Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice Institute Library records, 1914-1952 UA 012



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Rice Institute library records
Dates: 1914-1952
Identification: UA 012
Quantity: 19 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical note

During its first academic year the Rice Institute did not have a library, but in the second year that began September 1913, temporary quarters for the Institute’s library were provided on the second floor of the Administration Building [Lovett Hall]. The "temporary" library space became inadequate as early as 1921 overflowing into two additional floors and expanding to several departmental libraries in other buildings. In 1949, the library moved out of the Administration Building when Fondren Library was completed.


Scope and Contents

The Records consist of early library records, including, correspondence with other university libraries, book lists, inventories of furniture and fixtures, and general correspondence.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Use restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Rice Institute library records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Academic libraries -- Texas
Universities and colleges
Rice University
Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Rice Institute library records, UA 012, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Received from Fondren Library, June 1988


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1913-1952

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1918-1919
2 Lovett, E.O. 1913-1918
3 McCants, J.T. 1914-1917
4 Stechert and Company 1913-1914
5 Stechert and Company 1914-1915
6 Stechert and Company 1915-1916
7 Stechert and Company 1916
8 Stechert and Company 1916-1917
9 Stechert and Company 1917-1918
10 Furniture and Fixtures 1914-1918
11 Stechert and other booksellers 1914-1917
12 Biology: Huxley, Muller, Altenburg 1913-1919
13 Exchanges 1914-1918
14 Harvard College Library 1914-1916
15 Rice Insititute Library book list 1912
Box Folder
2 1 University of Illinois 1914-1918
2 Carnegie Institute of Washington 1913-1918
3 Stechert and Company 1913-1914
4 Stechert and Company 1913-1917
5 Buchhandlung Gustav Fock 1914-1915
6 Correspondence 1915-1917
7 Correspondence 1917-1919
8 Correspondence 1915-1919
9 Latin and Classics 1915-1918
10 Mechanical Engineering 1916-1919
11 Mechanical Engineering 1914-1917
12 Electrical Engineering 1917-1918
13 Engineering 1914-1917
14 Philology and Literature 1915-1918
15 Military Science 1915-1919
16 Library of Congress 1913-1917
Box Folder
3 1 Library of Congress 1917-1918
2 Correspondence 1914-1917
3 Library Administration 1917-1918
4 University of Texas 1915-1916
5 German 1914-1917
6 Chemistry 1914-1918
7 Chemistry 1917-1919
8 Book firms 1913-1917
9 Correspondence 1914-1916
10 Correspondence 1916
11 Correspondence 1916-1918
12 Correspondence 1916-1918
13 Correspondence 1915-1918
Box Folder
4 1 Serials - claims and correspondence 1916-1917
2 Binding 1915-1918
3 ALA Committee on Importations (1918); German and other booksellers (1917-1918)
4 Correspondence, lists concerning inmportation of German books and periodicals ordered from Germany 1916-1918
5 Estimates - General 1914-1919
6 Sales 1914-1918
7 Emil Borgmann 1916
8 Houston Lyceum and Carnegie Library 1916-1918
9 Library Committee budget 1918-1919
10 Library Committee 1915-1920
11 Library Committee 1914-1918
12 Library Committee budget
13 Notices, circulation letters 1914-1915
Box Folder
4a 1 Correspondence A-B 1913-1917
2 Correspondence C-D 1914-1917
3 Correspondence E-G 1914-1917
4 Correspondence H-L 1914-1917
5 Correspondence M-N 1914-1917
6 Correspondence P-R
7 Correspondence S 1914-1917
8 Correspondence T-Z 1914-1917
9 Stechert and Co. - quotations, estimates
10 Ledger - early accounts of library orders through April 1919
Box Folder
5 1 Architecture - William Ward Watkin 1915-1918
2 Education 1916-1918
3 Engineering 1916-1918
4 Fine Arts 1915-1918
5 Government publications 1914-1917
6 Mathematics 1915-1919
7 Philosophy, Education, Religion 1915-1918
8 Philosophy, Physics 1914-1919
9 Physical Education - Arbuckle, Roe 1916
10 Spanish, Classical Literature 1915-1919
11 General correspondence 1915-1917
12 General correspondence 1917-1918
13 General correspondence 1918-1919
Box Folder
6 1 Complimentary publicatons received 1916-1919
2 Books offered to libary 1916
3 Bureau of Mines 1918
4 Student assistants 1917
5 Accounts - Stechert 195-1917
6 Correspondence - overdues 1916-1918
7 Government publications - Geology 1916-1918
8 Quantities and titles of library books 1917
9 Gift publications - Carnegie 1917-1918
10 Gifts 1916-1918
11 Gifts 1916-1919
12 Smithsonian Institution 1917-1919
13 Quotations and correspondence 1913-1914
14 American Red Cross 1918
15 Correspondence 1918-1920
16 Physics (1913); Rice Institute Pamphlet distribution (1918)
17 General correspondence 1918-1920
18 German periodicals (1919); general correspondence (1918-1919)
19 General correspondence 1919-1920
20-24 General correspondence 1919
Box Folder
7 1 Library salary survey, general correspondence 1919
2 General correspondence 1919-1920
3-9 General correspondence 1920
10 Library committee reports
11 General correspondence 1919-1921
12 General correspondence 1920-1921
13 Library estimated budget, general correspondence 1920-1921
14 General correspondence 1920
15 General correspondence 1919-1922
16 General correspondence 1920-1921
17 General correspondence 1920
18 General correspondence 1920-1921
Box Folder
7a 1 General correspondence 1918-1921
2 General correspondence 1920-1922
3 General correspondence 1920-1921
4 General correspondence (unnumbered) 1913-1920
Box Folder
8 1 General correspondence 1921-1922
2 General correspondence 1920-1921
3 General correspondence 1921-1922
4 General correspondence 1921
5 General correspondence 1921
6 General correspondence 1921-1922
7 General correspondence 1921
8 General correspondence 1921
9-11 General correspondence 1921-1922
12 General correspondence 1921-1923
13 General correspondence 1921-1923, 1929
14 General correspondence 1922-1924
15 Book publishers' case presented to the Senate Finance Committee, 1921; general correspondence, 1922
16-18 General correspondence
Box Folder
9 1 Rice Institute Pamphlet on Dante Sexcentenary Lectures 1921-1922
2 General correspondence 1921-1922
3-4 General correspondence 1922
5 Equipment, general correspondence 1922
6 National Education Association; general correspondence 1917-1927
7 Library administrative material, 1922; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and general correspondence, 1922-1926
8 General correspondence 1922-1923
9 General correspondence 1922-1926
10 General correspondence 1922-1932
11 General correspondence 1922-1924
12 General correspondence 1921-1927
13-14 General correspondence 1923
15 General correspondence 1923-1925
(includes Tsanoff letter from Germany regarding book pricing)
16 Library committee reports and budget, 1923-1925; general correspondence, 1923-1924
17 General correspondence 1923
(includes letter from Julia Ideson, librarian, Houston Public Library)
Box Folder
10 1 General correspondence 1923-1924
2-4 General correspondence 1923
5 General correspondence 1923-1924
(including globe blueprint)
6 General correspondence 1923-1925
7 General correspondence 1923
8 General correspondence 1923-1924
(including shelving blueprints)
9 General correspondence 1924
10-11 General correspondence 1923-1924
12 General correspondence 1924
13-14 General correspondence 1924-1925
15 Library statistics and surveys, 1921-1926; general correspondence, 1924
16 General correspondence 1924
17 General correspondence 1923-1925
Box Folder
11 1 General correspondence 1923-1924
2 General correspondence 1923-1926
3 General correspondence 1924-1926
4 General correspondence 1921-1925
5-6 General correspondence 1924-1925
7 General correspondence 1925
8 General correspondence 1925-1928
9 General correspondence 1925, 1930
10 General correspondence 1924-1925
11 Chemistry/Library equipment, general correspondence 1924-1925
12-13 General correspondence 1925
14 General correspondence 1925-1926
Box Folder
12 1 General correspondence 1925
2-3 General correspondence 1925-1926
4-5 General correspondence 1924-1926
6-9 General correspondence 1925-1926
10 General correspondence 1926
11 General correspondence 1925-1929
12 General correspondence 1926-1927
13-14 General correspondence 1926
15 General correspondence 1925-1927
16 General correspondence 1926-1927
Box Folder
13 1 General correspondence 1926-1927
2 General correspondence 1924-1926
3-7 General correspondence 1926-1927
8-9 General correspondence 1927
10 General correspondence 1926-1927
11-15 General correspondence 1927
16 Library budget reports and data, 1927-1928; general correspondence, 1926-1927
17 General correspondence 1927
18 General correspondence 1927-1928
Box Folder
14 1 Library administrative information, general correspondence 1927-1928
2 Acquisition of Titchenen Library; general correspondence 1927-1928
3 General correspondence 1927-1928
4-7 General correspondence 1928
8 General correspondence 1927-1928
9 Overdues, reserves, and lost books list; general correspondence 1927-1928
10 Library statistics, 1927-1928; general correspondence, 1927-1929
11 General correspondence 1927-1928
12 General correspondence 1928
13 Marshall Law books acquisition, 1928; general correspondence, 1928-1929
Box Folder
15 1 General correspondence 1928-1931
2-3 General correspondence 1928-1929
4 General correspondence 1929
5 Physics building/library, general correspondence 1929
6 General correspondence 1929
7 Library budget process, general correspondence 1929
8 General correspondence 1929-1930
9-11 General correspondence 1929
12 General correspondence 1929-1933
13 Library statistics, 1928-1930; general correspondence, 1929-1930
Box Folder
16 1 DeBow's review, general correspondence 1930-1931
2 General correspondence 1927-1930
3-4 General correspondence 1930
5 General correspondence 1938
6 General correspondence 1938-1939
7-9 General correspondence 1938
10 Gifts (Owen Wister, Tsanoff), general correspondence 1938-1939
11 Library administrative information, 1939; French Consulate gift, 1938-1939; general correspondence, 1938-1941
Box Folder
17 1 General correspondence 1938-1939
2-3 General correspondence 1939
4 Report of acting librarian, 1921; general correspondence, 1924, 1939
5 General correspondence 1939
6 General correspondence 1938-1940
7 General correspondence 1939
8 Library statistics, 1938-1939; general correspondence, 1939
9 General correspondence 1939
10-12 General correspondence 1939-1940
13 General correspondence 1937-1940
14 General correspondence 1940
15 General correspondence 1938-1940
16 General correspondence 1940-1941
17-19 General correspondence 1940
20 General correspondence, 1940; gift of College Women's Club, 1943
Box Folder
18 1 General correspondence 1925, 1939-1940
2 General correspondence 1939-1940
3-4 General correspondence 1940
5 Library statistics and general correspondence 1939-1940
6 General correspondence 1940-1941
7 ALA major acquisitions survey, general correspondence 1940
8 General correspondence 1940
9-12 General correspondence 1940-1941
13 General correspondence 1941
14 Books purchased with OWLS funds, 1939-1941; general correspondence, 1941
15 General correspondence 1941
16 General correspondence 1941-1942
17 Library survey, general correspondence 1941
Box Folder
19 1 Report on library, 1941; general correspondence, 1941, 1947
2 Statement regarding importation of foreign books and periodicals, 1940; general correspondence, 1941
3-4 General correspondence 1941
5 General correspondence 1940-1942
6 General correspondence 1938, 1941
7 Statistics for art and architecture books and periodicals, 1941; gifts, 1941; general correspondence, 1941-1942
8 Important materials added, 1940-1941; library loans to Faculty Club, 1941-1942; general correspondence, 1941-1942
9-11 General correspondence 1941-1942
12 Memorandum on conservation of cultural resources in time of war, December 26, 1941, and related correspondence; gifts 1941-1942; general correspondence, 1941-1942
13 General correspondence 1941-1942
Box Folder
20 1-2 General correspondence 1942
3 Joint committee on importations and correspondence regarding wartime shipments 1941-1943
4 Gifts and general correspondence 1942
5 General correspondence 1942
6 Summary of library statistics, 1912-1942; distribution of books added, 1939-1942; general correspondence, 1942
7 General correspondence 1942
8 General correspondence 1942-1943
9 General correspondence 1942-1944
10 General correspondence 1942-1943
11 General correspondence 1943
Box Folder
21 1 Library statistics, 1942-1943; general correspondence, 1943-1944
2 Gift from OWLS, 1944; general correspondence, 1943-1944
3 Melton-Seaman-Christian gift, 1943; general correspondence, 1944
4 General correspondence 1944
5 Library statistics, 1944-1945; general correspondence, 1944-1946
6 General correspondence 1944-1945
Box Folder
22 1 Library report to the Department of Architecture, 1945; gift from McKinney estate, 1944; general correspondence, 1944-1945
2 General correspondence 1944-1945
3 General correspondence 1945-1946
4 General correspondence 1921-1922, 1946-1947
Box Folder
23 1 General correspondence 1946
2 General correspondence 1945-1947
3 General correspondence 1946-1948
4 General correspondence 1946-1947
Box Folder
24 1 Rice Institute Pamphlet correspondence 1920s-1940s
2 Titchener library catalog 1927
(technical library of Prof. E.B. Titchener)
3 Handbook of New York Public Library (first edition) June 1916
4 Titles and call numbers of the periodocal literature of on science and technology in the Rice Institute Library September 1935
5 Faculty personal orders 1923-1924
6 Faculty personal orders 1924-1927
7 Book orders for Navy contract 1951-1952
(war, atomic bomb vulnerability, psychology)
Box Folder
25 1 Faculty personal orders 1923-1924
2 Library charges, overdues, and lost books 1938-1948
3 General correspondence 1942-1948
4 Library committee meeting regarding space needs, 1929; report of the acting librarian (Alice Dean), 1935; library statistics, 1912-1935
5 Faculty personal orders 1939-1947
6 Library of Congress: Cooperative Acquisitions Project, 1946-1948; Farmington Plan, 1947; general correspondence, 1929-c. 1939
Box Folder
26 1 Evening library hours and regulations for male and female students 1948-1949
2 Memorial book donations and funds, 1948-1949; book plate designs (general and Semper Fidelis club)
3 Booksellers general correspondence 1948-1949
4 Gifts - routine 1946
5 Gifts - routine 1947
6 Gifts - special 1947
7 Gifts - special 1948
8 Gifts - routine 1948



Series II: Accounts, 1919-1941

Box Folder
27 1 Library budgets 1921/1922-1934/1935
2 Library budgets 1935/1936-1942/1943
Order ledgers 1922-1934
Box
28 Order ledgers 1935-1941
Box
29 Accounts ledgers 1919/1920-1934/1935