“Fishes of Texas,” 1935

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.

Platform: Nina Katchadourian: Please, Please, Pleased to Meet’cha

About the Event

Experience celebrated Berlin and Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian’s outdoor sound installation Please, Please, Pleased to Meet’cha, installed among the branches of five trees in the Live Oak grove (between Herring Hall and Brochstein Pavilion). Katchadourian’s whimsical work features the voices of United Nations interpreters performing the calls of various birds, invoking curiosity and questioning the limits of language, translation, and species recognition.

This dynamic sound installation, presented by Rice Public Art in conjunction with the Moody Center for the Arts’ spring programming focus on ecology, underscores Rice’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaborations, unconventional opportunities for learning, and the importance of women in science and art. We hope you’ll stop by and listen for yourself!

10am-5pm daily

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2 Responses to “Fishes of Texas,” 1935

  1. Bill Peebles, Hanszen '70 says:

    What a wonderful tidbit of history. It’s hard to imagine that sort of thing happening today.

  2. loki_the_bubba says:

    Now you have to find us a map showing the “Anglers Club casting pool in Hermann Park”.

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