A Visit to Campus, 1962

A few months ago I put up some pictures of a visit to campus in 1938 by Ray Watkin and some of her friends which included this striking photo:

Ray Watkin and friends 1938 gravel path

Ray, the daughter of Rice architect William Ward Watkin, continued to spend a lot of time on campus all the way up until her death in 2011. Here she is (with, I believe, her stepmother) in a picture dated 1962. She would be pretty  mad, by the way, that I’m showing you a picture of her with her eyes shut. I’m actually sorry about that but it’s the best I can do.

Ray november 62 1

This time I know the reason for the visit. They came for the combined semi-centennial celebration and inauguration of Kenneth Pitzer as Rice’s third president:

Ray November 1962 2

Ray November 1962 3

Bonus: Roughly the same spot as the first image, roughly 52 years later.

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Special Quiz: I was cleaning out some cabinets in Allen Center today. As I pulled binders off a high shelf, something amazing appeared.  I knew what it was as soon as the smallest part of it came into view. Who else knows what it is?

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6 Responses to A Visit to Campus, 1962

  1. almadenmike says:

    The lady at the far right of the top photo looks a lot like the presumed step-mother in the second one.

  2. Keith Cooper says:

    The missing gnomon?

  3. Mary says:

    For the Cohen House sundial? Cool!

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