This emerged a while ago from the old Rice Institute Library papers. The restrictions on after hours access to the library in Lovett Hall are certainly eye-catching but I don’t think they’re especially surprising. On the other hand I was just a little surprised to see Augie Erfurth ’49 on the list of after hours users:
Augie was a San Antonio native and a four year track letterman at Rice. After eleven years as a coach at Brackenridge High School in his home town he came back to Rice and spent 26 years serving with great honor first as track coach, then assistant AD, and finally as Rice’s Athletic Director. Here’s what he looked like when he was working late in the library:
Bonus: Of all the things I saw on the empty campus yesterday this was the emptiest.
The Woodson is just on the other side of this window. I tried to peek in but the blinds were closed.