The collection contains papers related to the chemical engineering program and faculty at Rice—courses they taught, papers they wrote, and the development and accreditation of the Bachelor of Science of Chemical Engineering program at Rice, including course evaluations, teaching outlines and notes, technical reports, budgetary notes, and faculty theses.
The collection also contains photographs of the professors, photographic slides, awards, architectural drawings, and programs from chemical engineering events, and memorabilia such as a copper box stored with documents in Abercrombie’s cornerstone, a universal countdown timer, and large commemorative plaque
The materials are in good condition and range in date from 1948 to 2018. Researchers interested in buildings at Rice, the inner workings of the Chemical Engineering program, or contributions of Rice Faculty would find this collection helpful.
Permission to publish material from the Abercrombie Engineering Laboratory collection, 1948-2018 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.
8 Linear Feet (6 boxes and 2 oversize items)
The materials are arranged in eight series as follows:
Series I: Event Programs
Series II: Photos
Series III: Faculty
Series IV: Courses
Series V: Department of Chemical Engineering Budget
Series VI: Accreditation
Series VII: Memorabilia
Series VIII: Oversize