Monthly Archives: June 2013

Friday Afternoon Follies: Fun, fun, fun

On my way home from Omaha. I’m sure this is how I’ll feel when I get back to work on Monday. I found it in the student scrapbook of William McVey (’24), best known on campus as the sculptor who … Continue reading

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Rice v. Texas, 1950

A while back I ran across this pretty interesting aerial photo I’d never seen before. (Incidentally, I’ve already forgotten where I found it.) It’s labeled on the back: Rice v. Texas, 1950. Note how raw the area around the stadium … Continue reading

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Allen Center Open House, November 1967

When I followed the advice that a former staff member had left on a folder and went looking for the Allen Center Photo Book, I was in for a couple of surprises. There’s a whole scrapbook of images that were … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: More Adventures in Owl Collecting

It took me quite a while to realize that this was a kite. I’ve never seen one like it before, although when you think about it it seems like a natural. The alumna is certainly pleased with it.

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Allen Center Construction, 1966

Sometime in the last week or so someone made reference in the comments to the fact that Allen Center used to be only three stories tall. This is true, of course, and I bet I have readers who didn’t know … Continue reading

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Oversized Fun, “Removed from Lovett Papers 3-19-65”

With a few minutes to kill earlier today, I reached for one of the boxes of oversized photographs that sit on top of our file cabinets. As you might expect, these pictures are awkward to deal with. Not only are … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: The Band Again

No surprise, I found another picture of the band acting weird. This one is dated: 1975. Big crowd, too. There are no words for how much I love those white go-go boots.

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Homeward Bound (with Windows)

I’m on my way home from vacation right now, sitting in the Portland airport, using the free wi-fi and enjoying for once the strange crowded solitude of an airport terminal. Spending a week on the road with a toddler was … Continue reading

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Car Wash

Even though I’m on vacation, I’m still thinking about Rice University arcana. On the drive from Spokane to Portland this comment by a grad from the mid-70s about my 1957 Beer Bike post was rattling around in my skull: According … Continue reading

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Special Friday Baseball Edition: Win It for Haircut, Skillets and Brownie

These are very early baseball pictures. They show what I believe are members of the very first Rice team. I found them in one of Carl Knapp’s (’16) scrapbooks and have been saving them for an occasion such as this. … Continue reading

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