Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Trouble With Women

What do you do with them after the sun goes down? Here are two stages in the evolution of the curfew for women at Rice. The first is from the Thresher in December, 1929: The second is also from the … Continue reading

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Walworth, English and Flett

I’ve been waiting for a chance to get back to these notes from Alan Chapman and I finally have a couple of moments. As I mentioned before, every single line on this page is meaningful: Today I want to talk … Continue reading

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“Some Information Concerning the Rice Institute”

After I wrote this post last week about the power plant I got several emails asking about the short volume written by the first bursar, J.T. McCants, about the very early days of Rice. He seems to have written it … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Friday Afternoon Follies: Pipes

I haven’t got the first clue who these guys are or what they’re doing but I can not resist that pipe. It took a couple looks at this surpassingly odd image to notice that there’s a second one. Photo by … Continue reading

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Homecoming, 1951

I realized only last night that Homecoming is this weekend, which sent me off to see if I could find a good picture for tonight. There are a lot to choose from but I was especially taken with these portraits … Continue reading

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Eisenhower’s Visit And Enduring Friendship

In the comments to last week’s post about President Eisenhower’s 1960 visit to Rice, someone asked about the route that his motorcade took. I was able to turn up a Houston Post piece that describes it and I was frankly … Continue reading

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Book Mending

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 … Continue reading

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