Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve, 1959

Yikes! I got so distracted with our fondue party preparations that I almost forgot about all the activity in Cohen House over the holidays back in 1959. No New Year’s Eve party that year: Big renovations were underway: Bonus: We … Continue reading

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The Inner Workings of the Library, 1966: Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I came across a great series of pictures of the library at work in the middle of the 1960s. I’m going to split them into two parts, one of images that I mostly understand and … Continue reading

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Administration Building with Dog, October 1912

I’ve been working with a lot of very early campus images recently and it can get a little tedious looking at the same few buildings over and over. But I found myself charmed by this image taken sometime just before … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Better Luck Next Time!

As long as we’re in 1942, let’s stay there for a minute. This is from an Owen Wister Literary Society party that year: I have two thoughts. First, that looks like a bottle of White Horse scotch and a lot … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1942: “The very nature of this war will make it a long one.”

We had a beautiful collection arrive recently that included several issues of a publication I’d never seen before: The Rice Broadside. It was produced by the Rice Naval ROTC and it turned out that the Woodson owns quite a few … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug!

There comes a day in every holiday season when the only viable option is to strap on the W.C. Fields apron and let it rip: Franz and Frances Brotzen, taken, I think, when they were Masters of Brown College sometime … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1965

There were two big events, a chapel service and the president’s party afterwards in the RMC. You’re all invited: The annual Christmas in the Chapel was a fairly elaborate celebration with a great deal of music, scripture readings and something … Continue reading

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