US TxAM-C 282
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Albert S. Brient Collection
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Albert S. Brient was a student at the College of Texas A&M and graduated in 1924 with a degree from the Agriculture Department. He later worked for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, as a county agricultural agent of Cooke County. Brient was a native of Frankston, Texas, in Anderson County.
In 1923, Brient was the 7th member of Texas A&M's Varsity Men's Basketball team, which won the national championship that year over Rice University. While Brient's fellow teammates received T cards for their athletic prowess and performance, Brient was excluded. Brient's teammates and associates then began a letter-writing campaign in 1936, which was spearheaded by E. King Gill, the original "12th Man". Finally, in 1967, Albert S. Brient was awarded the honor bestowed upon his teammates well before him and earned his "T" card. He was 67 years old at the time.
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This collection contains an assortment of newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, and a typed 'saga' of Albert S. Brient.
Included are photographs from the 1923 Texas A&M Varsity Basketball team, biographic information on Brient, correspondence concerning his efforts to be declared a member of the "T" Association 44 years after his college days, as well as newspaper articles both about Brient and about his finally being awarded a "T".
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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Processed by Lyndsey Raney and Jenni Bradley in 2009.
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- Brient, Albert S. (Subject)