Monthly Archives: March 2015

Doodle

If you knew Jim Kinsey at all, you knew he liked to doodle. He doodled through meetings, lectures, grad student presentations, anything at all where he could get away with using pen and paper. After his death, among his things … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Beer Bike Bunny, 1984

Look at their faces: I wish we could see this from their perspective. I think. Bonus: No bunnies here but nothing says “spring” like baby animals.

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The Find of the Year

I know it’s only the end of March but I’m going to go ahead and call it. If something better than this turns up we’re going to need to install a fainting couch in the back room. I was looking … Continue reading

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” A ‘Magic Moment’ in Track History,” 1973

Rummaging around in a box full of old sports media guides, I noticed this photo on the back cover of the 1974 Spring Sports booklet: (It’s not at all clear to me why they decided to put “magic moment” and … Continue reading

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Double Vision

Architecture professors Anderson Todd and Will Cannady pose with their likenesses in Cohen House. I’ve talked before about their 1976 renovations of the building but I may have failed to mention that part of their reward was to have this … Continue reading

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“a rather rigorous salt free diet,” 1962

Just for the record, the actual work I’m doing right now is about the tremendous changes the 1960s brought to Rice (and also about the surprisingly sharp limits of those changes). This means that I’m looking more carefully at the … Continue reading

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A Rough and Ready History of the Early Library, c1950s

I was only in the Woodson for a little while today but it was long enough to run across this, which I found in the circa early ’50s Freshman Guide that I picked off the shelf at random. I thought … Continue reading

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