I’m out of town for a meeting and I got so distracted that I forgot to write a post yesterday. To make it up to you I offer two of my favorite photographs, both of librarian Sarah Lane, ’19. Here’s a peaceful and very touching image of her mending a damaged book:
Miss Lane was Dean of Women for twenty years as well as head of circulation in the library. She retired in 1962 but then took up the job of book binding and repairing as a volunteer. Her workroom was on the fifth floor of Fondren (lending credence to my theory that everyone at Rice either has had or will eventually have an office there.) These photographs of her at work were taken there in 1966.