Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University President David W. Leebron Inauguration records, 2004-2006 UA 103

creator Rice University.
Title: Rice University President David W. Leebron Inauguration records
Dates: 2004-2006
Abstract: Correspondence, calendars of events, event programs, invitations, agendas, mailing lists, minutes, brochures, testimonials and more related to the celebration of the 2004 inauguration of Rice University's seventh president.
Identification: UA 103
Quantity: 12.5 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

For each incoming Rice president, an Inaugural Committee is formed which works with the Board of Governors and the President's Office to plan the numerous presidential welcoming events and celebrations. After the inauguration, the committee is released from duty. David W. Leebron took office as Rice University’s seventh president on July 1, 2004. On Saturday, October 2, 2004, he was officially inaugurated into that post. Due to inclement weather conditions and heat and humidity, the inaugural proceedings were held at 9:30 a.m. in the Rice Gymnasium, Autry Court. The inaugural dinner was held at the Warwick Hotel. The Rice Concert Band, the Rice Chorale, the Shepherd School Brass Ensemble, and Melody Johnson, a Shepherd School soprano, provided the music for the occasion. Arthur Gottschalk, chair of composition and theory with the Shepherd School of Music, composed a special fanfare for the inauguration ceremony. More than 200 delegates representing universities and learned societies from around the world attended the inauguration, as did such distinguished guests as the consuls of Jordan, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia; Ambassador Edward Djerejian; and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

David Leebron was born in 1956 in Philadelphia. He earned a bachelor of art’s degree (1976) and doctorate of jurisprudence (1979) from Harvard University. After college Leebron clerked at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and taught at the UCLA School of Law and New York University. From 1981 to 1983, he practiced privately with the New York law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. In 1989 Leebron joined the faculty of the Columbia Law School. He later became the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law and dean of the law school, a position he remained in until his selection as Rice’s president. Leebron is married to Y. Ping Sun. They have two children.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, calendars of events, event programs, invitations, agendas, mailing lists, minutes, brochures, testimonials and more related to the celebration of the 2004 inauguration of Rice University's seventh president. The Leebron Inaugural Committee created or maintained the bulk of this material.


Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Leebron Inaugural Committee records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

College teachers
mailing lists
programs (documents)
Universities and colleges
Rice University.
Leebron, David W., 1956-

Related Material

Photographs connected with the inauguration of David W. Leebron are still held by the Friends of Fondren. Interested parties should contact them at: Rice University, Friends of Fondren Library – MS 245, P. O. Box 1892, Houston TX 77251-1892, or at www.rice.edu/fondren/friends.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

President David W. Leebron Inauguration records, 2004-2006, UA 103, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material was received from the Friends of Fondren, June 2005. The Friends of Fondren office participated extensively in the inaugural committee's work.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Inaugural Committee Documents

Scope and Contents note
Series I is made up of the inaugural committee’s working papers. This material consists of committee lists; faculty, institutional, foundation, and dignitary mailing lists; meetings and agendas; thank you notes; the inauguration schedule; and information related to the 1993 inauguration of Rice’s sixth president, S. Malcolm Gillis. There is limited correspondence. This series is organized alphabetically.
Box Folder
1 1 Administrative Set-up, Notebook ID
2 Correspondence
3 Envelopes
4 Exhibit
5 Gillis Inauguration
6 Inauguration Matrix
7 Leebron Schedule
8 Letterhead
9 Meeting Agendas
10 Minutes
11 General Correspondence
12 Mission Statement
13 Music
14 Nametags
15 Planning
16 Roster
17 Schedule
18 Thank you notes
19 Wrap-up
20 Mailing List – U.S. Institutions
21 Mailing List – Administrative Officers
22 Mailing List – City Council
23 Mailing List – Consuls
24 Mailing List – Corporations
25 Mailing List – Faculty
26 Mailing Lists – Faculty Emeriti
27 Mailing Lists – Foundations
28 Mailing Lists – International Institutions
29 Mailing Lists – Learned Societies and Associations
30 Mailing Lists – Leebron Guests
31 Mailing Lists – miscellaneous
32 Mailing Lists – Rice Associates
33 Mailing List – Shadyside
34 Mailing List – Staff Retirees
35 Mailing List – VIP
36 Mailing List - Staff
Box Folder
2 1 Printing – Invoice Copies with Samples

Series II: Investiture/Delegates

Scope and Contents note
Series II includes investiture invitations; investiture programs; investiture tickets; and internal documents related to digital recording of inaugural events, a timeline of inaugural events, transportation, parking, line of procession, regalia, and the presidential medal. Series II also includes information about the delegates who were invited to or who attended the inaugural events. Delegate lists are provided both numerically by the founding date and alphabetically by the name of the institution or society. This series also includes other types of information provided for delegates, such as a schedule of events, details about transportation, Houston events, and robing. This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
2 2 Investiture Invitation – Delegates
3 Investiture Invitation – Faculty/Rice Associates
4 Investiture Invitation – Staff
5 Investiture Invitation – Students
6 Investiture – AV
7 Investiture – Disabilities
8 Investiture – Facilities and Engineering
9 Investiture – Inclement Weather Plan
10 Investiture – Invocation
11 Investiture – Logistics – Sun/Weather
12 Investiture – Order of Marching
13 Investiture – Parking Passes
14 Investiture – Presidential Medal
15 Investiture – Programs
16 Investiture – Regalia
17 Investiture – Delegate Packets
Box Folder
3 1 Investiture – Scenario
Box Folder
OV - Investiture summons (5 copies, 1 signed by E. William Barnett, Chair, Board of Trustees)
Box Folder
3 2 Investiture – Tickets
3 Investiture – Transportation
4 Delegates – Attendees
5 Delegates – Chairman’s Letter
6 Delegates – Hotel Card
7 Delegates – Houston events
8 Delegates – Rice News
9 Delegates – Robing/Transportation
10 Delegates – Schedule of Events
11 Delegates - Tickets

Series III: Events

Scope and Contents note
Series III is made up of events connected with the inauguration of David W. Leebron. It is arranged chronologically. Events covered include an art exhibit, cocktail reception, alumni/student reception, inaugural concert, and post-investiture luncheon and dinner.
Box Folder
3 12 Save-the-date Cards
13 Summons – Invitation
14 Art Exhibit
15 Staff Reception – Invitation
16 Staff Reception – Venue/Menu
17 Friday Cocktail Reception – Event Plan
18 Friday Cocktail Reception – Invitation
19 Friday - President’s Inaugural Concert (CD)
20 Alumni/Student Reception Invitation for Alumni
21 Alumni/Student Reception Invitation for Students
22 Alumni/Student Reception – Plan
23 Multi-event Response Card
24 Saturday Luncheon – Invitations
25 Saturday Luncheon - Speakers
26 Saturday Luncheon – Response Card/Envelope
Box Folder
4 1 Luncheon – Venue/Menu
2 Saturday Dinner – Guest Lists
3 Saturday Dinner – Foundation List
4 Saturday Dinner – Invitation
5 Saturday Dinner – Response Cards
6 Saturday Dinner – Table Cards
7 Saturday Dinner – Venue
8 Sunday Brunch – Invitations
9 RSVP – Delegates
10 RSVP – Faculty/Rice Associates
11 Warwick Hotel Guests

Series IV: Expenses, Printing, Media/Publicity

Scope and Contents note
Series IV contains a list of inaugural expenses incurred and is arranged alphabetically. This includes expenses related to the investiture itself, as well as those related to printing, publicity, events, and administration. A media plan, copies of printed materials such as the Leebron Family insert and a visitor’s guide that went into each delegate’s package, and a typescript of a commemorative book about Rice and the inaugural are also within this series.
Box Folder
4 12 Expenses – Administrative; Administrative Documents: Labor, Office,Office Supplies,Telephone
13 Expenses – Events: Staff Reception, Friday Cocktail Reception, Alumni/Student Reception, Saturday Luncheon, Saturday Dinner
14 Expenses – Investiture Related: Facilities and Engineering, Investiture, Medal/Scroll, Memory Books, Regalia, Security/EMS, Transportation
15 Expenses – Multimedia Services
16 Expenses – Music
17 Expenses – Postage
18 Expenses – Printing
19 Printing – Commemorative Book
20 Printing – Estimates
21 Printing – Nametags
22 Printing – Leebron Family Insert
23 Printing – Packing Lists
24 Printing – Proofs
Box Folder
5 1 Printing – Schedules
2 Printing – Scroll
3 Printing – Visitors Guide
4 Media Plan
5 Website
6 Publicity

Series V: Testimonials (Boxes 6-10)

Box Folder
6 - Agnes Scott College
- Alfred University
- Amberton University
- Appalachian State University
- Appalachian State University
- Arkansas State University Augustana College
- Augustana College
- Austin College
- Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston
- Babson College
- Baylor University
- Beloit College
- Bennington College
- Berry College
- Boise State University
- Brandeis University
- Brigham Young University
- California Polytechnic State University
- California State University, Dominguez Hills
- California State University, Los Angeles
- California State University, Northridge
- California State University, Stanislaus
- Centre College
- City of Houston, TX, Ada Edwards
- Claremont Graduate University
- Claremont McKenna College
- Clark University
- Clark Atlanta University
- Clemson University
- Colgate University
- College of Santa Fe
- College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
- College of William & Mary
- College of Wooster
- Colorado State University
- Columbia University
- Connecticut College
- Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China
- Consulate of Australia
- Dartmouth College
- Davidson College
- Denison University
- DePauw University
- Dickinson College
- Emory University
- Emporia State University
- Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Florida International University
- Follett Higher Education Group
- Franklin & Marshall College
- Gakushuin University
- Gallaudet University
- Goucher College
- Grambling State University
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Hampden-Sydney College
- Harris County Commissioner Precinct 1
- Harvard College
- Hendrix College
- Hope College
- Idaho State University
- Illinois Wesleyan University
Box Folder
7 - Indiana University
- Indiana State University
- Iowa State University
- James Madison University
- John Marshall Law School
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Higher Education
- Knox College
- Kyoto University
- Lake Forest College
- LaSalle University
- Lehman College
- LeTourneau University
- Lewis & Clark College
- Loras College
- Loyola College in Maryland
- Lubbock Christian University
- Macalester College
- Marietta College
- McDaniel College
- McMurry University
- Mercer University
- Meredith College
- Middlebury College
- Millersville University
- Mills College
- Millsaps College
- Mississippi State University
- Montana State University
- Muhlenberg College
Box Folder
8 - Nagoya University
- National Academy of Engineering
- National Taiwan University
- Nebraska Wesleyan University
- New York Institute of Technology
- Northern Illinois University
- Northwestern University
- Ohio State University
- Old Dominion University
- Oswego State University of New York
- Paul Quinn College
- Peace College
- Pepperdine University
- Pitzer College
- Pomona College
- Pratt Institute
- Princeton University
- Providence College
- Queen’s University at Kingston
- Queen’s University, Belfast
- Randolph-Macon College
- Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
- Ripon College
- Roanoke College
- Rollins College
- Roosevelt University
- Royal Society
- Rutgers State University of New Jersey
- Salve Regina University
- San Diego State University
- Santa Clara University
- Scripps Women’s College
- Seattle Pacific University
- Senate of the State of Texas
- Silesian University of Technology
- Simpson University
- Skidmore College
- Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
- Smith College
- Southern California Institute of Architecture
- Southwestern Adventist University
- Southwestern University
Box Folder
9 - Springfield College
- St. John’s College
- Saint John’s University
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland
- St. Olaf College
- State of Texas House of Representatives
- State University of New York, Buffalo
- State University of New York, Cortland
- State University of New York, Fredonia
- State University of New York, Old Westbury
- State University of New York, Potsdam
- Stephens College
- Stetson University
- Swedish Academy
- Tecnologico de Monterrey
- Temple University
- Texas A&M University, Kingsville
- Texas Christian University
- Texas Southern University
- Texas State University
- Texas Tech University System
- Texas Woman’s University
- Towson University
- Trinity College, Cambridge
- Truman State University
- Tufts University
- Tulane University
- United Nations Secretary-General
- Universidad de Salamanca
- Universitas Indonesia
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- University College London
- University of California, Davis
- University of California, Irvine
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Cape Town
Box Folder
4 - University of Central Arkansas
Box Folder
9 - University of Chicago
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Crete
- University of Dayton
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Georgia
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Houston [see oversize]
- University of Houston System
- University of Illinois
- University of Iowa
- University of Kansas
- University of Kentucky
- University of Maine
- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
- University of Maryland
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Box Folder
10 - University of Michigan
- University of Minnesota
- University of Montana
- University of Monterrey
- University of Montreal [see oversize]
- University of Munich
- University of New Mexico
- University of North Dakota
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Oregon
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Pennsylvania Law School
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Rhode Island
- University of Richmond
- University of South Alabama
- University of South Dakota
- University of South Florida
- University of St. Thomas
- University of Texas at Tyler
- University of the Incarnate Word
- University of the South
- University of Toledo
- University of Tulsa
- University of Vermont
- University of Virginia
- University of Wales
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
- University of Zurich
- Utah State University
- Vanderbilt University
- Vassar College
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Waseda University
- Washington State University
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Western Michigan University
- Western Washington University
- West Texas A&M University
- Wilson College
- Wittenberg University
- Wright State University
- Yale University
- Yeshiva University
Box Folder
OV - University of Houston
- University of Montreal

Series VI: Leebron Inaugural books

11-18 Hard-bound copies of the 2006 publication "The Inauguration of David W. Leebron: The Beginning of His Presidency of Rice University"
Online publication of "The Inauguration of David W. Leebron: The Beginning of his Presidency of Rice University" 2006

Series VII: Inaugural Committee Documents Addendum

Box Folder
19 1 Inauguration Committee Documents (CD) 2004
2 Budget 2004
3 Commemorative book materials
4 Inaugural Committee administrative documents 2004
5 Inaugural events and invitations 2004
6 Inauguration expenses 2004 - 2006
7 Inauguration schedules 2004
8 Mailing lists 2004
9 Friday staff reception - photographs 2004
10 Friday cocktail reception - photographs 2004