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The A.K. Rice Institute, a national educational institution, was founded in 1969 by Margaret Rioch for the purpose of furthering the work and ideals of the Institute’s namesake, A. Kenneth Rice. A.K. Rice is best known for his work with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London, England. The ideas of the Institute originated in 1965 when Rioch collaborated with Rice to organize the first group relations conference to be held in North America.
The Institute’s original mission was to explore what events and processes produced non-rational behavior in social groups and relations. Today the Institute’s mission has broadened. It wishes to reach out to a diverse audience and explore the different ways in which groups interact. The Institute continues to hold conferences and hopes to promote further discussions and research on social interaction.
Scope and Content Note
The files of the A.K. Rice Institute include board meeting minutes, calendars of events, membership directories, national conference brochures, scientific meetings programs, newsletters, basic information on founders and contributors to the Institution and publications. The collection is divided into thee boxes: Minutes, Other Documents, and Publications.
The A.K. Rice Institute donated their records to American University Library in 2007
Box & Folder Listing
Minutes 1994 (2 folders)
Minutes 1999 (2 folders)
Minutes 2000 (2 folders)
Minutes 2002 (2 folders)
Minutes 2004 (2 folders)
Calendar of Events – 1978
Calendar of Events – 1980
Calendar of Events – 1984
Calendar of Events – 1985
Calendar of Events – 1986
Calendar of Events – 1987
Calendar of Events – 1988
Calendar of Events – 1989
Calendar of Events – 1990
Calendar of Events – 1991
Calendar of Events – 1992
Calendar of Events – 1993
Calendar of Events – 1994
Calendar of Events – 1995
Calendar of Events – 1996
Calendar of Events – 1997
Calendar of Events – 1998
Calendar of Events – 1999
Calendar of Events – 2000
Calendar of Events – 2001
Calendar of Events – 2002
Calendar of Events – 2003
Calendar of Events – 2004
Calendar of Events – 2005
Calendar of Events – 2006
AKRI Membership Directories 1982-1997
AKRI Membership Directories 1998-2006
AKRI National Conference Brochures 1966-1979
AKRI National Conference Brochures 1981-2007
List of all AKRI Scientific Meetings 1976-2006
1976 (Minneapolis) Scientific Meeting
1977 (D.C.) Scientific Meeting
Scientific Meetings 1978
1979 (Houston) Scientific Meeting
1981 (D.C.) Scientific Meeting
1983 (San Francisco) Scientific Meeting
1985 (WBC) Scientific Meeting
1987 Scientific Meeting Brochure
1989 Scientific Meeting Brochure
1991 (St Louis) Scientific Meeting
1993 (LA) Scientific Meeting
1995 (D.C.) Scientific Meeting Brochure
1997 (Houston) Biennial Meeting
2000 AKRI Membership Meeting
2003 (Boston) Scientific Meeting
2006 AKRI Forum
AKRI Early Newsletters 1968-1971 (by Margaret Rioch, Founder)
AKRI Newsletter 1993-2005
Wilfred R. Bion
A. Kenneth Rice (including pix)
Margaret Rioch Obituary & Letter to AKRI Members 12/2/96
K. West, Leroy Wells Jr., Wm. Harris, Gabriel Manasse
Fellows of AKRI 1978-2006
List of Presidents & N/C Directors
Journal of Personality and Social Systems Volume 1, Number 1 – Volume 2, Number 2-3 (1977-1980)
AKRI Reader Series
Group Relations Reader 1 (1975) - Colman, Arthur D. and Harold Bexton, eds.
Group Relations Reader 2 (1985) - Colman, Arthur D. and Marvin H. Geller, eds.
Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality, and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3 (2004) - Cytrynbaum, Solomon and Debra A. Noumair, eds.
Irrationality in Social Organization Life -Proceedings of the 8th AKRI Scientific Meeting, (1987) - Krantz, James, ed.
Contributions to Social and Political Science - Proceedings of First International Symposium on Group Relations (1988) - Gabelnick, Faith and A. Wesley Carr, eds.
Changing Group Relations: The Next 25 Years in America - Proceedings of the 9th AKRI Scientific Meeting (1989) - Hugg, Terry W., Neill M. Carson, and Robert M. Lipgar, eds.
Transformations in Global and Organizational Systems: Changing Boundaries in the 90s Proceedings of the 10th AKRI Scientific Meeting (1991) - Cytrynbaum, Solomon and Susan A. Lee, eds.
Chaos or Community - Proceedings of the 11th AKRI Scientific Meeting (1993) West, Kathryn L., Charla Hayden, and Ronald M. Sharrin, eds.
Leadership as Legacy: Transformation at the Turn of the Millennium - Proceedings of the 12th AKRI Scientific Meeting (1995) - Estabrook, Leigh S., ed.
Taking Stock: Society and its Institutions at the Close of the 20TH Century - Proceedings of the 13th AKRI Scientific Meeting (1997)
Bibliography of Members Work (1990)
The Tavistock Primer II (2002) - Hayden, Charla and René Molenkamp