Monthly Archives: September 2019

Joan Wilson in the MFAH, 1932

One of the things that struck me about Joan Wilson’s lovely scrapbook was that as thoroughly as it documented her life at Rice it contained almost no photographs. I was surprised, then, when I discovered that she was an avid … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Bundled Up, 1962

The heat went out in Fondren, January 1962: It’s probably more appropriate for dealing with the summer air conditioning, though.

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HMRC Thursday: Rice Football Barbecue, 1964

For some reason the Houston Post sent a photographer out to shoot pictures at the barbecue held in the stadium for what appears to be the Rice football players on August 31, the day before practice started. I know this … Continue reading

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Rice Institute Doings, 1933

The Woodson recently received a wonderful and unexpected gift from the family of H.A. Wilson. I’ve written before about his daughter Joan and my discovery of her high school scrapbook in her father’s papers. Much to my delight her daughter … Continue reading

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This Is Exactly What My Job Is Like

I ran across something in one of those ad hoc committee files that perfectly captures what my job is like. These are the minutes of a meeting that took place in February, 1964. They were generated by a committee that … Continue reading

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H-Town Stomp Down, 1994

Sadly and tellingly, pictures of black student life at Rice are few and far between. Someone usually took photos at the annual Martin Luther King Day vigils and there are posed shots of African American students for brochures but only … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: I’d think twice about sticking a hand in there

Just look at the concentration on those faces! Unidentified but seems to be a Friends of Fondren event.

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