Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Images of the R1 Computer

  They’re not new of course, just new to me. They were very kindly sent in by reader Bill Harris, ’71, who has this to say about them: They are scanned from 8x10s, probably taken in the 1969-71 time frame–most likely … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Historic Spots

Most of the humor in old Campaniles isn’t funny but this from 1923 made me smile. It’s accurate too.

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John Laxen, 1957-2014

Big John Laxen passed away this week, much too early. When he came to Rice he was almost still a boy. He worked here for 36 years and became head of the Electrician’s Shop in 2007. He knew this campus … Continue reading

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Jaw Dropping Video, 1972: Dr. Thomas F. Freeman Reflects on His Time at Rice University

In that weird, almost but not quite aimless way of things on the internet, last night I ran across a wonderful web site I’d never heard of before, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. I was originally sucked in … Continue reading

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Semicentennial Art, 1962

You may remember this contraption, which I wrote about near the beginning of summer, wondering whether it was art or plumbing. An alert reader kindly let us know that it was neither, but rather a “Sound Worm,” designed by architecture … Continue reading

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Who’s The Star Here?

I have no idea what’s going on here. There’s no date or any other identification. The only thing I think I recognize is a young Ric Stoll at the table but as charming as he is I’m not sure even … Continue reading

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Kyle Morrow Room, 1983

I’m in New York, spending the day at the Fordham campus, which is a bustling and very urban place. I’m also so exhausted from dealing with this seething mass of humanity that all I can offer right now are a … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies, With A 1954 Mystery

This unlabeled piece of architectural criticism emerged from a large bunch of boxes that I dragged out of the RMC this summer:   There’s no date but it was from before the time of Photoshop, as the gas pumps were … Continue reading

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Around Campus, Fall 1954

I spent some time yesterday digging around for a picture of a monkey. A specific monkey, that is. In fact, I was looking for a picture of a specific monkey that I had posted about three years ago so I … Continue reading

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The Top of the RMC Bell Tower

I got a lot of emails about yesterday’s bonus picture, taken by John “Grungy” Gladu a couple of years ago from the top of the RMC bell tower: In one of the mind blowing coincidences I’ve almost come to expect, … Continue reading

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