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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence

Series II: Event planning and media documents

Series III: Audio/visual

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University, University Relations Dept. Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations records, 1989-1991 UA 111



creator Rice University. Department of University Relations
Title: Rice University, University Relations Dept. Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations records
Dates: 1989-1991
Abstract: 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.
Identification: UA 111
Quantity: 1.75 Linear Feet4 boxes
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

corrrespondence
notes
audiotapes
videotapes
Rice University. Department of University Relations
Rice University. Department of University Relations

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University, University Relations Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations records, 1989-1991, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred from the University Relations Department, 8/13/90, 8/92.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 On Campus 1989-Jan. 1990
2 On-campus Feb.-March 1990
3 On-campus April-July 1990 & undated
4 Off-campus general & press coverage
5 Contractors: Steve Barnhill
6 Contractors: Fleishman Hillard
7 Contractors: Fleishman Hillard brochures
8 Contractors: Killgore Productions
9 Contractors: Kohn/Cruikshank
10 Contractors: Miller O'Neill
11 Contractors: Morrison & Tyson
12 Contractors: Vollmer

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Series II: Event planning and media documents

Box Folder
2 1 Campus maps, floor plans, space utilization studies
2 Drafts of memos and correspondence
3 Meeting notes
4 Schedules, contacts, crisis management
5 Media coverage contacts
6 Media kit and news releases
7 Rice Thresher coverage
Box
3 Houston Summit Committee correspondence, schedules, media coverage

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Series III: Audio/visual

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4 Continuing Studies course on the summit (6 audio cassettes) March-May 1990
Continuing Studies course on the summit (5 VHS tapes) 1990-09
Local television coverage (1 VHS tape) 1989-12-02
Channel 13 coverage (1 VHS tape) 1989-05-08
Rice University Academic Profiles (1 VHS tape)
Summit highlights (1 VHS tape)

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