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Biographical / Historical

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: General Files

Series II: Candidate Files

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Dean of Humanities Search Committee records, 1994-1995 UA 054



Title: Rice University Dean of Humanities Search Committee records
Dates: 1994-1995
Identification: UA 054
Quantity: 2.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The decision of Allen Matusow to return to teaching after 14 years as serving as dean of the School of Humanities at Rice University prompted the creation of a search committee to identify candidates to fill the post.

Under the directive of provost, David Auston, the committee was charged with conducting a national search, including candidates from Rice University. Edith Wyschogrod, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies acted as chair for the committee.

Stanford Professor Judith Brown was named the new dean on August 21, 1995. She obtained her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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Scope and Contents

The material in this collection is divided into two series. Series I includes the general files collected by the committee, such as agendas, minutes, advertising, letters to and from candidates, itineraries, and other types of correspondence and files related to committee work.

Series II includes the candidate’s files listed alphabetically and includes letters, resumes, etc. The original folders were marked with colored dots to indicate the following: Blue – Tier One – CV’s received prior to January 1, 1995; Red – Tier Two – CV’s received from January 1, 1995 to present; Green – Finalists (see General Correspondence File). This information was added to the archival folders by writing the color(s) of the dots on the front of the folders. Some of the folders had no colored dots and were designated as none of the archival folder. There was no date indicated as to when the dots were applied. See the Meeting Minutes folder (1.15) for committee’s actions in selecting finalists.

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Restrictions

Restrictions

The papers are restricted and permission to use these records must be obtained from the Provost’s Office. Form to request permission may be obtained from Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dean of Humanities Search, 1994-95, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: General Files

Box Folder
1 1 Accounts Payable Files
2 Advertising Information
3 Calendar
4 Candidate's List
5 Candidate's Packages/Itinerary, Contact Person
6 Committee Information
7 Contacts and Sources
8 External Letters/encl. Advertisement
9 External Letters/To Colleges and Universities
10 General Correspondence
11 Humanities Chairs Self Studies
12 Internal Letters/encl. Advertisement
13 Letter Samples
14 Meeting Agendas
15 Meetings Minutes
16 Memos
17 Ranking Procedures
18 Special Handout Materials
19 Special Meetings with Chairs and Program Directors of Humanities Departments

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Series II: Candidate Files

Box Folder
2 1-39 Candidate files, alphabetical

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