Monthly Archives: September 2011

View from the Top of the Stadium

This is what I meant to write about yesterday! Last Thursday I had some business over in the football stadium and when it was done I decided to climb all the way up to the top. I’m not sure I … Continue reading

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Throwback

I can’t remember right now what I had planned to write about today.  As soon as I got to campus this morning I saw something that reminded me of something else and whatever my plans were, they were immediately forgotten. … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

This one makes me laugh every time I look at it. It’s the bow ties. Anyway, these are freshmen, aka “slimes,” in 1938, undergoing some light to moderate hazing.  And here’s a bit of how the upperclassmen kept them occupied:  … Continue reading

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Rice Baseball, circa 1978

I had quite a bit of fun today. Someone asked me this morning if I could find a photo of  Edgar O. Edwards, who taught for years in the Economics Department. I could indeed, and in fact I found a … Continue reading

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The Front Gate

We’ve had several really good interns lately and one day this summer one of them came in with some early photographs of Rice’s front gate. (He came by them honestly–this intern was Austin Rodd, whose father David, the University Architect, … Continue reading

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English 300 Final Exam, 1915

William Nathan (who I’ve written about before) was a member of the Rice Institute’s first class. We have his scrapbook in the Woodson and it’s been a real source of pleasure for me. Nathan led a very active life as … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

I was pretty surprised to find this one. It was in a folder labeled “Sports.” Heh.   There’s no date on it, if anybody cares–I suppose someone could figure it out from the shoes. Bonus: Don’t ever let anyone tell … Continue reading

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