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Rice University Dean of Natural Sciences Administrative records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 231
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 Note

These records have been divided into three series each dealing with a specific Dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. Within each series, there are a number of subseries that focus on different aspects of the dean's work, such as: building projects, job searches, and departmental business.

Dates

  • 1984 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some materials are restricted due to the sensitive information contained therein. Each restricted folder is labeled. Written permission from Dr. Peter Rossky or Dr. Kathy Matthews is required for access. Contact woodson@rice.edu for assistance. Materials will be restricted until 2040.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical/Historical Note

G. King Walters received his B.A. in Physics from the William M. Rice Institute in 1953. He joined the Rice faculty in 1963 as a Professor of Physics and Space Sciences. From 1980 to 1999, he served as the chairman of the Physics Department and an Assistant Dean and Dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.

James Kinsey came to Rice in 1988 as the Dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences after 25 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as dean until 1998. He was also named interim provost by university president Malcolm Gillis in July 1993.

Kathleen Matthews became Dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences in 1998, having been a faculty member since 1972, just as the Dept. of Biochemistry was established. She served as Dept. Chair in 1987. She retired from the dean's office in 2008, and was honored in 2010 by BioHouston for her efforts as a researcher, educator and mentor. She continues to teach at Rice University, as the Stewart Memorial Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

Extent

19 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This material reflects the daily business of the Dean of Natural Sciences under the leadership of G. King Walters, James Kinsey, and Kathleen Matthews. (19 boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred by Dr. Kathleen Matthews in 2010 and by the Dean's office in 2012.

Accruals Note

Additional materials are expected for this collection.

Related Archival Materials

For more information on G. King Walters, please see G. King Walters academic service papers, 1954-2006, UA 259: http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/849

For more information on James Kinsey, please see the Rice University Provost Office Records: James Kinsey (interim) and David Auston, 1993-1995, UA 098: http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/655

For more information on Kathleen Matthews, please see the Kathleen S. Matthews academic papers, 1973-2009, UA 149: http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/705
Title
Guide to the Rice University Dean of Natural Sciences Administrative records, 1984-2010
Status
Completed
Author
Austin Rodd
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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