Monthly Archives: April 2016

Friday Follies: Not That Helpful

Campus Map, 1966:  

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The Woodson: Then and Now

When I used this photo of the Woodson in a post last week I stopped for a moment and thought about how much I love the library and how wonderful it is to have such a calm and lovely place … Continue reading

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The Med Center 1967, from the Jesse Jones Collection

About a year ago the Houston Endowment donated the papers of Jesse Jones to Rice and they are, of course, housed in the Woodson. (Click here for the Rice News story about the generous gift.) It took some time for … Continue reading

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“My T bird in front of the President’s House”, 1961

Whose T bird? George Cohen’s. Here he is on the same day looking like a total badass in front of the fountain he had installed in the Cohen House garden: Two items of note: the original ironwork on the President’s … Continue reading

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The Approaching Storm, 1922

I looked at the calendar this morning and realized that next Friday is already the last day of classes! Here’s some sound advice for students: The cartoon was drawn by Jack Glenn ’22, seen here arriving at the airport for … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: That’s What She Said

I feel sure one of you miscreants can date this photo for me.

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Guess Who’s Guest Coaching at the Spring Football Game?

Me! I wouldn’t miss this if I were you. I grew up in the “three yards and a cloud of dust” Big Ten but I’m totally capable of going full Mike Leach if I’m in the right mood. Bonus:

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Mrs. Lovett

I received a phone call the other day from Mary Hale Lovett McLean, the oldest grandchild of Edgar Odell Lovett and his wife Mary. I was taken quite by surprise when she told me that the woman on Dr. Lovett’s … Continue reading

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The Rice Campus, January 1966

In Mr. Cohen’s papers I discovered this sequence of campus photos, all apparently taken on the same day in January, 1966. Some of them are exactly what you would expect but others are sort of oddball views. Many of them made … Continue reading

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The Cohen House Circular Rose Garden

Part of the reason I’ve been so immersed in the Cohen House Papers recently is that one of my colleagues has been working on an exhibit about George Cohen. I’ve also been struggling, though, to figure out the answer to … Continue reading

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