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Rice University Rice Design Alliance Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 080
Finding aid note: Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two 0.25 ft. boxes. It includes the RDA Charter, a history and other related materials, such as membership brochures, grants, news clippings and press releases. These are numerous brochures for tours, exhibits and film presentations and lectures as well as invitations to galas.

Dates

  • 1972 - 2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Rice Design Alliance Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Organizational History

The Rice Design Alliance, established in 1973, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing greater public awareness of architecture, design and the environment. By sponsoring lectures seminars, symposiums, exhibits and tours, RDA involves the general public in issues related to the design of public spaces, parks, office buildings, retail centers and residential neighborhoods. Its biannual journal, Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, addresses design issues in the greater Houston area. Membership in RDA is open to the general public. Excerpted from “Think Big,” the 1990 gala invitation from RDA.

Extent

50 Linear Feet (50)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Rice Design Alliance, established in 1973, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing greater public awareness of architecture, design and the environment. These materials represent RDA lectures, seminars, symposiums, exhibits and tours, which have involved the general public in issues related to the design of public spaces, parks, office buildings, retail centers and residential neighborhoods.

Acquisition Notes

The contents of the collection were previously part of the Woodson Information Files.

Related Material

See also Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, located in both Brown Fine Arts Library and Woodson Research Center, NA 9127 .H7 C5.
Title
Guide to the Rice University Rice Design Alliance Records, 1972-2016
Status
In Progress
Author
Sharon Link, Amanda Focke
Date
2003, 2024
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA