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Rice University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department records

Identifier: UA 0328
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

Ecology and Environmental Biology Department and Biology Department files documenting daily routines of the department, specific faculty members' memos, and graduate student recruitment and admissions. Includes Annual Reports from 1983 to 1999 and 2002 to 2003 and Budget Reports 1989 to 1996 and 1999 to 2000. Changes in the department are well documented, showing the transition from Biology to Ecology and Environmental Biology, renovations of M.D. Anderson Labratory, Space Surveys, Office Relocations, and memos on the Biological Prairie and Aviary at Rice University.


  • 1963 - 2008
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2008


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Rice University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Biology Department at Rice University formed in 1912 with Julian Huxley named the first Professor of Biology. His name is commemorated by the department's Huxley Fellows Program, a fellowship for recent Ph.D. recipients. In 1989 the Biology Department became The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department; this transition is well documented in the Annual Reports leading up to and immediately following the formation of the EEB Department, from 1985 to 1992. Today the department focuses on plant/insect interactions, molecular evolution, genomics, and the biology of plants, insects, and microbes. Recent research has examined environmental issues, such as ecosystem degradation and global warming, and their actual and potential effects on the environment. The department offers M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. Degrees to graduate students and B.A. and B.S. degrees to undergraduates. The graduate programs seek to build strong relationships between faculty and students, while the undergraduate degrees look to inspire a sense of environmentalism within its students. The EEB Department is housed in the Anderson Biology Lab with a recently renovated greenhouse next to the lab building.


5 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized box)

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Ecology and Environmental Biology records, including, but not limited to, Annual Reports, Budget Reports, Space Surveys, Faculty and Graduate Recruitment files, Correspondence and Memos. Also includes files and Annual Reports from the last decade of the Biology Department. Faculty members represented include, but are not limited to, Kathleen Matthews, Paul A. Harcombe, Ronald Sass, Stephen Subtelny, and Charles Philpott.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Woodson Research Center, 2013.
Guide to the Rice University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department records, 1963-2008
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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