Austin E. Burgess Scrapbook

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US TxAM-C 1394

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Austin E. Burgess Scrapbook


  • 1911-1915 (Creation)


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Austin E. Burgess became the editor of the student-run newspaper, The Battalion, and wrote the first printed history of Texas A&M, published in 1915.

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This scrapbook contains photographs and newspaper clippings dating from 1911-1915. Included inside is a copy of The Student Farmer (October 1914), photographs of the Old Main building, and the Mess Hall before and after they burned. A photograph of Old Main from the North showing the old stone walk and of a tree, possibly the Centennial Oak. Also, a photo of Uncle Dan who is marked as being the "oldest resident" on campus, which is noted in an early statement about his longevity.

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This Collection is not restricted.

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The collection is housed in the Cushing Library and Archives department vault. Advance notice of 48-hours is required for use. Please contact the Cushing Library and Archives Reading Room for further information.

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Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the Texas A&M University Cushing Library and Archives. Copyright restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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  • Citation: Austin E. Burgess Scrapbook, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University.

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