker College Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Baker, James Addison, 1930-
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - Alumna and alumnae.
Rice University - James Addison Baker College.
Rice University - Residential college system.
Rice University Archives.

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Related Material

See the Rice University Archives for records about other Rice University residential colleges. See also Information Files for more about the residential college system or the Baker family. Contact Woodson Research Center staff for assistance.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Addison Baker College Records, Rice University, 1969-2013, UA 082, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The original files were transferred to the Woodson Research Center in the 1970s. On May 2, 1990 Pat Magee added to those records and additional materials arrived in 2010 and 2012. Elena Lacey and Jarrod Boyd donated materials in 2012.

Accruals

Future additions are expected for this material.

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Bibliography

The history of student life at Rice University : a series of papers; editor, Michael Raphael; project director, Patricia Martin; authors, Colin Delany ... [et al.]. [Houston, Tex.]: Rice [University], c. 1990. A history of Rice University: the Institute years, 1907-1963; Fredericka Meiners; published in cooperation with the Rice University Historical Commission [by] Rice University Studies, 1982.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Publications and documents 1956-2009

Box Folder
1 1 The Baker Book (handbook), 1964, 1966-1969, 1972-1977, 1979-1980, 1982.
2 The Baker Associates booklet, 1970, n.d.
Box Folder
1a 1 The Baker Book (handbook), 1984-1991, 1993-1997
Box Folder
2 1 Convocation 1966, 1969, 1973, 1998, 2004
2 Vitis, Sept. 1961, 1964-1968
3 Vitis 1969-1971
4 Vitis, 1972-1974
5 Vitis, 1975-1977, n.d.
6 Resident directories, 1968-1970, 1973-1977, Fall 1988, Spring 1989
7 Baker College Documents, n.d.
Box Folder
3 1 Newspaper clippings, 1956-
2 Committee/Council, 1968-
3 Policies, 1968-
5 Annual Report of Baker College, 1968-1969
6 Correspondence, 1969, 1973-1974, 1978-1982, n.d.
7 Budgets, Treasurer's reports, 1969, 1973-75
8 Baker bus, c. 1972
9 Fifteenth Anniversary program, April 5, 1972
10 Resolutions, 1972, 1975, n.d.
11 Play production programs, news clips, 1973-1982
12 Freshmen week August 1974
13 Questionnaires, studies 1974-1975
14 Orientation week, 1975-1976, 1995, 1998, 2009
15 Community/University/Faculty Associates, 1975-1977
16 Email, memos, 1995-
16 Email, memos, 1995-

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Series II: Cabinet meeting minutes 1968-1991

Box Folder
4 1 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Sept. 1968 - Aug. 1972
2 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Sept. 1972 - April 1973
3 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Sept. 1973 - April 1974
4 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1974 - April 1975
5 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1975 - April 1976
6 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1976 - April 1977
7 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1977 - April 1978
8 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1978 - April 1979
9 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1979 - April 1980
10 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Sept. 1980 - April 1981
Box Folder
5 1 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1981 - April 1982
2 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1982 - March 1983
3 Cabinet Meeting minutes, April 1983 - April 1984
4 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1984 - April 1985
5 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1985 - April 1986
6 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1986 - Nov. 1987
7 Cabinet Meeting minutes, 1988
8 Cabinet Meeting minutes, 1989-1990
9 Cabinet Meeting minutes, 1991-

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Series III: College photographs and ephemera 1956-2003

Box
6 Student registrations A-K, 1950's-1970's
Box
7 Student registrations L-Z, 1950's-1970's
Box Folder
8 1 Photographs and Video, 1996, n.d.
2 Frosh, Sophomore negatives, 1998
3 Junior slides and negatives, 1998-1999
4 Senior slides and negatives, 1999-2000
5 Summer/Fall negatives, 2000
6 Photographs and Coat of Arms, 1956-1958, n.d.
Box
9 Sketch of Baker College seal, n.d.
Embroidered seal, n.d.
Photograph Second Baker College Cabinet, 1957-1958
Box Folder
10 1 Slides, photographs, and negatives, 1995, n.d.
2 Baker O-week (orientation), 2000
3 Spring Theatre Festival promotional photographs, n.d.
4 Baker College Associates, 2000-2003
5 Class of 1999 roommate questionnaires, 1999
6 Reunion, listserve, minutes, 1995-1999, n.d.
7 Newcomer's Guide, Constitution, 1996, 1998
8 Baker Shakespeare, 1995, n.d.
9 Baker Shakespeare, 1996
10 Baker College Flag designs, 1998
Box Folder
11 1 Student scrapbook photos and news clippings, 1999-2002
2 Baker College Associates ephemera, 1998-2004, n.d.
3 Articles related to Baker College, 1998

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Series IV: Cabinet and Student Association documents 1983-1985

Box Folder
11 4 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Feb. 1983 - Apr. 1983
5 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1983 - Dec. 1983
6 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Jan. 1984 - Apr. 1984
7 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Aug. 1984 - Dec. 1984
8 Cabinet Meeting minutes, Jan. 1985 - Mar. 1985
9 Student Association meeting minutes, Jan. 1984 - Feb. 1985
10 Cabinet and Association members lists and policies, 1983-1985
11 Financial and budget papers, 1982-1984
12 Correspondence, 1983-1985, n.d.
13 Calendars, 1983-1984
14 Other houses material, 1983-1985, n.d.

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Series V: Scrapbooks 1973-2007

Box
12 Thresher, 1920
Unbound student scrapbook, 1973-1976
Box
13 Spiral-bound student scrapbook, 2006-2007
Red student scrapbook with scrollwork, 1982-1988
Red student scrapbook with gold trim, 1976-1982
Box
14 Melissa Sanchez, 2001-2003
Mimi Zhang, n.d.

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Series VI: Governance 1973-1979

Box Folder
15 1 Self-Study 1973
2 SA Constitution - Baker President's Copy April 1975
3 Baker College Retreat 1977-1979
4 Committee Reports 1977-1979
5 Endowment Fund of Baker College 1979
6 Security Parking Plan 1979
7 External Vice President 1970s
8 President's Papers 1985/1986
9 President's Papers - Charles Fox (1 of 3) 1981/1982
10 President's Papers - Charles Fox (2 of 3) 1981/1982
11 President's Papers - Charles Fox (3 of 3) 1981/1982
12 President's Papers - Ed Keller (1 of 2) 1982/1983
Box Folder
16 1 President's Papers - Ed Keller (2 of 2) 1982/1983
2 President's Papers - John Knox 1983/1984

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Series VII: Masters, RAs, and Associates 1973-2012

Box Folder
16 3 David Minter 1973-1981
4 Charles Garside, Jr. Tribute 1987
5 Associates and Awards Night 2011-2012

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Series VIII: Cabinet Meeting Minutes 1962-2011

Box Folder
16 6 September 1962 - May 1963
7 September 1963 - February 1964
8 September 1964 - May 1965
9 September 1965 - May 1966
10 September 1966 - May 1967
11 September 1967 - May 1968
12 March 22, 1994-April 24, 1996
13 April 2011

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Series IX: Newsletters/Newsclippings 1967-2001

Box Folder
17 1 Vitis 1967-1968
2 Vitis 1968-1970
3 Vitis 1970-1975
4 Cap'n Baker Presents 1972-1974
5 1999-2001

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Series X: Student Life 1958-2012

Box Folder
18 1 Baker Night December 1958
2 Baker Night December 1959
3 Baker Night December 1960
4 Baker Night December 1961
5 Baker Night December 1962
6 Baker Night December 1963
7 Baker Night December 1964
8 Baker Night December 1965
9 Baker Night December 1966
10 Baker Night 1967
11 Theater 1978-1979, 2011-2012
12 Shakespeare Feasting 1980
13 Beer Bike 1999, 2011-2012
14 New Member Blurbs undated

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Series XI: Photographs 1980-2001

Box Folder
18 15 Shakespeare Feasting c. 1980
16 O-Week - MentOs-Week 1998
17 Beer Bike 1999
18 Negatives - Beer Bike 1999
19 O-Week - GI Jane and Joe Week (1 of 2) 2001
20 O-Week - GI Jane and Joe Week (2 of 2) 2001
21 Athletes undated

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Series XII: Audio/Visual 1988-2005

Box item
19 1 The Phantom Tollbooth (8mm Camcorder Tape) November 15, 1988
2 Julius Caesar, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 1998
3 Juius Caesar, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 1998
4 Midsummer's Night Dream, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 26, 1999
5 Midsummer's Night Dream, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 26, 1999
6 Camelot, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) November 20, 1999
7 Camelot, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) November 20, 1999
8 Baker (8mm Camcorder Tape) 2000
9 The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 23, 2000
10 The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 23, 2000
11 Macbeth, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) April 7, 2001
12 Macbeth, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) April 7, 2001
13 Twelfth Night, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 23, 2002
14 Twelfth Night, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) March 23, 2002
15 Hello Again (8mm Camcorder Tape) undated
16 Much Ado about Nothing (VHS) 1996
17 The Winter's Tale (VHS) 1997
18 Othello (VHS) 2004
19 The Taming of the Shrew (VHS) March 31, 2005
20 Drive Thru Edits (VHS) undated
21 Senior Slide Show/O-Week (VHS) undated
22 The Taming of the Shrew (1 of 2) (DVD) March 2005
23 The Taming of the Shrew (2 of 2) (DVD) March 2006
23 Photographs (CD) 2012

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Series XIII: Oversized and Scrapbook 1968-2011

Box item
20 1 Hamlet poster 2011
2 Baker College Associates Award undated
3 Holiday Card undated
4 Scrapbook 1968-1973

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Series XIV: T-Shirts and Memorabilia 1968-2012

Box item
21 1 Baker Bear Team short-sleeved sweatshirt c. 1969
2 The Tempest 1992
3 Toga! Toga! Orientation Week 1994
4 Bacardi Rock Anthem - Beer Bike 2012
5 Sunglasses undated
6 Special Service Award for Lynette Bishop with letter 1998
7 Special Service Award for Lynette Bishop 2003
8 Bronze wine coaster with Baker insignia undated
9 Rice University Broomball Champions Trophy 2006

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Series XV: 50th Anniversary of the College System Display

Box Folder
22 1 Important dates and documents 2007
2 Photographs 2007

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Series XVI: Publications

Box Folder
22 3 The Baker Book 1982
4 Prohibition Book 1992
5 Baker Associates 1995
6 Baker in Wonderland Book 1996
7 Hell-O-Week Book 1997
8 Mentos Week Book 1998
9 The Constitution of Baker College August 1998
10 Camelot November 1999
11 Jacques Cousteau Week Book 2000
12 Top Secret Book 2001
13 E-I-E-I-O-Week Book 2002
14 Pharaoh Week Book 2005

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Series XVII: Governance

Box Folder
23 1 Bylaws 2010
2 Bylaws 2012
3 Bylaws 2013
4 Cabinet Directory 1984/1985
5 Cabinet Directory 1985/1986
6 Cabinet Positions 2010
7 Changes to Cabinet Positions 2013
8 Constitution 2010
9 Constitution 2013
10 Directory 1984/1985
11 Minutes 2010/2011

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Series XVIII: O-Week

Box Folder
23 12 O-Week documents 2012
13 To Camelot We GO-Week Book 2012

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Series XIX: Memorabilia

Box item
24 1 80s Neon GlO-Week T-Shirt 2009
2 Legends of the Hidden Temple - College Night T-Shirt Spring 2011
3 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2012
4 Baykah in Jamaica - College Night T-Shirt Spring 2012
5 To Camelot We GO-Week T-Shirt 2012
6 Baker Comes First T-Shirt 2012
map-drawer item
148 19 To Camelot We GO-Week Banner 2012
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)

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