Author Archives: Melissa Kean

Not Likely to Sunburn, 1914

I found this in the scrapbook of Adele Waggaman, the young woman in the light colored bathing costume at second from left. These fun-loving rascals were members of the Rice Institute YWCA on an outing to Sylvan Beach in LaPorte, … Continue reading

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“A great half-time show,” 1960

This was in a box of stuff I found last week while cleaning out some storage space in the R Room. (More about this later.) It was, to say the least, a bit of a surprise: There’s not much about … Continue reading

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“Welcome Golden Anniversary Class of 1924″

The only excuse I have for this post is that the women all remind me of what my Nana looked like when I was in high school: Well, I guess it’s also an interesting view of the entrance to Cohen … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Disoriented

Just home from some minor surgery this morning–everything went fine but I’m feeling weirdly (although not unpleasantly) disoriented. I’m still alert enough to have remembered this off kilter picture, though. It’s actually not the photo itself, which features the great … Continue reading

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Froggy Williams, 1928-2015

I’m not even going to try to recount the deeds of one of the greatest football heroes in Rice’s history, the captain of the great 1949 Cotton Bowl team and to this day the Owls’ leading scorer. You can and … Continue reading

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Autry House, June 1921: UPDATED

Rustling through some oversized materials yesterday I came across this great shot of what seems to be more than a groundbreaking yet much less than an opening of Autry House. A dedication, I’m guessing. It’s dated June 5-6, 1921, which … Continue reading

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Dirt Piles, 1947

One of the small treasures in George Miner’s things is a tidy little notebook he used for Engineering 250, Plane Surveying, in the fall of 1947. One page is of particular interest. On a warm and cloudy October 8th, he … Continue reading

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