Monthly Archives: May 2023

“I have obtained a gift . . . for the purchase of a globe,” 1950

There were a couple boxes of old Fondren records sitting on a cart the last time I was in the Woodson and in one of them I discovered correspondence about the potential purchase of a large globe for the map … Continue reading

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“Football Ticket Options for Sale,” 1949

The immediate problem once we decided to build the new stadium was how to pay for it. Rice was prohibited by its charter from incurring debt (this restriction stood until the early 2000s, when we did one of our periodic … Continue reading

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Houston Stadium?

A loyal reader recently sent me a scan of a Houston street map that was produced by Shell, the kind of map, I think, that you could get at gas stations. I don’t see a date on it anywhere but … Continue reading

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