Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice Memorial Center records, 1962-2012 UA 351



creator Rice University
Title: Rice Memorial Center records
Dates: 1962-2012
Abstract: These records mainly include information on the construction of the Ley Student Center, renovations of the Rice Memorial Center, and art exhibits.
Identification: UA 351
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet(3 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

The Rice Memorial Center (RMC) was built from 1957-1958. It officially opened on December 19, 1958 under the charge of John Kennedy, its first director. Over the years a variety of offices and businesses have existed in the building from the Rice Campus Store to Sammy's Cafeteria.

From 1985-1986, the Ley Student Center was added to the building providing much needed space for existing businesses and offices. This new addition was designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates who also worked on Herring Hall.

The RMC currently houses KTRU radio station, RTV5 (Rice Television), Rice Coffeehouse, and the offices of the Thresher, the Campanile, and the Rice Program Council just to name a few. In addition, the RMC's Grand Hall also hosts various campus-wide events throughout the school year.


Scope and Contents Note

These records mainly include information on the construction of the Ley Student Center, renovations of the Rice Memorial Center, and art exhibits, at Rice University.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This materials is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

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


Index Terms

photographs
letters (correspondence)
reports
Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice Memorial Center records, 1962-2012, UA 315, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Julie Neisler in 2014.

Accruals Note

Additional materials are expected for this collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: General, 1962-2008

Box Folder
1 1 Alcohol 1971-1979
2 Basement Renovation 1965-1966
3 College Banners in Sammy's 2004
4 Contacts n.d.
5 Flood 1976
6 Ley Student Center Anniversary October 1996
7 RMC 50 Years Powerpoint (DVD) 2008
8 RMC Director Reponsibilities 1962
9 Space Planning 1970-1971
10 Stationery n.d.
11 Steam Tunnel Gameroom (photograph) 1978-1979
12 Vending 1979-1983



Series II: Ley Student Center Construction and Renovations, 1984-1986

Box Folder
1 13 Budget 1985-1986
14 Construction Schedule 1985
15 Correspondence 1984-1986
16 Legal Forms 1985-1986
17 "Life Outside the Classroom" - Development Presentation 1984
18 Notes 1985-1986
19 Plans and Maps 1985-1986
20 Project Meeting Minutes and Agenda 1985
Box Folder
2 1 Project Meeting Minutes and Agenda 1986
2 Space Use Study 1985
3 Vest, Martha - Renovation Notebook May 1985-February 1986



Series III: Exhibits, 1971-2012

Box Folder
2 4 Angel Island - Lydia Lum 2000
5 Art Exhibit 1971-1972
6 Blair Lounge 2003
7 Bowers, Brian n.d.
8 Campus Art Shows 2002-2003
9 Days for Darfur 2006
10 Ebano - The Mexican Cultural Institute in Houston 1999
11 Gongbi - Jamie Zhang 2003
12 Holocaust Exhibit 2008
13 Honduras Expo 2007
14 Loan Agreements 2008-2012
15 Mapas Politicos, Cerros y unas nubes 2007
16 Museum of Fine Arts 1998-1999
17 Museum of Fine Arts 2000
18 Museum of Fine Arts 2001
19 Museum of Fine Arts 2002
Box Folder
3 1 Museum of Fine Arts 2003
2 Museum of Fine Arts 2004
3 Museum of Fine Arts 2005
4 Museum of Fine Arts 2006
5 Museum of Fine Arts 2007
6 Museum of Fine Arts 2008
7 Museum of Fine Arts 2009
8 Newsprint Manifesto 2007
9 Permanent Art Collection 2004-2005
10 SOAR 2002, 2007
Subseries 1: Employee training
Box Folder
4 1 1996-99
2 2000
3 2001-02
4 2002-03
5 2004
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009-10
Box Folder
3 11 Study Abroad 2001-2002, 2006-2007
12 Szyk, Arthur 2004
13 Upside Down and Backwards - Paul Hester 2007
13 The Veritas Forum 2001-2002
15 Visual Arts Contracts 2006-2010, n.d.
16 Women's History Month 1999-2003



Series IV: Addendum

Subseries A: Administration/operations
Subseries 1: Employee training
Box Folder
4 1 1996-99
2 2000
3 2001-02
4 2002-03
5 2004
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009-10
Subseries 2: Retreats
Box Folder
4 10 General 1996-2006
11 Timelines
12 Budgets
13 Staff training
14 Coordinator debriefings
15 Evaluations
Leadership Retreat
Box Folder
4 16 1990 general
17 1990 photos
18 1991 general
19 1991 photos
20 1991 slides
21 1992 general
22 1992 photos
23 1992 slides
24 1993 handouts
25 1993 slides
26 1994 handouts
27 1995 handouts
28 1995 photos
29 1996 handouts
30 1997 handouts
31 1997 photos
32 1998 handouts
33-34 1998 photos
35 1999 handouts
36 1999 audio tape
37-38 1999 photos
39 2000 handouts
40 2000; "Reflections on a Summer with Leadership Rice," essays by students in UNIV 310
41 2000 photos
45 2000 audio tape
46 2001 handouts
47 2001 photos
Box Folder
5 1 2002 handouts
2-3 2002 photos
Impact Rice Retreat
Box Folder
5 4 General 2000s
5 2003 handouts
6 2003 photos
7 2004 handouts
8 2005 handouts
9 2006 handouts
10 2007 handouts
11 2008 handouts
12 2009 handouts
13-15 photos n.d.
Subseries 3: Events
Box Folder
5 16 Planning
17 Policy
18 Calendar
19 President's Lecture Series
20 Commencement
21 Homecoming
22 Families Weekend
23 Centennial Celebration
24 Elections
25 Study break
26 Ley Student Center 10th anniversary
27 Scavenger hunts
28 O-Week
29 NOD 2001
Subseries 4: Marketing
Box Folder
5 30 General
31 Website
32 Brochure
33 Advertising
34 Logo contest
35 Surveys
Box Folder
6 1 Photos
2 Newsletter
3 Newcomer's guide
4 Comment card
5 Book of Clubs
Subseries 5: Operational/Business files
Box
6 History (newsclips)
6 Early
7 1998-2004
8 2005-08
9 Hours
10 Policy/procedure
11 Organizational chart
12 Development
13 Coordinator job descriptions
14 Goals
15 Office timeline
16 Maps
17 Space planning
18 Space configurations
19-20 Space allocation
21 Room count
22 Key access
23 Capital budget requests
24 Capital improvements
25-27 Expansion/renovations
28 Furnishings/equipment Inventory
29 Annual reports
30 Legal
31 Risk management
32 Crisis management
33 Data security
34 Brookston Nursery
35 Listserv
Employee
36 Appreciation
37 Performance assessment
38 Handbook
Graduate students
39 Interns
40 Housing
41 Graduate Student Association
42 Practicum
Box Folder
7 1 Blanket tax
2 Programming fund
3 Tetra points
4 Greenopolis
5 Art displays
6 Bulletin board
7 Candy machines
8 Lockers
9 Scholarship wall
10 Trophy case
Projects
11 Ray Courtyard
12 Benchmarking
Programs
13 First year experience
14 Monitor
15 Passport
Transportation
16 Parking
17 Shuttle service
18 Zip car
19 Escort service
20 Metro U Pass
21 Metro Q card
22 Satellite dishes
23 ATM
24 Catering services
25 Alcohol policy
26 Swank Motion Pictures
27 Hazing
28 Club sports
29 Rice Memorial College
30 Memos
Committees
31 Social Culture
32 ID card
33 Staff Advisory
34 Professional Development
35 Security
Campus-wide
36 Disability Services
37 Student Affairs
38 Alumni Affairs
39 HACER
40 Brochstein Pavilion
41 Institutonal Research
42 Rice Thresher
43 Rice News
44 Environmental Health & Safety
45 University Relations
46 Career Services
47 Delivery Services
48 Campus Police
Subseries B: Occupants/designated areas
Box Folder
7 49 Tenant information
50 Campus store
51 Chapel
52 Chapel reading room
53 Computer lab
54 Food services
55 Honor Council
56 International programs
57 Joint Campus Ministries
58 Kinko's
59 KTRU
60 Leadership Rice
61 Retail operations
62 Rice Programming Council
63 RTV
64 Sammy's
65 Student Association
66 University copy center
67 Women's Resource Center