Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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The Masterson Crisis

  I thought I’d let you all know that I’ll be giving a talk on the 1969 Masterson Crisis next Tuesday afternoon. If you’d like to come, you would be most welcome. It’s quite a story. Here’s the announcement: Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Change

I spend so much time looking at the strangeness of very old pictures that it’s easy to miss how much change has taken place right under my nose. Here are some aerial shots of campus that were taken during the … Continue reading

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Something that doesn’t happen every day

I’m at a loss for words. Here are some pictures that Tommy Lavergne took of kickoff at the Rice-Texas game on Saturday: And here’s what it used to be. This is from the 1917 Rice-Texas game (also at Clark Field, … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Saturday Morning Edition

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 … Continue reading

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Remind me again: Why does Rice play Texas?

I assume it’s to win, but maybe part of it is force of habit. They’ve been doing it for a really long time. Among the photos that campus photographer Tommy Lavergne resurrected from old glass plate negatives (see this post) … Continue reading

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