Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Rice Flag Part II

Due to a groundswell of demand, here is a photo of the Rice flag that we found the other day. This was taken by my intrepid colleague Amanda Focke, assistant head of Special Collections in the Woodson Research Center. The … Continue reading

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The Rice Flag

Until a couple of days ago, I didn’t know that Rice had ever had a flag. I was scanning some photos of early commencements, staring at them mindlessly while I waited for something to download, when I noticed this flag … Continue reading

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Mules Part II

In the course of looking for something else, I came across some great evidence in my mule housing mystery. We have a collection of “Rice Special Occasion” photographs that came from the Baker family. Most, but not all, of these … Continue reading

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Hackerman era miscellany

I’m out of town at a meeting for a couple of days, so all I have to offer right now is whatever images happen to be on my laptop. These are mostly things that I’ve downloaded to use in various … Continue reading

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The Rice Institute Pamphlets

One of my guiltiest pleasures (in the archives, anyway) is nosing around in what other people are looking at. I’ve found a lot of things that way that I never would have come across otherwise. Last week one of my … Continue reading

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William Max Nathan, Class of 1916

The other day, as is my habit, I got distracted in the archives. I like to work standing up, using a map case for my desk. On the shelves behind that case are several boxes of scrapbooks. I haven’t been … Continue reading

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The 1921 Baseball Team

I had a few minutes to go dig out the 1922 Campanile for pictures of Rice’s 1921 baseball team. Besides the standard team photo and a page devoted to Eddie Dyer, there are some charming action shots of the team … Continue reading

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