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Historical Note

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Related Material

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Description of Series

Series I: Formal opening invitation responses, 1912-1913

Series II: Other invitations and responses, 1913-1924

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice Institute Formal Opening Invitations and Responses UA 266



Title: Rice Institute Formal Opening Invitations and Responses
Dates: 1912-1924
Abstract In response to the Rice Institute's invitation to its formal opening in 1912, a number of institutions worldwide responded favorably, delegating representatives and sending good wishes and encouragement to the new institution. In addition, this collection contains a number of later invitations from other colleges and universities to attend similar anniversaries, and the Rice Institute's responses thereto. (1 box)
Identification: UA 266
Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft.(1 box)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

For its formal opening in 1912, the Rice Institute invited a number of American and foreign institutes of learning to send representatives to join in the academic celebration commemorating the occasion. Invitations such as these were sent out to delegates from the world's universities to invite them to celebrate the opening of Rice Institute and to make a statement about the kind place Rice was to be. The invitation were signed by Rice Institute's President Lovett personally, included a full program of the three days of celebratory events and lectures, and were mailed in a handmade wooden tube especially created for this purpose. Read the lectures in the three volume set online, "The Book of the Opening," at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35962.

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Scope and Contents

In response to the Rice Institute's invitation to its formal opening in 1912, a number of institutions worldwide responded favorably, delegating representatives and sending good wishes and encouragement to the new institution. In addition, this collection contains a number of later invitations from other colleges and universities to attend similar anniversaries, and the Rice Institute's responses thereto.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University.

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Related Archival Materials note

Program of the Formal Opening, online at: http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/62309

Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute, addressed to Dr. James Edwin Thompson, President of Victoria University of Manchester, online at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/63451

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice Institute Formal Opening Invitations and Responses, 1912-1913, UA 266, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material is believed to have been separated from the presidential papers of Dr. Egdar Odell Lovett, pre-1980.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Formal opening invitation responses, 1912-1913

Box Folder
1 1 Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
1 American Museum of Natural History
1 British Academy
1 Carnegie Institute of Technology
1 College of Charlston
1 Deusch Naturwiss Medizen Verein fur Bohemen (Lotus in Prag)
1 Dropsie College
1 Eberhard Karls Universitat-Tubingen
1 Federal Technical College in Zurich
1 Harvard University
1 Michigan College of Mines
1 Nobel Foundation
1 Polish University
1 Reale Academie delle Scienze Dell' Instituto de Blogna
1 Royal Society of London
1 Royal Technical High School (Kongl Tekniska Hogskolon) of Stockholm
1 Senate of the University of Leiden
1 Societas ad Propandom Scientiam Polonica Leopoliensis
1 Universidad de Oviedo
1 Universitat Bern
1 Universitatis Amstelodoamensis (seal only)
1 Universitatis Graegoriame
1 Universite de Lausanne
1 Universite Lipsiensis
1 University of Adelalide
1 University of Cincinnati
1 University of Paris
1 University of Sidney (2 copies)
1 University of Zurich

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Series II: Other invitations and responses, 1913-1924

Box Folder
1 2 Invitation from Rice Institute to Lehigh University, 1913
2 Invitation from Rice Institute to Sir Joseph John Thomson, 1913
2 Blank invitations (4 copies)
2 Invitation from Brown University to attend the 150th anniversary of its founding, 1914
2 Invitation from the University of Groningen to attend the commemoration of its 300th Annivesary, 1914
2 Invitation from Princeton University to attend the dedication of the Graduate College (2 copies), 1913
2 Response to an invitation from the University of Brussels to the dedication of new buildings, 1924
2 Response to the University of Virginia accepting its invitation to the 100th anniversary of its founding, 1921

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