Author Archives: Melissa Kean

Friday Follies: Power Nap

All I can say is that this guy must have been exhausted. That looks like the most uncomfortable place to sleep! The floor probably would have been better. It’s undated. I’m guessing ’70s based on his hair but I really … Continue reading

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Brown College Residence Rules, 1977

I extracted these pages from the middle of a much longer document because this is frankly the most interesting part. It’s hard to know where to start but I guess I’m going to ask about Number 6 under Part II: … Continue reading

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Laughing at the Dedication of Rayzor Hall, 1962

My real project these days is the history of Rice’s dramatic transformation during the 1960s. Records from the Semicentennial celebration in October 1962 are a rich source of material about the rhetoric of that change and, luckily, there are a … Continue reading

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Mark Twain in the Baker College Library

I ran across these photos in a Baker scrapbook that I found on the top shelf of their library a couple of years ago. It’s a Mark Twain impersonator, and a darn good one too: It is, of course, long … Continue reading

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An Unknown Couple, 1967

This turned up quite unexpectedly in a batch of construction photos. It’s dated March 20, 1967 but they aren’t identified. It looks important, doesn’t it? Maybe they were getting engaged: Bonus: Beautiful vines right next to Main Street where the … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Wardrobe Malfunction, 1959

Some of you may recall this interesting photo from a couple of years ago which prominently features a shirtless Carl Isgren, ’61: I couldn’t help but smile when I ran across this one of the 1959 intramural champs the other … Continue reading

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Hooky

I played golf instead of working this afternoon. Sorry. Bonus: I did work hard this morning, though. Here I am talking about Simone de Beauvoir’s visit to Rice in 1947 for a MOOC. For you old timers, that’s a Massive … Continue reading

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