Monthly Archives: December 2015

Merry Christmas, 1933

Bonus: My favorite campus decoration this year was the tree in the Dean of Engineering’s suite. As I was walking past my eye was caught by the little owls with the letters on them. Stumped, I went in and asked … Continue reading

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Witness Tree

I got, somewhat unexpectedly, help from readers about the “old government trees” in Monday’s post. Loyal reader Mike Ross chimed in in the comments section and then I received a wonderful email from  another Rice alumnus, this one with personal … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Babs Update: “at the risk of being a bit blunt”

An alert reader notes something that is, in retrospect, obvious: I think “WRC” stands for “Will Rice College” instead of “Woodson Research Center”. The former is very common acronym on campus. Whereas, at the risk of being a bit blunt, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Babs Willis, 1970

Some days it’s like the stuff just drops into my hands. This afternoon I was looking for something in a Will Rice scrapbook and when the cover fell open I discovered that it had been given to the Woodson Research … Continue reading

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Maps of Louisiana Land, 1907

Although I’ve long ago gotten used to crazy things turning up around campus, every so often even I get surprised. Last week I got an email from a very nice woman in Lovett Hall asking if I’d be interested in … Continue reading

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W A

After I took a second look at this picture in the Bud Morehouse papers I had quite a good laugh: One of the (I’m sure many) differences between me and Professor Morehouse is that he spent his time on the … Continue reading

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Christmas at Baker College

Fifty years apart. 1965: 2015: Bonus: A thoughtful alumnus sent us a box of student-made films from the late ’70s to early ’80s, for which we are very grateful. We’re pretty good with many formats but what on earth plays … Continue reading

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