Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Fondren Library Planning Committee records, 1993-1999 UA 210



creator Rice University
Title: Fondren Library Planning Committee records
Dates: 1993-99
Abstract: Records reflecting the business of the Fondren Library Planning Committee, which explored and planned a redesign of the library at Rice University, 1993-1999.
Identification: UA 210
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet1 box
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Fondren Library was originally built in 1949, designed by Staub & Rather, with William Ward Watkin as consulting architect. In 1968, an addition known as the Graduate Research Addition was built, designed by Staub, Rather & Howze. The Fondren Library Planning Committee's work during 1993-1999 began the process of the internal redesign which took place in 2006, in partnership with the firm of Shepley Bulfinch, and opened a new West entrance to the building, among other changes.


Scope and Contents

Records reflecting the business of the Fondren Library Planning Committee, which explored and planned a redesign of the library at Rice University, 1993-1999. Documents include background readings, consultants' reports, the committee's own reports, development strategy, and versions of plans.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

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

reports
letters (correspondence)
drawings (visual works)
Libraries
Academic libraries -- Texas
Architecture

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fondren Library Planning Committee records, 1993-1999, UA 210, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the archives after 2000.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Background and proposals

Box Folder
1 1 Background reference, 1992-1995
2 Proposals, undated
3 Development strategy, undated
4 Library statistics, 1994-1995
5 Cost analysis, 1995
6 Description of archives program at Fondren



Series II: Reports and correspondence

Box Folder
1 7 Correspondence, 1994-1995
8 Library report, 1994
9 Committee expectations, 1995
10 Library report, 1995
11 Fondren Library Strategic Plan overview, 1995
12 Library report, 1996
13 Consultant reports, 1996
14 Library report, 1997
Master plan - draft and final versions, Shepley Bulfinch,1999