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, it is probably true that only a relatively small number of people on campus likely have ever even heard of the latter.

I find this both completely hilarious and a perfect demonstration of why you always have to be suspicious in the archives. Especially of me!

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

  1. Lavelle Fritz Ferris says:

    too funny…. and your reader is right – ALL undergraduate students should know what WRC stands for – and it’s not the Woodson! I have to confess I was confused as to why Babs would have given something to the Woodson in 1970 because she was around for many more years…. now it makes sense!

    • Melissa Kean says:

      Yes, it does. But it also raises a new question in my mind: would she have made such a scrapbook only once?

      • Lavelle Fritz Ferris says:

        you should ask her…. she’d be delighted to hear from you. I do not have a phone number for her but I know that the current WRC coordinator does. I saw Babs last year and she’s still very interested in all things WRC. (Will Rice College you know – LOL!)

  2. marmer01 says:

    As an old Hanszenite I think Woodson when I hear WRC. 😉 I think most Rice people can successfully interpret from context.

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