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Rice University Faculty Council records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 106
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The contents of this record group include minutes, election information, and correspondence of the Rice University Faculty Council, and were drawn from several sources including Secretary of the Faculty (Robert L. Patten), President Pitzer's Papers, Vandiver and Hackerman Papers. Box 1 includes all of the records under the original format of the Faculty Council and early pre-Faculty Council materials from 1919-1925. Boxes 3 and 4 under the newer format. The organization of these files is chronological and the contents are primarily the minutes of meetings and agendas, with some correspondence and election information. The record groups most closely related to this one are Faculty Meeting Minutes, University Council, and Committee on University Welfare. Formats include photocopies and mimeographed sheets.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1993

Creator

Access Restrictions

Permission of the current Speaker of the Faculty Senate required to view files or make copies. Permission in writing or by email from the Speaker of the Faculty Senate must be sent to the Woodson Research Center. Call the Woodson Research Center for more information.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Rice University Faculty Council records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Historical Sketch

The original Rice University Faculty Council was formed as an expansion of the Executive Committee in l959. The members of this group consisted of the President (chairman), the Provost, the Dean of the Institute, the Dean of Humanities, the Dean of Engineering, and six members elected by the Faculty. A re-organization took place again, in 1971, in conjunction with the formation of a University Council. At this point changes were made in the Faculty Council's membership and its mission. Membership now consisted of eight Faculty members elected to serve on the University Council along with eight other Faculty members elected to serve only on the Faculty Council. Their mission was re-defined to initiate studies and examine proposals submitted by faculty members. Most other University matters were to be dealt with by the University Committees and the University Council. In fact, this change shifted greater responsibility to the newly formed University Council and gave the Faculty Council the mission of the now defunct Committee on University Welfare.

Extent

57.5 Linear Feet (50 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Minutes, election information, and correspondence of the Rice University Faculty Council.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred to the Woodson Research Center from the Secretary of the Faculty and the President's Office. Date(s) received: 9/74; 5/81; 4/82; 7/8/88; 7/89; 1/93, 2006
Title
Guide to the Rice University Faculty Council records, 1919-2006
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Focke
Date
2006
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