Monthly Archives: November 2016

Friday Follies: How to Find Your Way on Campus, 1952

That is actually how this photo is labeled. The arrows were for visitors to the Rice Review (a successor to the old Engineering Show). Completely inconceivable today. Bonus:

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“If you weren’t so damned apathetic you could get this rag banned,” 1966

Five years ago (!) I wrote a post here about a short-lived but entertaining Rice humor magazine called The Bird. We only had one issue and there was no way to know if any others had been produced. A while … Continue reading

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“suggested by the girls and discarded by the administration,” 1924

Last week I found this little note describing the founding of the Owen Wister Literary Society. I was taken rather aback. Apparently a two year prison term for sexual perversion was frowned upon by the authorities. Huh. Who could have predicted … Continue reading

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Return to the Storage Units

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 … Continue reading

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Not the Day I Expected

but a good day nonetheless. What I hadn’t counted on was this, which is one of two storage sheds on the upper concourse of the stadium that are about to meet their maker: This is the good unit. The other … Continue reading

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Here’s Something We Can All Agree On

Hats!! Gorgeous hats! From the Allie May Autry scrapbook. It looks like an outing to the San Jacinto battleground, a very popular destination for students for a long time. (Just incidentally, we also have a scrapbook belonging to the young … Continue reading

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All-School Convocation, 1968

As I was rushing to reshelve some things before I left town this week I stopped to pull down a thin volume I’d never noticed before. The title on the spine was “Convocation.” “Huh,” (I thought in my clever way), … Continue reading

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