Monthly Archives: October 2011

George Wheeler’s Scrapbook and Biology at Rice, 1915-1918

When I came in to the Woodson the morning after discovering the existence of the unknown (to me) early scrapbook of Rice student George Wheeler, I struggled a little bit to figure out exactly where it was on the shelves. … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Looks like the new dean has arrived!

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Joseph I. Davies, Part III

If you remember back to Monday, I came across all these Davies slides while helping a student with a project on campus biology. I had found a few nice things for her, but there really wasn’t a lot of easily … Continue reading

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Joseph I. Davies, Part II

I’d like to put up just a few more pictures from Joseph Davies’s slides before I move on tomorrow to the second part of this story. Over the decades, the Rice campus expanded in a series of sort of pulses, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Annie!

My first grandchild was born this morning up here in Omaha, a little girl named Ann. Mother and beautiful baby are doing great; I’m a bit shaky.  Still, although I’m less coherent than usual, I can manage to put up some … Continue reading

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Joseph I. Davies, Part I

I had two surprising and remarkable days in the archives last week, one leading directly to the other. It’s going to take more than one post to explain it all, so I guess I’ll just begin at the beginning. I … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Really, I don’t even know where to start with this. I’d guess it’s about 1960.

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