Monthly Archives: September 2018

Friday Follies: “The boys denied that they were trying to steal a monkey,” 1965

My first reaction to this was to look and see if the date were April 1. It was not. Still not quite believing it, my second reaction was to go check whether the story appeared in the generally much duller … Continue reading

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Three Aerials, 1985

I found these new aerials in a box of unsorted slides that were inherited from a previous archivist. They’re just beautiful shots, crisp and clean, and the campus looks so immaculate that I suspect they must have been taken near … Continue reading

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The Student Life at Rice, 1915

It’s been a long day but somewhere in the middle of it I found a wonderful article that ran in the Houston Post on May 16, 1915. It’s genuinely interesting, a lively and detailed commentary on the daily routine of … Continue reading

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“the pickets were clearly farceurs,” 1965

The detonated groundbreaking for the Space Science building also included a band of student picketers. There are quite a few photos of them, all carefully “X”ed out on the contact sheet, I suppose so no one would accidentally use them … Continue reading

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Space Science Groundbreaking, 1965

Last week Rice broke ground on the new, badly needed, and long awaited Social Science building, to be named in honor of the lead donors Patricia Lipoma Kraft ’87 and Jonathan A. Kraft. It made me think of an earlier … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: When Life Hands You Lemons . . .

you should juggle them. Obviously. UT basketball coach Abe Lemons, who was actually funny, seems unimpressed with Rice student wit. This has to be circa late 1970s.

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“We want to be big, but we also want to be good.” 1953

The author of the charming response to Edwin Bonewitz in yesterday’s post was Hardin Craig, Jr., a faculty member in the history department from 1946 until 1970 and Librarian from 1953 until 1968. I see that I’ve mentioned him several … Continue reading

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