Included in box 1 are minutes of the committee’s meetings, lists of lecturers, suggestions for speakers, administrative files, and materials pertaining to the lectures (including those lecturers asked, but did not speak). Boxes 2 and 3 contain copies of the individual lectures given by Edward Teller, C.P Snow, Buckmaster Fuller, James Stockdale, and Hyman Rickover among others.
Permission to publish from the Rice University Committee on Public Lectures Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.
The Committee on Public Lectures is charged with the organization of an appropriate number of public lectures to be presented under the auspices of Rice University. It selects the lecturers and lecture topics for recommendation to the President of the University and arranges for the housing and entertainment of the lecturers. It also provides for the locations of and publicity for the lectures.
This material includes minutes of the Rice University Committee on Public Lectures' meetings, lists of lecturers, suggestions for speakers, administrative files, and in some cases, texts of the lectures themselves.