The Woodson has an enormous collection of images that came from architecture professor Bud Morehead. Some of them were used in his little book called A Walking Tour of Rice University but there are many, many more besides those. Many.
They are almost entirely views of the buildings, some from a bit of a distance but mostly close ups of architectural details. However, there is also a more interesting and altogether odder box, which contains strange slides that seem to have come to Morehead by way of William Ward Watkin. They look more like teaching materials than anything else. I was looking at some of those slides today and when I enlarged this one I realized that I had never seen this before.
I’m sorry it’s so fuzzy but it’s all I have and you can get a reasonably good look if you click on it a couple of times. (I do suspect that a good search might turn up the original.) It’s all undated but clearly immediately post-WWII. There’s some interesting stuff there but what just jumps out is what’s going on over by the Mech Lab. Is that supposed to be one building? And what could have been the sense of that siting? Might it be this??
Nice parking lot next to the library, though. And that space is still available.