Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Presidential Search Committee records (George Rupp), 1984-1985 UA 055



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Presidential Search Committee records (George Rupp)
Dates: 1984-1985
Abstract: Records reflecting the official business of the Presidential Search Committee, 1984-1985, including documentation of student, faculty, and alumni input; nominations; candidate files; and white paper preparation. This search resulted in the hire of George Rupp as President of Rice University.
Identification: UA 055
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Scope and Contents

Records reflecting the official business of the Presidential Search Committee, 1984-1985, including documentation of student, faculty, and alumni input; nominations; candidate files; and white paper preparation. This search resulted in the hire of George Rupp as President of Rice University.


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.

Conditions Governing Access

These records are restricted and require permission from the Office of the President for access. Contact woodson@rice.edu for assistance in making this request.

Conditions Governing Use

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


Index Terms

College presidents
minutes (administrative records)
letters (correspondence)
reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Presidential Search Committee records (George Rupp), 1984-1985, UA 055, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Woodson Research Center in 2005.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Search process documentation

Box Folder
1 1 Presidential profile
2 List of candidates and ratings
3 Correspondence - committee members
4 General correspondence
5 Committee members, phone lists
6 Meeting minutes, May 1984 - February 1985
7 Expenditures summary
8 Meeting expenditures
9 Expenditures, various
Expenditures, administrative
Box Folder
1 11 Expenditures, travel
12 Expenditures, supplies and equipment
13 Expenditures, telephone
14 Publication - Presidential Search: A Guide to the Process
Box Folder
2 1 General publications and newsclippings
2 Newspaper clippings and press releases
3 Quotes
4 Solicitation letters, May - Septmeber 1984
5 Meeting summaries, May 1984-February 1985
6 Scheduling, May 1984 - February 1985
7-8 Candidate files
9 Letters of recommendation, May - August, 1984
10 Nomination summary sheets
Box Folder
3 1 Nomination summary sheets
2 Notes from committee members
3 Search committee letterhead samples
4-9 Notes from campus representatives (undergraduates, faculty, alumni, graduate students)



Series II: Search results announcements and reports

Box Folder
3 10 George Rupp bio and cv information
11 George Rupp, media coverage
12 Follow-up and responses to Rupp appointment
13 Search consultants
14 Committee files backed up on disc (IBM Displaywriter Diskettes 8.25 floppy discs)
15 Complete History and Final Report, 1984-1985