Monthly Archives: April 2014

My Favorite Parking Lot

Here’s another one from the Thresher photo files, a very unusual and undated image taken from inside the doors of what must have been a fairly new Baker Institute building. It’s a great view of my late, lamented favorite parking … Continue reading

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Obsolete Technology: Dean Hutch Edition

Here’s a classic–the overhead projector–wielded by Chemistry Professor (and current Dean of Undergraduates) John Hutchinson in 1994. (Incidentally, were you aware that 1994 was twenty years ago?? I don’t know how that slipped by me.) These photos came from the … Continue reading

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Visiting Duchesses, 1955

For some reason, I had in mind that today I would post the Campus Calendar for this week in 1955. I find these things endlessly fascinating, especially as I’ve come to understand them better, and these days I slowly dole … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Total Maniacs, 1929

When I laid this glass negative down on the light table, look who jumped out at me: You’d like to think it was spring, but I suspect it was right around matriculation in the fall of 1929.

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Thresher Photo Files: Putting Willie Back

My colleague Norie returned from a visit to the Thresher offices with a box of old photos that had been stashed away for quite some time. After a quick perusal, it looks like a bit of a grab bag, mostly … Continue reading

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Spring Think, 1971

I’m guessing that this event may have been a predecessor to what we now call Alumni College, but I freely admit that I’m not at all certain about this. I can say, though, that it looks like a fantastic program: … Continue reading

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“A 148-pound monument to guts and hard work,” 1956

This afternoon I was leafing through one of the enormous scrapbooks compiled by devoted alumni for many years, just waiting for something to catch my eye. Inevitably, something did: a fantastic Houston Post article from May, 1956 about loyal reader … Continue reading

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