Sartor Resartus, 1919

As inconceivable as it is to imagine today’s students familiar with an 1836 Thomas Carlyle novel (in English, “The Tailor Retailored,”), it must have been the case that the reference was recognized on campus in 1919:

The topic of this poetic work, of course, was the end of military discipline on campus and with it the end of Rice girls forced to go about their schooling in ghastly ROTC uniforms:

Women’s Army Corp with Sarah Lane, at Rice Institute

We have one of these beauties in the Woodson, probably it belonged to Miss Lane if I recall correctly. Oof.


Bonus: No more shortcut, unless you’re willing to jump. Which I am.

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4 Responses to Sartor Resartus, 1919

  1. Bill Peebles, Hanszen '70 says:

    The women had to wear army uniforms? How ghastly!

  2. Galloway Hudson - Wiess '60 says:

    “Sartor” os “Sarter”? I think you got it right Melissa. Atrocious spelling throughout by A-Lass.

  3. Willing to jump? Have someone take and post a video of that!

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