Monthly Archives: July 2012

Football, 1957: Stanford

I’ve been really looking forward to this one. It was our home opener and we thrashed them, 34-7. It was still early in the season, though, and while Rice was looking very strong, the conference and national pictures were still … Continue reading

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Norman Hurd Ricker and the Physics Building, with a Surprise Appearance by an Old Friend

As a dedicated physics student, Norman Ricker followed the construction of the Physics Building with real interest. He took quite a few photos of it, some from angles that I don’t often see. Here for example is a pretty straight … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: A Reprise of the Baker Bus

Remember this?  I posted about it here a few weeks ago and it came to the attention of Dr. Van Helden, who still keeps in touch with many of these characters. I’m happy to say they took the time to … Continue reading

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Weekly Video: The Murder Trial, plus an odd path to the San Jacinto Monument

Cable news would have loved this. Bonus: I’m having a challenging day. My car died over by Hobby Airport and I wound up having to leave it in a parking lot not far from the intersection of Telephone and Airport. … Continue reading

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Norman Hurd Ricker, ’16, ’17, ’20

Here’s Norman Ricker, whose scrapbook with the picture of Franz Vander Henst I discovered the other day. (Insider Tip: because it was given to us as part of a larger manuscript collection, it isn’t technically part of the university archives. … Continue reading

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Football, 1957: LSU

Rice started the 1957 season on the road at LSU as a five-point favorite. Although throughout the first half it seemed that they were going to lose (and possibly be blown out) they staged a second-half comeback to win 20-14. … Continue reading

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Longevity

I had my mind straight up blown today. Looking for something misplaced, I discovered a manuscript collection I didn’t know about that came from  member of Rice’s first graduating class. The student’s name was Norman Hurd Ricker, and he was … Continue reading

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