Monthly Archives: June 2011

Friday Afternoon Follies

After last Friday’s post about the polar bear races, I got several comments and emails about the greased pole climb. Lo and behold, yesterday I inadvertently ran across a set of pictures of exactly that. They’re undated, but I’d guess … Continue reading

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Teas Nursery and the Rice Institute

I’ve been running around like a maniac this week, so for now I’m just going to post a little taste of good things to come. When the Teas Nursery sold their property on Bellaire a while back, we were fortunate … Continue reading

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Cattle Auction at the Nine Bar Ranch, 1964

I’ve recently been trying to find some pictures of Rice trustee Newton Rayzor that I know for a dead-lock certainty are somewhere in a bunch of scrapbooks that belonged to Gus Wortham, another Rice trustee. (And a very important one, … Continue reading

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Fondren Circulation Desk, 1949

I’m back from vacation and, as I suspected, I’m going to have to scramble a bit to get caught up. One of the more interesting things I had in my inbox was a question from FE&P about the original lighting … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies, plus an update

I have a blister on my hand from hitting too many golf balls (on the driving range, NOT on the course, by the way), so I have time for a post this afternoon since I can’t play. There’s been a … Continue reading

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Alice Dean wading at Galveston

Alice Dean was a member of the Institute’s first graduating class in 1916, but she didn’t have a lot in common with most of her classmates. She came to Rice in 1913, having been superintendent of high schools in Victoria … Continue reading

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LBJ at Sid? and I’m going on vacation!

In a comment to an earlier post on LBJ’s unannounced helicopter landing at Rice someone mentioned that he had heard Johnson speak at the dedication of Sid Richardson College. That reminded me of these unlabeled photos that I had seen … Continue reading

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