Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Info on the Rice Computers

I had a really busy day today. I know I say that all the time, but it’s true. Lots of running from here to there and so forth. It’s partly because more and more things just seem to fall out … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Hello there, boys! I have no idea.

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The Academic Quad, 1933

I had a travel day today, up to Omaha for Annie’s baptism on Saturday, so I’m a bit tired. I promise I’ll get back to that picture showing the old stadium next week but I can’t find what I need … Continue reading

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The Old Old Football Stadium

One of the Texas National Guard aerial photos gives us a beautiful look at the old old stadium–that is, the old stadium before it was expanded in 1938. Just to be clear, I don’t mean the very first stadium (such … Continue reading

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Back to the 1930s: Texas National Guard Photos

I’ve been spending much time in recent months thinking about the 1930s at Rice (hence my delight in all those Maxwell Reade photographs). It was a difficult time, what with the Great Depression and all that entailed. Enrollment growth ended … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of “Tree on the Quad” Post

This is a post about a tree on the quad that is NOT an Italian cypress. We were refiling some pictures this morning and I took notice of this one, dated 1917, for the first time: I was first taken … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Here’s another startling discovery from the Baker College scrapbooks, circa 1975: Clearly a retreat of some sort, at someone’s ranch. It’s hard to believe that intelligent Rice students would be brandishing cow patties for the camera but this seems to … Continue reading

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We have a winner!

Dan Wagner of the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Department correctly identified these as the rods that held cards in the drawers of the library’s card catalog: Congratulations, Professor Wagner! No doubt you spent many happy hours in the library as … Continue reading

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Across the Quad

I had occasion to visit a friend’s office in Hersztein Hall (the old physics building) this week. It’s beautiful since the renovations they did before the Political Scientists moved in. I was struck again by the beauty out the windows: … Continue reading

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The View from the Roof of the Warwick Hotel

I found some really unusual pictures today. (Not the upset of the year, I suppose.) They were on a contact sheet that I could tell at a glance was bizarrely filed in a folder called “Campus, no date.” This was … Continue reading

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