In this week’s Centennial video, Brandon finds me looking through a box of Dr. Lovett’s things. I think I look quite fetching with my glasses perched on top of my head and a band-aid covering the papercut on my thumb.
And here’s a rather random picture:
It was in a scrapbook and I think it’s the earliest shot I’ve found of a young woman actually engaged in athletics on campus. It was taken in 1917 and it’s Camille Waggaman, one of the fun-loving Waggaman sisters of Rice’s first years (Adele was the other). She’s playing on the courts that were across from the back of the Physics amphitheater, where Duncan is today. I believe those courts were reserved for the girls and a second set, way across campus, very near where the tennis courts are now, were for the boys. I assume this was to prevent athletic gender mingling but I don’t know that for sure.