KTRU Rice University radio poster for 19th annual Outdoor Show, 2010
KTRU Rice University radio poster for 19th annual Outdoor Show, 2010

Our student run radio station has successfully regained the call letters KTRU. For more in depth reporting on this, please see the Thresher’s article on the purchase.

Since KTRU still needs to do station IDs, we’d suggest they dig up some of their golden oldies from amazing people who once graced the studio with their presence, like Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Joey Ramone, Frank Zappa, and Stevie Nicks just to name a few.

We’ve featured some of these IDs on the blog before, but here’s over 14 minutes of station ID bliss.

If you want even more Rice student media, we are currently placing all of The Campanile’s online. We’re currently at 66 in total, but more are going up every week. Each pdf has to pass a number of accessibility steps to be ready for all of our patrons, so it is taking us time.

If you want to take a trip down yearbook lane, feel free to peruse the 1971 edition.

Early Rice yearbooks now online!

The Rice Institute (later Rice University) opened in the Fall of 1912. Rice University’s yearbook, The Campanile, was first published in 1916, by the seniors of the first graduating class. Another important publication, the Rice Thresher (student newspaper), also began publication that year, in January of 1916.

From the very beginning the yearbook featured portraits of students and faculty, societies and clubs, athletics, major campus events and festivities, as well as advertisements from the community.

The first twenty yearbooks are now online as full text searchable pdf files.

Other viewing and download options such as online page turning view and Kindle downloads are also available on the Internet Archive, at http://www.archive.org/details/riceuniversity.

This project was made possible by funding from the Fondren Library and collaboration between the library’s Center for Digital Scholarship and the Woodson Research Center.

Due to privacy concerns, there are no current plans to digitize later years of The Campanile. A full run of the yearbooks is available at the Fondren Library. Enjoy!

Campanile, 1928

Campanile, 1928