Monthly Archives: December 2019

“Cordial holiday greetings,” 1930

This simple and elegant card is what the Lovetts sent out to friends and colleagues every year. I think it’s lovely, with the embossed Rice shields and the pretty engraving: Until a few weeks ago I’d never seen any other … Continue reading

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“Delivery Receipt,” 1975

Every once in a while I notice how strange it is that we still have stuff like this, all carefully catalogued. I think it’s delightful, although I could live without the quotation marks: We also have a collection of Rice … Continue reading

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“The Seventh Richest Educational Institution in the Country,” 1915

It was a rare quiet afternoon in the Woodson today, the last day of finals. This meant–even rarer–that I had some time to simply explore, meandering through the collections just to see if anything good would turn up. After a … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Offsides?

I know nothing about rugby but I’m pretty sure something is wrong here. The ball seems to be on the ground. I don’t know, maybe they’re dancing. Also, there’s a dog involved which can’t be usual. Bonus: Cohen House decorated … Continue reading

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HMRC Thursday: Santa, 1964

From the Houston Post Photo Collection, RGD006N 8580: Don’t those look like feet on the right side? Well, it’s because they are: Times have most definitely changed. Bonus: And another thing! Kids today have it too easy. Back in the … Continue reading

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Order of Service, November 10, 1960

While I was going through the RMC chapel material, which is extensive, I came across this program from a service held there in the fall on 1960. It looks like the standard fare of the era and was initially notable … Continue reading

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For The Time Being, 1971

Today was a dreary day on campus, cold, wet, and gray. It’s also the last day of the study period before finals begin and between these two things there were very few people about: I don’t know whether this is … Continue reading

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“Over Our Heads”: The KTRU Antenna, April 1971

Lacking something else to do I was reading some Sid Rich newsletters the other day and came across this great bit about the installation of the antenna on the roof. I’ve always enjoyed turning up pieces of Rice radio history … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Think You’ve Seen Everything?

Not until you’ve seen Doc C square dancing! It’s undated but obviously pretty early in his time here: We’ve recently begun the process of working through all the material he left to the Woodson and that’s how this turned up. … Continue reading

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HMRC Thursday: Aerial with Old Stadium, October 1961

I found this interesting image today in the Harper Leiper Collection (MSS 0287, 12795) at the HMRC. It’s not a great picture–in fact it’s quite blurry, unusual for a Harper Leiper photo–but it makes up for that by being a … Continue reading

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