I’m in New York and I got so excited by all the tall buildings that I forgot to post yesterday.
Here’s some Rice kids putting on a show!
I think it’s the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society rehearsing “Anything Goes!” circa 1960. (For my younger readers, the literary societies were founded in the early days of Rice as actual literary societies, but evolved into social sororities. They kind of slowly petered out after the turmoil of the late 1960s.)
The young lady standing on the right in the first row in the snazzy bermuda shorts and loafers is Evelyn Thomas Nolen, who went on to render extraordinary service to both Rice and the historical profession as associate editor of the Journal of Southern History for over thirty years. When you see undergrads acting goofy, it’s helpful to remember things like this.