I have a class tonight so I’m rushing a bit here. Sorry! I meant to put up a post entitled “This Week in Rice History, 1952” but if I may be frank for a moment the week closest to this one in 1952 was pretty dull so I just moved on to the next. Luckily, it was much better. Click it to enlarge, click twice if you have bad eyes:
I was charmed by the idea that the new gymnasium was reserved for faculty and their wives from 7:00 to 9:00 on Monday evening. This was on the schedule every week for the entire 1951-52 school year. I guess it was something like Adult Swim. The events include two other things of note: the annual Archi-arts pageant and a rehearsal for the faculty’s Gilbert and Sullivan show, if you can imagine. This would have been either the first or the second year they put one together. These were pretty elaborate affairs and we have some wonderful archival materials on them. I’ll write a post about this soon. In the meantime, because I couldn’t find anything in the files, here’s the 1952 yearbook page on Archi-arts. The quality of the image is bad, but it’s weirdness makes up for it, I think:
Bonus: As I was looking through the 1952 Campanile I noticed a photograph of that year’s Thresher staff. One of these crack reporters is taking my Glasscock School class.