Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Walk Around Campus, Christmas Break 2016

  Although I’ve managed to stay on good terms with my relatives over this long break, I have been getting a bit antsy. So just for fun I took Mr. Rice History Corner over for a walk around Rice the … Continue reading

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Naughty or Nice?, 1995

I know which way I’m betting. Lovett College, circa 1995. Sorry for the fuzzy images–they came off a contact sheet. As always, any identifications–who is the man in the Santa suit?–are appreciated. Bonus: Holiday hours!! Mercifully, the library will be … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays, 1966

I pulled out an issue of the Thresher looking for a nice Christmas message and stumbled instead across angst. My goodness, you can feel the anxiety practically pulsing off this first editorial: 1966 was only the second year of tuition … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Friends of Fondren, 1952

As far as I can tell, this was the only time the Friends sent out a Christmas card. It was a nice one. I don’t blame them for quitting while they were ahead. Bonus:

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“perhaps I fail to see advantages in this which are more obvious to historians,” 1970

In the same box as last week’s 1983 food service menu I found something that made the hair stand up on the back of my neck: I thought I had seen everything–at least everything important–that there was to see about … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Out of Uniform, sometime in the 1940s

People fool around even in wartime. It’s their nature. Bonus: I walk past this pencil sharpener every day. It might well be original library equipment.

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What’s for Lunch?, 1983

With the post-finals slow down already begun, I had the chance this afternoon to spend some time just poking around on the shelves. In a box labeled “Ad Hoc Committees” I discovered a cache of papers from the previously unknown … Continue reading

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