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Alva Mitchell Collection
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Alva Mitchell Collection

  • US TxAM-C 6
  • Collection
  • 1892-1956

The collection is an assortment of newspaper clippings, photographs, a typed biography, commencement programs, an Army training certificate and receipt, and contact information for Ralph Howard Mitchell.

Mitchell, Ralph Howard

Correspondence, Documents, and Photos

1/1: Biography

  • Copy of a handwritten declaration from Texas A&M President, L. S. Ross, April 26, 1895.
  • Typed copy of Alva Mitchell's biography.
  • Name and address of Alva Mitchell's youngest son, Ralph Howard Mitchell.

1/2: Articles

  • Article in the Houston Post, "Men Prominent in Affairs of the A. & M. College of Texas," 6 copies, December 31, 1911.
  • Article in the Battalion, "Who's Who: Professor A. Mitchell," March 13, 1923.
  • Article in the Texas A&M System News, "Board Resolution Pays High Tribute to Alva Mitchell," 6 copies, June 1956.
  • Article in the Texas A&M System News, "J. Wheeler Barger Resolution Passed by Board," June 1956.

1/3: Miscellaneous Articles

  • Commencement program for A&M College's graduation ceremony that summer, 1 original, and 1 photocopy, July 5-7, 1892.
  • War Department Army Training School Certificate for a course in Auto Mechanics, taken by Wendell Harold Mitchell, November 1918.
  • United States Railroad Administration certificate for discharged soldiers, belonged to Wendell Harold Mitchell, December 1918.
  • Copy of Governor Richard Coke and President Thomas Gathright's inaugural speeches from the 1876 inauguration of Texas A&M, 1951.

1/4: Photographs of Alva Mitchell's classmates from the Class of 1894, all photos are signed by the cadet they were a portrait of, 11 photos.

1/5: Photograph of the Corps. of Cadets standing in formation in front of the Academic Building, 1 photo.

1/6: Photographs of students, the campus, and President Franklin Roosevelt's motorcade during the President's visit to the campus in 1937, 20 photos.

1/7: Photographs of students around different areas of the campus, possibly with Professor Mitchell during his days as a lecturer, 11 photos, Undated.