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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Volume 1

Series II: Volume 2

Series III: Volume 3

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Presidential Inaugural Committee Records: President Norman Hackerman, 1971



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rice University.
Title Rice University Presidential Inaugural Committee Records: President Norman Hackerman
Dates: 1971
Abstract: Correspondence, memos, schedules, etc. generated by the Presidential Inaugural Committee planning the Inauguration of Norman Hackerman as the fourth president of Rice University on September 24, 1971.
ID Rice UA 117
Extent 0.5 lin. ft. (1 box)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Historical Note

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is charged with the overall planning of the presidential inauguration and the events surrounding it.

Eighty years after the incorporation of Rice Institute in 1891 came the inauguration of the university's fourth president, Norman Hackerman, former president of the University of Texas at Austin and professor of chemistry.

On Sept. 23, 1971, H. Malcolm Lovett, chairman of the Board of Governors, knocked on the President's House door and presented Dr. Hackerman with the formal summons to appear for his inauguration the following day, starting with a new Rice inauguration tradition based on a ritual used by British universities.

Delegates and special guests representing 175 institutions of higher learning and 50 learned and professional societies attended the ceremonies.

Dr. Logan Wilson, president of the American Council on Education and former Chancellor of the University of Texas, gave an address on "Rice University's Widening Horizons." Professor Harold Rorschach presided at the inaugural dinner, which featured three speakers, representing the arts, science, and letters. Writer / pilot MacKinlay Kantor spoke on "Letters". Geneticist George W. Beadle spoke on "Science and the University". Jack Joseph Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, spoke on "Art".

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memos, schedules, etc. generated by the Presidential Inaugural Committee planning the Inauguration of Norman Hackerman as the fourth president of Rice University on September 24, 1971.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Presidential Inaugural Committee Records: President Norman Hackerman must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hackerman, Norman
Subjects
College presidents - Texas - Sources.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- history.
Rice University -- President's Office.

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Related Material

See also Norman Hackerman presidential papers at WRC.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Presidential Inaugural Committee Records: President Norman Hackerman, 1971, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Volume 1

box folder
1 - Preliminary memos and notes
- Inaugural Committee
- Committee Meetings
- Schedule of Inaugural Events
- Invitations-Class II/Guest List & Responses
- Correspondence re: invitations
- Invitations-Institutions of Higher Learning- Class I
- Invitations-Learned Societies-Class I
- Delegates-Learned Societies
- Correspondence with delegates
- Delegates' packets
- Publicity and PR-Hotel info
- Medallion & Art Inst. Display
- Transportation
- Memos and forms sent to Faculty
- Precedence Lists
- Marshals
- Scenario

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Series II: Volume 2

box folder
1 - Invitation Order & Samples of Order
- Program Orders
- Summons
- Samples from Pitzer's Inauguration
- Budget
- Bills & Invoices
- Bills mischarged

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Series III: Volume 3

box folder
1 - Physical Facilities, etc.
- Music
- Talks and remarks made at Inaugural Ceremony
- Inaugural Program
- Official Party (for platform)
- Cocktail Party given by Inaugural Committee
- Inaugural Dinner
- Parking
- Prospective Speakers
- Speakers
- Proceedings
- Dedication of Sewall Hall
- Campus Publications re: Inauguration
- Thank you letters from Inaugural Chairman

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