Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University presidents, faculty and student oral histories collection, 1990-1995 UA 310



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University presidents, faculty and student oral histories collection
Dates: 1990-1995
Abstract: The collection consists of audio cassette recordings and transcripts of interviews with three former presidents of Rice University, Kenneth Pitzer, Norman Hackerman, and George Rupp, made in 1993 and 1994, and videotaped interviews of the same individuals, made in 1995. Also included are an audiotaped interview of a Rice alumna, made in 1990, with transcript, and videotaped interviews of a Rice student and two Rice faculty members, made in 1995.
Identification: UA 310
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet(6 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

This collection brings together interviews on audio cassettes and videotape about Rice University that were conducted between 1990 and 1995. The earliest is from an alumna’s point of view. The majority are the outcome of the Oral History Project, planned by Dr. John Boles, Mr. Hank Hudspeth, Dr. Mary McIntire, and Ms. Nancy Boothe, and initiated in 1993. The goal of the initial phase of the project was to augment Rice University’s documentary history with recorded interviews of the three then former presidents still living, Pitzer, Hackerman, and Rupp. These interviews were conducted by Dr. John Boles and Dr. Louis Marchiafava. The second phase, undertaken in 1995, consists of videotaped interviews conducted by Dr. Harold Hyman of the three former presidents and also of a Rice student, Isaac Sanders, and two Rice faculty members, Dr. Franz Brotzen and Dr. William Gordon.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of cassette tapes and transcriptions and videotapes of interviews with Rice’s living former presidents Pitzer, Hackerman, and Rupp; a Rice alumna, Evelyn Nolen; a Rice student, Isaac Sanders; and two faculty members, Dr. Franz Brotzen and Dr. William E. Gordon. The interviewers are Dr. John Boles, Dr. Louis Marchiafava, Barbard Rozek and Dr. Harold Hyman. The interviewing was done in 1990, 1993, 1994, and 1995. Also included in the collection are administrative records of the project.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

oral histories (document genres)
audiotapes
transcripts
videotapes
Rice University

Related Materials

A History of Student Life at Rice Oral Histories project, 1989-1990, UA 282, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University (see https://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/university-archives/ua082)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University presidents, faculty and student oral histories collection, 1990-1995, UA 310, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These interviews were donated by the interviewers in 1999-2000.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Interviews of Rice presidents 1993-95

Subseries A: Pitzer, Kenneth
Box Folder
1 1-2 John Boles and Louis J. Machiafava interview (3 cassettes - 5 copies) March 22, 1994
3 Interview transcripts March 22, 1994
4 Interview with Kenneth Pitzer, former Rice University President (VHS - 2 copies) August 1, 1995
Subseries B: Hackerman, Norman
Box Folder
2 1 John Boles and Louis J. Marchiafava interview (2 cassettes - 2 copies) June 20, 1994
2 Interview transcripts June 20, 1994
Box Folder
1 3 Harold Hyman interview with Norman Hackerman (VHS - 2 copies) April 18, 1995
Subseries C: Rupp, George
Box Folder
3 1 John Boles and Louis J. Marchiafava interview (3 cassettes) June 18, 1993
2-4 John Boles and Louis J. Marchiafava interview, session II (3 cassettes - 5 copies) June 21, 1993
Box Folder
4 1 Interview transcripts June 18-21, 1993
2 Harold Hyman interview with former Rice president George Rupp at Columbia University (VHS - 2 copies) May 19, 1995



Series II: Interviews of Rice alumni 1990, 1995

Subseries A: Nolen, Evelyn Thomas
Box Folder
5 1 Barbara Rozek interview (2 cassettes - 2 copies) October 31, 1990
2 Interview transcript October 31, 1990
Box Folder
6 1 Sanders, Isaac: Harold Hyman Interview (VHS - 2 copies) January 20, 1995



Series III: Interviews of Rice faculty 1995

Box Folder
6 2 Harold Hyman interview with Franz Brotzen (VHS - 2 copies) February 28, 1995
3 Harold Hyman interview with William E. Gordon (VHS - 2 copies) March 17, 1995



Series IV: Administrative

Box Folder
6 4 Rice University Oral History Project 1993-95