University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Open University Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Open University Records, 1970-1979
Collection Title Open University Records
Dates 1970-1979
Identification 09/1969-076
Physical Description 19.00 linear feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL - http -//info.lib.uh.edu/ Email - rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone - 713-743-9229

Biographical Information -

In 1969, The University of Houston was one of four universities in the United States to utilize this new concept in education. The purpose of the “Open University” program was to provide better university education for large groups of students through successful self-study programs which covered the relationships between the sciences and society and the arts and society. Through the use of a wide range of multi-media material, including closed circuit television and radio programs and self-study texts, students were able to learn on their own without being required to spend numerous hours in the classroom.


Scope and Contents

These records are contained in 18 record cartons. The materials relate to the Open University program and include correspondence, reports, program information, workbooks and classroom supplements. The collection is organized in 3 series; Administrative Files, Classroom Materials, Audio/Video Tapes. Each series is arranged alphabetically by subject title. Materials range in year from 1970 to 1979.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access -

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use -

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply although, copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name -
University of Houston
Genre/Form of Material -
Correspondence
Publications (document genre)
Videocassettes
Topical Term -
British Open University
Distance education
Education
Open learning
Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
Television in higher education
University extension

Detailed List of Contents

Administrative Files 1970-1979

Scope and Contents
This series includes 4 boxes of administrative material, ranging from 1970 to 1979. It includes articles, correspondence, budget and finance material, and grade sheets. This series includes reference material from the British Open University Program.
Box Folder
1 1-3 Open University Program Articles and Papers
4 Open University Article Pamphlets Naomi E. McIntosh
5 Accreditation of OPU Courses
6 Admission to OPU-COL
7 Advanced Placement Tests Change of Major Forms
8 Advertising-OPU
9 Book Orders
10 Book Orders 1974-1975
11 Book Orders - OPU COL
12 British Open University Conference
13 British Open University General
14 British Open University Visitors
15 Broadcast Rights and Fees - British OPU
16 Budget Activity Report - K-0503 1976-1977
17 Budget Activity Report - L-0103 1976-1977
18 Budget Grant Conditions AandS-M-01
19 Budget Material
20 Budget Material 1972
21 Budget Material 1972-1974
22 Cable TV Project
23 Center for Open Learning (originals for copying)
24 Class Schedules - OPU and COL
25 COL - Course Directors notices to
26 COL - Description of
27 COL - Grade Distribution
28 COL - Transition Form OPU
29 College of Social Science
30 College of Technology
31 Colson, Anthony C.
32 Complaints
33 Computer
34 Conferences/Consortiums/Coup 1975-1976
35 Coordinating Board
36 Copyright Law January 1, 1978
37 Course - Age of Revolutions
38 Course - Anyone for Tennyson?
39 Course - Art America
40 Course - Business Management
41 Course - Catalog Revision
42 Course - Cinematic Eye Spring 1979
Box Folder
2 1 Course - Costs
2 Course - Death and Dying
3 Course - Descriptions
4 Course - Eng 130 Spring 1979
5 Course - General
6 Course - Human Development
7 Course - Humanities in Drama
8 Course - Humanities/ Fine Arts (Final Exam)
9 Course - Japan HIS 387B Spring 1979
10 Course - Long Search
11 Course - Manmade World
12 Course - Mathematics Found
13 Course - Mathematics Special 131 Younglove
14 Course - Mathematics 231
15 Course - Molding of America Society/Values
16 Course Guide - MTH 231and 232
17 Course - Newspaper Courses
18 Course - Off-Campus Courses
19 Course - Pharmacy Course
20 Course - Psychology 133(tapes)
21 Course - Psychology 133 HISD
22 Course - Romantic Rebellion
23 Course - Roots
24 Course - Science Foundation
25 Course - Science and Rise of Technology
26 Course - Shakespeare Plays Spring 1979
27 Course - Social Science Foundation
28 Course Guide - Urban Development
29 Course - Urban Development
30 Course - Urban Development 1
31 Course - Urban Development Original 1978-1979
32 Course - Urban Development DT201 27-29 Supplementary material 19-22
33 Course - Third Testament
34 Course - Woman and the Law
35 Course Calendars - Originals
36 Course Descriptions - Originals
37 Course Handouts Fall 1976
38 Course Handouts Spring 1977
39 Course Handouts Summer 1977
40 Course Handouts Fall 1977
41 Course Handouts Spring 1978
42 Credit for Non-College Learning
43 Open University-delivery of films and open materials 1972
44 Distance Registration Summer 1979
Box Folder
3 1 English Credit
2 English Proficiency Requirement July 1977
3 Evaluation of OU by ETS CEEB
4 Examination, Credit by
5 Open University Program Fact Sheets
6 Film and Import Information
7 Formal Science Credit Forms
8 Open University General Information and Correspondence 1972
9 Grade Sheets Fall 1972
10 Grade Sheets Spring 1973
11 Grade Sheets Fall 1973
12 Grade Sheets Spring 1974
13 Grade Sheets Fall 1974
14 Grade Sheets Spring 1975
15 Grade Sheets Fall 1975
16 Grade Sheets Spring 1976
17 Grade Sheets Summer 1976
18 Grade Sheets Fall 1976
19 Grade Sheets Fall 1977
20 Grade Sheets Spring 1978
21 Grades Spring 1978
22 Grades Spring 1979
23 Grant Information
24 Handicapped Person in the Community
25 Health Service Fee Waiver
26 Humanities Handout
27 IDT’s Summer - Fall 1974
28 IDT’s Fall 1975
29 IDT’s Spring - Summer 1975
30 IDT’s 1976 - 1977
31 IDT’s COL K 0503 1977 - 1978
32 Incompletes
33 Klein Project
34 KUHT TV
35 Letters to Students General Meeting
36 Long Distance Registration
37 Mexico Open University
38 Mission Self-Study
39 NSF Proposal
40 Open University
41 Open University
42 PAR’s Spring 1975
43 Personnel Information
44 Open University Program Pamphlets
45 Open University Program Pamphlets
Box Folder
4 1 Open University Program Pamphlets
2 Progress Report - OPU 1975
3 Progress Report - OPU 1976
4 Purchase Req. Vouchers etc. 1974
5 Purchase Orders and Receiving Reports
6 Purchase Requisitions
7 Purchase Requisitions 1976 - 1977
8 Purchase Requisitions/ Vouchers COL K 0503 1977 - 1978
9 Purchase Vouchers 1976 - 1977
10 Purchase Vouchers, Bills, etc.
11 Purchase Vouchers (Falls)
12 Relations with other Pilot Program Institution
13 Report to Fields, letter to Hoffman
14 The Open University - re Television
15 Open University- Reviews and Evaluations of Materials
16 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1972
17 Roll (State Audit) Spring 1973
18 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1973
19 Roll (State Audit) Spring 1974
20 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1974
21 Roll (State Audit) Spring 1975
22 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1975
23 Roll (State Audit) Spring 1976
24 Roll (State Audit) Summer 1976
25 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1976
26 Roll (State Audit) Spring 1977
27 Roll (State Audit) Summer 1977
28 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1977
29 Roll (State Audit) Spring 1978
30 Roll (State Audit) Fall 1978
31 Sesame Newspaper September - October 1977
32 Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
33 Special Students General
34 Special Students Fall 1976
35 Special Students Fall 1977
36 Special Students Spring 1977
37 Special Students Summer 1977
38 Special Students Spring 1978
39 Special Students Fall 1978
40 Special Students Approved by Admissions Spring 1979
41 Special Students Approved, (application forwarded to Adm.) Summer 1979
42 Special Studies Fall 1974
43 Staff Reclassification (Old)
44 Student Services- U of H
45 KK Summer 1979
46 Open University Type Courses



Classroom Material

Scope and Contents
This series includes 9 record cartons of classroom materials arranged by one of the following subject titles; Art, Education, Math, Science and Technology. Course guides, teacher’s guides, and textbooks will be found. The bulk of this series is classroom workbooks, also called unit books.
Box Folder
5 1 A1 Course Guide
2 Arts A100 Course Unit Report for Analysis
3 Arts A201 Post- Foundation Tuition, A Guide to the Course
4 Arts A201 Units 1-6
5 Arts A201 Units 7-16
6 Arts A201 Units 17-23
7 Arts A201 Units 24-32
8 Arts A202 Course Guide
9 Arts A202 Study Guide, Units 1-6
10 Arts A202 Units 7-12
11 Arts A202 Units 13-24
12 Arts A202 Units 25-32
13 Arts A301 Units 1-4
14 Arts A302 Unit 31
15 Arts A303 Units 1-8
16 Arts A303 Units 9-15
17 Arts A303 Units 19-25
18 Arts A303 Units 28-32
19 Arts A307 Description of Course, Book listing, A new Course, Theatres and staying
20 Arts A307 Units 6 and 7 Study 4
21 Arts A307 Units 14-15 Study 7, Isben’s, Checkov
Box Folder
6 1 Arts A307 Shaw and Brecht, A Study in Six Parts
2 Arts A307 The Director and The Stage, Study’s Memo, Intro. Note
3 Arts A351 Mailing No. 1-5, Units 15 and 16
4 Arts/Science/Math/Technology AMST 283 Getting Underway, Units 1-8
5 Arts/Science/Math/Technology AMST 283 Units 9-16
6 Arts/Science/Tech AST 281 A Guide to the Course
7 Arts/Science/Technology AST 281 Post-Foundation Tuition Supplement
8 Arts/Science/Technology AST 281 Units 1-7
9 Arts/Science/Technology AST Units 8-13
10 Arts/Science/Technology AST 281 Units 14-15
11 Consumer Experience Proposal to Offer
12 Consumer Experience Correspondence, Misc., Program Content Summary, Consumer Survival Kit
13 Consumer Experiences Faculty Program Manual, Mid-Term Final Exams
14 Consumer Experience Student Learning Guide
15 Educational E201 Mailing No. 1-8
16 Educational E201 Learner Project, Test Booklet-Study of Values, Sample Questionnaire
17 Educational E201 Summary of Selected Research Reports, Using the Literature, Case-Study Option Manual
18 Educational E201 Intro and Guide to Course, Methodology Handbook
19 Educational E201 Block 1-3
20 Educational E201 Block 5 and 6
21 Educational E201 Supplementary/Folder Material
22 Educational E201 Supplementary/Folder Material Block 1-8
Box Folder
7 1 Educational E262 Supplementary Material Block 1-10, Cassette Notes
2 Educational E262 Guide to Course, Block 1, Block 2
3 Educational E262 Block 3-5
4 Educational E262 Block 6-8
5 Educational E351 Folder 1 Maps, Folder 2 Urban Childhood
6 Educational E351 Block 1, Block 2
7 Educational E351 Block 3, Block 4
8 Educational E351 Block 5, Block 6
9 Math M100 Course Guide (2), Course Description
10 Math M100 Units 2, 9, 19-26
11 Math M100 Units 27-34, User’s Guide
12 Math M100 Commentaries on TV Components of Units 1-9, 10-18
13 Math M100 Sections 1-13
14 Math M100 Sections 14-36
15 Math M100 Books Units 1-3
16 Math M100 Books Unit 4-7
17 Math M100 Books Unit 8-11
18 Math M100 Books Units 12-14
19 Math M100 Books Units 15-17
Box Folder
8 1 Math M100 Books Units 18-20
2 Math M100 Books Units 21-23
3 Math M100 Books Units 24-27
4 Math M100 Books Units 28-31
5 Math M100 Books Units 33-36
6 Math M202 Units 7-8
7 Math M251 Data Structures
8 Math 371-372 Getting Underway, Intro to Statistics
9 Math/ Social Sciences/Technology MDT 241 Units 1-9
10 Math/ Social Sciences/Technology MDT 241 Units 10-16
11 Math/Science/ Tech. MST 281 Foundation Course Books, Course Outline, Course Description
12 Math/Science/Tech. MST 281 Original Calculus IandII “Supplement” Course Guide
13 Math/Science/Tech. MST 281 Supplementary Material Units 1-13
14 Math/Science/Tech. MST 281 Supplementary Material Units 14-17
15 Math/Science/Tech. MST 281 Units 1-8
16 Math/Science/Tech. MST 281 Units 10-17
17 Social Sciences D101 Units 11-14, Research opp., Books
18 Social Sciences D231 Units 1-4, Units 9-12, Units 13-16
Box Folder
9 1 Social Science D283 Unit 1-4 The Sociological Perspective, Social Interaction, Stratification and Social Class, Beliefs and Religion
2 Social Sciences D283 Units 15-17
3 Social Sciences D305 Supplementary Material 3 Block 4
4 Social Sciences DT305 Block 12, Block 13, Block 14
5 Social Sciences DT201 Units 1-29, Course Guide
6 Social Sciences DT201 Units 1-9
7 Social Sciences DT201 Units 10-14, 23-25
8 Social Sciences DT201 Units 26-33
9 Social Sciences DT201 Audio-Visual Handbooks 1-4
10 Post Experience P853 Teacher’s Guide to drugs, Correspondence
11 Post Experience P853 Intro. and Guide, Using the Literature, Supplementary Material Block 1-3
12 Post Experience P853 Guide to Case Files, Block 2 Case Files, Block 3 Case Files, case Files 6 and 7
13 Post Experience P853 Units 1-4
14 Post Experience P853 Units 5-8
15 Post Experience P853 Units 9-13
16 Post Experience P853 Units 14-16
17 Post Experience PD251 Using the literature
18 Educational Studies PE261 Unit 1-4
19 PE261 Unit 5-6
Box Folder
10 1 Reading Curriculum Unit 10-17
2 PE 261 Reading Development, for Learning Activities, Broadcast notes, Using Literature
3 Post Experience PET271 Block 2 Unit 4
4 Technology/ Post Exp. PT272 Units 1-4
5 Technology/ Post Exp. PT272 Units 5-8
6 Science S2-2 Principles of Geochemistry Unit 1-6
7 Science S23 Geology
8 Science S24 Intro. and Guide to Course
9 Science S25 Intro. and Guide to Course
10 S26- Science Earth Science Resources Block 4-6
11 S26- Science Earth Science Resources Block 1-4
12 Science S100 Course Unit Report form Analysis
13 Science S100 Summer School
14 Science S100 Course Description, Course outline, Study Guide Units 1-34, Intro. andGuide to Course
15 Science S100 The Chemical Balance
16 Science S100 Broadcast Notes, Units 1-34
17 Science S100 Math for Science, Guide to Math, Units 1and2
18 Science S100 Units 3-7
19 Science S100 Units 8-12
20 Science S100 Units 13-16
Box Folder
11 1 Science S100 Units 17-20
2 Science S100 Units 21-23
3 Science S100 Units 24-27
4 Science S100 Units 28-30
5 Science S100 Units 31-34
6 Technology T100 The Man-made World
7 Technology T241 Units 1-6
8 Technology T241 Units 7-12
9 Technology T241 Units 13-16
10 Technology T242 Study Guide, Units 1-6
11 Technology T242 Units 1-5
12 Technology T242 Units 6-10
13 Technology T242 Mailing No. 2-6
14 Technology T242 Press Cutting Exercise, Role Playing, Activity Book
15 Technology T242 Units 12-14
16 Technology T242 Intray Analysis File 1-3
17 Technology T242 Retailer- Agent Distributor Game
Box Folder
12 1 Technology T262 Even Further Reading, Mailing No. 1-8
2 Technology T262 Broadcast Notes, Computer- Marked Assignments, Tutor- Marked assignments
3 Technology T262 Broadcast notes, Course Guide, Project Sampler
4 Technology T262 Units 1,2-3, 6
5 Technology T262 Units 9,12, 13-16
6 TAD292 Art and Environment Unit 0-2, 7-8
7 Art and Environment Unit 3-6
8 Art and Environment Unit 10-13
9 Art and Environment Unit 14-16
10 Art and Environment Supplementary notes Unit 6-8
11 TAD292 Student-tutor notes Unit 1-9
12 TAD292 NI-3 Student-tutor notes Unit 1-9
13 TAD292 Art and Environment Radio 1-4, 6-8, 9, 11
14 TAD292 Radio
15 TAD292 Art and Development TV 1-6
16 TAD292 TV 1-6
17 TM281 Math and Engineer Course
18 TS251 Review and revision
19 Broadcast and Assignment Calendar 1975
20 Career Info. For Scottish Students
21 Course Textbooks Catalogue, Book Catalogue Supplement 1976
22 How to Study 1974-1975
23 Misc. Papers
24 “New from Open University” A322, DE353, A307, D204, M341, PE231, S304, S322, TM281, E202, ED322
25 Oceans Press Kit
26 Open Line, Connection 1976
27 Open University Program Booklet
28 Open University Program Supplements Age of Revolution and Romanticism
29 Open University Program Supplements Humanities and Fine Arts
30 Open University Program Supplements Math for Sciences, Technology Cal IandII
31 Open University Program Supplements Science and Belief
32 Open University Program Supplements Science and the Rise of Technology
33 Sesame-Newspaper for Open University September-October 1977
34 Student Computing Service User’s Guide
35 Students of the Open University - Their Background and Progress, 1972, Analysis of Student Progress 1974
36 The Adams Chronicle
37 Teaching at a Distance Number 3
38 Teaching Practical Physics
39 Universities in Britain
Box Folder
13 1 An Introduction to Calculus and Algebra Vol. 1 Background to Calculus
2 An Introduction to Calculus and Algebra Vol. 2 Calculus Applied
3 Europe 1780-1830, A General History of Europe, Franklin L. Ford
4 Instructor’s manual General Statistics Second Edition
5 Population Dynamics, Maurice E. Solomon
6 Race Community and Conflict, John Rex and Robert Moore
7 Readings in Urban Sociology, Edited by R.E. Pahl
8 Report of the Vice-Chancellor 1969 - 1970
9 Report of the Vice-Chancellor 1973
10 Science and Religious Belief 1600-1900, Edited by D.C. Goodman
11 SK Science Kit Inc.
12 The City in Newly Developing Countries Readings on Urbanism and Urbanization, Editor - Gerald Breese
13 The Modern Metropolis, Selected Essays by Hans Blumenfeld, Its Origins, Growth, Characteristics, and Planning, Edited by Paul D. Spreiregen



Audio/Video Tapes

Scope and Contents
This series includes 5 boxes of audio and video teaching aids meant to be used both inside and outside the classroom. The audio tapes include cassettes and records for Art, Social Science, and Math/ Technology classes. There are 25 video tapes organized by title, which include The Age of Revolution, The Third Testament, and Humanities. This series also includes one promotional video done by the BBC.
Box Folder
14 1 A303 Audio Tapes 1-16
2 D101 Audio Tapes 1-28
3 MDT 241 Audio Tapes 1-8
Box Folder
15 1 DT201 Flexi-Discs
2 Urban Development DT 201 Disc 1
3 Urban Development DT 201 Disc 2
4 DT201 Flexi-Discs, Disc 1,2, 3-10
5 A202 Audio Tapes 1-34
6 Roots - A Second Looks Cassettes 1-13
7 Anyone For Tennyson Cassettes 1-4
8 Crime and Justice Audio Aids 15-8, 13-15
9 Beethoven Cassette
10 Cassette D201 21 Chicago - Voluntary Associations
Box Folder
16 1 The Age of Revolutions - Thirteen Colonies, The Terror
2 The Age of Revolutions - The Machine in the English Cotton Industry, Looking at Napoleon
3 The Age of Revolutions - #1 Wordsworth, #2 Kant and Causality
4 The Age of Revolutions - Daumer and his Robert Macaire, Slave Trade
5 Age of Revolution - #1 Immanual Kant, #2 Humphry Davy
6 The Age of Revolutions - Ingres, Super Being
7 The Age of Revolutions - Romantic Primitivism
Box Folder
17 1 The Third Testament - Blake
2 The Third Testament - Kierkegaard
3 The Third Testament - Pascal
4 The Third Testament - Tolstoy
5 Open University Explanation Film by the BBC
6 Humanities - Leda and The Swan, Victorian Cast Iron
7 Humanities - Clouds - Aristophanes, Socrates - A Discussion
8 The Third Testament - St. Augustine, Pascal
9 The Third Testament
Box Folder
18 1 Humanities and Fine Arts Foundations I - “Action - A Philosophical Discussion”, Isambard Kingdom Brunel
2 Humanities Reading a Poem - Mendelssohn
3 Humanities - Glasgow - The Industrial City, The Image of the Cloud
4 Humanities - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Music I
5 Humanities - Signs of the Times, Instruments of the Orchestra
6 Humanities - What is Civilization?, Religious Responses
7 Humanities - View of the Renaissance, Art and the Artifact
8 Humanities - The Necessity of History, “Vasaris Life of Donattlo”
9 Humanities - Perception - A Philosophical Discussion, Logical Poems