Monthly Archives: May 2012

Puddle Jumper

I got soaked today on my way home from lunch, unlike this clever lass who managed to dodge the water in 1952. But where is she? The photo was with a bunch of others all clearly taken on campus, but … Continue reading

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Will Rice

Looking through a box of old Rice family papers that we recently acquired, we found some real treasures. There are some remarkable letters written by Will Rice, who was in New York for the Albert Patrick murder trial, to his … Continue reading

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Inside Dr. Lovett’s Desk

We have a box that we keep back in the Woodson’s vault that holds several items that were in Dr. Lovett’s desk when he died. I just shot a video with Brandon about it this morning so I’m not going … Continue reading

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Holiday Post: The Origins of Golf at Rice

This rampant speculation comes from the Houston Post in 1922, right after the announcement that a golf course would be laid out at Hermann Park.  They turned out to be right. Also note that the Rice student had put in … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Well, Friday evening really. I suppose there are people somewhere who get tired of pictures of History Professor Al Van Helden acting goofy. I am not one of those people. This must be Baker Shakespeare, circa 1973. I feel like … Continue reading

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Wherein I Admit Defeat and Ask for Help

I’ve looked at this and looked at this. I’ve turned it sideways and upside down. I’ve put it away and come back to it later . . . three times. Now I need someone to tell me exactly what these … Continue reading

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The Spelling Test

Someone brought up the infamous Rice spelling test in the comments last night so I went back and had a look at what’s in the files about it. Here’s how it came to be: In 1937 the Rice faculty, horrified … Continue reading

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