Monthly Archives: July 2016

Friday Follies: Off Campus

I had a friend from out of town here this week so of course I gave her the Grand Tour of Houston. In a clear sign of her intelligence and imagination, she loved the city’s vibrancy and strangeness. She also … Continue reading

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Gold Medal, 1966

I was looking for something in a folder of Homecoming photos when I found this nice image of Oveta Culp Hobby presenting her colleague on the Rice Board, George R. Brown, with the Alumni Association’s Gold Medal Award: I found … Continue reading

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Let It Be Recorded . . .

that on July 13, 2016 the Rice campus went berserk for Pokemon Go. This is me getting a tutorial from one of the legion walking around staring down at their phones: Thanks to my colleague Deborah Kolah for the photo! … Continue reading

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EBLS Officers and Party, circa 1960?

I ran across these two images on a single piece of photo paper in a box of Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society things. They were pretty clearly taken on the same night, as I think I recognize some of the dresses … Continue reading

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Recruiting, circa 1960s

I believe this is the ill fated Bo Hagan, who succeeded Jess Neely as Rice’s head football coach in 1967, circling a possible recruit. They’re labeled only “Beaumont.” It looks a bit . . . awkward. Bonus: I like the … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: The Staff Speaks, 1979

One of my colleagues recently came to me with a true treasure, several bound editions of a late 1970s-early 1980s periodical called The Staff Speaks. This seems to have been a precursor to News from Fondren but with one very important difference: … Continue reading

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Not “a mere bookworm’s dream world,” 1949

One of the best things in those issues of the RI Magazine that I was talking about yesterday is a series of articles about each of the departments on campus. I’m sure you won’t be surprised if I start with … Continue reading

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“Flabbergasted,” 1949

Another day, another small miracle. I walked in today and found that a kind donor had brought us a box of letters. I’m sure you all recall the saga of the Floyd Lear correspondence from last spring, which began with a … Continue reading

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Hot

We have family in town to meet the new baby and just for fun some of us went out and played golf this afternoon. I’m pretty stalwart but it was so hot that I threw in the towel after 14. … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: “A game of Frisbee after dinner is not uncommon”

That’s the caption on the back of this undated image. I love its immediacy but I think the very best thing about it is the intrusion of those two striped trouser legs. Snazzy. Bonus: I’ll be off for the 4th. … Continue reading

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