Monthly Archives: March 2019

HMRC Thursday: RFK at Rice, 1959

We’re all familiar with the pictures of John F. Kennedy delivering his moonshot speech at Rice stadium. They’re iconic images. But today in the Houston Post photo archives at the HMRC I was surprised to find pictures of his brother … Continue reading

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Pajama Time, 1960

I had a very busy day today, full of fun but exhausting. I’m going to turn in. Catch y’all in the morning. Bonus: From the printmaking studio.

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The First Studio Art Building, 1966

The Woodson recently received a painting by Peter Sartorius ’68. We are very grateful to him. It’s a lovely little work and it’s notable because it depicts an important and almost completely forgotten piece of Rice history: This is the … Continue reading

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Through the Foyer

Regular readers will surely recall that from time to time I will whine about how people take the same pictures over and over again. Through ten decades there’s been an uninterrupted stream of images of students and their relatives posing … Continue reading

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HMRC Thursday: Tidelands, 1958-59

When I arrived at Rice in 1991 the old Tidelands Motel had been the Graduate House for some time already. A grim, ill-lighted building, it also had a weird, scruffy sort of charm. I’ve heard people talk about its early … Continue reading

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“the invisible value of sewing” 1958

I was quite tickled when I came across this little invitation to a needlepoint exhibition and a tea in the faculty club to meet the artist. What, I thought, could possibly be sweeter, or more old fashioned? Knowing Mrs. Owen, … Continue reading

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Horn Section, no date

No identifications either. And it doesn’t seem right that such good looking horn players should be without names. I’m hoping someone will know who they are and when this was taken: Bonus: Faithful reader Alan Shelby sends this great picture … Continue reading

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