This collection consists of correspondence concerning the Rice University Review Editorial Advisory Board beginning with the chairmanship of S. W. Higginbotham in 1971. The correspondence extends to 1977, following cessation of publication with the Spring/Summer 1976 issue. The correspondence concerns primarily notification of Board members about Board meetings and contents of particular issues, both suggested and printed. Also included are a report of the Publications Committee of the Rice University Fund Council and a copy of a First Place Award certificate from the American College Public Relations Association Southwest District. Letters from readers, some commenting on particular articles and others requesting copies or complimenting entire issues are also included.
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Rice University Review began publication in June of 1966 with the first of two issues planned for the year, the second to come out in November. An official university publication, its contributors were faculty and staff members, as well as guest writers. Subjects covered included Rice research projects, professors, alumni, teaching activities, and reviews of major works written by Rice faculty. Publication continued through the Spring/Summer issue of 1976. In April 1976 the Vice President for External Affairs, reflecting on the fact that the Rice University Review had been initiated by the Development Office during the $33 million campaign as a “prestige publication,” and pointing to budget restrictions, announced that as of July 1, Sallyport would be the primary University publication for Rice alumni and the Rice University Review would be discontinued.
The Editorial Advisory Board of the Rice University Review was appointed by the President. It was made up of faculty representing a comprehensive range of departments, a representative of Information Services, and several representatives of the Alumni Association. Initially the acting editor was Leland L. Estes of the Development Office. The person credited with editing Volume 1 and the Spring/Summer issue of Volume 2 was Ross Phares. With the Fall/Winter issue of Volume 2, Nathan Broch took over as editor and served in that role for the duration of publication.
These records consist of correspondence files that contain names of individuals appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board, descriptions of content in the issues of the Rice University Review, and letters from readers responding to particular articles.
Two bound volumes of the Rice University Review, V. 1-6, 1966-71, and V. 7-11, 1972-76. Call # LH 1.R4 R7, Woodson Research Center.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Rice University Review Editorial Advisory Board records, 1971-1977, UA 172,
Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/728 Accessed December 09, 2023.