Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Eve, 1967

I’ve mentioned before that for decades George and Esther Cohen threw an exceedingly glamorous and extremely well attended New Year’s Eve party in the Faculty Club every year. I’d come across invitations to these galas in a number of collections … Continue reading

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Time Stamp

Regular readers have listened to me whine about undated photographs for several years now. (I never tire of it!) Recently, though, in the course of a single day I came across two images that were not only dated but on … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Two Drips and a Squirt

Some pretty girls from the 1946 Campanile, also featuring my favorite defunct drinking fountain:

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Mech Lab, 1912 With An Exciting Surprise

It’s exciting to me, at any rate. See it? The first thing I do with any image from this era that I haven’t seen before is to look for a train. I can’t tell you how much I wish someone … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, 1943: USS La Prade

One day last week I was looking through President Lovett’s personal papers and I was caught off guard by this newspaper article about the launching of a ship named after a Rice graduate who had been killed in combat and … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: CUSA

There are a lot of very dignified Christmas cards in our collections. And then there are the ones that came from the Athletics Department. Bonus: Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas tree.

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Holidays Operations Schedule from ICSA, 1973

The Institute for Computer Services and Applications issued a warning in its December 1973 newsletter: “Turnaround Slow This Time of Year.” My attention was particularly drawn to the the ominous sounding bit about the Night Owls Time Sharing Service on … Continue reading

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