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Rice Institute Formal Opening Invitations and Responses

 Collection
Identifier: UA 266
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

In response to the Rice Institute's invitation to its formal opening in 1912, a number of institutions worldwide responded favorably, delegating representatives and sending good wishes and encouragement to the new institution. In addition, this collection contains a number of later invitations from other colleges and universities to attend similar anniversaries, and the Rice Institute's responses thereto.

Dates

  • 1912 - 1924

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Historical Note

For its formal opening in 1912, the Rice Institute invited a number of American and foreign institutes of learning to send representatives to join in the academic celebration commemorating the occasion. Invitations such as these were sent out to delegates from the world's universities to invite them to celebrate the opening of Rice Institute and to make a statement about the kind of place Rice was to be. The invitations were signed by Rice Institute's President Lovett personally, included a full program of the three days of celebratory events and lectures, and were mailed in a handmade wooden tube especially created for this purpose. Read the lectures in the three volume set online, "The Book of the Opening," at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35962.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

In response to the Rice Institute's invitation to its formal opening in 1912, a number of institutions worldwide responded favorably, delegating representatives and sending good wishes and encouragement to the new institution. In addition, this collection contains a number of later invitations from other colleges and universities to attend similar anniversaries, and the Rice Institute's responses thereto. (1 box)

Acquisition Information

This material is believed to have been separated from the presidential papers of Dr. Egdar Odell Lovett, pre-1980.

Related Materials

Program of the Formal Opening, online at: http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/62309

Invitation to the Formal Opening of Rice Institute, addressed to Dr. James Edwin Thompson, President of Victoria University of Manchester, online at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/63451

Creator

Title
Guide to the Rice Institute Formal Opening Invitations and Responses, 1912-1924
Status
Completed
Author
Alan Bath
Date
August 2012
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