I have to laugh at you people. I got over a dozen emails begging for a picture of the bad unit. What a bunch of weirdos.
So what the heck, here you go:
What I couldn’t quite capture in this shot is that at some point a piece of the roof at right fell in, allowing rain water to soak the boxes. Blech.
But! The good unit turned out to hold quite a lot of neat things. I was astonished to find papers that belonged to Fred Stancliff ’26. Stancliff became president of the R Association in 1927 and remained in that position for 63 years. One of the things I found today was a thank you note he received from architecture professor Bud Morehead in 1982 for lending him some materials for his book A Walking Tour of Rice University:
There’s also a box of what appears to be some files left behind by football coach Todd Graham when he skittered out of town after the 2006 season. I haven’t had enough time to determine whether they’re of any interest.
And there’s plenty of the usual oddball stuff that’s always scattered through rooms like this:
It’s endlessly entertaining.