Monthly Archives: February 2015

Friday Follies: Down for the Count

Made me laugh: It’s labeled “Shakespeare festival, ’82” and it didn’t take long to discover that our victim is Jeffrey Kurtzman, who taught in the Shepherd School before leaving for Washington University in St. Louis. A musician–who could have seen that … Continue reading

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Curt Michel, 1934-2015

I was very saddened to learn yesterday of the death of Curt Michel, one of the earliest members of the pathbreaking Space Science Department at Rice. Here’s a link to a wonderful article from 2009 by Mike Williams of Public … Continue reading

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Early Film of Campus

This photo from earlier in the week prompted questions in the comments and in my email about the earliest film we have that was shot on campus: Sadly but predictably, we’ve never found the smallest trace of the movies that … Continue reading

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A.P. McDonald

Searching for something in an box of old Public Affairs material, I opened a folder that held two images of the same man. They were labeled–both said “A.P. McDonald, Associate Professor of Engineering Graphics.” This was very lucky because I’d … Continue reading

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Three Images of the Opening

that I’ve never seen before. I found them among some rather miscellaneous slides that Bud Morehead seems to have gotten from William Ward Watkin: I will now begin the process of staring at them until I see something. Actually, I’ve … Continue reading

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Gym Class for Girls, 1920s

I got a lot of emails and comments after the posts about girls gym classes in the early 1950s, many of them somewhat incredulous that it took so long for this to happen. Here’s another picture of the same vintage, … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: A Dog in Abercrombie

This is Kathy, who belonged to the family of Carl Wischmeyer, EE professor and first master of Baker: Kathy was the first dog to live in Baker House but here she sits at her desk in Abercrombie. I don’t think … Continue reading

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