Published July 17, 2014
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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
Rice Institute student body, 1924-1925
Published July 10, 2014
The Rice Thresher, November 5, 1964
Thankfully, with the women’s soccer team, Rice’s soccer reputation and skills have improved. We no longer play high school teams.
The Rice Thresher, February 27, 1963
Have fun watching the final World Cup games this weekend.
Dr. Jesse David Hellums, 1960
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!
Bill Lacy, of the Rice School of Architecture, held aloft by students, 1964
Dr. Neal Lane on a scooter, 1986
Drs. Richard Smith, John Boles, and Allen Matusow pose with each other’s publications, 1984
Elton John performing during the “Face to Face Tour ’95″
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.
Billy Joel performing during the “Face to Face Tour ’95″
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.
The Eagles performing during their “When Hell Freezes Over” Tour
After its official unveiling on June 8, 1930, the statue of William Marsh Rice became a favorite of photographers and a popular meeting place on campus. Here he his through the years.
William Marsh Rice statue with four students, seated, 1955
Snow on the William Marsh Rice statue, 1977
Turning the statue of Willy back into place, 1988
Students gathered around the statue of William Marsh Rice, ca. 1992
Claudia Haywood, Triple Jump, ca. 1990. She went on to win Gold at the 1992 Olympics.
With the recent news that four women, Belle MacFarlane, Claire Uke, McKenzie Johnson, and Cali Roper, will advance to the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon, let’s look at some of the Rice women who paved their way.
Catherine Spradley, 10,000 meters, 1985
Pam Brooks, 4×400 relay, 4×800 relay, and hurdles, ca. 1993
Valerie Tulloch, Javelin, ca. 1992
Albert Sherrad Campbell’s Signature
Part of our physical collection includes a wide array of journals, diaries, and log books. We have digitized some of these, most notably from the Civil War era. There are four notebooks from Albert Sherrad Campbell who describes battles and other military events in Missouri, Virginia, and Maryland. Although we only know where Campbell was from, based on his opening epigraph by George Washington, he was a Union supporter.
We also have Alexander Hobbs’ diary and his sketch of Galveston harbor. In addition to reporting the Battle of Galveston, he tells what he did on Thanksgiving in 1862.
Finally, we have John C. Crosby’s diary that details his time in the Union army as part of the Seventh Maine Regiment. Instead of writing about battles, he focuses on life inside a hospital, where he might have been an orderly. His diary also records his life post-war as a farm worker.