The collection consists of cassette tapes and transcriptions and videotapes of interviews with Rice’s living former presidents Pitzer, Hackerman, and Rupp; a Rice alumna, Evelyn Nolen; a Rice student, Isaac Sanders; and two faculty members, Dr. Franz Brotzen and Dr. William E. Gordon. The interviewers are Dr. John Boles, Dr. Louis Marchiafava, Barbard Rozek and Dr. Harold Hyman. The interviewing was done in 1990, 1993, 1994, and 1995. Also included in the collection are administrative records of the project.
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Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Biographical / Historical
This collection brings together interviews on audio cassettes and videotape about Rice University that were conducted between 1990 and 1995. The earliest is from an alumna’s point of view. The majority are the outcome of the Oral History Project, planned by Dr. John Boles, Mr. Hank Hudspeth, Dr. Mary McIntire, and Ms. Nancy Boothe, and initiated in 1993. The goal of the initial phase of the project was to augment Rice University’s documentary history with recorded interviews of the three then former presidents still living, Pitzer, Hackerman, and Rupp. These interviews were conducted by Dr. John Boles and Dr. Louis Marchiafava. The second phase, undertaken in 1995, consists of videotaped interviews conducted by Dr. Harold Hyman of the three former presidents and also of a Rice student, Isaac Sanders, and two Rice faculty members, Dr. Franz Brotzen and Dr. William Gordon.
The collection consists of audio cassette recordings and transcripts of interviews with three former presidents of Rice University, Kenneth Pitzer, Norman Hackerman, and George Rupp, made in 1993 and 1994, and videotaped interviews of the same individuals, made in 1995. Also included are an audiotaped interview of a Rice alumna, made in 1990, with transcript, and videotaped interviews of a Rice student and two Rice faculty members, made in 1995.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews were donated by the interviewers in 1999-2000.
A History of Student Life at Rice Oral Histories project, 1989-1990, UA 282, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University (see https://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/university-archives/ua082)
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Rice University presidents, faculty and student oral histories collection, 1990-1995, UA 310, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/863 Accessed August 13, 2022.