Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mules

Another interesting thing has surfaced in the “Sundry Contracts” boxes, something that really made me stop and think. It’s a waiver, executed in 1933 by a former Rice employee.  He had worked for Tony Martino on the grounds crew and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Rice’s first homecoming was held on Thanksgiving Day, 1919. Although in some respects it resembled a modern homecoming, the small size of the alumni body made it an altogether more intimate affair than what we see today. (In 1919, Rice … Continue reading

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Eddie Dyer and the polite 1921 Rice baseball team

In the archives, just like in life, one thing leads to another. As I’ve been trying to get a better understanding of the Heisman episode at Rice, I’ve been poking around in our voluminous collection of materials on athletics. (Much … Continue reading

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Serendipity and Frans Vander Henst

As we get close to the end of the semester, it’s been quite busy in the archives. Students are trying to finish research papers and everyone else wants to wrap projects up before the rush of the holidays. Last week … Continue reading

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Hmmm . . . . more on Heisman

After an alert reader asked a good question about John Heisman (which I still don’t know the answer to, by the way), I began to get curious about the entire Heisman episode at Rice. As with almost everything in the … Continue reading

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Zevi Salsburg

In my line of work, there are two kinds of people: the ones who can answer my questions, and the ones who won’t be telling us anything any more. Over time I have become deeply attached to many of the … Continue reading

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College World Series Ballpark

This isn’t part of Rice history yet, but I’m confident that it will be soon. I spend a fair amount of time in Omaha and I’ve been watching TD Ameritrade Park go up during the last year. It looks great. … Continue reading

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