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dc.contributor.advisor Boles, John B.
dc.creatorGantz, Kerri Danielle
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:20:59Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:20:59Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13495
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a study of Rice University's struggle to integrate and charge tuition to its students. In 1891 William Marsh Rice established the charter that founded Rice University. As the school developed, however, the Board of Trustees found it difficult to follow the charter's restrictions against admitting non-white students or charging tuition. The board was struggling to uphold the wishes of the founder while also adapting Rice to changing social and economic conditions. In 1962 Rice began legal action to reinterpret the charter. The board believed that permission to integrate and charge tuition was vital in Rice's efforts to remain a leading educational institution. As a result, the trustees argued that these restrictions prevented realization of the founder's main intention of creating and maintaining a first class university. This action was successful, and with the court's permission, Rice began to integrate and charge tuition in 1965.
dc.format.extent 170 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAmerican history
Black history
History of education
dc.title On the basis of merit alone: Integration, tuition, Rice University, and the charter change trial, 1963-1966
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Gantz, Kerri Danielle. "On the basis of merit alone: Integration, tuition, Rice University, and the charter change trial, 1963-1966." (1991) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13495.


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