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!
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!
Yes, it does. But it also raises a new question in my mind: would she have made such a scrapbook only once?
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!)
As an old Hanszenite I think Woodson when I hear WRC. 😉 I think most Rice people can successfully interpret from context.