Monthly Archives: July 2017

“the construction of a high speed digital computer,” January 1957

We have a decent collection of materials on the R1 computer but of course I’m always on the lookout for more information about that important project. In all these years it had never occurred to me that the original contract … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Extremely Flexible, 1982

This is from the 50th reunion dinner of the class of 1932. I think it speaks for itself. Bonus: We’ve seen the guy with the big grin before, also at a reunion party. I believe I would make him social … Continue reading

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A Few Band and Football Odds and Ends, 1934

If you put enough of these together you start to see a reasonably coherent picture of life at Rice in 1934. Long-time reader Mike Ross noted over on Facebook that the band got new uniforms in 1934. True enough, and … Continue reading

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Rice Fight Never Dies, c1934

Also from Mary Jane Hale’s scrapbook, an always timely reminder: there’s an “s” on the end. This was taken at the University of Arkansas and I suspect it’s from that great 1934 season, although we did play there again in … Continue reading

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Byron’s Rose, 1934

In the fall of 1934 the Rice campus went wild for football. They did this because we had a winner for the first time in a very long time. (This squad won the Southwest Conference championship and I wrote about … Continue reading

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“Throw away anything you don’t want.”

This morning I opened a box I’d never seen before and my heart skipped a beat when I looked inside: I was right to be excited. There were several things in there, all of them related to Rice in the … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Tilt, c1970

I didn’t understand what this was when I looked at the first picture: But it became clear when I saw the second: Bonus: We are the masters.  

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