Records reflecting the business of the Fondren Library Planning Committee, which explored and planned a redesign of the library at Rice University, 1993-1999. Documents include background readings, consultants' reports, the committee's own reports, development strategy, and versions of plans.
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Biographical / Historical
The Fondren Library was originally built in 1949, designed by Staub & Rather, with William Ward Watkin as consulting architect. In 1968, an addition known as the Graduate Research Addition was built, designed by Staub, Rather & Howze. The Fondren Library Planning Committee's work during 1993-1999 began the process of the internal redesign which took place in 2006, in partnership with the firm of Shepley Bulfinch, and opened a new West entrance to the building, among other changes.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Fondren Library Planning Committee records, 1993-1999, UA 210, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/765 Accessed December 10, 2023.