Monthly Archives: December 2016

Friday Follies: Squeaky Clean, 1961

If I ever need a stage name (hey, you never know) this is it: From the 1961-62 Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society scrapbook.

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What is This Thing? Part II

I’ve had a very long and frankly rather peculiar day but during its course I was presented with two more objects from the new boxes of Autry Family materials. Have a look: They are 1920s vintage purses. The larger one … Continue reading

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What is This Thing?

We solved one mystery this week only to have another present itself nearly immediately. One of my colleagues is working with some new additions to the already extensive Autry Family collection (note that this is another of the families from … Continue reading

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“her accomplishments and successes are too numerous to count!”

This morning the provost, Marie Lynn Miranda, sent out an email telling the campus that Mary McIntire ’75 will step down as Dean of the Glasscock School at the end of June, after over thirty years in that role: On … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved

For roughly the last year I’ve had two pictures stuck right next to each other on the desktop of my computer. About once a week I look at them intently and ponder. Here’s the first one, undated but found in … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: I’m Sure This Isn’t as Bad as It Looks

But yikes! I’m guessing circa early 1960s. Bonus: It’s the last day of classes for the semester and everybody’s dragging out the  Christmas decorations. The Circulation Department is always out of control. Plus, it just wouldn’t be the holidays in … Continue reading

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A Letter from Vito Volterra, 1912

As I was looking through the Sharp Papers for yesterday’s post I came across something wonderful in a file labeled “Vito Volterra to WBS 1912.” What possible interaction could there be between a Texas oil executive and the great Italian … Continue reading

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