Monthly Archives: September 2016

Masterson Speaks, 1969

I’ve been home in bed all day with what I hope is just a bad cold. Miserable, yes, but it did allow me time enough to listen to something that absolutely blew my mind. A few days ago my colleague … Continue reading

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Mischief Behind Physics

I got a half dozen emails yesterday about the door that has gone missing from the back of the old Physics Building. I have to admit that this is a startling sight: Some of my correspondents were worried because, well, … Continue reading

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“Where Hippies Are Few,” 1967

In the course of any given week I see a lot of interesting articles in the various Rice publications that I need for research. This one I could not resist: One hardly knows where to begin. Bonus:    

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Football Friday: “hold fast to courage”

Some cheering words from Coach Heisman in the (somewhat worse for the wear) 1925 program for Rice’s annual Thanksgiving Day game with Baylor: Go Owls. Bonus: Where the heck did these come from? They weren’t there yesterday when I left.

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Graduation at Leon Springs, 1917

We have in the Woodson folders that contain documentation of every commencement. Especially for the early years these folders became repositories for all kinds of interesting and unusual things that the librarians didn’t know what to do with. I went … Continue reading

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George Dallas Perkins: “I shall continue to hold his name in grateful remembrance”

This isn’t what I had planned to write about today but as I read this knew I wasn’t going to be able to talk about anything else right now. It’s a tribute written by Dr. Lovett in honor of George … Continue reading

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Looking Out From Hamman Hall, 1983 and 2016

I had a full day of travel today and cannot gather myself to write anything of substance. I offer only these two images. The first was taken by Paul Hester in 1983: I took this second one from the same … Continue reading

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