Monthly Archives: April 2018

“Louis I. Kahn Talks with Students”, 1967

The last week of classes has been lovely–blue skies, lush grass, and moderate temperatures. I spent an entire morning wandering from one end of campus to the other taking pictures just so I could stay outside. As I watched more … Continue reading

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“Men in Rice Science Lab,” 1969

That’s all it says on the back of this picture: This certainly was taken at Rice–look at the door. And somewhere in the back of my mind I feel like I know the man on the right but I can’t … Continue reading

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Max Freund, 1929 and 1979

I had a very busy day with a nice surprise at the end. I opened a box that someone else was using and I found this picture of long-time German professor Max Freund taken on the occasion of his hundredth … Continue reading

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“A Glimpse into Clown Alley,” 1959

People can be very surprising.  Florence Stancliff ’27, for example, is well known to me as half of the Florence and Fred Stancliff Track Scholarship. I never had any reason to suspect that she was also a circus fanatic. In … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Gypsy, circa late 1970’s

I don’t know who the student is but the label on the back says that the sweet little pup is named Gypsy: Bonus: I love our custodial team! They are hardworking, loyal, and lots of fun to be around.  

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New Images from the Masterson Crisis, 1969

We recently received a small package that held a large treasure: a dozen beautiful color slides of the the student and faculty march in February, 1969 that wound down the inner loop and across to the lawn on the front … Continue reading

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“Wm. Rice Institute Houston Tex. 1920”

I was hanging around in the Friends of Fondren office yesterday when I noticed that the panorama hanging on the wall was not, as I had assumed, the same one we have several copies of in the Woodson. On closer … Continue reading

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