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Bernard Sbisa Family Collection
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Bernard Sbisa Family Collection

  • US TxAM-C 1377
  • Collection
  • 1877-1919

The Bernard Sbisa Family Collection consists of photographic scrapbooks, personal correspondence, photographs of the Sbisa Family, and early Texas A&M College photographs along with other early college photographs of the campus of Perdue. The items included either have no date or are dated from between 1877 to 1919.

Bernard Sbisa was one of the first Texas A&M College professors who lived and taught the early Texas A&M College.

Sbisa, Bernard

Sbisa Correspondence and Photographs

S1-1/1: Correspondence

  • Passport for Rita R. Kerr. October 22, 1877
  • Photocopy of correspondence to Mrs. O. P. Kerr from Eugene [?] Kerr. October 29, 1893 (3 pages)
  • Funeral notice for Mrs. Francisco Orfila, Bryan, TX. June 13, 1888
  • Recipe with a note. May 5, 1899
  • Correspondence to Bernard Sbisa from J. G. Huth, November 18, 1911 (2 pages)
  • Correspondence to 'Professor' [Bernard Sbisa] from [Father] J. B. Gleisanner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bryan, TX. April 1, 1917 (1 page)
  • Correspondence to Ma Chere Rita from Meg [?], December 8, 1918, (2 pages)
  • Correspondence to Ma Chere Rita from Meg [?], December 30, 1918[?] (2 pages)
  • Correspondence to Mrs. Sbisa from T.D. Row [?], February 27, 1919 (2 pages)
  • Photocopies of E. W. Kerr article in the Galveston Daily News. Wednesday, June 10, 1896 (2 pages, 2 copies)

S1-1/2: Photographs of the Sbisa family and friends of the family.

S1-1/3: Photographs taken at A&M College

  • Inside Old Mess Hall [?]. Undated
  • Group photo. 1895 [?]
  • Group photo outside of Old Main with Rila Sbisa. Undated
  • Group photo of Corps of Cadets and Matriarchs in front of Mess Hall [?]. 1896 (possibly taken by E.W. Kerr)
  • Group photo outside Academic building in front of Sull Ross statue [possibly group of professors, administrators, or families]. Undated

S1-1/4: Postcards

  • A&M Old Main building burning. Undated
  • A&M College campus house [?]. Undated
  • Military Walk. Undated (3 copies)
  • Sbisa Hall. Undated (3 copies)
  • Sbisa Hall, black and white photograph postcard. Undated

Sbisa Scrapbooks and Yearbook

Box 1

  • S2-1/1: Small photographic Sbisa family scrapbook. Undated (5.5 x 8 inches)
  • S2-1/2: Medium photographic Sbisa family scrapbook. Undated (7 x 11.5 inches)

Box 2

  • S2-2/1: Longhorn (A&M College Yearbook), 1903
  • S2-2/2: Scrapbook. Undated (11.5 x 7 inches)
  • S2-2/3: Scrapbook. Undated (11.5 x 7 inches)