Author Archives: Melissa Kean

“Furnished lovingly by Mrs. George R. Brown,” 1965

This afternoon I ran across this fascinating Houston Post article about the opening of Brown College in 1965: There’s so much of interest here I almost don’t know where to begin, but a visit yesterday morning to the offices of … Continue reading

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Lovett Hall, Entrance 1

Looking through some of William Ward Watkin’s things I became fascinated with photos of construction work being done on the quad side of the Administration Building in 1911. They look to me almost like ruins, more like something falling down … Continue reading

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The Tipmost Top of the Morning from President Lovett, Thanksgiving 1925

From back in the day when the annual Homecoming Reunion was still held on Thanksgiving: (I’m sure everyone remembers Heavy Underwood from my struggles with a scrapbook that involved two guys with the same name. The one here is Wash … Continue reading

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Memorial Service in the Chapel, November 25, 1963

It was, of course, for President Kennedy: Here is Paul Pfeiffer’s (’38) Prayer of Commemoration: I can’t add anything to that.  

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Up on the Roof

I was up on the roof of the architecture building earlier this week and it got me thinking about the large number of pictures we’ve seen that were taken by people up on the roof of one campus building or … Continue reading

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Harper Leiper Aerials, 1950

I was looking through a box from the Campus Photographer Collection, one near the end that was full of relatively recent material. Then I noticed a folder labeled “Harper Leiper Order Book.” I was surprised because Harper Leiper was a … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Low Bid BBQ

This undated picture looks to be a team from Rice F&E at a sandcastle building competition down in Galveston: This caught me by surprise, though: A&E must be an earlier iteration of F&E (now called FE&P) but I’m embarrassed to … Continue reading

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