Monthly Archives: August 2019

Beat Texas, 1974

Apparently football is about to start again and if I’ve been correctly informed Rice begins their season with a series of quite formidable opponents, including the University of Texas. So I went and dug out the images that I found … Continue reading

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I’d Know That Dog Anywhere

I may have been doing this for too long. I ran across this Christmas card in the Tsanoff papers and my first thought was “I know that dog.” We’ve seen her here before. Her name was Kathy.   Bonus: I … Continue reading

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Ad Hoc Committee on New Housing Arrangements, 1954

Although I’ve had occasion in the past to look for things in our collection of Ad Hoc Committee files only recently have I had a chance to go through this material systematically. Nearly all of it is important–ad hoc committees … Continue reading

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The Unveiling of Captain Baker’s Portrait, 1958

As I prepared last week to write about the fact that Baker College was the last of the original colleges to open rather than the first, I discovered a folder full of information from that first formal Baker dinner held … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: “I could give the last one over and no one would know the difference”, 1932

I got quite a hearty laugh out of this one: We’ve got them all in the Woodson so I can go see if he actually had more than one speech. Bonus: They’ve put that new grass over here too. It … Continue reading

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Move In Across the Decades

In 1946 you walked in with your suitcase: Pictures of the inside of dorm rooms during this era confirm that nobody owned very much or if they did they sure didn’t bring it with them. By the mid-1980s you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Freshman Orientation, Baker College, 1962

Whenever I despair over O Week I try to remind myself that things used to be much worse. Pictures from an old Baker scrapbook: The Slime Parade was goofy but the Polar Bear Races were straight up hazing. It took … Continue reading

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