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“It is only a question of time,” 1909

I’ve been totally slammed the last two weeks but I did find a really interesting photograph and just haven’t had time to think carefully about it. So rather then posting something half baked I’m going to make you wait. Which … Continue reading

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Beat Houston, 1979

We really could harbor no reasonable expectation of beating Houston in 1979 but I admire the spirit. It was the last game of the season and we had only won once. The Cougars, on the other hand, were having one … Continue reading

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How ’bout a Fresca?

This looks to be part of the 1970s era recycling effort on campus. Believe it or not the first thing I noticed was the car in a spot where I wasn’t expecting to see a car. Next I saw the … Continue reading

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“Jones College Instructions to Freshman Servers,” no date

After last week’s post I got several comments from people reminiscing about their time as freshman servers. In one of those routine coincidences that I’ve come to expect, I’d  scanned this document on that exact topic just a few days … Continue reading

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Committee on Freshman Guidance, 1957

Well, even though we’ve gone back to on-line classes it seems there was no stopping O Week this year. They are back and bubbling over with enthusiasm, sending me into hiding until it’s over. I recently came across this short … Continue reading

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A Mystery

While I was on vacation the Woodson got an email from a woman who has something odd. It’s collectible coin of some sort, with lots of complicated images on one side. These aren’t the sharpest photographs but you can make … Continue reading

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Pigskin Review: Rice Institute vs. USC, 1947

Part of my regular routine involves checking ebay for Rice related materials. Most of the time I see either stuff we already have or stuff that’s dramatically overpriced. From time to time, though, something that’s both interesting and affordable pops … Continue reading

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“a plan of growth, enrichment, and expansion,” 1964

We recently got back to Houston after our annual July trip to Washington state. While I was up there I played a lot of golf but I also had a lot of time to think and specifically to think about … Continue reading

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“we all hunted out and shortened old dinner dresses,” 1962

This is the last part of Corinne Tsanoff’s letter to her sister about the Rice semi-centennial celebration in 1962. It’s the longest piece and also my favorite, because of the discussion of the wardrobe complications endured by the faculty wives, … Continue reading

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Speaking of Harold Wilson . . .

He was the first faculty member to arrive at Rice in 1912 and was allegedly “delighted with Houston.” This came from a very early scrapbook kept by Mr. Cohn, Rice’s first business manager. Those small dots are some sort of … Continue reading

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