Monthly Archives: December 2012

Friday Afternoon Follies: Topless Pingpong

As long as we’re already in the old gym, let’s have a look around. There are more of these, but I’ll spare you. Bonus: 

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Speaking of the Bowels of the old Gym

I found this picture in the gym folder. It’s undated and while it certainly look like the gym, I have no idea where it was or what it is. Help?

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In the Bowels of The Gym, c1980

I probably shouldn’t admit this but I kind of miss the old gym. It had a certain . . . . shabby . . . . something. For example: Zoom in and check out the sign directly over the guy’s … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings, c1980

Here’s the inside: And here’s the front: I’m not certain what year this was sent but there are two things about this image that I do know. First, I know who took it: Margie Sass, Ron’s wife, who was a … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Merry, Merry Edition

In this undated photo we find former Rice trustee and Chairman of the Board from 1982 to 1996, Charles Duncan, Jr., spreading seasonal good cheer with his festive holiday tie. You can tell it’s working by how happy fellow board … Continue reading

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Inside the Community House, Part II

I’ve had something rolling around in the back of my mind for a while about that picture of the interior of the Community House. Remember it? This is almost completely pointless, but I started wondering about the picture on the … Continue reading

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Volleywall Ball, 1950s

We have a fantastic collection in the Woodson of intramural records. For many years all the teams and results were kept in scrapbooks, some of them complete with action photos. I’ve used them fairly often, sometimes for scholarly purposes and … Continue reading

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