Monthly Archives: January 2019

“This flying field was right next to the Rice fence,” 1918

Over the years I’ve come across a number of tantalizing hints about an airport or maybe just a landing strip on or very near the Rice campus back in the late teens and 1920s. Here’s one of the most interesting, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Rice Village Aerial, 1948

Check out this beauty from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Houston Public Library: It’s a nice crisp shot taken in the fall of 1948, more or less directly over the top of the Village. I wouldn’t have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 27 Comments

Friday Follies: Bonkers

I have no data about this picture, which I found in a small box labeled “Unsorted Slides” but it made me smile. My first wild guess is late ’70s: Bonus: I thought about touching it anyway. I didn’t but I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Residential Hall Regulations, 1948 Plus Rice Through a Crystal Ball

I suspect that many of these rules were more honored in the breach but I’ll bet they really did keep it quiet after 7:30. It was all too easy to flunk out back in these days: Bonus: I’ve seen so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

“Their friends wondered why Autrey wore a hat to class that day!”

In retrospect I probably shouldn’t have scheduled moving out of our house for remodeling during the first week of the semester. This is a reasonable approximation of how I feel right now: That’s Autrey Lewis, by the way, class of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

The Cotton Bowl Classic, 1958

Update: You have to read the comments to this one. I got every possible date wrong and even which anniversary it was. It’s absolutely epic. The pictures are still awesome, though. You may remember that after his death I posted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

“A very profitable term of work is being predicted,” 1923 plus Christmas Break Roundup

Spring semester starts today and I’m officially back at it. I’m not feeling quite as optimistic about my prospects as this Chronicle article from 1923 would suggest but neither have I “busted out” after the first term. I did, predictably, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments