Owls Kickoff Saturday

First Touchdown made by Rice Institute against University of Texas in 1917

First Touchdown made by Rice Institute against University of Texas in 1917

The first game of the Rice Owls Football season starts on Saturday at 2:30 and will be televised on NBC. To get ready for the impending action, here are some images of the Owls winning big games.

Rice 29, Texas Tech 27, 1985

Rice 29, Texas Tech 27, 1985

Cotton Bowl game, Rice 28, Alabama 6, 1954

Cotton Bowl game, Rice 28, Alabama 6, 1954

The Tradition of O-Week

Will Rice College Masters' Dale and Elise Sawyer with a student during O-Week, 1998

Will Rice College Masters’ Dale and Elise Sawyer with a student during O-Week, 1998

O-Week (orientation week) can be described as distilling the high points of Rice student life into six days. New students wear their college T-Shirts, go to cheer battles, practice Beer Bike, learn about Rice’s academic structure, and bond with each other. Here are some rather recent photographs that capture the hectic week.

O-Week Baker Women Mock Beer Bike Race, 2001

O-Week Baker Women Mock Beer Bike Race, 2001

Moving In

Student moving into Baker College, 1976

Student moving into Baker College, 1976

This Sunday marks the beginning of O-Week. In honor of this long tradition, let’s look at images of students moving into the colleges.

Jones College students moving in to the new college, 1957

Jones College students moving in to the new college, 1957

The Oldest Object in the Woodson Is . . .

Beatus leaf from a Psalter in Latin, Southern Netherlands, with a fine historiated initial showing scenes from the life of King David and with a decorative border including a hunting scene, Side 1

Beatus leaf from a Psalter in Latin, Southern Netherlands, with a fine historiated initial showing scenes from the life of King David and with a decorative border including a hunting scene, Side 1

Beatus leaf, Side 2

Beatus leaf, Side 2

That would be our newly acquired and digitized illuminated manuscripts. They both date from the mid to late 13th century. If you would like more information on the leafs, click on the picture to read the dealer’s description of the object.

Leaf from a Bible, Paris, France, featuring an historiated initial showing King Ahasuerus, Esther, and Mordecai, all connected by a hangman's rope, Side 1

Leaf from a Bible, Paris, France, featuring an historiated initial showing King Ahasuerus, Esther, and Mordecai, all connected by a hangman’s rope, Side 1

Leaf from a Bible, Side 2

Leaf from a Bible, Side 2

The Beginning of the Archives

Ray Watkin Hoagland and Pender Turnbull, 1969
The Library Committee officially started planning the archives in 1949. In 1968, the library allocated space for the Woodson Research Center. The image above shows how the back room of the archives looked in 1969. The shelves behind Ray Watkin Hoagland and Pender Turnbull are still in the back of the Woodson Research Center in the same position with the same tile flooring underneath them.

Going to the Beach

 James L. Autry III, Anah Marie Leland, Van, Allie May Autry, and Punk at beach, 1921

James L. Autry III, Anah Marie Leland, Van, Allie May Autry, and Punk at beach, 1921

With temperatures in the mid-90s this week, let’s look at others having fun on the beach.

Gertrude Bray and Alice Dean of Rice Institute, wading at Galveston, 1939

Gertrude Bray and Alice Dean of Rice Institute, wading at Galveston, 1939

Rice Institute students gathered in Galveston, ca. 1938

Rice Institute students gathered in Galveston, ca. 1938

Panoramic Rice

Men of Rice Institute, group photograph, 1922

Men of Rice Institute, 1922

Fondren Library recently acquired a new scanner called the Indus. With this new tool, we’ve been able to scan larger maps and panoramic photographs. We’re quite excited about the larger items that we can now easily scan and post online.

Here are a few images from the 1920s. If you’d like to see the images up close, click on the image and look at the jp2 version.

Rice Institute class of 1920 group photograph

Rice Institute class of 1920

Rice Institute student body, 1924-1925

Rice Institute student body, 1924-1925

 


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