Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University 1990 G-7 Economic Summit Site Director's Records (Sally McKeag), 1990 UA 143

Collection Summary

Creator Rice University
Title: Rice University 1990 G-7 Economic Summit Site Director's Records (Sally McKeag)
Dates: 1990
Abstract: The collection consists of records related to the 1990 Economic Summit, which took place on the Rice University campus. It includes a detailed schedule as well as information about specific meeting locations and the building modifications they required. It was created by Sally McKeag during the time she served as the site director.
Identification: UA 143
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet2 boxes
Language: English .
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texashttps://library.rice.edu/woodson

Biographical / Historical

The 1990 Economic Summit, also known as the 16th G7 Summit, was held on the campus of Rice University from July 9th through July 11th. The G7 is an unofficial annual forum for the leaders of the richest industrialized countries: France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. It also includes the President of the European Commission. The core participants in 1990 were Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada; Francois Mitterand, President of France; Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of West Germany; Giulio Andreotti; Prime Minister of Italy; Toshiki Kaifu, Prime Minister of Japan; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; George H. W. Bush, President of the United States; and Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission.

The summit was conceived as a venue for resolving differences among the G7 members and also as an opportunity for the members to give each other mutual encouragement in relation to difficult economic decisions. Issues discussed at this summit included the international economic situation, international monetary developments and policy, the international trading system, direct investment, export credits, reform in central and Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, the developing nations, third world debt, the environment, and narcotics. Source: "16th G7 Summit" Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_G7_summit, accessed 7 January, 2013.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials that record the planning, preparation, and correlated activities of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations on the campus of Rice University. It contains the records and materials kept by Sally M. McKeag, who served as the site director for the event. These include the budget, schedules, descriptions of building modifications, the delegate packet, guidebooks, a press packet, and correspondence, as well as items as detailed as the comprehensive list of equipment needed.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at Iron Mountain and requires 48-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Economic Summit Site Director's Records must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

Houston Economic Summit
Document Types
letters (correspondence)
Subjects (Persons)
McKeag, Sally

Related Materials

Boles, John B. Rice University and the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations. 1991.

Houston Economic Summit (1990). The Economic Summit: a pictorial history of the Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, 1975-1990: Houston, 1990. 1990.

Rice University. Rice Highlights of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations. 1990.

United States. Congress, Joint Economic Committee. Review of the Houston Economic Summit [microform]: hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred First Congress, second session, July 25, 1990. 1991.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University 1990 G-7 Economic Summit Site Director's Records, UA 143, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift donated by Sally M. McKeag April 17, 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Working files

Box Folder
1 1 Budget/Costs
2 Changes to Existing Facilities
3 Contact Lists
4 Correspondence
5 Credentials – Badges
6 Declaration
7 Delegate Packet
8 Exhibits
9 Foreign Delegations – Office Floor Plans, Schedules, Requests
10 Guide Books
11 Herring Hall
Box Folder
2 1 Invitations and Tickets
2 Japan's Hold Room Sign
3 Liability Release
4 Maps
5 Participants
6 Photos – Walk through
7 Plenary Session Planning and Prep.
8 Press Packet
9 Project Manual
10 Scenarios
11 Schedule - Official, Revision 6-25-90
12 Schedule – Final 7-7-90
13 Special Events
14 Wish List