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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Office Files 1975-1979

Series II: Interviews 1976-1978

Series III: Research Materials

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Historical Commission records, 1975-1979 UA 281



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Historical Commission records
Dates: 1975-1979
Abstract Oral history interviews and research materials dating from 1975-1978 related to Fredericka Meiners’ book, A History of Rice University: The Institute Years, 1907-1963, which was commissioned by the Rice Historical Commission. This collection includes original audiotapes, transcripts of selected interviews, related correspondence, documents, typescripts, and notes, and a digitized version of the audiotapes (created 2003 by the generosity of the Rice Historical Society). A small amount of office files for the Rice Historical Commission reflect the early activities and goals of the Commission during the dates 1975-1978.
Identification: UA 281
Quantity: 15.0 linear ft. (15 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Historical Sketch

The Rice Historical Commission was formed in 1975, largely due to the inspiration of alumnus Willoughby Williams (Rice ’39), who worked hard to organize support for the creation of written histories of Rice. Under the Commission’s direction, with H. Malcolm Lovett as chairman, historian Fredericka Meiners (Rice ’63) directed the history project which resulted in the 1982 publication of A History of Rice University: The Institute Years, 1907-1963. Historian and provost Frank Vandiver and archivist Nancy Boothe assisted in this project, as did many others. The Rice Historical Commission is currently known as the Rice Historical Society. Its mission is to collect and preserve the history of Rice University. The Society generously provided funding for the 2003 digital preservation of the original and unique oral history interviews in this collection.

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Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews and research materials dating from 1975-1978 related to Fredericka Meiners’ book, A History of Rice University: The Institute Years, 1907-1963, which was commissioned by the Rice Historical Commission. This collection includes original audiotapes, transcripts of selected interviews, related correspondence, documents, typescripts, and notes, and a digitized version of the audiotapes (created 2003 by the generosity of the Rice Historical Society). A small amount of office files for the Rice Historical Commission reflect the early activities and goals of the Commission during the dates 1975-1978.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions, this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- history.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Historical Commission Papers, 1975-1979 (UA 281), Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Note

Transferred to the WRC in 1984 and 2000.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Office Files 1975-1979

Box Folder
1 1 Statement of Purpose and Proposed Budget 1975
2 Association of Rice Alumni Committee on University History 1975-1976
3 Minutes and Agendas 1975-1977
4 Member Rosters 1975-1978
5 Letters of Invitation List 1976
6 Grant Information Files 1976
7 Newsletters 1976-1979
8 NSF Proposal (Not Submitted) 1977
9 Correspondence 1975-1979
10 Newsclips 1975-1978
11 Financial Statements 1977, 1979
12 Brochures, Invitation

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Series II: Interviews 1976-1978

General note
Oral history interviews conducted by Fredericka Meiners 1976-1978 on behalf of the Rice Historical Commission. This series includes original audiotapes, transcripts of selected interviews, related correspondence, documents, and notes, and a digitized version of the audiotapes (created 2003 by the generosity of the Rice Historical Society). These interviews form much of the basis for Meiner’s book A History of Rice University: The Institute Years, 1907-1963, which was commissioned by the Rice Historical Commission.
Subseries A: Audiotapes of Interviews
General note
See notes regarding which audiotapes have transcripts and/or digital cd-rom versions of the tapes.
Box
2a Allen, Herbert 9/27/1977
[transcript, box 3.1; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Batjer, Helen (2 tapes) 8/10/1976
General note
[transcript, box 3.2; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Battista, Joseph L. 3/8/1978
Bourgeois, Andre 11/28/1977
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Bray, Hubert E. 6/18/1976
General note
[transcript, box 3.6; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Bray, Hubert E. 9/30/1976
General note
[transcript, box 3.6; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Bulbrook, Harry M. 10/28/1977
General note
[transcript, box 3.8; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Burka, Paul 9/12/1978
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Camden, Carroll 9/20/1977
General note
[transcript, box 3.10; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Chapman, Allen 9/30/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Class, Calvin M. 1/20/1978
General note
[transcript, box 3.12; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Cowan, Finis E. 3/16/1978
General note
[transcript, box 3.14; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Davis, Joe W. 2/21/1978
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Dwyer, C.A. 7/26/1977
General note
[transcript, box 3.16; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Emison, Sam & Mary Frances 9/21/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Erfurth, August 9/20/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Eubank, Nancy M. 2/22/1978
General note
[transcript, box 3.21; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Filson, Martha 2/19/1976
General note
[transcript, box 3.22; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Box
2b Fuermann, G. & M. Johnson 8/5/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Fulton, James S. 9/30/1977
General note
[transcript, box 4.2; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Gallegly, Joseph 10/26/1976
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Giles, James Bernard 9/6/1978
General note
[transcript, box 4.4; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Hartsook, A.J. 7/21/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Heaps, Belle 2/17/1978
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Hobby, William P. 7/28/1977
General note
[transcript, box 4.7; 1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Jameson, Florence 2/3/1978
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Kirkland, William A. 7/19/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Kotch, Clara Margaret 2/10/1978
General note
[transcript, box 4.11; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Lane, Sarah 7/1/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 14]
Lankford, Raymond 1/30/1978
General note
[transcript, box 4.13; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Lovett, H. Malcolm 5/19/1976
General note
[transcript, box 4.14; 2 digital cd-roms box 14]
Lovett, H. Malcolm 10/18/1976
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Lovett, H. Malcolm 6/27/1977
General note
[transcript, box 4.14; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Lovett, H. Malcolm 3/29/1978
General note
[transcript, box 4.14; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
McBride, Guy T. 10/24/1977
General note
[transcript, box 4.15; 1 digital cd-rom box 15]
McEnany, M.V. 9/1/1977
General note
[transcript, box 4.16; 1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Morehead, James C. 4/6/1978
General note
[transcript, box 4.17; 1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Box
2c Mosle, Paula M. 9/7/1978
General note
[transcript, box 4.18; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Nealon, Clark 2/2/1978
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Neely, Jess C. 10/10/1977
General note
[transcript, box 4.20; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Nunn, Stayton 4/5/1978
General note
[transcript, box 5.1; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Parish, John E. 9/28/1977
General note
[transcript, box 5.3; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Pitzer, Kenneth Sanborn 10/26/1977
General note
[transcript, box 5.4; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Red, Lel 6/28/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Reynolds, Walter M. 9/19/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Richter, G.H. 7/5/1977
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Richter, G.H. 3/9/1978
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Sanders, Isaac 7/27/1976
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Shelton, Fred V. 9/29/1977
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Shimek, Joe & Evelyn 9/22/1977
General note
[2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Sims, James R. 1/18/1978
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Stancliff, Fred J. 9/28/1977
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Teague, James U. 6/29/1077
General note
[transcript, box 5.14; 1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Thomas, Joe D. 7/13/1977
General note
[transcript, box 5.15; 1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Vandiver, Frank E. 4/3/1978
General note
[transcript, box 5.17; 2 digital cd-roms box 15]
Vandiver, Frank E. 4/25/1978
General note
[transcript, box 5.17; 1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Waples, Margaret A. 2/24/1976
General note
[1 digital cd-rom box 15]
Subseries B: Interview Files
General note
(transcripts where noted, correspondence, notes, deed of gift)
Box Folder
3 1 Allen, Herbert (includes transcript) 9/27/1977
2 Batjer, Helen (2 tapes) (includes transcript) 8/10/1976
3 Battista, Joseph L. 3/8/1978
4 Bourgeois, Andre 11/28/1977
5 Bray, Hubert E. (includes transcript) 6/18/1976
6 Bray, Hubert E. (includes transcript) 9/30/1976
7 Brown, George R. (no tape or transcript)
8 Bulbrook, Harry M. (includes transcript) 10/28/1977
9 Burka, Paul 9/12/1978
10 Camden, Carroll (includes transcript) 9/20/1977
11 Chapman, Allen 9/30/1977
12 Class, Calvin M. (includes transcript) 1/20/1978
13 Collins, Jacquelin (no tape or transcript)
14 Cowan, Finis E. (includes transcript) 3/16/1978
15 Davis, Joe W. 2/21/1978
16 Dwyer, C.A. (includes transcript) 7/26/1977
17 Eikenberg, C. Virgil (no tape or transcript)
18 Elliston, Laura Duff (no tape or transcript)
19 Emison, Sam & Mary Frances 9/21/1977
20 Erfurth, August 9/20/1977
21 Eubank, Nancy M. (includes transcript) 2/22/1978
22 Filson, Martha (includes transcript) 2/19/1976
Box Folder
4 1 Fuermann, G. & M. Johnson 8/5/1977
2 Fulton, James S. (includes transcript) 9/30/1977
3 Gallegly, Joseph 10/26/1976
4 Giles, James Bernard (includes transcript) 9/6/1978
5 Hartsook, Arthur J. 7/21/1977
6 Heaps, Belle 2/17/1978
7 Hobby, William P. (includes transcript) 7/28/1977
8 Hudspeth, C.M. (no tape or transcript)
9 Jameson, Florence 2/3/1978
10 Kirkland, William A. 7/19/1977
11 Kotch, Clara Margaret (includes transcript) 2/10/1978
12 Lane, Sarah 7/1/1977
13 Lankford, Raymond (includes transcript) 1/30/1978
14 Lovett, H. Malcolm (includes transcript)
15 McBride, Guy T. (includes transcript) 10/24/1977
16 McEnany, M.V. (includes transcript) 9/1/1977
17 Morehead, James C. (includes transcript) 4/6/4978
18 Mosle, Paula Meredith (includes transcript) 9/7/1978
19 Nealon, Clark 2/2/1978
20 Neely, Jess C. (includes transcript) 10/10/1977
Box Folder
5 1 Nunn, Stayton (includes transcript) 4/5/1978
2 Ossenfort, Shirley S. (no tape or transcript)
3 Parish, John E. (includes transcript) 9/28/1977
4 Pitzer, Kenneth Sanborn (includes transcript) 10/26/1977
5 Rayzor, Mrs. J. Newton (no tape or transcript)
6 Red, Lel 6/28/1977
7 Reynolds, Walter M. 9/19/1977
8 Richter, G.H. 7/5/1977
9 Sanders, Isaac 7/27/1976
10 Shelton, Fred V. 9/29/1977
11 Shimek, Joe & Evelyn 9/22/1977
12 Sims, James R. 1/18/1978
13 Stancliff, Fred J. 9/28/1977
14 Teague, James U. (includes transcript) 6/29/1977
15 Thomas, Joe D. (includes transcript) 7/13/1977
16 Tillett, Henry A. (no tape or transcript)
17 Vandiver, Frank E. (includes transcript) 4/1978
18 Waples, Margaret A. 2/24/1976
19 Whitmore, Bill (no tape or transcript)
20 Wilson, Mrs. Harold (no tape or transcript)
20 Unconducted Interview Requests
21 Oral Interview Materials
22 Oral History Deed of Gift Forms
Subseries C: Digital CD-Roms
General note
(digitized version of original audio-cassette recordings, created Fall 2003)
Box
14 Allen, Herbert
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Batjer, Helen (2 tapes)
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Battista, Joseph L.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Bourgeois, Andre
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Bray, Hubert E.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Bray, Hubert E.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Bulbrook, Harry M.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Burka, Paul
General note
digital cd-roms
Camden, Carroll
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Chapman, Allen
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Class, Calvin M.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Cowan, Finis E.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Davis, Joe W.
General note
digital cd-rom
Dwyer, C.A.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Emison, Sam & Mary Frances
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Erfurth, August
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Eubank, Nancy M.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Filson, Martha
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Fuermann, G. & M. Johnson
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Fulton, James S.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Gallegly, Joseph
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Giles, James Bernard
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Hartsook, A.J.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Heaps, Belle
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Hobby, William P.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Jameson, Florence
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Kirkland, William A.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Kotch, Clara Margaret
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Lane, Sarah
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Lankford, Raymond
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Lovett, H. Malcolm
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Box
15 Lovett, H. Malcolm
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Lovett, H. Malcolm
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Lovett, H. Malcolm
General note
2 digital cd-roms
McBride, Guy T.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
McEnany, M.V.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Morehead, James C.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Mosle, Paula M.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Nealon, Clark
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Neely, Jess C.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Nunn, Stayton
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Parish, John E.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Pitzer, Kenneth Sanborn
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Red, Lel
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Reynolds, Walter M.
General note
digital cd-rom
Richter, G.H.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Richter, G.H.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Sanders, Isaac
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Shelton, Fred V.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Shimek, Joe & Evelyn
General note
digital cd-roms
Sims, James R.
General note
digital cd-rom
Stancliff, Fred J.
General note
digital cd-rom
Teague, James U.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Thomas, Joe D.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Vandiver, Frank E.
General note
2 digital cd-roms
Vandiver, Frank E.
General note
1 digital cd-rom
Waples, Margaret A.
General note
1 digital cd-rom

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Series III: Research Materials

General note
These research materials and drafts pertain to F. Meiner’s A History of Rice University: The Institute Years, 1907-1963, which was commissioned by the Rice Historical Commission. (8 boxes)
Box Folder
6 1 TS-B. Pedeaux’s Introduction for Writing a Rice University History
2 TS – Preliminary Draft with Revisions of F. Meiner’s Book
Box
7 Card File of Professors at Rice Institute, 1916-1963 by Department
Box
8 Card File of Fellows at Rice Institute, 1916-1963 by Department
Box
9 Card File of Notes from Various Sources on University Activities from 1907-1930s
Box
10 Card File of Notes from Various Sources on University Activities from 1940s-1960s
Box
11 Card File of Bibliography, Interviews, Index (Author’s Arrangement of Materials has been Retained)
Box Folder
12 1 Accounting Systems
2 Administration
3 Architecture at Rice, no. 29
4 Arts Advisory Council Report
5 Athletics Budget
6 Board Minutes - Original Lists
7 Board Minutes
8 Board of Governors
9 Book of the Opening
10 Budgets 1913-1934
11 Budgets 1934-1958
12 By-Laws
13 Chapter V
14 Committee on Student Housing
15 Committees
16 Construction - Original
17 Correspondence, 1976-1978
18 Departments
19 Dissertation: Feld, Allen Abraham. Harry Alexander Scott: Teach, Scholar, Administrator.
Box Folder
13 1 Faculty Minutes
2 Finances
3 Financial Statements
4 Graduate Degrees
5 Lear, Floyd Seward “History and the Humanities at Rice Between Two Wars”
6 Lovett - Drake Correspondence
7 Lovett's World Trip
8 Math Department, History and Faculty
9 Meiner's Research Agenda
10 Miscellaneous
11 Original Faculty
12 Other University Histories
13 Pamphlet
14 Phi Beta Kappa
15 Presidential Search
16 President's Papers
17 Thresher
18 Vandiver, Frank E.
19 Wiess, Harry C.
20 Faculty Wife’s Reminiscences of Early Campus Life (Mrs. Harold A. Wilson?)
21 Students’ Defense of Professor Lyford Edwards, 1919

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