The collection contains teaching and class-related materials such as syllabi, lecture notes, course papers written by students, student evaluations of classes taught, and letters of recommendation for students. There are also materials pertaining to Rice University affairs, such as faculty records, papers about admissions and financial aid, president speeches, and texts and diary entries commenting on the Masterson Crisis. Also contained within the collection are writings by Alan Grob in the form of speeches, articles, and manuscripts for books he wrote, as well as personal items including correspondence, photographs, newsprint about his life, and awards he received. There are also a number of floppy disks containing backups of Alan Grob’s computer disk and manuscripts for his book “Wordsworth and his Adversaries: A Study in the Hermeneutics of Disparagement.”
The materials are in good condition and range in date from 1961 to 2007. Researchers interested in classes at Rice (particularly English Literature with a focus on Shakespeare, Victorian and Romantic writers, and Wordsworth), social and political shifts in the climate at Rice University, and the life and achievements of Alan Grob would find this collection helpful.
Permission to publish material from the Alan Grob academic career records, 1961-2007 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.
5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
The materials are arranged in five series alphabetically or by date where possible, as below:
Series I: Teaching Materials
Series II: University Affairs
Series III: Writings and ManuscriptsSeries IV: Personal
Series V: Floppy Disks