Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Historical Society at Rice University records, 1922-1962 UA 305

creator Historical Society at Rice University
Title: Historical Society at Rice University records
Dates: 1922-1962
Identification: UA 305
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Historical Society was comprised of members of the Rice faculty, drawn primarily from the Humanities Departments. The society met monthly at the Faculty Club (also known as Cohen House), at which time one of its members would present an original paper. On occasion scholars from other institutions were invited to speak to the group. The society had its final meeting in December, 1962.

This society is not related to the Rice Historical Commission or the Rice Historical Society, both of which are organizations formed to promote the history of Rice University.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of meeting notices that give the dates of the meetings and in most cases list the expected speaker and topic. In addition there are two books of meeting minutes that detail the activities of the Society.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center.

Index Terms

minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historical Society at Rice University records, 1922-1962 (UA 305), Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Historical Society prior to 1970.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Ledgers 1922-1967

Box Folder
1 1 Ledger of minutes of the Historical Society meetings 1922-1937
2 Ledger of the minutes of the Historical Society 1937-1962

Series II: Meeting notices 1928-1962

Box Folder
1 3 Meeting notices 1928-1939
4 Meeting notices 1940-1949
5 Meeting notices 1950-1962