Last week on her blog, Melissa Kean wrote about a collection that she had found the previous weekend from Dean and Virginia Hill.
This is one of the unusual pieces from that collection, an aluminum [?] bowl with a hand carved Sammy the Owl. Below is a close-up of the eye.
Brrrr!! It’s cold outside in Houston, a very chilly 38 °F.
To battle the cold, we have this wonderful Pendleton blanket, ca. 1958. Like most of our older clothing and blankets, the wool is rather scratchy, but would keep someone warm.
This 1977 plaque with art by Rob Singer showcases the rivalry between Rice and the University of Houston.
Rice did not fair well in that game, losing 51 – 21. Overall, 1977 was a tough year for the team. Coach Homer Rice‘s Owls won one game beating Idaho 31 – 10.
The football season starts on Thursday with an away game at Western Kentucky. We wish the Owls the best of luck this season.
Because we love to keep everything, we have bunches of party decorations. This owl is an undated example.
There’s a new item in the Memorabilia collection. It’s a fragile felt hat worn by the Rice Institute band circa 1921.
Here are the members sporting the caps. Sadly in black and white the owl hats don’t seem as special.
Image from: Rice University Archives, photo files, “Group – Bands (Rice Institute, 1921) and others,” Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University