Monthly Archives: January 2020

Malcolm Lovett–Troublemaker, 1919

I got a kick out of this clipping I found in a student scrapbook yesterday. It reads like a message from the Old Rice, that far distant place whose social world was dominated by the activities of classes rather than … Continue reading

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Frances Vanzant, ’22: “Soap is the thing I missed most at the front.”

This afternoon I was looking for the file on Moshe Vardi and I paused to check out the folder right next to his. Interestingly, it’s mislabeled. It says”Francis Van Zandt,” which is also how her name appears in the 1922 Campanile. … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: “I’m planning to Raise Hell but I need some help doing it,” nd

It’s the P.S. that made me laugh: There’s no date and I don’t have an alumni directory handy but I’d guess mid-70s.

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“But I’m Ready For Another One,” 1921

I came across this note yesterday while looking for something truly obscure in Dr. Lovett’s files concerning the French Department. Very unexpected and the sort of thing that you just have to go look up whether you have the time … Continue reading

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“Knowledge hath no enemie but Ignorance,” 1912

Remember Monday’s awful bonus picture? A commenter took the trouble to look at it closely and then asked a really good question: what does it say on the mantle? Those are clearly letters but they’re so stylized it’s very hard … Continue reading

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Some Surprises in a High School Yearbook, 1931

Just before Christmas break I spent some time down in the Woodson’s annex, a large work room where we sort out large, sometimes very disorganized new collections. The largest and most disorganized I’ve ever seen is Doc C’s stuff and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, With Owls

I returned to campus after the holiday break today, rather unsteady on my feet and without any clear memory of what I was working on before vacation. Classes don’t start until next week so my intention is to sort of … Continue reading

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