Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving Reunion, 1924

Rice’s first Homecoming was held on Thanksgiving Day, 1919 but it’s obviously been a long time since that timing made sense. I started poking around to figure out when the reunion date was moved.  Let me acknowledge right up front … Continue reading

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Research Apparatus, 1921

These interior images of lab equipment were in the same scrapbook where I found the pictures of the great overall fad of 1920, suggesting that those guys did more than goof around. Both are dated January, 1921. Taking a strictly … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lovett cordially invites . . .

I ran across this charming invitation in an unexpected place. Ordinarily I’ll find things like this in student scrapbooks but this one turned up in the Information Files. Even as an object it’s quite lovely–very heavy stock, embossed seals and … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Girls Talk

I know they can’t possibly be talking about me yet I still feel a small chill when I look at this. It’s a party held by one of the literary societies, circa 1960.

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Before there was ktru . . .

there was KOWL. Student radio at Rice seems to have begun in 1967 with a two-watt station, KHCR, broadcasting from the basement of Hanszen College. In 1968 it moved into the RMC and changed it’s name to KOWL. It was … Continue reading

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Wiess College Luminaries

In my email the other day came this photograph, sent by loyal reader George Webb ’88 after it was discovered (where?? what else is there??) by PJ Abrams, ’92. In it we see PJ, the first woman president of Wiess, … Continue reading

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Basketball Season Arrives, 1929

Almost against my better judgement, I love college basketball. I know that most people look forward to March and the NCAA tournament but I prefer November with it’s unsullied hopefulness. Here we have the Rice Owls early in the 1929-30 … Continue reading

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