One of the wonderful things about working in the Houston Post photo archives in the HMRC is finding lots of pictures of important Rice events, often better ones than we have in the Woodson. Not long ago I came across a whole bunch that were taken before, during, and after President Eisenhower’s October 1960 speech in Autry Court. I’ll post more of them when I have time but this is my favorite, clearly taken just after Eisenhower told the gentlemen the were free to remove their jackets on that hot evening in an un-airconditioned gym:
Bonus: Here’s the crowd outside before Ike’s arrival. Don’t they look great?
Extra bonus: The WIFI testers showed up in the Woodson yesterday! Signal improvements are expected.