Monthly Archives: January 2017

Martin Graham Shows Off the R1

I was looking in a photo folder this afternoon that was labeled “Summer School, 1964-68.” I’d never bothered with it before–it’s crammed full of contact sheets and negatives so it’s hard to work up the will to deal with it. … Continue reading

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Music and Gall Wasps Under the Trees

I love this image of the Rice band rehearsing under the trees in 1938. I’m not certain about exactly where on campus they are (I suspect the photographer is pointed towards Main Street) but I’m confident that’s Kit Reid leading … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Fringe Movement

Absolutely gorgeous. I was so interested in the fringe it took me a long time to notice the motorcycle. It’s undated, by the way, so help you can. Bonus: I have several loyal readers who get to campus much earlier … Continue reading

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The Oil Bowl, 1946-47 plus I Get Stuck

I found this the other day and my first reaction was that it was taken in Austin. Then I understood what it was: a very rare shot taken looking west inside the old Rice stadium after it had been expanded … Continue reading

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The Swivel Hip Six, 1952, with a Surprise

This turned up yesterday–a shot of the 1952 intramural football champions, the Swivel Hip Six from Baker College: The first thing I noticed was handsome Mike Kelley at top right. The second thing I noticed was that there are seven … Continue reading

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The Campus Store

There’s been a campus store for a very long time. I knew it had moved around and that the business model had changed over time but there really isn’t any single collection or file I could go to in order … Continue reading

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Kit Reid, ’37: “one of the hottest trumpets in the business”

In one of those strange confluences that happen all the time if you stop and pay attention, I seem to be having a bit of a band moment. After stumbling last week across those pictures of the band’s trip to … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Who Let the Dog Out?!

I held one back from yesterday’s sequence: The dog appears to be in no hurry whatsoever, a real cool customer just out for a stroll. It’s worth a minute to click on this and zoom in for a good look. … Continue reading

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Archives Jumble

Every day I read all the comics, no matter how awful. One of the reliable highlights of the morning comic page for me is the Daily Jumble. I never tire of the laughably easy scrambled words, which start me off … Continue reading

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Off campus: Waldrip, Texas, 1936

This picture was pretty nearly the first thing I encountered when I got back to the Woodson yesterday. It doesn’t have anything to do with Rice except that it was with some photographs that belonged to Rice Linguistics Professor Douglas … Continue reading

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