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“On the occasion of the twenty-third annual homecoming,” 1941

I really hit the jackpot this week and once again completely by accident. There was a box from the Association of Rice Alumni collection sitting on a book truck in the back room of the Woodson, an irresistible attraction if … Continue reading

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“We live in River Oaks ourselves,” 1930

In one of my few spare moments today I sat and leafed through a 1930 edition of the Houston Gargoyle that I have laying around in my office at home. I’ve mentioned this magazine several times, most prominently in this post … Continue reading

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Looking Towards Downtown, 1957 and 1916

I’ve still been working my way through the David Davidson ’58 slides and I’ll have a long post about a particular series of them soon. But in the meantime here’s one that  instantly struck a chord: What I love about … Continue reading

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Campus from That Antenna, 1957

Only the sharpest eyed readers will have noticed that the 1957 picture in this recent post was not taken from the same angle as the 1916 picture. Carl Knapp took his shot looking downtown from the top of the campanile, … Continue reading

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“Parchments Disclose Rice History,” 1936

One of the trivial things that has long bothered me is the fact that I can see all those framed documents hanging on the wall of the old faculty chamber but I can’t tell what they are: (This picture was … Continue reading

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Surveyors in the Engineering Quad: 2017, 1984, and 1913

It was my first day back from spring break today and it was a wild one. I started the day with a meeting about a door handle (this is true and there were a lot of people in attendance) and … Continue reading

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The Great Scramble, 1957

As I was putting Vetta Masterson’s journal back in its place yesterday,  I stopped to look through a scrapbook that’s part of the Masterson collection. I’d seen these particular pictures before but this time I was in the right frame … Continue reading

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Student Spirit that Never Died

The spirit of pride and ownership engendered in those early Rice classes was something that stayed with them for the rest of their lives. Their sense of themselves as pioneers grew rather than faded after their graduation and their loyalty … Continue reading

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Star Electric

Thinking about those early Rice students and the loyalty and friendship that endured among them I was reminded of a set of images that I probably should have talked about earlier. It starts with a picture that I’ve looked at … Continue reading

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Views from the Track Stadium Bleachers, 1914 and 2015

So, yes, I had an unexcused absence yesterday. I wish I could say I was off on vacation or something but the truth is I got temporarily separated from my laptop. It was a strange sensation: more than simply thwarted, … Continue reading

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