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Descriptive Summary

Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: 1946-1970

Series II: 1970-1993

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Faculty Council records, 1946-1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rice University Faculty Council
Title: Rice University Faculty Council records
Dates: 1946-1993
Abstract: Minutes, election information, and correspondence of the Rice University Faculty Council.
Identification: Rice UA 106
Quantity: 5 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Historical Sketch

The original Rice University Faculty Council was formed as an expansion of the Executive Committee in l959. The members of this group consisted of the President (chairman), the Provost, the Dean of the Institute, the Dean of Humanities, the Dean of Engineering, and six members elected by the Faculty. A re-organization took place again, in 1971, in conjunction with the formation of a University Council. At this point changes were made in the Faculty Council's membership and its mission. Membership now consisted of eight Faculty members elected to serve on the University Council along with eight other Faculty members elected to serve only on the Faculty Council. Their mission was re-defined to initiate studies and examine proposals submitted by faculty members. Most other University matters were to be dealt with by the University Committees and the University Council. In fact, this change shifted greater responsibility to the newly formed University Council and gave the Faculty Council the mission of the now defunct Committee on University Welfare.

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Scope and Contents

The contents of this record group include minutes, election information, and correspondence of the Rice University Faculty Council, and were drawn from several sources including Secretary of the Faculty (Robert L. Patten), President Pitzer's Papers, Vandiver and Hackerman Papers. Box 1 includes all of the records under the original format of the Faculty Council and Boxes 3 and 4 under the newer format. The organization of these files is chronological and the contents are primarily the minutes of meetings and agendas, with some correspondence and election information. The record groups most closely related to this one are Faculty Meeting Minutes, University Council, and Committee on University Welfare. Fromats include photocopies and mimeographed sheets.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Permission of the current Secretary of the Faculty required to view files or make copies. Permission in writing or by email from the Secretary of the Faculty must be sent to the Woodson Research Center. Call the Woodson Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Rice University Faculty Council records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University Faculty Council.
Formats
Photocopies.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Faculty Council records, 1946-1993, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred to the Woodson Research Center from the Secretary of the Faculty and the President's Office. Date(s) received: 9/74; 5/81; 4/82; 7/8/88; 7/89; 1/93.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: 1946-1970

Box Folder
1 1 Executive Committee Minutes, Correspondence, (pre Faculty Council) 1946-59
2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1959-60
3 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1960-61
4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1961-62
5 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1962-63
6 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1963-64
Box Folder
1a 1-2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1964-65 (2 folders)
3-4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1965-66 (2 folders)
5 Faculty Council: from the President's Papers, no date
Box Folder
2 1-2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1966-67 (2 folders)
3-4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1967-68 (2 folders)
5 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1968-69
Box Folder
2a 1 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1968-69 cont.
Box Folder
3 1 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1969-70

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Series II: 1970-1993

Box Folder
3 2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1970-71
3 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1971-72
4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1972-73
Box Folder
4 1-4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1973-74 (4 folders)
5 Faculty Council Elections October 1974
6 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1974-75
Box Folder
5 1 Faculty Council Elections April 1975
2 Faculty Council Elections October l975
3 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1975-76
4 Notes and Drafts of Minutes 1975-76
5 Faculty Council Elections, April 1976
6 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1976-77
Box Folder
6 1 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1976-77, cont.
2 Faculty Council Elections May l977
3 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1977-78
4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1978-79
5 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1979-80
6 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1980-81
7 Faculty Council Elections 1980-81
Box Folder
7 1 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1981-82
2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1982-83
3 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1983-84
4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1984-85
Box Folder
8 1 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1985-86
2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1986-87
3 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1987-88
4 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1988-89
This box also contains unprocessed material.
Box Folder
9 1 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1989-90
This box also contains unprocessed material.
2 Faculty Council Minutes, Correspondence, 1992-93
3 Supporting Materials (from Joe D. Thomas) no date

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