I mentioned a little while ago that we recently received a box of Rice related materials from the Masterson family. Included were quite a few newspaper clippings that mention Dr. Masterson (’35), many dating back to the ’40s and ’50s. I found this 1952 article among them and I was struck by its cheerful and optimistic tone. (Note the author, another famous Rice alum.) I can understand it, I guess, as microfilm allows us access to a lot of stuff we wouldn’t otherwise have available.
But I’ve read many thousands of pages of college newspapers on microfilm and I hated every miserable minute of it. It’s awkward, squinty work, so uncomfortable that I’m currently putting off two small projects that require me to use it. I’ll break down eventually but not today.