I’ve mentioned Ruby Belle South Lowry (’19) before, in connection with her rabbit-tending days for the Biology Department. A little while ago I unexpectedly came across a lovely piece in which she is prominently featured. It was in a 1973 edition of the rather short-lived (1966-76) but very good Rice University Review. (Amusingly, I first found a copy of it in a folder labeled “Holmes Richter.” Richter (’26, ’27, ’29) is mentioned in the first paragraph, then never again. Made me smile.) I don’t usually reproduce whole articles but I thought people might be interested in this one. It is, of course, a fine tribute to some admirable women but I think it’s also quite revealing about the open nature of the academic culture of the early Institute. I was also struck by how much things have changed since 1973, let alone since 1919.
Many thanks to our student worker, Lauren, for making the pdf for me!