Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Norman Hackerman personal and professional papers, 1956-1986 MS 407



creator Hackerman, Norman, 1912-
Title: Norman Hackerman personal & professional papers
Dates: 1956-1986
Abstract: Professional and personal papers of chemist Dr. Norman Hackerman, the fourth president of Rice University (1970 - 1985), including correspondence, notes for speaking engagements, etc., mainly concerning his membership in the National Science Foundation, National Science Board, and trips to Antarctica.
Identification: MS 407
Quantity: 5.0 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical Note

Norman Hackerman served as Rice Univerity's fourth President from 1970 - 1985, after serving 25 years at the University of Texas. Immediately preceeding Hackerman was Acting President Frank Vandiver (1969-1970), who succeeded Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer.

During his tenure at Rice, the university launched the Jeese H. Jones Graduate School of Administration, and the Shepherd School of Music, as well as establishing separate engineering and social sciences schools, and new biochemistry, linguistics, and computer science departments. The endowment was significantly increased by his fundraising efforts, and the residential college system went co-ed under his approval.

Controversy touched his presidency in the early 1980s, when Rice hired Watson Brown as head football coach at a high salary, bringing many complaints from academic-oriented students and faculty. Hackerman reportedly considered the criticism a "commentary on society, not on [himself]".

Hackerman, a chemist, was born in Baltimore, MD in 1912, and graduated with bachelor's (1932) and doctoral (1935) degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the University of Texas faculty as an assistant professor in 1945, and worked his way up through the academic ladder to become President in 1967.


Scope and Contents

Professional and personal papers of chemist Dr. Norman Hackerman, the fourth president of Rice University (1970 - 1985), including correspondence, notes for speaking engagements, mainly concerning his membership in the National Science Foundation, National Science Board, and trips to Antarctica.

NOTE: Appointment books and itineraries, which contain a mixture of Rice-related and non-Rice-related entries, have been transfered to the Hackerman Presidential Papers (Boxes 125-128).


 

Arrangement

This material remains in the original order created and maintained by Dr. Hackerman. The files are arranged alphabetically and include correspondence, notes, and travel information.

Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
National Science Board (U.S.).
National Science Foundation (U.S.).
Subjects
Chemists
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges--Archives

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Norman Hackerman personaland professional papers, 1956-1986, MS 407, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Dr. Norman Hackerman and Information Services, 1985 and 1986.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Alphabetical files A-L

Box Folder
1 1 A--General correspondence (Aug. 1977-Apr. 1983)
2 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (Mar. 1983- Feb. 1984)
3 American Chemical Society (Mar. 1956-May 1985)
4 American Chemical Society. College Chemistry Consultant Service (Oct. 1982-July 1984)
5 American Chemical Society. Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs (Jan. 1979-Apr. 1983)
6 American Chemical Society. Task Force: Industrial- Academic Cooperation (Aug. 1979-Jan. 1980)
7 American Chemical Society. Task Force: Study of Chemical Education (Apr. 1983-Oct. 1984)
8 American Chemical Society. ACS Award Nominations (June 1967-Oct. 1968)
9 American Institute of Chemists (Sept.-Oct. 1982)
10 American Philosophical Society (Jan. 1981-Sept. 1982)
11 B--General correspondence (May 1974-Feb. 1985)
12 Bipartisan Budget Appeal (Dec. 1982-Feb. 1984)
13 C--General correspondence (July 1977-June 1984)
14 D--General correspondence (Aug. 1977-Oct. 1984)
15 E--General correspondence (July 1977-June 1984)
16 Electric Power Research Institute (July 1980-Jan. 1981)
17 Energy Research Advisory Board. University Program Panel--Correspondence (Apr. 1983-Feb. 1984)
18 Energy Research and Development Administration. CO2 Study Group (Dec. 1976-Dec. 1979)
Box Folder
2 1 F--General correspondence (Apr. 1977-June 1984)
2 Federation for the Advancement of Freedom in Growing Older (July-Aug. 1984)
3 G--General correspondence (Jan. 1978-Apr. 1984)
4 Gordon Research Conference (May-Nov. 1978)
5 H--General correspondence (Aug. 1977-Dec. 1984)
6 Houston Museum of Natural Science (Oct. 1980-Mar. 1981)
7 International Insurance Seminars (Aug.-Dec. 1984)
8 J--General correspondence (Sept. 1977-Sept. 1984)
9 K--General correspondence (July 1977-Dec. 1983)
10 L--General correspondence (Aug. 1977-July 1984)
11 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Aug. 1977-Nov. 1978)



 

Series II: Alphabetical Files M-Z

Box Folder
2 12 M--General correspondence (Jan. 1977-Mar. 1984)
13 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Chemistry (July 1981-July 1984)
14 N--General correspondence (Sept. 1978-June 1983)
15 National Academy of Sciences (Mar. 1981-Jan. 1985)
16 National Academy of Sciences. Committee on Government and Higher Education (Jan.-May 1981)
17 National Academy of Sciences. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China (Mar. 1976-July 1983)
18 National Academy of Sciences. Frank Press Luncheon (Dec. 1984-Mar. 1985)
19 National Academy of Sciences. Regional Meeting (Mar. 1983-Jan. 1984)
20 National Research Council (Jan. 1980-Feb. 1982)
21 National Research Council. Committee on NASA Program Changes (Aug. 1981-Aug. 1982)
22 National Research Council. Committee on NASA Scientific and Technological Program Reviews (Nov. 1982-Jan. 1985)
23 National Research Council. Panel To Review NASA's Numerical Aerodynamics Simulation Program (Aug. 1983-Jan. 1984)
Box Folder
3 1 National Science Board (Feb. 1970-Dec. 1973)
2 National Science Board (Feb. 1970-Dec. 1973)
3 National Science Board (Jan.-Dec. 1975)
4 National Science Board (Jan. 1976-June 1981)
5 National Science Board. Alan T. Waterman Award (Dec. 1975-Dec. 1979)
6 National Science Board. Annual Report (Aug. 1976-Feb. 1980)
7 National Science Board. Antarctic Expedition (Jan. 1975-Feb. 1980)
8 National Science Board--Board Organization (June 1968- Mar. 1977)
9 National Science Board--Board Report 5 (Sept. 1971- Aug. 1976)
10 National Science Board--Board Report 6 (Aug. 1974)
11 National Science Board--Board Report 7 (July 1975-July 1976)
12 National Science Board--Board Report 8 (Feb. 1974-June 1975)
13 National Science Board--Board Report 9 (Apr. 1976-Mar. 1977)
14 National Science Board--Forums (Aug. 1976-Nov. 1979)
15 National Science Board--Hackerman--Reappointment (May 1974-Feb. 1980)
16 National Science Board--Hackerman--Termination (July 1974-May 1980)
17 National Science Board--International Science Activities (July-Nov. 1976)
Box Folder
4 1 National Science Board--O-Tolidine (Aug. 1977)
2 National Science Board--President of U.S. (Feb. 1972- June 1979)
3 National Science Board--Speeches and Congressional Testimony (Feb. 1975-Jan. 1980)
4 National Science Board--Twenty-fifth Anniversary (Oct. 1974-May 1975)
5 National Science Board. Basic Research Committee (Sept. 1975-Apr. 1977)
6 National Science Board. Budget Committee (Feb. 1977- Aug. 1979)
7 National Science Board. Deep Sea and Ocean Margin Drilling Programs Committee (Dec. 1978-Oct. 1979)
8 National Science Board. Executive Committee (May 1979)
9 National Science Board. House Peer Review Committee (Sept. 1975-Aug. 1977)
10 National Science Board. Minorities and Women Committee (May 1977-Dec. 1978)
11 National Science Board. Planning and Policy Committee (Mar. 1977-Feb. 1980)
12 National Science Board. Programs Committee-- Miscellaneous (Jan. 1971-Sept. 1973)
13 National Science Board. Programs Committee--Rann projects (Feb. 1972-Jan. 1974)
14 National Science Foundation (Mar. 1962-May 1981)
15 National Science Foundation. Office of Polar Programs (July-Aug. 1975)
16 National Science Foundation. Science Indicators, 1978 (Dec. 1976-Oct. 1979)
Box Folder
5 1 O--General correspondence (Oct. 1977-May 1984)
2 P--General correspondence (June 1977-Mar. 1985)
3 Philosophical Society of Texas (Dec. 1979-Oct. 1980)
4 Philosophical Society of Texas--December 1984 Program (Apr.-Dec. 1984)
5 R--General correspondence (Sept. 1977-Oct. 1984)
6 S--General correspondence (June 1977-Mar. 1985)
7 Solar Energy Research Institute (Apr. 1978-Apr. 1985)
8 Speaking Engagements--Calendar (Aug. 1970-Apr. 1986)
9 Speaking Engagements--Notes (Jan. 1958-Dec. 1969)
10 Speaking Engagements--Notes (Jan. 1970-Dec. 1979)
Box Folder
6 1 T--General correspondence (June 1977-Nov. 1984)
2 Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Commission. Advisory Committee on Solar Energy (Oct. 1979-Sept. 1983)
3 Texas Aerospace and National Defense Technology Development Council (Nov. 1981-Aug. 1982)
4 Travel Schedules (Sept. 1962-Jan. 1981)
5 U--General correspondence (Feb. 1978-May 1982)
6 United States. Antarctic Research Program (June 1975- Jan. 1980)
7 University of Texas at Austin (Oct. 1970-Feb. 1971)
8 University of Texas at Dallas. Chemistry Advisory Panel (Feb. 1983-Apr. 1984)
9 V--General correspondence (July 1977-Feb. 1982)
10 W--General correspondence (Sept. 1977-Mar. 1985)
11 White House Conference on Science and Technology-- Proposal (June 1978)



 

Series III: Speeches

Box Folder
7 1 Town and Gown, 12-63
2 Conference of Southwest Foundations; Albuquerque, NM, 4-9-64
3 16th Annual Conference of Southwest Foundations; Albuquerque, NM, 4-10-64
4 Texas Tech College Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, 5-7-64
5 Florida Atlantic University Commencement; Boca Raton, FL, 8-14-65
6 Symposium of Regional Development of Graduate Education in the Southwest; Austin, TX, 3-17-66
7 HC Symposium; Houston, TX, 4-13-66
8 Texas Lutheran College Honors Day; Seguin, TX, 5-3-67
9 Law Day; Ft. Worth, TX, 5-1-68
10 2nd Marine Sciences & Business Potentials Conference; Corpus Christi, TX, 9-26-68
11 American Petroleum Institute; Chicago, IL, 11-12-68
12 FSU, SE-ACS; 12-6-68
13 Metropolitan Dinner Club; Ft. Worth, TX, 1-15-70
14 Southwest Texas State University, Inauguration of Dr. B.M. Jones; 2-14-70
15 American Chemical Society, Sargent-Welch Award Symposium; Houston, TX, 2-24-70
16 ICUCE; 3-70
17 International Ex-Students Conference; Austin, TX, 5-13-70
18 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-25-70
19 Society of Rice University Women; Houston, TX, 9-16-70
20 Houston Philosophical Society; Houston, TX, 9-17-70
21 Rice University Homecoming; Houston, TX, 10-3-70
22 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 10-20-70
23 Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society; Houston, TX, 10-22-70
24 32nd Management Conference; 10-70
25 Rice [University] Faculty Women’s Club; Houston, TX, 11-11-70
26 AAAS; Chicago, IL, 12-30-70
27 Rice University Majors Day Opening; Houston, TX, 2-3-71
28 Houston High School Counselors; Houston, TX, 2-3-71
29 Rice University Fund Alumni; Houston, TX, 2-9-71
30 Rice University Alumni-Parents; Dallas, Beaumont, Houston, TX, 3-8-71, 3-9-71, 3-13-71
31 University of Houston Commencement; Houston, TX, 5-15-71
32 DC Alumni; Washington, DC, 5-19-71
33 Jesse Jones High School Commencement; Houston, TX, 6-2-71
34 West Berlin Seminar; Germany, 6-21-71
35 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-24-71
36 Rice University Picnic; Houston, TX, 9-19-71
37 Rice University Inauguration; Houston, TX, 9-24-71
38 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 10-18-71
39 Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Conference of Academic Deans; 11-30-71
40 House of Representatives Appropriation Committee; Washington, DC, 2-29-72
41 Rice University Parent’s Day; Houston, TX, 3-11-72, 3-31-73
42 University of Texas Honors Day; Austin, TX, 4-8-72
43 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 4-28-72
44 Texas A&M Commencement for Graduate Students; College Station, TX, 5-5-72
45 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 5-20-72
46 Rice University New York Alumni; 5-23-72
47 Bellaire High School Commencement; Houston, TX, 5-25-72
48 St. Edwards University Commencement; Austin, TX, 5-27-72
49 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 7-13-72
50 Rice University Faculty Forum; Houston, TX, 8-18-72
51 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-22-72
52 Rice University Engineering Council; Houston, TX, 10-25-72
53 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 10-26-72
54 Rice University Boston Alumni; Boston, MA, 11-8-72
55 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 11-10-72
56 Tri-Services Corrosion Conference; Houston, TX, 12-6-72
57 Rice University Faculty Forum; Houston, TX, 12-7-72
58 Rice University Alumni; 1972
59 Rice University Faculty Forum; Houston, TX, 1-12-73
60 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 1-22-73
61 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 1-30-73
Box Folder
8 1 Rice University Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy; Houston, TX, 2-12-73
2 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 5-3-73
3 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 5-4-73
4 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-21-73
5 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 9-12-73
6 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 9-17-73
7 TEG Officers; Houston, TX, 10-5-73
8 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 11-5-73
9 Rice University Football Banquet; Houston, TX, 11-73
10 Rice University Alumni; 1973-74
11 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 4-17-74
12 SACS Site Visit; Houston, TX, 4-21-74
13 Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Deans; Phoenix, AZ, 4-25-74
14 Rotary Club; Houston, TX, 5-30-74
15 Rice-Baylor Cooperation; 8-13-74
16 Rice University Foreign Students; Houston, TX, 8-19-74, 8-16-76
17 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-20-74
18 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 9-3-74
19 Hanszen College Opening; Houston, TX, 9-12-74
20 Society of Rice University Women; Houston, TX, 9-16-74
21 Rice University El Paso/Tulsa/Pittsburgh/Dallas Alumni/Society of Rice University Women, 1974-75
22 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX; 2-3-75
23 American Institute of Mechanical Engineers; New York, NY, 2-17-75
24 Masterson Texana Collection Opening; Houston, TX, 3-2-75
25 Rice University Faculty; Houston, TX, 3-24-75
26 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 4-2-75
27 Rice [University] Associates; Houston, TX, 4-10-75
28 Rice University Parent’s Day; Houston, TX, 4-12-75
29 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 5-10-75
30 Rice University Tulsa Alumni; 6-6-75
31 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-19-75
32 Shepherd School Inaugural Festival; Houston, TX, 9-19-75
33 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 9-23-75
34 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 9-25-75
35 AAUP; 9-75
36 Dedication of George R. Brown School of Engineering; Houston, TX, 11-12-75
37 Rice [University] Associates; Houston, TX, 1-15-76
38 Rice University Faculty Forum; Houston, TX, 2-15-76
39 Rice University Student Convocation; Houston, TX, 2-76
40 Rice University Parent’s Day; Houston, TX, 3-27-76
41 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 4-9-76
42 Rice University Engineering Alumni; 4-13-76
43 Rice University Faculty Meeting; Houston, TX, 5-2-76
44 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-17-76
45 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 10-2-76
46 International Council on Swedish Industry; 1976
47 Rice University Alumni/Development Meetings; 1976-77
48 Rice University Engineering Alumni; 3-15-77
49 2-Year College Chemistry Conference; Wilmington, DE, 4-22-77
50 NSF/RANN Conference on Research in Excavation Technology; Houston, TX, 4-26-77
51 Rice University Commencement; Houston, TX, 5-14-77
52 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-23-77
53 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 8-27-77
54 Rice University Homecoming Banquet; Houston, TX, 10-29-77
55 Rice University Student Meeting; Houston, TX, 11-14-77
56 Rice University Associates; 3-30-78
57 Rice [University] ROTC Presidential Review; Houston, TX, 4-26-78
58 Jones Opening; 5-2-78
59 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-22-78
60 Rice University Faculty; Houston, TX, fall 1978
61 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-21-79
62 Rice University Fund Kickoff; Houston, TX, 8-28-79
63 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 11-2-79
64 Rice University Parent’s Day; Houston, TX, 3-15-80
65 IEEE Awards Luncheon; San Antonio, TX, 4-22-80
66 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-18-80
67 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 11-8-80
68 Rice University Parent’s Day; Houston, TX, 3-14-81
69 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-19-81
70 Rice University Fund Kickoff; Houston, TX, 9-2-81
71 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 10-23-81
72 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-17-82
73 Rice University Fund Kickoff; Houston, TX, 9-1-82
74 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 10-15-82
75 Rice University Associates; Houston, TX, 3-29-83
76 Kiwanis Club; Houston, TX, 3-30-83
77 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-23-83
78 Rice University Fund; Houston, TX, 9-6-83
79 Rice University Alumni Executive Committee; Houston, TX, 10-13-83
80 Rice University Parent’s Day; Houston, TX, 3-17-84
81 Rice University Associates; Houston, TX, 3-21-84
82 Julian Huxley Papers Opening; Houston, TX, 3-84
83 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 5-11-84
84 Rice University Engineering Advisory Council; Houston, TX, 6-22-84
85 Pasadena Rotary Club; Pasadena, TX, 7-27-84
86 Rice University Matriculation; Houston, TX, 8-21-84
87 Dedication of 45, 90, 180; Houston, TX, 1-24-85
88 Rice University ROTC Presidential Review; Houston, TX, 4-24-85
89 Rice University Convocation; Houston, TX, 4-29-85
90 Rice University Fund Council; Houston, TX, 5-10-85
Box Folder
9 1 Rice University Board of Trustees; Houston, TX, 5-24-85
23 “Impact on Commerce in Space on Education,” n.d. Rice University President’s Executive Luncheon; Houston, TX, 5-30-85
3 “Impact on Commerce in Space on Education,” n.d.
4 Council of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting; Williamsburg, VA, n.d.
5 International Colleges & Universities Conference; Atlantic City, NJ, n.d.
6 Introduction of Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes; n.d.
7 Speeches, unidentified, n.d.
8 Speech correspondence



 

Series IV: Business files

Box Folder
9 9 Correspondence, general
Box Folder
10 1 Corrosion Monographs Series #1: editorial corresp.
2 Corrosion Monographs Series #2: editorial corresp.
3 Corrosion Monographs Series #3: editorial corresp.
4 Corrosion Monographs Series #4: editorial corresp.
5 Corrosion Monographs Series #5: editorial corresp.
6 Corrosion Monographs Series #6: editorial corresp.
7 Corrosion Monographs Series #7: editorial corresp.
8 Corrosion Monographs Series #8: editorial corresp.
9 Zoned-refined iron sample
10 Texas Tech long-range planning
11 “The United Nations comes to Texas”
12 Interview: “Capital Eye,” 8-10-70
13 Reviews: Journal of Physical Chemistry
14 Review: Comprehensive Treatise of Electrochemistry, Vol. 7
15 Editorial: AAAS, 1-10-72
16 Editorial: Science, 2-4-72
17 Monograph: Corrosion inhibition
18 Article: Science, 3-16-73