Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Faculty meeting minutes records, 1914-1993

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rice University
Title: Rice University Faculty meeting minute records
Dates: 1914-1993
Abstract: Minutes, agendas, and correspondence for general meetings of the Faculty at Rice University.
Identification: Rice UA 107
Quantity: 6 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

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 - 1993. 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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Faculty meeting minute records, 1914-1993, 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. Date(s) received: 1974; 1977; 1978; 1982; 1983; 11/92.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series I: 1914-1959

Box Folder
1 1 Committee on Administration
2 Early Committee Lists and Related Documents-Rice Institute
3 Faculty Meeting Minutes March 27, 1914-Dec 5,1918
Box Folder
2 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Jan. 20, 1919-June 10, 1922
Box Folder
3 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Oct. 19, 1922-June 23, 1945
Box Folder
4 - Faculty Meeting Minutes March 2, 1946-May 31, 1951
- Faculty Notices Jan 1946-June 1949
Box Folder
5 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Nov. 2, 1951-May 28, 1959


Series II: 1959-1993

Box Folder
6 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Oct. 19, 1959-May 29,1964
Box Folder
7 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Oct. 15, 1964-May 22, 1970
Box Folder
8 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Oct. 20, 1970-May 10, 1974
- Elections to University Council & Faculty Council Apr. 1973
- Results of Balloting for University Council & Faculty Council Oct. Nov. 1973
Box Folder
9 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Sept. 3, 1974-May 7, 1976
- Faculty Appointments 1974-75
- Commencement 1975
- Faculty Notices 1975-76
- Drafts of Minutes, Notes, and Correspondence 1974-75
- Drafts of Minutes, Notes, and Correspondence 1975-76
Box Folder
10 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Sept. 14, 1976-May 9, 1980
- Faculty Notices 1976-77
- Faculty Notices 1978-83
- Faculty Secretary Correspondence 1976-77
Box Folder
11 - Faculty Meeting Minutes Sept. 9, 1950 - Sept. 23, 1987
Box Folder
12 - Faculty Meeting Minutes March 28, 1988 - Dec. 2, 1993