The Way Back

 

The Way Back: Greek Parody

At the turn of the century, Greek organizations ruled the roost at UT. In turn, this led to a string of parody fraternities, the most prominent being “The Rustic...

 
 

The Way Back: All That Jazz

The Roaring ’20s permeated campus in a variety of ways, one of which was through Tex-ette, the state’s first coed jazz orchestra. Thanks to Tex-ette, one could...

 
 

The Way Back: Wells’ Wishes

Unlocking the vault of UT history Do you have any opinion as to the duration of the current war? If England looses [sic], is America doomed? If a highway was built...

 
 

The Way Back: Back in Brack

Unlocking the vault of UT history Donated to UT in 1910 by George Brackenridge, the Brackenridge Tract—which includes married student housing, research labs,...

 
 

The Way Back: True to Form

Unlocking the vault of UT history In 1939, the impressively named William Mozart McVey boasted that his classroom was “one of the best sculpture studios in Texas.”...

 
 

The Way Back: Pig Out

Unlocking the vault of UT history Before Bevo, Longhorn fans were endeared to another four-legged friend. Pig Bellmont was named after Gus “Pig” Dittmar, a...

 
 

The Way Back: Rocket Sam

Unlocking the vault of UT history Before Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong bookended the space race, there was Sam, a 7-pound rhesus monkey who blasted off in 1959....

 
 

The Way Back: Texas Campeón

Unlocking the vault of UT history. Texas football lost the 1972 Cotton Bowl to Penn State in Dallas. But within two days, the Longhorn Band was on to its next...

 
 

The Way Back: In Formation

Unlocking the vault of UT history Russell Lee was one of the 20th century’s most important photographers. Trained as a chemical engineer, he spent the 1920s struggling...

 
 

The Way Back: Old Mane

Tucked away in a collection of Civil War miscellany at the Briscoe Center, this lock of hair was taken from Old Sorrel, the horse that Confederate general Stonewall...

 
 
 
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