Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday Afternoon Follies: Library Humor Edition

So we have these small wooden blocks that we use to prop things up in display cases: I realized today what the original use of these blocks had been when I noticed that this particular one had something affixed to … Continue reading

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A Cohen House video, plus a plea for assistance

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 … Continue reading

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The Community House, Part III

In an unusual move, I actually went looking for something specific for this blog today. I’d been mulling over what I knew about the events that were held at the Community House and I was curious enough about it that … Continue reading

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William Marsh Rice’s Checkbook

This is a strange one, even for me. There were a couple of boxes of William Marsh Rice’s correspondence sitting out on the map case today–I don’t know who was using them or why. But there they were, so I … Continue reading

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The Community House, Part II

It’s a measure of how strange my job is that the least interesting things to me in these photos are the cross-dressing women in blackface. In truth, I barely looked at them. Both cross-dressing and blackface were quite commonly done in entertainments … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

This looks so graceful! And intelligent, too. Bonus: In a related development, we got a big box of stuff from Sid Rich today. I can’t wait to have a closer look at it on Monday.

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A Little Miscellany

I’ll be on the road this afternoon and evening so you get an early post today, just a couple of odds and ends. First, as I continued thinking about this picture I recalled that before they were installed there had … Continue reading

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The Rail Spur

In the comments the other day I was asked about an early rail spur that was used to bring coal to the campus power plant. This is one of those things that you can’t just go look up in a … Continue reading

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The Side of the Physics Building Again, Plus One Around Back

I actually went looking for other images of the west side of the Physics Building and I did find an interesting one. I’d guess this was taken at roughly the same time as the one from yesterday, maybe a tiny … Continue reading

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The View From the West Side of the Physics Building

You almost never see it in pictures. I guess it’s kind of an in-between place and not especially scenic. People pose in front of Lovett Hall but not there so much. The other day, though, I stumbled across a picture … Continue reading

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