[February 3]
1922

The Rice Architectural Society holds its inaugural Archi-Arts party as a fundraiser to provide traveling fellowships for architecture students. Each year architecture students organize festivities, complete with costumes, scenery, entertainment, food and music. They select young women honorees, design elaborate costumes and award prizes for the best honoree costume and the best guest costume. Always controversial, Archi-Arts is banned by the administration in 1962 and revived only sporadically during the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Archi-Arts attendees, 1932
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