Folks, this right here is where nearly thirty years in the archives pays off. One morning I was idly leafing through some papers in the Institute Library collection. I felt an immediate jolt when this came into view:
Off I sped to have another look at this 1938 photo sent in by reader Bill Visinsky ’79, which I posted as a Friday Folly a couple of years ago:
The picture was taken three years after than the memo but that sure looks like Ralph Anderson, better known as Andy Anderson, who wrote about sports, fishing, and hunting for the Houston Press for many years and who worked to provide opportunities for disabled veterans to participate in outdoor recreation after World War II.
And now here’s where three decades in the Woodson comes in handy. Our fishing instructor was actually Ralph Anderson, Senior. Which I know because his son Ralph Anderson, Junior was a Rice architecture graduate and I wrote about him five years ago in this post.
Bonus: This from the Moody Center. Somewhere Julian Huxley is smiling.