First, let me show you a video about Cohen House. There are three fantastic things in this: a picture of my daughter at her wedding reception, pictures of Alan Chapman and Marjorie Bray’s wedding reception and footage of me creeping around in the building, a rare sighting of me in my natural habitat.
Second, if I may be so bold, I’d like to ask for something. We in the Woodson find ourselves in fairly desperate need of clothes. Not for ourselves, of course, but for our poor mannequins. Anything Rice-related at all would be welcome–beer bike tshirts, letter sweaters, Archi-arts costumes, Rondelet dresses, band uniforms, cheerleader or athletic uniforms (old helmets, especially leather ones, are particularly coveted), even just examples of ordinary student wear when you were at Rice. Here’s one example of what I mean–this cute “Rice”dress (in blue and grey) belonged to Nancy Moore Eubank, ’55:
So go ahead and rifle through your closets or your grandmother’s attic and let me know what you find. (Either post a comment here or send me an email).
Bonus: Speaking of email, if I owe you one here’s why I’m so slow. This is nine (9) book trucks full of materials, mostly requested by people working on centennial related projects. I’ve been in these archives for twenty years and I’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s awesome, but we’re getting a little punchy.