Not her in the flesh, of course, but rather a bust that had been given to Rice by Jane Blaffer Owen in memory of her father, Robert Lee Blaffer, who had served as a Rice trustee. Here’s the story in the Chronicle, with some pointed comments from Mrs. Owen:
The photo in the Post story is priceless, with librarian Hardin Craig driving Miss Stein home from the police station. I wish he had buckled her in, though.
I believe we still have the bust but I don’t know where it’s kept these days. I interviewed Mrs. Owen in 2008, by the way, and she was still pretty irritated about this.
Bonus: Here’s the 1935 Thresher article about Blaffer’s election to the Rice board.