Monthly Archives: January 2011

Update on W.T. Betts (from a reader)

One of the most enjoyable things about this blog is that it’s given me the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in Rice history. After my post a week ago where I was kind of inappropriately swooning over … Continue reading

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Ken Pitzer and John F. Kennedy

Over Christmas break I got an email out of the blue from Dr. Russell M. Pitzer, the son of Rice’s third president, Kenneth Pitzer, letting me know that he had sent me a couple of boxes of Rice related memorabilia. … Continue reading

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Faculty Play Reading Group

Just to underscore how completely surprising life in the archives can be, here’s this. Someone brought in a box of materials related to the Faculty Women’s Club just before the holidays and we were looking through them this morning. The … Continue reading

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Rice football at West End Park

I didn’t mean to have another football post so soon, but these pictures are like money burning a hole in my pocket. I had the old scrapbooks out so I could retrieve the picture of the 1912 football team and … Continue reading

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Rice Football Team, 1912

Since I mentioned the photo of the 1912 football team last week, there has been a groundswell of demand to see it. (That is to say, I got two emails.) After further examination it turns out that we have not … Continue reading

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Rice Baseball vs. Chinese University of Hawaii, 1915

Sometimes I look at something I’ve seen before and notice something new. This one is a doozy. I was paging through one of the old scrapbooks, looking for a particular photo that I wanted to use for something, when I … Continue reading

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Rice vs. Army, Homecoming 1958

Update: After receiving tips from a couple of reader who are clearly older than I am (see comments), I now know that the “lonesome end” was one Fred Carpenter. Carpenter was also an outstanding individual. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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