There were a couple boxes of old Fondren records sitting on a cart the last time I was in the Woodson and in one of them I discovered correspondence about the potential purchase of a large globe for the map room:
The globe in question, quite beautiful:
I was pretty certain that we did buy this and I had a strong sense that it might still be around somewhere. Sure enough, I found it in a back corner by the north windows on the first floor, looking rather bedraggled but clearly the same globe as the one on the photo:
It wasn’t until I got home and got a better look at the pictures that I noticed the small plaque on the base. Fearing yet another complicated search for an unfamiliar donor, I went back the next day with some trepidation. But it turned out to be easy:
Bonus: If you have a chance go take a close look. It’s no longer the same world.
Extra Bonus: Cannady Hall going up outside the window. It’s no longer the same campus either.
Update: While clearly outdated, the globe is still quite useful.