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Guide to the Rice University, University Relations Dept. Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations records, 1989-1991
Perhaps no other event so represented Rice’s emerging role as a national, even international, institution, than its being chosen to host the 1990 Economic Summit of the Industrialized Nations. For three days in July heads of delegations from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the European Economic Community held talks at Rice, covered by thousands of journalists and communicated to the world. Rice had long hosted major world figures—General Pershing; Presidents (or presidents-to-be) Taft, Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy (announcing the goal of going to the moon), Johnson, Carter, Reagan; Sir Harold Wilson; Prince Philip; and the Dalai Lama suggest the range of famous visitors. But never had such an assemblage appeared at one time as during the Economic Summit. Alumni around the globe were thrilled to see on television world political leaders walking through the familiar arches of Lovett Hall.
Excerpted from Dr. John Boles' A University So Conceived: A Brief History of Rice (Revised Edition), 1997, p. 81.
Correspondence, notes, drafts, memos created and collected by the University Relations Department in support of their role as the University's media relations department for the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, hosted by Rice University.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish from the Rice University, University Relations Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Rice University, University Relations Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations records, 1989-1991, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
These records were transferred from the University Relations Department, 8/13/90, 8/92.