Old UT Photos

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by Dionysus, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    1940s. Not sure if this is the OU game torch rally, or something else:

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  2. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Playing some cards in the (no air-conditioner) dorms:

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  3. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Here's DX Bible on stage in a suit. Awards banquet or something...?

    Actually, I bet he's demonstrating a football technique, even at a formal occasion.

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  4. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    1904 engineering survey class with Professor and Dean Thomas Taylor.

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  5. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Here's a good one of Clark Field:

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  6. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Here's a planetarium under construction in Battle Hall (then called the "Library Building") in the 1930s. The circles are the orbits of the planets and the machinery moved the planets around the sun. It was eventually dismantled.

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  7. BurntOrangeLH

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    I stayed in one of those non air-conditioned rooms with 5 other guys for week during Boys State in August.
     
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  8. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    The Frank Erwin Center under construction
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    Frank C. Erwin, Jr. -- certainly in the top 10 of persons who made UT what it is.

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  9. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    This is the anti-apartheid shanty put up in the late 80's by the Tower.
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  10. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    More protesters by the Tower. Early 90s.
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    (could that be "Musburger1" up front?)
     
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  11. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Protest in 1970 after the Kent State shootings.
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  12. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    His nemesis was Peter T. Flawn. Erwin wanted bigger and more of everything. More students, and especially more buildings. Flawn wanted academic excellence and to make UT the most elite public university in the country. He did not approve of massive expansion. Erwin mostly won out.

    Below, the Flawn Academic Center a/k/a the Undergraduate Library, the UGL, or the "ugly."

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    Peter T. Flawn:
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  13. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Always loved the 6th floor study area for Plan II students.
     
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  14. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

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    I was going through many old photographs and found this pic of BEVO XII that I snapped at the March 2 Celebration in 1984. (I have no idea as to the identity of the girl or the Silver Spur.)
     
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  15. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    East 6th Street late 1800's

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  16. BevoJoe

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    Original Texas Capitol Building in 1875
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  17. BevoJoe

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    Photograph of the intersection of 6th and Congress Avenue looking east towards the Driskill Hotel.

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  18. BevoJoe

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    Looking north towards Capitol at about the 500 block of Congress Avenue.

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  19. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    No, from 6th and Congress.
     
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  21. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Great story. Did anyone else hear the legend behind the inscription "Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution..." When you look at the statue's left hand on the sword hilt from the East side, just behind it... Could be urban legend, or could be real. Sort of like the Rice architect making the tower look like the owl with a top hat.
     
  22. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Is that Sabre sitting next to the wall in the lower right? :bow:
     
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  23. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Who do you think brought the phrase "spare change" to Austin?

    Damn trolley ran us off Congress.

    Gordon the paper man always save me a good spot.
     
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  24. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I was there. I wasn’t particularly radical or even political, but most classes were canceled and I didn’t have anything better to do, so I sat on the grass and hung out. I remember hearing economist John Kenneth Galbraith speak. That gathering was pretty peaceful and, well, dull, but in another area of the campus, some students were allegedly tear gassed.
     
  25. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    It was about 20K students and the police cooperated well even if there was no permit. Some younger employees of businesses along the route joined spontaneously only to be fired when they returned to work. It was a very emotional and confusing time.
     
  26. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    A sunny kick-off for the Texas vs. Rice University game in 1916. Looking south across Clark Field, with the Texas Capitol in the distance.

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  27. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I've always liked this photo. Based on the uniforms & helmet, this appears to me to be October 1963, Cotton Bowl vs. ou. Horns wore Burnt Orange in '63.

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  28. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    cool photo of Old Main:

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  29. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    1935: Up the hill behind the Littlefield Fountain, the UT Tower begins to rise. The Tower turns 83 on February 27th.

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  30. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    OK, I just got myself an Epson V600 scanner (which can scan slides in addition to documents and photographs). To try it out I selected a few slides from the March 2 celebration in 1984 and the UT-Tech game on 10/29/83.

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