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Biographical and Historical

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: General 1925-2003

Series II: Correspondence 1993-2000

Series III: Meeting Minutes/Agendas 1985-1997

Series IV: Memorabilia

Series V: Surveys and Publications 1990-1997, n.d.

Series VI: Council 1989-1997

Series VII: Residents Advisory Council 1993-1994

Series VIII: Graduate Housing 1992-2000

Series IX: Ephemera

Series X: Correspondence 1970-2009

Series XI: Financial 1973-2010

Series XII: General 1960-2010

Series XIII: Graduate Housing 1982-2001

Series XIV: Health Services 1970-2000

Series XV: Meeting Minutes/Agenda

Series XVI: Officers, Representatives, and Committees 1970-2001

Series XVII: Orientation 1967-2000

Series XVIII: Surveys and Publications 1971-2006

Series XIX: Photographs 1989-2011

Series XX: Oversized Materials

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Graduate Student Association records, 1925-2011 UA 280



creator Graduate Student Association.
Title: Rice University Graduate Student Association records
Dates: 1925-2011
Abstract This collection contains a variety of materials related to the Rice University Graduate Student Association, including awards, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, lease/contract information, floor plans, surveys, reports, rosters, memorabilia, and event, election, subcommittee, and financial documents. This material begins in 1925 and continues through 2011, although the bulk of information starts in the mid-1980s.
Identification: UA 280
Quantity: 8.5 cubic ft.20 boxes
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical and Historical

The Graduate Student Association of Rice University was first initiated by a group of graduate students led by George Forristall and accompanied by Dean Pfeiffer on March 17, 1969. Interested in solving the typical problems a graduate student faces, this group of students drafted a constitution and submitted it to the Campus Executive Committee for approval. Soon after, the Graduate Student Association Council first met on April 22, 1969.

In 1984 Rice University acquired a motel and converted it into a residential space for graduate students, and in the 1990s the students began to petition for many changes concerning the inadequacy of their Graduate House. Through their efforts, aided by Professor Linda Driskill and Professor Robert L. Patten, the House was transformed into a "College" for all graduate students and included social services, such as counseling, employment fairs, and parties.

Today the Graduate Student Association's "mission is to enrich the graduate student experience and to represent, support, and promote graduate student interests and values." The organization "provides programs and services aiding in recruitment and retention of graduate students, represents the graduate student interests to the University administration, and builds a strong sense of community both on and off campus." Please see gsa.rice.edu for more information and explore the archive's collection to see the struggles and triumphs of the Graduate Student Association.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of materials related to the Rice University Graduate Student Association, including awards, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, lease/contract information, floor plans, surveys, reports, rosters, memorabilia, and event, election, subcommittee, and financial documents. This material begins in 1925 and continues through 2011, although the bulk of information starts in the mid-1980s.

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Arrangement

The material remains in the original order in which it was received.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at woodson@rice.edu for assistance in accessing these files.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Robert L. Patten, 1939- Present
Stokes, Christopher
Subjects (Organizations)
Graduate Student Association.
Subjects
Trade and professional associations--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Graduate Student Association records, 1925-2011, UA 280, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred to the Woodson Research Center primarily in 1996 and earlier as well as in September 2001. Anna Saikin donated materials in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: General 1925-2003

Box Folder
1 1 Awards, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
2 Awards nominations, 1996, 1999-2000
3 Beer-Bike, 1996-1997
4 Cap and Gown Committee, 1995-1996
5 Constitution and bylaws; changes, 1969-1996
6 Crime Prevention Program, 1996, n.d.
7 Elections, n.d.
8 Events, 1994-1999, n.d.
9 Financial, 1993-1997
10 [Commencement 1997 PhD] Hooding, 1950, 1960-62, 1978, 1986-87, 1996
11 News articles, 1925, 1931-42, 1965-69, 1994-
12 Officers and representatives rosters, 1989-
13 Orientation, 1994-
14 Residential lease/contract, information, n.d.
15 [Graduate House] Shield, 1993
16 Telecommunications agreement, 1996

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Series II: Correspondence 1993-2000

Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1993
2 Correspondence, 1994
3 Correspondence, 1995
4 Correspondence, 1996
5 Correspondence, 1997
6 Correspondence, 1998-1999
7 Correspondence, 2000-

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Series III: Meeting Minutes/Agendas 1985-1997

Box Folder
3 1 Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1985-1989
2 Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1993
3 Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1994
4 Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1995
5 Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1996
6 Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1997

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Series IV: Memorabilia

Box
4 Various items, n.d.

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Series V: Surveys and Publications 1990-1997, n.d.

Box Folder
5 1 Graduate House Security Survey, n.d.
2 Housing Survey Final Report, 1993
3 Advisor/Advisee Relations, 1995
4 The Grackle, 1996-1997
5 Newsletters, Miscellaneous, 1996, n.d.
6 Report on the Graduate House at Rice University, 1990
7 Report on the President on Graduate Housing, 1994
8 [Graduate Student Association] Yellow Pages, 1980-81, 1995-1997

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Series VI: Council 1989-1997

Box Folder
6 1 Constitution/Bylaws, n.d.
2 Council Candidacy, 1986, 1995-1996
3 Minutes/Agendas, 1989-1992
4 Minutes/Agendas, 1993
5 Minutes/Agendas, 1994
6 Minutes/Agendas, 1995
7 Minutes/Agendas, 1996
8 Minutes/Agendas, 1997-

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Series VII: Residents Advisory Council 1993-1994

Box Folder
7 1 Correspondence, 1993-
2 Minutes/Agendas, 1993-
3 Retreats, 1994-
4 President's Notebook - Christopher Stokes, 1993-1994
5 President's Notebook - Nikhil Gheewala, 2008-2009

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Series VIII: Graduate Housing 1992-2000

Box Folder
8 1 Preliminary planning, 1992-1994
2 Correspondence, 1997-2000
3 Graduate Apartments Ad Hoc Committee meeting materials, 1997-1998
4 Surveys, 1998-1999
5 Fact sheets, n.d.
6 Neighborhood updates, 1997-1999
7 Construction bidding, 1999
8 Floor plans, 1998
9 Groundbreaking and opening, 1998-1999
10 Occupancy lottery, 1999
11 Lease/Contract information, 1998-2000

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Series IX: Ephemera

Box
9 Banners
Box
10 T-shirts
Bucky pin October 10, 2010

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Series X: Correspondence 1970-2009

Box Folder
11 1 1970-1979
2 1980-1989
3 1990-1999
4 2000-2009

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Series XI: Financial 1973-2010

Box Folder
11 5 Rice Graduate Wives Loan Fund 1973, n.d.
6 Budget 1979-1980
7 Treasurer's Report 1980-1985
8 Budget 1982-1983
9 Budget 1983-1984
10 Budget ledger 1984-1986
11 Treasurer's Report 1985-1988
12 Rice Graduate Wives Loan Fund ledger 1985-1994
13 Debts 1986-1987
14 Budget 1988
15 Budget 1988-1989
16 Budget 1989-1990
17 Budget 1990-1991
18 Budget 1991-1992
19 Budget 1992-1993
20 Budget 1993-1994
21 GSA Loan Fund 1996-1997
22 Budget 1997-1998
23 Budget 1998-1999
24 Budget 1999-2000
25 Budget 2004-2005
Box Folder
12 1 Treasurer's Papers - January PCARD 2010
2 Treasurer's Papers - February PCARD 2010
3 Treasurer's Papers - March PCARD 2010
4 Treasurer's Papers - April PCARD 2010
5 Treasurer's Papers - August PCARD 2010
6 Treasurer's Papers - September PCARD 2010
7 Treasurer's Papers - October PCARD 2010
8 Treasurer's Papers - November PCARD 2010
9 Treasurer's Papers - December PCARD 2010
10 Treasurer's Papers - Non-PCARD receipts (1 of 2) 2010
Box Folder
13 1 Treasurer's Papers - Non-PCARD receipts (2 of 2) 2010
2 Treasurer's handbook n.d.

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Series XII: General 1960-2010

Box Folder
13 3 Appeals court 1969-1970
4 Awards 1980-1987
5 Awards 1996-1999
6 Awards 2000-2001
7 Baker Institute 1998
8 Career Services n.d.
9 Constitution 1971-1999
10 Crest 1986-2010
11 Events 1970-1979
12 Events 1980-1989
13 Events 1990-1999
14 Events 2010-
Box Folder
14 1 Fondren renovations 1999
2 Formation of GSA 1968-1969
3 Graduate admissions and enrollment 1973-1993
4 Graduate Council 1982-1989
5 Graduate Council 1990-1995
6 Graduation 1993
7 Grants and stipends 1973-1999
8 Honor Council 1968-1993
9 Inauguration of Malcolm Gillis (1 of 2) 1993
10 Inauguration of Malcolm Gillis (2 of 2) 1993
11 National Association of Graduate Professional Students Directory and Handbook 1993-1994
12 Newsclippings 1960-2000
13 Newsclippings 2010-
Box Folder
15 1 Self Study 1973-1983
2 Sports 1983-1994
3 Valhalla 1968-1999

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Series XIII: Graduate Housing 1982-2001

Box Folder
15 4 1982-1989
5 1990-2001 (1 of 2)
6 1990-2001 (2 of 2)

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Series XIV: Health Services 1970-2000

Box Folder
15 7 1970-1979
8 1980-1989
9 1990-2000

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Series XV: Meeting Minutes/Agenda

Box Folder
15 10 1969-1970
Box Folder
16 1 1970-1971
2 1971-1972
3 1972-1973
4 1973-1974
5 1976-1977
6 1977-1978
7 1978-1979
8 1979-1980
9 1980-1981
10 1981-1982
11 1982-1983
12 1983-1984
13 1984-1985
14 1985-1986
15 1986-1987
16 1987-1988
17 1988-1989
18 1989-1990
19 1990-1991
20 1991-1992
21 1992-1993
Box Folder
17 1 1993-1994
2 1997-1998
3 1999-2000
4 2005-2006

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Series XVI: Officers, Representatives, and Committees 1970-2001

Box Folder
17 5 1970-1979
6 1980-1989
7 1990-1999
8 External Vice President 1999-2000
9 2000-2001
10 Black Business Student Association n.d.

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Series XVII: Orientation 1967-2000

Box Folder
17 11 International Student Orientation 1967-1973
12 1983
13 1992
14 1993
15 1998
16 1999
17 2000
18 n.d.

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Series XVIII: Surveys and Publications 1971-2006

Box Folder
17 19 Yellow Pages 1971-1972
20 Yellow Pages 1972-1973
Box Folder
18 1 Report of the Special Student Association Committee on University Governance February 1973
2 Yellow Pages 1973-1974
3 Yellow Pages 1974-1975
4 Yellow Pages 1975-1976
5 Yellow pages - documents 1980-1992
6 GSA Newsletter 1981
7 Feasibility Study Proposal for a Student Coop 1987
8 Ad Hoc Committee on the Judicial Process at Rice January 1989
9 Yellow Pages - rough draft 1989-1990
10 Rice University Commisson on Women 1992
11 Advisor/Advisee Relations Survey 1995
12 The 1995 Graduate Student Association Advisor/Advisee Survey November 1995
13 Rice: The Next Century: Report of the Strategic Planning Committee Spring 1997
14 Y2K Compliance Report 1999
15 "On the Past, Present, and Future of the Graduate Program" ca. 2000
16 Yellow Pages 2000-2001
17 Yellow Pages 2003-2004
18 Graduate Student News Spring 2004
Box Folder
19 1 Yellow Pages 2004-2005
2 Yellow Pages 2006-2007
3 "The Discovery of Fullerenes" booklet October 11, 2010
4 T.T. Chao Symposium of Innovation card October 11, 2012
5 The Smalley Institute - Year of Nano booklet October 2010
6 PLAT - Rice School of Architecture Fall 2010

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Series XIX: Photographs 1989-2011

Box Folder
19 7 Events 1989
8 Events 1992-1993
9 Events 2002-2005
10 Events 2006-2011

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Series XX: Oversized Materials

Box item
20 1 Rice Student Memorial Designs 2000

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