Monthly Archives: June 2016

For Rice’s Honor, 1921

I found this little booklet, meant to introduce the 1921 freshmen to the Honor Code, in the James Campbell papers. Rice’s current Honor Council Constitution is based on a draft from the late 1940s, which has since undergone frequent revisions. The … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: I’m Sure There’s Some Reasonable Explanation For This

but nothing immediately springs to mind. There’s clearly an athletic event taking place–that’s the only thing that can account for the crowd–but these rather elaborate shenanigans seem to be an extra treat. Maybe half time entertainment? It came out of … Continue reading

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James Ira Campbell, ’24

We recently received a truly marvelous collection, a generous gift of the family of James Ira Campbell, ’24. Campbell was one of those all-around guys, a good student, popular, busy with band, drama, Honor Council and other campus activities. For … Continue reading

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South Hall, 1912 and 1942

Every once in a while I get the urge to walk over and pull things off the shelves at random. Even after all these years there is so much in the archives that I haven’t seen. Parts of the collection … Continue reading

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Just a Little Post-Game Chit Chat

I couldn’t help smiling when I read this note from Dr. Lovett to Lester Ford of the Math Department: I can’t make heads or tails of it, of course.  I suspect the game was a dull one–we beat Sam Houston … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: This Could Use a Banjo

What the heck is this? It’s got a date–1969–but no other identifying information. Where are they? I don’t even know where to start–what could those outfits be made of? And the mustache! Yikes.

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Will Rice: “Known for his general good humor”

My eye was caught a little while ago by this interesting and startlingly modern depiction of William Marsh Rice, Jr. in the 1927 Campanile: Just as interesting was the dedication of the Campanile to him that year: Two things jump … Continue reading

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