Author Archives: Melissa Kean

“Mess Hall . . . increased in length,” 1939

I’m getting ready to feed a bunch of people over here so this seems as good a time as any to break out this article about the expansion of the dining hall from the November 1939 issue of the Owl … Continue reading

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“All men are friends of the newsboy,” 1910

I picked this 1910 issue of The Railroad Echo magazine out of a folder because I’m always interested in anything about the ship channel, which has been from its creation the beating heart of the Houston economy. I especially enjoyed … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Follies: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow, 1959

It might just be me but I don’t see any sign of sorrow in this crowd: I need a break from the grind too. I’ll be off campus next week but still posting so keep reading but don’t ask me … Continue reading

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Two Views of Dr. Bill Wilson, no date

This lovely portrait of Dr. Bill was among the things that emerged when campus photographer Tommy Lavergne had to clean out his office: When I went to put it in the proper file I found another photo of him, this … Continue reading

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Almost

Boy, did I ever have a rough day. I’ll start over tomorrow though and honestly I’m feeling pretty confident about it.

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The Rice of the Future, 1938

When I’m looking for things in old Campaniles I’m usually all business. I find what I need and move on. But the other day I go tangled up in the 1938 edition and what turned out to be its interesting … Continue reading

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“Regulations Concerning Grades,” 1956

I had a chaotic day so I’ll just post this without comment, except to note that although I found this sheet with a student’s notes for Physics 100 these regulations actually apply to the faculty.  Also they seem, as indicated … Continue reading

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