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DeLange Conference Collection

Identifier: UA 263
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 for more information.

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of documents, photographic material, and electronic media that document the activities before, during, and after the DeLange conferences. The materials are in good condition and include correspondence, conference materials, marketing materials, reports, photographic material, and audio, visual, and electronic media.


  • Creation: 1988 - 2016

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 for more information.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the DeLange Conferences collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

The DeLange Conferences are made possible by an endowment established at Rice University by C. M. and Demaris Hudspeth in memory of Demaris' parents, Albert J. and Demaris Crowley DeLange. These conferences began in 1991 and are held every two to four years. They have the flexibility to range broadly in subject matter and discipline. All are intended to bring to the Rice University campus top experts and major figures to focus on a topic of great concern to society. Focusing on diverse topics such as the environment, human behavior, medicine, libraries, art museums, universities, information technology, and city planning, the conferences have occurred periodically since 1991, usually on the Rice campus and often co-sponsored by other organizations. Speakers are recruited internationally. Four conferences resulted in published books.

Excerpted from the DeLange Conference website:


4.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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This collection is composed of papers and media relating to the DeLange Conferences held at Rice University. It includes correspondence, marketing materials, conference materials, reports, photographs, and electronic media that document the preparation leading up to the conferences and the activities during conferences.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was transferred to the Woodson Research Center in May 2017 by Dr. Rick Wilson of Scientia/DeLange.

Related Materials

There is some administrative overlap with the Scientia Organizational papers (UA 206). See also

Guide to the DeLange Conference Collection, 1988-2016
Traci Patterson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA