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Campus Police Chief Mary Voswinkel Economic Summit collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 261
Finding aid note: Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

Event planning documents, correspondence, notes, drafts, memos, press releases, newsclippings, photographs and memorabilia created and maintained by Rice University in support of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, hosted by Rice University.

Dates

  • 1989 - 1990

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Campus Police Chief Mary Voswinkel Economic Summit Collection, 1990, UA 261 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Historical Sketch

Perhaps no other event so represented Rice’s emerging role as a national, even international, institution, than its being chosen to host the 1990 Economic Summit of the Industrialized Nations. For three days in July heads of delegations from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the European Economic Community held talks at Rice, covered by thousands of journalists and communicated to the world. Rice had long hosted major world figures—General Pershing; Presidents (or presidents-to-be) Taft, Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy (announcing the goal of going to the moon), Johnson, Carter, Reagan; Sir Harold Wilson; Prince Philip; and the Dalai Lama suggest the range of famous visitors. But never had such an assemblage appeared at one time as during the Economic Summit. Alumni around the globe were thrilled to see on television world political leaders walking through the familiar arches of Lovett Hall.

Excerpted from Dr. John Boles' A University So Conceived: A Brief History of Rice (Revised Edition), 1997, p. 81.

Biographical Note

Mary Voswinkel joined the Rice University Police Department in 1978 as assistant chief of police. She served as Chief of Police for 14 years before retiring in 1999. She received the 1992 Administrator of the Year Award from the university and was recognized by the Board of Trustees. She was the first female president for the Texas-New Mexico Association of Colleges and Universities.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Event planning documents, correspondence, notes, drafts, press releases, memos, newsclippings, photographs, and memorabilia created and maintained by Rice University in support of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, hosted by Rice University.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred from Campus Police Chief Mary Voswinkel, 1990.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Campus Police Chief Mary Voswinkel Economic Summit collection
Status
Completed
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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