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Descriptive Summary

Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: 1944-47 (1 folder)

Series II: 1960s (6 folders)

Series III: 1970s (4 folders)

Series IV: 1980s (2 folders)

Series V: 1996-2004 (3 folders)

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the American Association of University Professors: Rice University Chapter records, 1944-2004 (bulk dates 1960-2004)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Association of University Professors: Rice University Chapter.
Title: American Association of University Professors: Rice University Chapter records
Dates: 1944-2004 (bulk dates 1960-2004)
Abstract: The American Association of University Professors: Rice University chapter collection consists of folders containing meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newsletters and other documents representing the regular business of the Rice University chapter. Specific issues covered in the collection are academic freedom and freedom of the press at Rice University.
Identification: Rice UA AAUP
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Historical Sketch

In the early 1900’s, university professors were limited in what they could teach and write. Many outspoken professors lost their jobs because of their views. The American Association of University Professors was born when Arthur O. Lovejoy, a philosopher at Johns Hopkins, and John Dewey organized a meeting at Johns Hopkins University in 1915 to form an organization to ensure academic freedom for faculty members. The mission of AAUP is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. AAUP is the leading organization primarily dedicated to protecting the academic freedom of professors. Faculty members turn to AAUP for assistance in the thousands each year. Membership in the national organization is open to all faculty, librarians, and academic professionals at two- and four-year accredited public and private colleges and universities. Membership as of 2004 is about 45,000, with over 500 local campus chapters and 39 state organizations. Leadership is provided by bi-annually elected national officers drawn from colleges and universities throughout the country. The Association is governed by an elected national Council that meets twice a year, and by an Executive Committee that meets four times a year.

Excerpted from http://www.aaup.org/aboutaaup/description.htm and http://www.aaup.org/aboutaaup/hist.HTM , [accessed June 10,2004].

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Scope and Contents

The American Association of University Professors: Rice University chapter collection consists of folders containing meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newsletters and other documents representing the regular business of the Rice University chapter. Specific issues covered in the collection are academic freedom and freedom of the press at Rice University.

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Arrangement

This material has been arranged in series chronologically.
Series I: 1944-47
Series II: 1960s
Series III: 1970s
Series IV: 1980s
Series V: 1996-2004

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the American Association of University Professors: Rice University Chapter records must be obtained from Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davidson, Chandler
Pitzer, Kenneth S.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University Archives.
Rice University - American Association of University Professors.
Subjects
Academic Freedom
Freedom of the Press
Formats
Correspondence
Clippings
Minutes
Reports
Financial Records
Constitutions

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Association of University Professors: Rice University Chapter records, 1944-2004, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Woodson Research Center in 2004 by Dr. Ira Gruber, Harris Masterson Jr. Prof. of History.

Processing Information

Inventory prepared by E. Evan Echols, 2004.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: 1944-47 (1 folder)

box folder
1 1 Chapter meeting minutes notebook, 1944-47

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Series II: 1960s (6 folders)

Folders contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newsletters and other documents representing the regular business of the chapter. Arranged in chronological order.
box folder
1 2 Chapter’s Constitution 1960-61
3 Minutes 1960-66
4 Pension File 1962-69
5 Freedom of the Press 1964-65
6 Speakers and Academic Freedom 1964-65
7 Minutes 1967-70

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Series III: 1970s (4 folders)

Folders contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newsletters and other documents representing the regular business of the chapter. Arranged in chronological order.
box folder
1 8 Minutes and Documents 1971-73
box folder
2 1 Procedures 1974-76
2 Rice Chapter 1978-79
3 1979-80

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Series IV: 1980s (2 folders)

Folders contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newsletters and other documents representing the regular business of the chapter. Arranged in chronological order.
box folder
2 4 1981
5 1982

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Series V: 1996-2004 (3 folders)

Folders contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newsletters and other documents representing the regular business of the chapter. Arranged in chronological order.
box folder
2 6 1996-97
7 1998-2000
8 2003-04

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