Monthly Archives: June 2012

Friday Afternoon Follies: Chariots of Fire

David Minter edges Sidney Burrus. I’m guessing this must have been a College Olympics or some such when they were both masters. Bonus: This week’s video features one of my favorite things—an almost painfully in-depth look at something most people … Continue reading

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Chemistry Lab, 1952

Not long ago I came across this group of images in a manuscript collection. (I suspect Joseph Davies took them.) Happily, they’re all labeled and I found them arresting enough to scan them. But although I know what they are, … Continue reading

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Rules for Slimes, 1932

Sophomore hazing of freshmen went on for a very long time at Rice, more intense in some eras than in others. In the 1930s most of the hazing seems to have taken place in public, which moderated it significantly. But … Continue reading

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Lunchtime, circa 1980

I found these in a folder labeled “Sammy’s.” They aren’t dated but just eyeballing them I’d say circa 1980. This is another one of those times when I’m not absolutely confident about what I’m looking at—these scenes bear little, if … Continue reading

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Boondoggle with Dow Chemical, 1956

Not long ago something came into my hands that made me nearly giddy with delight. It’s a photo album that contains the record of a two-day fishing trip that took place in the summer of 1956. Dow Chemical seems to … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies, plus Tony Martino

I go to Rice; I must be smart. And here’s this weeks video from Brandon, featuring Rice Grounds Superintendent, Ron Smith: Bonus: This is someone’s office window in Lovett Hall. (Yesterday’s bonus was taken at the front entrance to the … Continue reading

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Rice Stadium, Undated

I’m having a very busy day today, so I’m just going to post a picture that has always made me curious and see if anyone has anything to say about it. First, I’m not completely sure where the photographer was … Continue reading

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