Monthly Archives: March 2013

Abercrombie Lab, Circa 1950

I spent a significant amount of time this afternoon trying to figure out how and when the Tau Beta Pi bent moved around in front of Abercrombie as well as when the little pool was filled in. I found quite … Continue reading

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Benches, Part I: Abercrombie

Yes, we’re about to do a series on benches. But not all at once, don’t worry–I’ll spread it out so we don’t get overwhelmed with excitement. I got quite a few comments and even more emails after I wrote this … Continue reading

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John McCants, Part II

It would be difficult to overstate how important John McCants was to the opening and operation of Rice in its first decades. President Lovett convinced him to come to Texas as his personal assistant in 1910, when the Institute was … Continue reading

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John McCants, Part I, with Deep Thanks to A Faithful Alumnus

I’m afraid I’m under the weather today but I do want to at least get started talking about one of the longest serving and most important administrators in the history of Rice, John T. McCants. McCants arrived at the Institute … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: One of the Best Beanie Shots of All Times

This is just a mess. Late ’60s, Hanszen, I think.

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The View From the Top of the Mudd Building, 1983 and a Mystery Solved (Probably) Now With Update!

There was a second contact sheet in the folder that holds yesterday’s pictures of the dedication of the Mudd Building. This one is full of images taken from the top of the building, either on or near that scaffolding that … Continue reading

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The Opening of the Seeley G. Mudd Computer Science Laboratory, 1983

The name Seeley G. Mudd is known far and wide along the archipelago of American colleges and universities. Born in 1895, Mudd, a native of Colorado, was a Columbia undergraduate who went on to Harvard Medical School. He became a … Continue reading

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