Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University History Department records, 1962-2006 UA 026



creator Rice University. Department of History
Title: Rice University History Department records
Dates: 1962-2006
Abstract: These administrative files of the Rice University History Department reflect the daily business of the department, including meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, program and committee files, faculty files, Rorschach Lecture files and CHLI project files. This material begins with the 1960s and goes through the 1980s, when the department was significantly expanded.
Identification: UA 026
Quantity: 10 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The department of history at Rice University was established in 1912 with the founding of the university itself (then named Rice Institute). The humanities, and especially historical studies, were a substantial component to the university's original founding purpose. Edgar Odell Lovett, the first President of Rice Institute, envisioned that the department would offer courses in ancient and modern history, as well as specializations in American, Texas, South American, and legal history. The department's first history professor was Robert G. Caldwell.

The department awarded its first doctorate in history in 1933 to Albert Grant Madison, but did not do so again for nearly three decades. As the department grew, it gained national prominence in the fields of the history of the American South and Civil War. Two widely-regarded editing projects, the Journal of Southern History and Papers of Jefferson Davis, have been housed at Rice for more than five decades.

The department's size expanded in the early 1980s. The faculty was comprised of leading scholars in the fields of American, European, intellectual and cultural, African, Caribbean, Jewish, and world history.

The department today is considered one of the largest and strongest at Rice and also enjoys national prestige. The history of the American South continues to be the department's strongest area of concentration; however, the department also offers formidable specialties in European and world history. The graduate program is designed to train professional research scholars who seek employment at academic institutions and has enjoyed an unusually successful placement record in the midst of a demanding job market. Graduate students have traditionally received generous funding packages with the intention of reducing time-consuming teaching loads.


Scope and Contents

These administrative files of the Rice University History Department reflect the daily business of the department, including meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, program and committee files, faculty files, Rorschach Lecture files and CHLI project files. This material begins with the 1960s and goes through the 1980s, when the department was significantly expanded.

Faculty Files are restricted for privacy reasons and include correspondence with faculty and administration, including various Rice presidents, conference papers/articles/publications, CVs, research/travel funding requests, student evaluations, hiring and promotions, and personnel/salary information.

The Center for the History of Leadership Institutions (CHLI) was established in the early 1980s to meet the need for written histories of business, professional and public sector organizations in the Southwest. The Center produced written histories for corporations and served both to teach an organization about itself and to provide a basis for better public understanding. The Center was founded by Rice history professor Harold M. Hyman. The CHLI material includes business invoices, correspondence, funding requests for research and travel, and short corporate histories. It is restricted for privacy reasons but can be prepared for access upon request.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research except for the Faculty Files and CHLI files, which contain personnel information. Access to those files must be approved by written permission. Contact woodson@rice.edu for assistance.

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 from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center. Contact woodson@rice.edu for assistance.


Index Terms

awards
minutes (administrative records)
reports
financial records
History -- Study and teaching
letters (correspondence)
Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University History Department records, 1962-2006, UA 026, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred to the Woodson Research Center in 2010.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Departmental meeting minutes and memos, 1963-1987

Box Folder
1 1 Departmental meeting minutes, 1963/64-65/66
2 Departmental correspondence, memos, lists, 1963/64-1965/66
3 Departmental correspondence, memos, misc., 1966/67-1968/69
4 Departmental correspondence, memos, lists, 1969/70
5 Departmental correspondence, memos, etc., 1970/71-1974/75
6 Departmental meeting minutes, 1981/82
7 Departmental correspondence, memos, minutes, 1982/83
8 Departmental correspondence, memos, minutes, 1983/84
9 Departmental correspondence, memos, minutes, 1985/86
10 Awards – Loncope, Gardner, 1975



Series II: Committees and Programs, 1962-1987

Box Folder
1 11 Curriculum/Graduate Studies/Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1963/64, 65/66-66/67
12 Ford Program, 1960s
13 Graduate Committee, 1963/64-1967/68
14 Graduate Committee, 1969/70
15 Graduate Committee, 1970/71
16 Graduate Committee, 1971/72
17 Graduate Committee, 1972/73-1973/74
18 Graduate Committee, 1974/75
Box Folder
2 1 Graduate Committee, 1979/80
2 Graduate Committee, 1986/87
3 Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1968/69-1969/70
4 Interdisciplinary Program, recommendations, 1962/63
5 Jones Chair, 1979
6 Kreisky Lecture, 1965
7 Library, 1986/87
8 [Dept.] Library Committee, 1964/65-1966/67
9 [Dept.] Library Committee, 1971
10 NDEA general, 1959-69
11 Placement Committee, 1971
12 Prize Committee, 1983
13 Salary Committee, 1980/81-1983
14 Salary Committee, 1986/87
15 Search Committee (Intellectual History), 1983/84
16 Search Committee (Latin America), 1981/82
17 Search Committee (Southern History), 1980
18 Medieval Symposium, 1986



Series III: Faculty files (restricted), 1970-2006

Scope and Contents
Contents include correspondence faculty and administration, including various Rice presidents, conference papers/articles/publications, CVs, research/travel funding requests, student evaluations, hiring and promotions, and personnel/salary information.
Box
3 Last names A - K
Box
4 Last names L-R
Box
5 Last names S-T
Box
6 Last names V-Z



Series IV: Rorschach Lectures, 1987-2004 1987-2004

Scope and Contents
The Harold E. and Margaret H. Rorschach Lecture in American Legal-Constitutional History annual lectures sponsored by the department of history. The lectures are intended for law-related scholars to expose ideas and provide discussion on contemporary and historical issues of legal import. The collection consists of correspondence between the department and lecturers, as well as copies of logisictal matters, such as travel expenses.
Box Folder
7 1 Kutler, Stanley. 1987.
2 Schlesinger, Arthur. 1987.
3 Palmer, Robert. 1989.
4 Robinson, Donald L. 1990.
5 Kerber, Linda. 1990.
6 Katz, Stanley. 1990.
7 Dallek, Robert. 1991.
8 Urofsky, Melvin. 1992.
9 Lewis, Anthony. 1993.
10 Hull and Hoffer. 1994.
11 Newman, Roger. 1994.
12 DeVille, Kenneth. 1995.
13 Schafer, Judith. 1996.
14 Rakover, Jack. 1996
15 Paulsen, Jim. 1996.
16 Higginbotham, A. Leon, Jr.
17 Greenhouse, Linda. 1997.
18 Kutler-Katz Co-Sponsored Lectures. 1997-98.
19 Russell, Thomas D.
20 Caldwell, Peter C. and Willrich, Michael. 1999.
21 Rorschach Lecture Committee
22A Katz, Stanley. 1999.
22B Katz, Stanley. 1999.
23 Rabban, David. 2000.
24A Courtwright, David T. 2000.
24B Courtwright, David T. 2000.
24C Courtwright, David T. 2000.
25 Farber, Daniel. 2004.



Series V: CHLI Project and Archaeology Project (restricted), 1980-1986

Scope and Contents
The Center for the History of Leadership Institutions (CHLI) was established in the early 1980s to meet the need for written histories of business, professional and public sector organizations in the Southwest. The Center produced written histories for corporations and served both to teach an organization about itself and to provide a basis for better public understanding. The Center was founded by Rice history professor Harold M. Hyman.
The CHLI material includes business invoices, correspondence, funding requests for research and travel, and short corporate histories.
Box Folder
8 1 Publicity Packets
2 Publicity Packets
3 Publicity Packets
4 University of Houston, 1985-86.
5 Expenses, Budgets, and Receipts
6 Staff Info.
7 HH Chrono. - II. April 1, 1980.
8 Megan Seaholm
9 HH; Meetings: Minutes
10 HH: Marchiafava, L.
11 HH: Van Helden, A.
12 HH: Speer, J.
13 Marram, Michelle
14 Winkler, Mary G.
15 HH: Chronological (I), June 1, 1980-March 31, 1980
16 Univ. of Houston, 1984-85.
17 NPA, CHI, NASA, 1983
18 NPA-CHLI, NASA Pre-Contract File
19 NPA-CHLI, NASA, Pre-Contract File
20 NPA-CHLI Publicity
21 Digging into Corporate History
22 CHLI-Publicity. Public Historians Search For....
23 CHLI-Publicity, History's Hired Hands
24 NPA-CHLI, Board of Consultants
25 NPA-CHLI, Board of Directors
26 NPA-CHLI, Central File
27 Personnel
28 Guilmartin, J.
29 FAC #
30 NPA-CHLI, Grant Proposal -UTHSC, Phase 1
31 CHLI-UTHSC, Phase 1 Budget
31-32 Margurite Johnston Proposal
33 Archaeology Project



Series VI: Annual Reports

Box Folder
9 1 1979/80
2 1980/81
3 1981/82
4 1982/83
5 1983/84
6 1984/85
7 1985/86
8 1986/87
9 1987/88
10 1988/89
11 1989/90
12 1990/91
13 1991/92
14 1992/93
15 1993/94
16 1994/95
17 1995/96
18 1996/97
19 1997/98
20 1999
21 2000
22 2001
23 2002
24 2003
25 2004
26 2005



Series VII: Self-Studies

Box Folder
9 27 1973
28-29 1984-85
30 Panel report on Graduate education, c. 1984
31 1998



Series VIII: Courses & Programs

Box Folder
9 32 1975-81
33 1979-86
34 Humanities core
35 1982-89
36 1987-88
37 Ancient Studies workshop, 1988-89
38 1988-89
39 East European colloquium, 1989
40 Coherent Minor, 1989-90
41 1992-93
42 1993-94
43 1994-95
44 1995-96
45 1996-97
46 Writing Survey, 1997
47 1997-98
Box Folder
10 1 1998-99
2 1999-2000
3 2000-01
4 Summer 2000-05
5 Institute of Southern Studies, 2001
6 2001-02
7 2002-03
8 World/global concentration, 2002-03
9 2003-04
10 2004-05
11 2005-06
12 Exchange Abroad Program, 2006
13 Sections, 2006-07
14 2006-07
15 Writing History, n.d.



Series IX: Lectures/speakers

Box Folder
10 16 Kalb lectures, 1977-89
17 Visiting, 1979-82
18 Kalb lectures, 1979-85
19 1988-89
20 1990-91
21 1991-92
22 1992-93
23 'Beer Barrel' seminars, 1992-93
24 1993-94
25 2003-04



Series X: Financial

Subseries A: Account summaries
Box Folder
10 26 1981-82
27 1982-83
28 1983-84
29 1984-85
30 1985-86
31 1986-87
32 1987-88
33 1988-89
Subseries B: Budgets
Box Folder
10 34 1963-89
35 1965-67
36 1968-69
37 1968-71
38 1969-70
39 1970-71
40 1971-72
41 1972-73
42 1973-74
43 1974-75
44 1975-76
Box Folder
1976-77 45 1976-77
Box Folder
10 46 1977-78
data_value_missing_60d1c5c4dfe4f230d611b39fff828a81 1978-79
Box Folder
19 48 1979-80
Box Folder
10 49 1980-81
50 1980-98
51 1981-82
Box Folder
11 1 1982-83
2 1983-84
11 1984-85
4 1985-86
5 1986-87
6 1987-88
7 1988-89
8 Cost containment, 1988-89
9-10 1989-90
11-12 1990-91
13-14 1991-92
15-16 1992-93
17 1993-94
18 1994-95
19 1995-96
20 Research expenditures, 6-1996
21 1997-98
22 1999-2000
23 2001-03
Subseries C: Salary
Box Folder
11 24 1981-82
25 Recommendations, 1991-95
26 Supplements, 1995
27 Staff, 2000
Subseries D: Funds and Endowments
Box Folder
11 28 Endowed chairs
29 Donations, 1980s
30 Katherine Drew Endowment, 1995
31 Katherine Drew Fund, 1998-2006
32 Katherine Drew Fund, 2003-05
33 Charles Garside Memorial Fund
34 Grant appreciation, 2000s
35 John M. Higginbotham estate
36 HISD grant proposal, 2002
37 Hughes Fund, 2004-05
38 Elsie Mann Lear estate
39 Medical History endowment, n.d.
40 Rorschach lecture fund, 2004



Series XI: Committees

Box Folder
11 41 Assignments, 1980s
42 Assignments, 1990s
43 Assignments, 2000s
Subseries A: Library
Box Folder
11 44 1970s-80s
45 1990-91
46 1991-92
47 1992-93
48 1993-94
49 1997-98
Subseries B: Placement
Box Folder
11 50 1973-76
Subseries C: Prize
Box Folder
11 51 1980s-90s
52 1991/92
53 1992/93
54 1993/94
Box Folder
12 1 1996/97
2 1998
3 1998/99
4 1999/2000
5 2000/01
6 2001/02
7 2003
8 2004
9 2005
10 2006
11 2007
12 2008
Subseries D: Retirement
Box Folder
12 13 1998
Subseries E: Salary
Box Folder
12 14 1980s
15 1985
16 1987/88
17 1989/90
18 1990/91
19 1991/92
20 1992/93
21 1993/94
22 1994/95
23 1995/96
24 1996/97
25 1998
26 1999
27 2000
Subseries F: Groups
Box Folder
12 28 Core Planning Group, 1990s



Series XII: Faculty and Lecturers

Box Folder
12 29 Accomplishments
30 Appointments
31 Promotions
32 Promotions and Tenure, 1995
Subseries A: Faculty
Box Folder
12 33 Hyman, Harold
34 Lichtenstein, Alex
35 Maas, Michael
36-38 Quillen, Carol
39-41 Seed, Patricia
Box Folder
13 1 Sherman, Daniel
2 Smith, Richard
3 Sneider, Allison
4 Ward, Kerry
Subseries B: Evaluations
Box Folder
13 5 General
6 Boles, John 1970s-2000
7 Byrd, Alex 2004-05
8 Haskell, Tom 2002
9 Haverkamp, Eva 2000-06
10 Hyman, Harold 1997-
Subseries C: Leaves, appointments, and absences
Box Folder
13 11 1970s-80s
12 1982-87
13 1988/89
14 1989/90
15 1990/91
16 1991/92
17 1992/93
18 1993/94
19 1994/95
20 1995/96
21 1997/98-2001/02
22 2002/03-03/04
Subseries D: Faculty searches
Box Folder
13 23 Ancient Mediterranean, 2005
24 Early Modern Europe, 2006-07
25 Early US, 2004-05
26 Early US, 2005-06
27 French, 2000
28 French, 2004
29-30 German, 1993/94
31 Global/world, 2001/02
32 Japanese, 2000
33 Jewish, 1999/2000
34 Medieval, 2001/02
35 Medieval European, 1991-92
36 Medieval post-doc, 1998
37 Mexico/borderlands, 2004-05
38 Modern Europe, 2001
39 Modern Europe, 2006
40 Modern Germany, 1993-94
41 Science, 2002/03
42 Science, 2004-05
43 Southern US, 2002-03
44 US, 1996-97
45 US (HISD), 2002-03
46 US legal/constitutional, 1997-98
47 US legal/constitutional, 2001-02
48 US 19th century, 2000-01
49 Women's, 2000-01
Subseries E: Visiting/lecturers
Box Folder
13 50 Adler, Eric 2005-06
51 Baker, Laura 2002-03
52 Bjork, James E. 2001-02
53 Chivens, Thomas 2004-06
54 Decker, Michael 2005
55 Foster, Thomas A. 2004/05
56 Guenther, Irene V. 2006
57 Lorchin, Patricia 1999-2000
58 Melosi, Martin 1992
Box Folder
59 59 Rosenheim, James M. 2005
Box Folder
13 60 Schmeller, Mark 2001-02
Box Folder
14 1 Slavin, David 2002-03
2 Snow, Barbara 2001
3 Stahl, Alan M.
4 Turner, Ronald 2006
5 Wilson, Steven H. 2000
6 Zamora, Emilio 1994
7 Autry professorship, 2003



Series XIII: Prizes and Awards

Subseries A: Proposals and applications
Box Folder
14 8 1997
9 1998
10 2000
11 2001
12 2002
13 2003
14 2004
15 2005
16 2006
17 2007
Subseries B: Named awards
Box Folder
14 18 Barnes Fellowship, 2000s
19 Farish Fellowship, 1970s-80s
20 Gardner Dissertation Prize
21-24 Garside Prize
25 Graduate prizes
26 Honors, 2000-05
27 Jameson Fellowship for American Decorative Arts
28 Barbara Field Kennedy Prize, 1970s
29 Barbara Field Kennedy Prize, 1980s
30 Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award in British History
31 Longcope Award
32 Mosle Facutly Research Award, 2000-03
33 Peterson Award
34 Prizes, 1990-91
35 University Awards banquet, 1970-2004
36 Vandiver Scholarship



Series XIV: Undergraduate history

Box Folder
14 37 Honors program
38 History Majors Society, 1998
39 Correspondence
40-41 Advising and tutorial program
Subseries A: Committees
Box Folder
15 1 Curriculum, 1968-76
2 Curriculum, 1974-75
3 Teaching, 1988-89
4 Undergraduate, 1988
5 Undergraduate, 1989-90
6 Undergraduate, 1990-91
7 Undergraduate, 1992/93-93/94
8 Undergraduate, 1994/95
9 Undergraduate, 1994/95-95/96
10 Undergraduate, 1995/96
11 Undergraduate, 1995-98
12 Undergraduate, 1996/97
13 Undergraduate, 1999-2001
14 Undergraduate steering



Series XV: Graduate history

Subseries A: Student representatives
Box Folder
15 15 1986-87
16 1988-89
17 1989-90
18 1990-91
19 1991-92
20 1992-93
21 General
Subseries B: Financial
Box Folder
15 22 Budget, 1990-91
23 Budget, 1991-92
24 Budget, 1992-93
25 Budget, 1993-94
26 Budget, 1994-95
27 Funding, 1995-96
28 Funding, 1996
29 Financial aid, 1970s-90s
30 Financial assistance, 1975-76
Subseries C: Committee
Box Folder
15 31 Minutes, 1969-76
32 1975-78
33 Minutes, 1976-80
34 Minutes, 1980
35 1983-87
36 1987/88
37 Minutes, 1990s
38 1991-93
39 1993-94
40 1994-95
41 1995-96
42 1996-97
Box Folder
16 1 1998
2 1999
3 Rosters, 1960s
Subseries D: Admissions
Box Folder
16 4 1980s
5 1987
6 1990s
7 1992
8 1993-94
9 1998
Subseries E: Rosters and assignments
Box Folder
16 10 Directories, 1976-77
11 1979-85
12 1987-88
13 1988-89
14 1989-90
15 1990
16 1990-91
17 1990-93
18 1991-92
19 1992-93
20 1993-94
21 1994-95
22 1995-97
23 1996-97
24 2000-03
Subseries F: Handbooks
Box Folder
16 25 7-1987
26 7-1988
27 7-1989
28 7-1990
29 7-1991
30 5-1992
31 7-1994
32 8-2001
Subseries G: Business/office
Box Folder
16 33 Affirmative Action, 1970s
34 [graduate student] Brochure, 1990s
35 [departmental] Chair, 1997/98
36 [departmental] Chair, 1998/99
37 [departmental] Chair, 1999/2000
38 [departmental] Chair, 2003
39 Correspondence
40 [graduate] Council, 1970s, 1996
41 Course proposals, 1990s
42 Degree candidates, 1980s-90s
43 Dissertation extensions, 1970s-80s
44 Education Dept., 1989
45 Ellis, Carol 2005-06
46 Enrollments, 1974-
47 Faculty summer research, 1982-2003
48 Foreign language exam, 1980s
49 Graduate-taught courses, 1993-96
50 Handbook for departmental secretaries
Box Folder
17 1 History-Law degree, 1991
2 History-Law program, 1973-75
3 Harold Hyman celebration, 1989
4 Edward Watson Kelley [book] collection
5 Legal studies program, 1970s
6 Library, 1979-80
7 Library, 1990
8 [graduate student] Misbehavior, 1995
9 Newsletters, 1992, 94
10 Office space, 1980s-91
11 Policies
12 [graduate] Program, 1990
13 [graduate] Program, 2000s
14 Regional [history dept.] chairs, 2000
15 SACS
16 SCUR
17 75th anniversary essays proposal, 1986
18 Staff, 1980s-90s
19 Staff, 1988-89
20 Statistics, 1960s
21 Statistics, 1980-
22 Summer research, 1997
23 Summer, 1991-94
24 Summer school, 1996
25 Teaching clinic, 2003
26 Teaching evaluation summary, 1980s
27 Teaching policy
28 Teaching proposals, 1988-89
29 Transfer credit, 1994-
30 UTMB graduate student exchange, 1985-87
31 [graduate] Visit, 1999



Series XVI: Meetings

Subseries A: Departmental
Box Folder
17 32 1980s & prior
33 Minutes, 1981-85
34 1982-87
35 1986-90
36 1986/87
37 1987/88
38 1988/89
39 1989/90
40 1990s
41 1990/91
42 1991/92
43 1992/93
44 1993/94
45 1994/95
46 1995/96
47 1996/97
48 1997/98
49 1999
50 2000/01
Box Folder
18 1 2001/02
2 2002/03
3 2003/04
4 2004/05
5 2000s
Subseries B: Various
Box Folder
18 6 Chairs, 2003-06
7 Staff, 2003