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Title Page
1. Preface
2. A Special View
3. A Precarious Beginning
4. Creating A Vision
5. The Grand Opening
6. Setting the Standard
7. A Changing World
8. Postwar Growth
9. Student Life
10. A Maturing University
11. A Generation of Change
12. The University in Transition
13. Continuing Lovett’s Vision
14. Reinforcing Excellence
15. A University Comes of Age
16. A University So Conceived
17. A Second Century Begins
18. A Selected Bibliography on Rice
19. Acknowledgements


A University So Conceived

A Brief History of Rice (Revised Edition)
By John B. Boles

John B. Boles
(B.A., Rice, 1965; Ph.D., Virginia, 1969),
is the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice and the
Manging Editor of the Journal of Southern History.

He is the author of six other books, editor or coeditor of five more.

In 1991 he received the Meritorious Service Award
from the Association of Rice Alumni, and in 1994,
the Graduate Student Association Teaching Award.

First Published in 1992; revised and updated
edition published in 1997

Third, Revised and Expanded Edition published in 2006
(available in Fondren Library and the Rice Bookstore)

Copyright © 1992, 1997 by Rice University
Division of University Advancement
Houston, Texas

All rights reserved