Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice Univeristy Press records, 1983-1999 UA 017



creator Rice University Press
Title: Rice University Press records
Dates: 1983-1999
Abstract: The records consist of awards, photographs, book and author files, and administrative files from Rice University Press.
Identification: UA 017
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

The Rice University Press was first established in 1982 with the goal of publishing works of academic significance, primarily from the Rice faculty, and topics of regional interest. It ceased operations in 1996 because of rising costs. It resumed publication in 2006 as an experimental all-digital, print-on-demand operation. The program was again discontinued on September 30, 2010 for budgetary reasons. Certain publications continue to be freely available on Rice University's Connexions site, www.cnx.org. To purchase available books, please go to QOOP (http://my.qoop.com/store/Rice-University-Press-3111075350609104).


Scope and Contents

The records consist of awards, photographs, book and author files, and adminstrative files from Rice University Press.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.


Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
contracts
financial records
photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Press Records, 1983-1999 (UA 017), Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Rice University Press, 1999.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Business files, 1983-1996

Box Folder
1 1 Rice University Press History
2 Rice University Press closing notification letter July 9, 1996
3 AAUP membership
4 AAUP statistical surveys 1988-1991
5 AAUP compensation survey 1990-1991
6 AAUP price per page survey 1992
7 NYU survey - The Status of Women in Scholarly Publishing 1991
8 Board 1989-1993
9 Advisory Board 1994-1995
10 Board meeting October 1995
11 New Growth Plan
12 Five Year Plan
13 Budget 1986-1987, 1987-1988
14 Budget 1988-1989
15 Budget 1989-1990
16 Budget 1990-1991
17 Budget 1991-1992
18 Budget 1992-1993, 1993-1994
19 Budget 1994-1995
20 Budget 1996-1997
21 Budget letters
22 Operating budgets
23 Annual Report FY 1994-1995
24 Cost to publish/expenses 1986-1987
25 Net sales/commissions
26 Sales figures 1988
27 Texas A&M sales reports
28 Texas A&M sales analysis by book 1983-1990
29 Book expenses 1988
30 Profit and loss statements
31 Pricing and discount policy
32 Insurance
33 Works made for hire
34 Office - letters, memos 1981-1991
35 Correspondence 1983-1985
36 Book data file
37 Contracts and forms
38 Permissions
39 Copyright clearance requests
40 Foreign rights - Scott Meredith Literary Agency 1986-1987
41 New conmputer request letter - Mac Quadra 610 June 1, 1994
42 Rice University Studies master
43 Rice University Studies journal backlist
44 Gulf Publishing takeover
45 Copublishing
46 Texas A&M
47 Evaluation of Rice University Press (1/2)
48 Evaluation of Rice University Press (2/2)
49 Publication status report October 1994
50 Publicity report May 1995
51 Flyers/brochures
52 Exhibits 1987-1988
53 PMLA Convention issue ad 1986
54 Awards won
55 Big Book Sale Fall 1995
56 Spring Catalog 1995-1996
57 Books in print 1995
58 Complete list of books in print catalogs (Texas A&M) 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995
59 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1985
60 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1986
61 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1987
62 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1990
63 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1991
64 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1992-1993
65 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1994
66 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalog 1995
67 Texas A&M (including Rice) University Press catalogs 1996



Series II: Book and author files, 1983-1996

Box Folder
2 1 Bagwell, J. Timothy
2 Bagwell, J. Timothy - American Formalism and the Problem of Interpretation - reviews and promotional material
3 Ball, David W. - A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy: 1954-1985 - publication and production
4 Ball, David W. - A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy: 1954-1985 - promotion, flyers
5 Ball, David W. - A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy: 1954-1985 - referees and reviews
6 Ball, David W. - A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy: 1954-1985 - review copies
7 Beasley, Ellen - The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston - publication and production
8 Beasley, Ellen - The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston - fundraising and correspondence
9 Beasley, Ellen - The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston - Secondary Structures draft February 1987
10 Beasley, Ellen - The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston - review requests
11 Beasley, Ellen / Stephen Fox - Galveston Architecture Guidebook
12 Boles, John - Dixie Dateline
13 Boles, John - Dixie Dateline - reviews and press
14 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light - publication and production
15 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light - fundraising and donors
16 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light - printers
17 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light - Levertov correspondence
18 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light - publicity and promotion
19 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light - reviews
20 Chance, Jane / R.O. Wells - Mapping the Cosmos - publication and production
21 Chance, Jane / R.O. Wells - Mapping the Cosmos - publicity, promotion, brochure
22 Clark, Susan - Hartmann von Aue - publication and production
23 Clark, Susan - Hartmann von Aue - reviews, advertising, and promotion
24 Copeland, James E. - New Directions in Linguistics and Semiotics - publication and production
25 Copeland, James E. - New Directions in Linguistics and Semiotics - promotion and brochure
26 Copeland, James E. - New Directions in Linguistics and Semiotics - review and review copies
27 Copeland, James E. - New Directions in Linguistics and Semiotics - space ads
28 Copeland, James E. - New Directions in Linguistics and Semiotics - Benjamins correspondence
29 Govenar, Alan - The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues - publication and production
30 Govenar, Alan - The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues - publicity, promotion, FotoFest
31 Govenar, Alan - The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues - reviews
32 Govenar, Alan - grants
33 Gross, Jonathan David - Lady Melbourne - information and correspondence
34 Herget, James - American Jurisprudence: 1870-1970 - publication and production
35 Herget, James - American Jurisprudence: 1870-1970 - direct mail and marketing
36 Herget, James - American Jurisprudence: 1870-1970 - awards, review copies, reviews
37 Holley, Linda Tarte - Chaucer's Measuring Eye - publication and production
38 Holley, Linda Tarte - Chaucer's Measuring Eye - marketing and promotion
39 Holley, Linda Tarte - Chaucer's Measuring Eye - review copies and reviews
40 Klosterman, Leo J. - 100 Years of Science and Technology in Texas - publication and promotion
41 Klosterman, Leo J. - 100 Years of Science and Technology in Texas - publicity and promotion
42 Klosterman, Leo J. - 100 Years of Science and Technology in Texas - reviews
Box Folder
3 1 Krause, George - A Retrospective - publication and production
2 Krause, George - A Retrospective - donors and fundraising
3 Krause, George - A Retrospective - marketing and publicity
4 Krause, George - A Retrospective - events
5 Krause, George - A Retrospective - editorial
6 Kulstad, Mark - Essays on the Philosophy of Liebniz
7 McMillan, Ann - The Legend of Good Women - publication and production
8 McMillan, Ann - The Legend of Good Women - promotion and brochure
9 McMillan, Ann - The Legend of Good Women - space ads
10 McMillan, Ann - The Legend of Good Women - reviews
11 Meiners, Fredericka - A History of Rice University - publication and production
12 Meiners, Fredericka - A History of Rice University - promotion
13 Meiners, Fredericka - A History of Rice University - review copies
14 Meiners, Fredericka - A History of Rice University - publication party, Rice Historical Commission December 8, 1982
15 Morehead, James - A Walking Tour of Rice University - publication and production
16 Morehead, James - A Walking Tour of Rice University - marketing and promotion
17 Morehead, James - A Walking Tour of Rice University - reprint
18 Morris, Sylvia Stallings - William Marsh Rice and his Institute
19 Piper, William Bowman - Immaterial Aesthetics - publication and production
20 Piper, William Bowman - Immaterial Aesthetics - promotion
21 Piper, William Bowman - Immaterial Aesthetics - reviews
22 Stapanian, Juliette - Mayakovsky's Cubo-Futurist Vision - publication and production
23 Stapanian, Juliette - Mayakovsky's Cubo-Futurist Vision - promotion
24 Stapanian, Juliette - Mayakovsky's Cubo-Futurist Vision - reviews
25 Stapanian, Juliette - Mayakovsky's Cubo-Futurist Vision - photographs
26 Thompson, Ewa - The Search for Self-Definition in Russian Literature - publication and production
27 Thompson, Ewa - The Search for Self-Definition in Russian Literature - promotion
28 Thompson, Ewa - The Search for Self-Definition in Russian Literature - reviews and notices
29 Tracy, Michael, et al - The River Pierce - publication, production, and reviews
30 Tveten, John - Butterflies of Houston - publication and production
31 Tveten, John - Butterflies of Houston - fundraising
32 Tveten, John - Butterflies of Houston - moths
33 Tveten, John - Butterflies of Houston - catalog and PR
34 Von der Mehden, Fred - The Ethnic Groups of Houston - publication and production
35 Von der Mehden, Fred - The Ethnic Groups of Houston - marketing and promotion
36 Von der Mehden, Fred - The Ethnic Groups of Houston - reviews
37 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out - publication and production
38 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out - publicity and promotion
39 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out - radio, television, book signings
40 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out - ads
41 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out - jacket
42 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out - reviews and notices
43 Winningham, Geoff - A Place of Dreams: Houston, an American City - publication and production
44 Winningham, Geoff - A Place of Dreams: Houston, an American City - promotion
45 Winningham, Geoff - Rice University: A 75th Anniversary Portrait - publication and production
46 Winningham, Geoff - Rice University: A 75th Anniversary Portrait - promotion
47 Winningham, Geoff - Rice University: A 75th Anniversary Portrait - Brazos Bookstore reception



Series III: Photographs, 1983-1996

Box Folder
4 1 Beasley, Ellen - The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston / Galveston Guidebook
2 Brown, Peter - Seasons of Light
3 Chance, Jane and R.O. Wells - Mapping the Cosmos
+ negatives
4 Clark, Susan L. - Hartmenn von Aue: Landscapes of Mind
5 Copeland, James E. - New Directions in Linguistics and Semiotics
6 Govenar, Alan - The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues
+ negatives
7 Herget, James - American Jurisprudence: 1870-1970
8 Holley, Linda Tarte - Chaucer's Measuring Eye
9 Klosterman, Leo J. - 100 years of Science and Technology
+ negatives
10 Krause, George
11 Morehead, James C. - A Walking Tour of Rice University
+ negative
12 Stapanian, Juliette R. - Mayakovsky's Cubo-Futurist Vision
+ negatives
13 Thompson, Ewa - The Search for Self-Destruction in Russian Literature
14 Tracy, Michael. et al - The River Pierce
+ negatives
15 Tveten, John - Butterflies of Houston
+ negatives
16 Von der Mehden, Fred - The Ethnic Groups of Houston
17 Westheimer, David - Sitting it Out
18 Winningham, Geoff - A Place of Dreams: Houston, an American City
+ slides and negatives
19 Winningham, Geoff - Rice University: A 75th Anniversary Portrait
+ negatives
20 Morehead, James C. Jr. - A Walking Tour of Rice University



Series IV: Oversize materials and multi-media

Box Folder
4 21 Files for Lady Melbourne, Byron's Corbeau Blanc, and Galveston Architecture Guidebook
3.5" diskettes
22 3.5" diskette files
compact disk
23 Statistics questionnaire 1990-1993
5.25" diskette
Box
5 Award certificate for Mojo - AAUP 1993
Award certificate for The See-Through Years - International Architecture Book Awards May 12, 1994
"Yemanga" - Montevideo, Uruguay - The River Pierce
Winningham, Geoff - Rice University: A 75th Anniversary Portrait
Mounted letter from Gov. Ann Richards for sending The See-Through Years October 27, 1992
Mounted letter from Gov. Ann Richards for sending The Mojo December 14, 1992
Rice University Press banner
Poster - The Galveston That Was, by Howard Barnstone
Rolled Rice University Press book jackets
The Galveston That Was - Steve Smith Sunday (VHS) May 22, 1994
Galveston: The Gilded Age of the Golden Isle - Houston Public Television (VHS)
map-drawer
73 Promotional poster of George Krause and The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues
David Westheimer's "Sitting It Out" promotional poster
"Mojo" photos by Keith Carter, framed poster



Series V: Addendum, 1983-1999

Box Folder
6 1 Madame Gilberte Brassai agreement
2 Fotofest agreement
3 Galveston Historical Foundation agreements
4 DNP contract
5 Barrie Scardino contract
6 Author contracts
7 Contracts for books out of print, 1983-1989
8 Texas A&M - Rice contracts, 1997
9 Texas A&M Press transfer contracts, 1990-1996
10 UT - Rice Press, 1997
11 Museum of Fine Art, Houston - Rice Press, 1995-1997
12 Permission to publish/copy requests, 1996-1999
13 Book inventory, 1996
14 Rights transfers, 1996
15 Reviews - Between Two Waters: Narratives of Transculturation in Latin America (Silvia Spitta) and Heaven of Animals: Photographs of Keith Carter, 1997
16 Close down status, 1996 1996