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.
Tags: Pender Turnbull, Ray Watkin Hoagland
Tags: Allie May Autry, beach, Galveston Beach
With temperatures in the mid-90s this week, let’s look at others having fun on the beach.
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.
Thankfully, with the women’s soccer team, Rice’s soccer reputation and skills have improved. We no longer play high school teams.
Have fun watching the final World Cup games this weekend.
Tags: Allen Matusow, Bill Lacy, Jesse David Hellums, John Boles, Neal Lane, Richard Smith
Typically, professors’ photographs are very staged and usually include a desk, chalkboard, or equipment, as seen above. In honor of the Fourth of July, here are professors having a good time. Have a wonderful 4th!
Tags: Billy Joel, Elton John, The Eagles
In the 1990s, Rice Stadium featured concerts and festivals by Pink Floyd, Elton John and Billy Joel, George Strait, and The Eagles. Sadly, we have yet to run across the Pink Floyd photographs in our collection, so if you have any please consider donating them. For the George Strait fans, images of that festival will be going online in a few weeks.
Also, if you would like to learn more about this topic, there’s a great article from the Houston Press about the history of concerts at Rice and the University of Houston.
Tags: William Marsh Rice, Willy's Statue