Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Faculty meeting minutes records, 1914-2005 UA 107

creator Rice University.
Title: Rice University Faculty meeting minute records
Dates: 1914-2005
Abstract: Minutes, agendas, and correspondence for general meetings of the Faculty at Rice University.
Identification: UA 107
Quantity: 7.5 linear ft. (15 boxes)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

General Faculty meetings have been held since the beginning of Rice Institute. Their nature, however, has changed as the University grew in size and complexity. Originally, the entire Faculty, headed by the President of the Institute made all the academic and policy decisions. With a growing number of Faculty members this was no longer feasible and committees were formed to meet the changing needs of the University. Input from the general Faculty was directed to these committees and the committees, in turn, reported their findings to the general Faculty. Decision making also was channeled through committees, earlier through the Executive committee, and more recently through the University Council. The committee, rather than the individual Faculty member, now serves as the advisory body to the President.

Scope and Contents

The Faculty Meetings record group contains minutes, agenda, and exhibits supporting the minutes (i.e. committee reports, etc.) from 1913 - 2005. In some time periods these files also include correspondence related to faculty meetings, drafts of minutes, faculty notices, committee lists, etc. The files are arranged chronologically and a folder exists for each faculty meeting containing at least the minutes of that meeting and often supporting material. There are occasionally subject folders interfiled chronologically where the bulk of material warrants such a file.


Access Restrictions

This material is available for research by approval of the Head of Special Collections.

Use Restrictions

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

Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University.
minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Faculty meeting minute records, 1914-2005, 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. Date(s) received: 1974; 1977; 1978; 1982; 1983; 1992; and 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series I: 1914-2005

Box Folder
1 1 Early Committee Lists and Related Documents-Rice Institute
2 Committee on Administration
- Faculty Meeting Minutes March 27, 1914-April 9, 1921
Box Folder
2 - Faculty Meeting Minutes May 5, 1921-June 23, 1945
Box Folder
3 - Faculty Meeting Minutes March 2, 1946-April 21, 1955
- Faculty Notices January 1946-June 1949
Box Folder
4 - Faculty Meeting Minutes June 2, 1955-April 2, 1965
Box Folder
5 - Faculty Meeting Minutes June 4, 1965-May 21, 1971
Box Folder
6 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Oct. 18, 1971-November 12,1974
- Elections to University Council & Faculty Council April 1973
- Results of Balloting for University Council & Faculty Council Oct. November 1973, March-April 1974
- Faculty Notices 1974-1975
- Commencement 1975
- Drafts of Minutes, Notes, and Correspondence 1975-76
- Faculty Appointments 1974-75
Box Folder
7 - Faculty Meeting Minutes February 3, 1975-April 18, 1977
- Faculty Notices 1975-76
- Faculty Notices 1976-77
- Faculty Secretary Correspondence 1976-77
Box Folder
8 - Faculty Meeting Minutes May 13, 1977-November 27, 1984
- Faculty Notices 1978-83
Box Folder
9 - Faculty Meeting Minutes January 21, 1985-March 18, 1994
Box Folder
10 - Faculty Meeting Minutes April 12, 1994-November 7, 2001
Box Folder
11 - Faculty Meeting Minutes January 29, 2002 - September 7, 2005


Series II: Audio Visual Recordings 1985-2007

Box Folder
12 - Audio visual recordings of Faculty Meetings ( 1 cassette tape and 12 VHS tapes) 1985-1995
Box Folder
13 - Audio visual recordings of Faculty Meetings (1 floppy disk and 14 VHS tapes) 1998-2000
Box Folder
14 - Audio visual recordings of Faculty Meetings ( 7 cassette tapes and 11 VHS tapes) 2001-2003
Box Folder
15 - Audio visual recordings of Faculty Meetings (14 cassette tapes and 11 VHS tapes) 2003-2005