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Rice University Office of General Counsel records

Identifier: UA 0461
Finding aid note: This material is stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24 hours' retrieval time. Please contact for assistance.

Scope and Contents

Print material of articles, charters, contracts, lawsuits, legal opinions, and other administrative legal documents.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this restricted material requires written permission from the Rice University Office of General Counsel.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Rice University Office of General Counsel records, 1900-1980, UA 0461, must be facilitated through the Office of General Counsel. 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. Contact for further information.

Biographical / Historical

The Vice President and General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the university and its Board of Trustees. The office functions as Rice's chief legal representative and provides legal advice and assistance to the university, faculty and staff in order to facilitate the mission of Rice University and the conduct of Rice’s business affairs. The office also retains and oversees all outside counsel for the University. Excerpted from Rice University Office of General Counsel Retrieved 16 May 2024


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



These records include original reports, charters, lawsuits, and other related legal documents reflecting early Rice Institute, now Rice University's interests. The outcomes of the legal proceedings documented in these records reflect the Office of General Counsel legal assistance and advice. A small amount of documentation of William Marsh Rice and his nephew, William Marsh Rice Jr. is present.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rice University Office of General Counsel in 2023.

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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