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dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-29T15:30:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-29T15:30:16Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.citation "Flipping Willy: a man attaches straps to William Marsh Rice statue in preparation for turning the statue back around to face East." (1988) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/76777.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/76777
dc.description A man standing on the pedestal of the William Marsh Rice statue, strapping it in preparation for turning it back to its original position following an overnight student prank. He is seen from behind, with an assistant standing on the ground, glancing towards the camera, with a ladder on the other side of the statue. A portion of Fondren Library is visible in the background, along with onlookers and pedestrians moving through the Academic Quad. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
dc.description.abstract Rice students pulled off one of the most famous Rice pranks by turning the statue of William Marsh Rice around to face Fondren Library on the morning of Tuesday April 12, 1988. Only one student was caught. Turning the statue back around afterwards proved to be a difficult task.
dc.publisher Rice University
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjectEvents
dc.subject.lcshRice University--History
Rice, William Marsh, 1816-1900--Statues
Statues--Texas--Houston
Practical jokes--Texas--Houston
Plazas--Texas--Houston
Fondren Library
dc.title Flipping Willy: a man attaches straps to William Marsh Rice statue in preparation for turning the statue back around to face East
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software.  Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images.
dc.date.digital 2008
dc.source.collection Rice University Archives general photo files, "Events - Flipping Willy", Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc04801
dc.type.genre photographs
dc.type.dcmi Image
dcterms.accessRights Rice owned


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