Monthly Archives: December 2012

Purity Pursued, 1947 Plus Rice Fight Never Dies

I had a very happy day today, largely spent in the back room of the Woodson quietly doing research. No emergencies whatsoever. Then, when I ran across something I enjoyed, I had enough time to go run it down just … Continue reading

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“Under Good Birds,” Now With an Update

The Woodson recently and rather unexpectedly received a good number of boxes from the Graduate Student Association which contain materials that shed light on the history of that group since it was founded in 1969. The folder that I’ve most … Continue reading

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Inside the Community House

I found the picture that I posted last Friday—a high-spirited lass and her boyfriend outside the Episcopal Community House—in a student scrapbook that I haven’t spent a lot of time with until now. I was also astonished to find this … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Trouble

I know two things about this picture. It was taken in 1919—note the Community House that preceded Autry House in the background—and that guy was in for it.   Bonus: Many thanks to Dannie, Charles and Steve from FE&P who … Continue reading

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Football, 1957: Baylor

Bet you thought I forgot about the rest of the 1957 football season. I did not, but things got a little crazy for a while and I didn’t have time to dig out any materials for a post. Well, we … Continue reading

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Wiess Hall Dedication, 1950

Wiess Hall was dedicated late on a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1950. From what I can tell it was the usual thing–a small crowd gathered near the new building, donors were thanked and President Houston made a few … Continue reading

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Wiess Hall Construction, 1949

I had reason today to look at some of the images from the 1949 construction of Wiess Hall, “old Wiess” as I’ve always known it. It was called “North Hall” while it was being designed, in accordance with the tradition … Continue reading

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The Mary Ellen Goodman Reading Room

I first became aware of the Mary Ellen Goodman Reading Room over a year ago when I found this photograph. I was, of course, rather scandalized to see people eating in the library so I started looking further to see … Continue reading

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