Monthly Archives: November 2015

Homecoming Follies: Class of ’26 Rules!!

Look at these rascals at their 50th reunion in 1976: Man, I wish I had that sweater.

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“Rice’s Athletic Equipment,” 1921

These two pages come out of the expanded 1921 edition of the  athletic department’s “R Book.” I’m particularly struck by the rosy expectations for even better facilities in the near future, which turned out to be largely unwarranted. The Great … Continue reading

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ROTC Color Guard, mid-1950s

I just came across this striking image a couple of days ago. It’s undated but I think that’s  Burt McMurtry, ’56, ’57 at right:

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The Rice Chamber Orchestra Visits Germany, 1970

This afternoon I stumbled upon some great images from the Chamber Orchestra’s trip to Germany and Austria in what looks like the fall of 1970. They seem to have played several concerts and also spent time sightseeing. The photograph that … Continue reading

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“How Rice Treats the Athlete,” 1921

Way back in the day the Rice athletics department used to produce a small annual booklet called the “R Book” which gave a brief rundown of each year’s sporting events. In 1921, in collaboration with the Student Association, they came … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: I Don’t Know Much About Art

but I know what I like. This comes from a contact sheet labeled “Student Art Show, 1985”:

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The Decommissioning of the R1 Computer

This clip from the summer of 1971 comes from the archive of ktru tapes that indefatigable Woodson staffer Norie Guthrie has been digitizing. Listen all the way to the end. If you can identify the people talking (or if you yourself … Continue reading

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Preparing an Exhibit in the Rice Museum, 1972

It was an exhibit of works by the surrealist painter and sculptor, Max Ernst. The show, titled “Inside the Sight,” was conceived and developed by Dominique de Menil and opened at l’Orangerie in Paris in 1971. After making it’s way … Continue reading

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Hermann Hospital from Physics, c1940

I got several comments and emails about this nifty Neil Brennan shot of Hermann Hospital from a balcony on the Administration Building that I posted a couple of weeks ago: Brennan actually took another picture of Hermann Hospital but I … Continue reading

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Rondelet, 1964

One of the things that happens after a couple of decades the same archive is that you notice very quickly when something doesn’t fit into the usual patterns. Here we have one such thing, the cover of the program for … Continue reading

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