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I Was Told There Would Be No Math, June 27, 1969

I’m taking advantage of the current NASA mania to ask for some help. Can anyone tell us what’s going on with all the equating in this picture from the Bert Brandt photo collection in the HMRC (MSS0087-2488 for those of … Continue reading

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“the principle involved is vital,” 1940

This kind of thing was not uncharacteristic. Back in the day the powers that be (or were, I guess) enforced regulations with what looks today like unseemly vigor. In particular there was a mania about keys. I’ve seen people fired … Continue reading

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View from Inside the Stadium, circa 1970

Regarding the picture of the press box the other day my friend Chuck Pool, Assistant AD for Media Relations at Rice, correctly noted in the comments that it must have been taken in the ’60s as there was no R … Continue reading

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Full House, no date

I made it a week and a half without posting, which is better than I expected. I am very far from home and the internet situation is not ideal. But I’ve had lots of quiet time to browse around my … Continue reading

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Forwarding Address, 1942

Anyone who could leave Houston in the summer, did leave Houston in the summer: I’m leaving too, for the month of July. As I have a longstanding preference for non-compliance I refuse to say where I’m headed. I’ll likely write … Continue reading

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HMRC Thursday: The Whole Southwest Side of Campus, Wide Open, 1959

This afternoon I came across these gorgeous shots in the Harper Leiper Collection at the HMRC, taken across the top of the Tidelands Motel and over the entire southwest side of campus in January, 1959. I’ve never seen images from … Continue reading

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Officers of Administration, 1918

This is a minute from a meeting of the Rice trustees held in December, 1918. What they’ve done here is authorize the creation of three administrative positions: a bursar, a dean, and a registrar. This describes their duties, which are … Continue reading

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