Author Archives: Melissa Kean

Residence in the Halls, 1948

I found this today on the Dean of Students collection. It is nearly breathtaking in its clarity, simplicity, and respect for the students and their ability to behave as responsible members of the community. Bonus: And we’re still putting clothes … Continue reading

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Relaxing, no date

I’m going to be lounging like this all weekend. Don’t even try to stop me.

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Open House Regulations, 1963

For many years an entity called the Committee on University Welfare served a sort of  intermediary function at Rice, dealing with problems that arose either in between the cracks or crossing boundaries of faculty, staff, student, and administration interests. In … Continue reading

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Aerials with Stadium, no date

I ran across this undated photo a little while ago and I was so interested in the area behind the gym and around the old stadium that I failed to notice it had been taken on a game day. Look … Continue reading

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A Visit to Sid Rich, August 1970

One day in the late summer of 1970 the Sid Richardson Foundation sent a representative down to Rice to have a look at the progress of construction on the new dormitory that they had helped fund. A photographer came along … Continue reading

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What Rice Correspondence Looked Like, 1909

I don’t know whether a picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes two are. Here are two examples of Rice Institute letterhead, both from 1909. They seem to me to have emerged from two entirely different mental worlds. This … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Total Maniacs, 1982

Games in the Reference area! What will it be next?! I think it was the Friends of Fondren Casino party in 1982. At least I hope it was.

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