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Malcolm Rice Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0158

This collection houses photographic exhibits, essays, short stories, and recollections by University of Tennessee architect Malcolm Rice. Among the subjects covered are the Galapagos Islands, China, and the Andes.

Dates

  • 1990-1997

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses photographic exhibits, essays, short stories, and recollections by University of Tennessee architect Malcolm Rice. Among the subjects covered are the Galapagos Islands, China, and the Andes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Malcolm Henry Rice was born on September 14, 1898 in Cheshire, Connecticut. He began attending the Yale School of Architecture in 1916 but left in 1917 to serve in the submarine service during World War I. He returned in 1919 and completed his degree in the same year. He went on to study at the American Academy in Rome, Italy and at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, France. When he returned to the United States in 1920, he married his wife, Helen, and went into private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1929, he became a Resident Architect for John Russell Pope, where he designed such prominent structures as the U. S. Archives Building, the Jefferson Memorial, the American Pharmaceutical Building, and the Second Division War Memorial.

Rice first came to Knoxville in 1938 to choose marble for the National Gallery of Art. He moved to Knoxville in 1950 and was associated with Barber & McMurray Architects before coming to the University of Tennessee in 1953. By the time he retired in 1970, nearly every building on the Knoxville campus other than those in the immediate vicinity of the Hill had been constructed under his supervision. He also had a profound impact on the other UT campuses, including the Arnold Space Center, UT Martin, and UT Chattanooga. Rice died on January 19, 1997 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 98.

Arrangement

Collection consists of ten folders.

Acquisition Note

Collection was transferred to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480