Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Rice Design Alliance Records, 1972-2001



Collection Summary

Creator: Rice University. Rice Design Alliance.
Title: Rice University Rice Design Alliance Records
Dates: 1972-2001
Abstract: The Rice Design Alliance, established in 1973, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing greater public awareness of architecture, design and the environment. These materials represent RDA lectures, seminars, symposiums, exhibits and tours, which have involved the general public in issues related to the design of public spaces, parks, office buildings, retail centers and residential neighborhoods.
Identification: MS 105
Quantity: 0.75 cubic feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Organizational History

The Rice Design Alliance, established in 1973, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing greater public awareness of architecture, design and the environment. By sponsoring lectures seminars, symposiums, exhibits and tours, RDA involves the general public in issues related to the design of public spaces, parks, office buildings, retail centers and residential neighborhoods. Its biannual journal, Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, addresses design issues in the greater Houston area. Membership in RDA is open to the general public. Excerpted from “Think Big,” the 1990 gala invitation from RDA.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one 0.75 cu. ft. box. It includes the RDA Charter, a history and other related materials, such as membership brochures, grants, news clippings and press releases. These are numerous brochures for tours, exhibits and film presentations and lectures as well as invitations to galas.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Rice Design Alliance Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University. Rice Design Alliance.
Rice University. History.
Formats
Minutes.
Lectures.
Programs.
Newsclippings.

Related Material

See also Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, located in both Brown Fine Arts Library and Woodson Research Center, NA 9127 .H7 C5.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Rice Design Alliance Records, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Notes

The contents of the collection were previously part of the Woodson Information Files.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Charter and History

box folder
1 1 Charter-Certificate of Incorporation, 1972
2 History, n.d.



 

Series II: Members, Meetings, & Events

box folder
1 3 Membership, 1973, n.d.
4 Meetings, 1990
5 Newsletter, 1976
6 Grants, 1979, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
7 News clippings, general, 1973-75, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1992-98, 2000
8 Competitions, 1992, 1996, 2001
9 Exhibits, 1988-90, 1994, 1997-2001, n.d.
10 Film presentations, n.d.
11 Galas, 1987-94, 1997, 1999-2000
12 Lectures, general, 1975, 1980, 1992-92, n.d.
13 Lectures, 1980’s
14 Lectures, 1990’s
15 Lectures, 2000-
16 Tours/lectures, 1980, 1990-91, 1993-2001, n.d.
17 Press Releases, 1973-74, 1976