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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Files A - K

Series II: Files L - Z

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Carey Croneis office records (Provost, Acting President, Chancellor), 1950-1972



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Croneis, Carey
Title Rice University Carey Croneis office records (Provost, Acting President, Chancellor)
Dates: 1950-1972
Abstract: These records reflect the business conducted in the offices of Rice University Provost, (Acting) President, and Chancellor during Dr. Croneis' tenure in those positions, 1954-1970. Materials include correspondence, reports, and newsclippings pertaining to a wide variety of university activities. Records are arranged alphabetically according to folder titles assigned in the respective offices from which they came.
ID Rice UA Croneis
Extent 10.5 linear feet
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Dr. Carey Croneis was born in 1901 in Bucyrus, Ohio, and received his B.S. degree from Denison University in 1922, followed by an M.S. in Geology from the University of Kansas in 1923, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1928. He was an instructor at Radcliffe and lecturer at Wellesley in 1927-1928; assistant and then full professor at the University of Chicago, 1928-1944; and a member of the National Defense Research Council, 1942-1944. He then served as President of Beloit College from 1944 until he came to Rice.

Dr. Carey Croneis came to Rice (then Institute) in 1954 as Provost, and also as Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology, charged with designing and organizing a Department of Geology at Rice. He served as Provost until 1960 and at that time assumed the additional responsibilities of Acting President following Pres. William V. Houston's resignation due to ill health. He served in both capacities until the appointment of Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer as President in July 1961. In that year, Dr. Croneis was named Chancellor, and held that position until his retirement in 1970. Dr. Croneis was named Wiess Professor Emeritus of Geology and Chancellor Emeritus. He died in January 1972.

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Scope and Contents

These records reflect the business conducted in the offices of Rice University Provost, (Acting) President, and Chancellor during Dr. Croneis' tenure in those positions, 1954-1970. Materials include correspondence, reports, and newsclippings pertaining to a wide variety of university activities. Records are arranged alphabetically according to folder titles assigned in the respective offices from which they came.

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Arrangement

Records are arranged in one alphabetical run according to folder titles assigned in the respective offices from which they came.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the President’s Office Records must be obtained in writing from Mark Scheid, Assistant to the President. Legal and disciplinary files need special permission.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the President’s Office Records must be obtained from the President’s Office. Contact the Woodson Research Center for instructions.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Croneis, Carey --Correspondence.
Pitzer, Kenneth Sanborn --Correspondence.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- President's Office.
Rice University -- Chancellor's Office.
Rice University -- Provost's Office.
Rice University -- history.
Rice University -- semicentennial celebration.

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Related Material

See also Dr. Carey Croneis personal papers, MS 402.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Carey Croneis office records (Provost, Acting President, Chancellor), 1950-1972, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transfered in 1972 and 1978 from the Chancellor's Office.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Files A - K

box folder
1 1 Admissions - Special cases, 1964-65
2 Admissions - Special cases, 1965/66 - 1968/69
3 Admissions - Special cases, 1969/70 - 1971/72
4 Alumni, 1963-72
5 Alumni - Complaints, 1963-69
6 Alumni - Matching gifts, 1966-69
7 Alumni - Sallyport, 1971
8 Alumni Assembly, 1962-67
9 Alumni Association, 1961-62
10 Alumni Association, 1962-1965
11 Alumni Association, 1965-68
12 Alumni Association, 1968-70
13 Alumni Association, 1970-71
box folder
2 1 Alumni Association Executive Board minutes, 1962-64
2 Alumni Association Executive Board minutes, 1965-66
3 Alumni Association Executive Board minutes, 1967-68
4 Alumni Association Executive Board minutes, 1968-69
5 Alumni Association Executive Board minutes, 1969-70
6 Alumni Association honorees, 1966-70
7 Alumni Fund, 1962-70
8 American Assembly, 1961-70
9 American Association of University Women, 1960-61
10 (M. D.) Anderson Foundation, Feb. - Oct. 1961
11 Anderson Hall, 1961
12 Architectural Society, 1963-69
13 Architecture, Aug. 1960 - May 1962
14 Architecture - Accreditation, 1965
15 Architecture - Accreditation, 1969
16 Architecture - Chilean Project, 1964-66
17 Architecture - Curriculum, 1963-66
18 Architecture - Department, 1961-64
19 Architecture - Department, 1964-65
box folder
3 1 Architecture - Degree program proposal, 1970-71
2 Architecture - Faculty and facilities, 1963-65
3 Architecture - Faculty and facilities, 1969-71
4 Architecture - M. A. degree, 1969
5 Architecture - Ph. D. degree, 1968-71
6 Architecture - Salary and status records, 1971-72
7 Architecture School - General files, 1965-67
8 Architecture School - General files, 1967-68
box folder
4 1 Architecture School - General files, 1969
2 Architecture School - General files, 1969-70
3 Architecture School - General files, 1970-71
4 Architecture School - N.A.A.B. evaluation report
5 Architecture Selection Committee for Director, 1971-72
6 Architecture Urban Design Program, 1969-71
7 Athletics, 1960-63
8 Awards, 1966
9 Band, 1962-67
box folder
5 1 Bequests, 1964-68
2 Biology, Oct. 1960 - Aug. 1961
3 Business Office, Sept. 1960 - April 1962
4 (Faculty) Candidates interviewed by Carey Croneis, 1969
5 Chemical Engineering, Aug. 1960 - Sept. 1961
6 Chemistry, Sept. 1960 - Nov. 1961
7 Civil Engineering, Dec. 1960 - Nov. 1961
8 Classics, 1961
9 Cohen, George S., 1963-71
10 Congratulatory messages (appointment as Chancellor), July - Sept. 1961
11 Contemporary Arts Association, 1962-68
12 Credit Union, 1961
13 Dean of Engineering, 1960-61
14 Discipline cases, 1963
15 Economics, 1961
16 Economics and Business Administration, Oct. 1960 - May 1961
17 Education, 1960
18 Edwards Foundation, Oct. 1960 - June 1962
19 Electrical Engineering, Sept. 1960 - June 1961
20 English, Sept. 1960 - April 1961
21 Exchange Students' Activities, July 1960 - Jan. 1962
22 Faculty and staff applications, 1962-72
23 Faculty leaves of absence, 1956-62
box folder
6 1 Fondren Library, 1961-63
2 Fondren Library, 1964-70
3 Fondren Library - Branch library problem, 1969
4 Fondren Library - Graduate research addition, 1965-69
5 Fondren Library - R.I.C.E., 1963-70
6 Food Committee, 1950-62
7 Foreign Languages, Nov. 1960 - April 1961
8 Foreign Scholars, 1958-63
9 Forensic Society, Oct. 1961
10 Freshman Orientation Program, 1961-62
11 Geology, Oct. 1961 - April 1962
12 Geology, June 1960 - April 1962
13 Germanics, 1964-70
box folder
7 1 Graduate Research Center (of the Southwest), 1961-69
2 Graduate Studies, Sept. 1960 - April 1961
3 Grants - Research, 1963-72
4 Guerry, Alex Jr., 1966-68
5 Gulf Coast Geoscience Center/Gulf Universities Research Corporation (G.U.R.C.), 1962-64
6 G.U.R.C. and Rice University, 1964-65
7 Health and P. E., Sept. 1960 - June 1961
8 History, Nov. 1960 - June 1961
9 Honor Council, Student Association, 1952-62
10 Interim Report to the Board by Dr. Croneis, 1961

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Series II: Files L - Z

box folder
8 1 Latin American Programs, 1964-67
2 Loewenheim, Francis, 1964-1970
3 Masterson incident Board report, 1969
4 Mathematics, Oct. 1960 - April 1961
5 Mechanical Engineering, Aug. 1960 - March 1964
6 Military Science, 1964-69
7 Military Science/Army-Navy Day, 1965-71
8 Military Science/Army R.O.T.C. 1962-71
9 Military Science/Naval Science, 1962-66
10 Military Science/Navy R.O.T.C., 1969-71
11 Military Science/R.O.T.C., 1969-70
12 Milligan, W. O. (Chemistry Department), Sept. 1960 - Sept. 1961
13 Miscellaneous, June 1960 - Jan. 1962
14 M.O.H.O.L.E., 1963-66
box folder
9 1 Music, 1961-69
2 Music, 1963-71
3 N.A.S.A., 1960-72
4 Phi Beta Kappa, Sept. - Nov. 1960
5 Philosophy, Nov. 1960 - May 1961
6 Physics, Sept. 1960 - June 1961
7 Pike, Bishop (James A.), 1960
8 Pitzer, Kenneth S., May 1961 - March 1962
9 President Pitzer's resignations, 1968-70
10 Presidential Selection Committee, 1968-70
11 President's Office: Correspondence, 1962-64
12 President's Office: Correspondence, 1963-68
13 Psychology Department, Jan. - June 1961
14 Rayzor, J. Newton (Board of Governors), March 1960 - April 1962
box folder
10 1 Religious activities, 1967-71
2 Rice Players, 1962-66
3 Rice University Associates, 1945-62
4 Rice University Pamphlet, 1960-62
5 Scholarships A-B, 1964-71
6 Scholarships C-G, 1963-71
7 Scholarships H-P, 1963-70
8 Scholarships R-T, 1962-69
9 Scholarships U-Z, 1962-70
10 Self-Study 1964 - budget
11 Self-Study 1964 - Central Committee
12 Self-Study 1964 - Central Committee special reports
13 Self-Study 1964 - Dean's reports
14 Self-Study 1964 - departmental reports
box folder
11 1 Self-Study 1964 - Rice committees
2 Self-Study 1964 - special areas
3 Self-Study 1964 - standards
4 Self-Study 1964 - Visiting Committee
5 Semicentennial commemorations and awards, 1962-65
6 Semicentennial Committee, 1960-64
7 Semicentennial Committee, 1960-64
8 Semicentennial Committee - delegates accepting, 1962-63
9 Semicentennial Committee - delegates declining, 1961-62
10 Semicentennial Committee - delegates suggested, 1961
11 Semicentennial Committee - Inaugural, 1962
12 Semicentennial Committee Minutes, 1960-62
13 Semicentennial Convocation, 1962
14 Semicentennial - Dedication of Rayzor Hall, 1962
box folder
12 1 Semicentennial expenses, 1962-63
2 Semicentennial film, 1962-63
3 Semicentennial Historian, 1961
4 Semicentennial Inaugural Dinner, 1961-62
5 Semicentennial Inauguration of President Pitzer, 1962
6 Semicentennial major meetings and events, 1961-63
7 Semicentennial miscellaneous, 1961-66
8 Semicentennial newspaper clippings, 1962
9 Semicentennial President's Reception, 1962
10 Semicentennial Symposia, 1962-63
box folder
13 1 Semicentennial Symposia, 1962-63
2 Society of Rice University Women, 1968-70
3 Sociology, September 1960 - May 1961
4 Southwest Athletic Conference, 1964-68
5 Southwestern Assembly, 1958
6 Southwestern Assembly, 1961
7 Southwestern Assembly, 1961-64
8 Southwestern Assembly, 1962
9 Southwestern Assembly, 1964
10 Southwestern Assembly, 1964
box folder
14 1 Southwestern Assembly, 1964-67
2 Southwestern Assembly, 1966
3 Southwestern Assembly, 1966
4 Southwestern Assembly, 1966
5 Superior Oil Scholars, 1957-70
6 Texas Women's University, 1966
7 Tax (Reciprocal Exemption from Inheritance Tax-SB 29), 1962-63
8 Tuition, 1959
9 Tuition, Room & Board, 1963-66
box folder
15 1 Tuition Studies, 1962
2 Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (U.A.G.) - Advisory Committee, 1966
3 U.A.G. - Conference on Relations Between Private Enterprise and the University, 1964
4 U.A.G. - Development Program, 1963-64
5 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project, 1962-71
6 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project
7 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project
8 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project
box folder
16 1 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project
2 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project
3 U.A.G. - Guadalajara/Rice University Project reports and photographs, 1963
4 U.A.G. - Miscellaneous, 1966
5 Vandiver - Acting President, 1969-71
6 Visiting Lecturers - General, 1964-68
7 Visiting Lecturers - Eisenhower Convocation, 1960
8 Visiting Lecturers - Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1969
9 Visiting Lecturers - Kennedy, President John F., 1962
10 Visiting Lecturers - Kreisky, Dr. Bruno, 1965
11 Visiting Lecturers - Peterson lecturer, 1965-66
12 Visiting Lecturers - Thomas, Albert, 1963-66
box folder
17 1 Visiting Lecturers - Weingarten, Joe, 1963-67
2 West Estate (Clear Lake), 1955-59
3 West Estate (Clear Lake), 1961-67, n.d.

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