- US TxAM-C 1316
This collection contains one wooden gavel with a medal inscription reading "Gathright Hall, 1876."
This collection contains one wooden gavel with a medal inscription reading "Gathright Hall, 1876."
This collection contains 26 botany samples and information compiled by Julian Pennybacker, a student at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The herbarium was a class project for a Texas A&M College botany class project in 1881 and the samples were collected in the Brazos Valley.
In November 2003, the herbarium was examined by M. D. Reed of the Texas A&M University Biology Department. She made the following note which is attached to the herbarium:
This was a student collection made for a botany class. Pennybacker appears on student rolls of the era.
The book used to identify the plants was probably something by Asa Gray and not meant to cover Texas. Since there was no complete treatment of the Texas flora at the time, this cannot be considered a fault.
When examined in 2003, the specimens were found to be fragmentary, mixed together, and separated from their sheets. To the extent possible, they were identified, remounted, and databased by Monique Dubrule Reed of the Biology Department Herbarium.
This collection consists of one register notebook containing the students admitted for the 1881-1882 school year at A&M College of Texas. The register includes the name, parent or guardian, post office, birth date, county of residence, and remarks.
This collection includes several letters from Gathright, who was the first president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), to several different correspondents during his Presidency. Although the writing is not very clear, most of the letters are written to Judge Louis McInnis and the Governor of Mississippi during that time. Some of the letters were transcribed in Early History of Texas A&M College Through Letters and Papers (1952), by David Brooks Cofer.
This scrapbook contains material related to the Texas A&M Board of directors, Texas A&M College education between the times 1883-1887.
This collection consists of 26 plant sample sheets (not all containing plants) with descriptions that had been collected from the area surrounding the Texas A&M campus in Brazos Valley County. The samples were gathered from April 14 to May 28, 1890, by Eugene W. Carter.
In November 2003, M. D. Reed of the Texas A&M University Biology Department repaired and curated the herbarium's botany samples leaving the following note:
This collection may have been used as a teaching aid in a Botany class, since E. W. Carter does not appear in student rolls from the period.
These are common plants of the Brazos Co. spring flora. The "analysis" on each sheet is correct and painstakingly thorough. The book used to identify the plants was probably one by Asa Gray not meant for Texas. But since there was no complete treatment for Texas in 1890, this is hardly a fault.
This scrapbook contains historical poems and songs from 1875 to 1890.
This collection contains letters written by W. P. Ratchford to his family in the years between 1889 and 1891, giving details about his life in the dorms and the Corps of Cadets at A&M.
This collection contains the works of Robert F. Smith pertaining to his work over the early history of A&M College called "Brief Sketch of A&M College". Included are his notes, rough drafts, and his original manuscript written in pencil, "History of the Agricultural and Mechanical College", 1895.
This scrapbook contains photos taken during the Spanish-American War, including the Houston Light Guard, Camp Cuba Fibre (Florida), Camp Ovward (Savannah, Georgia), Camp Columbia (Cuba), Havana, and Environs (including graphic photos of human skulls).
All photographs were taken, developed, and printed by Lieutenant Milby Porter, Co. A 1st Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and Former Student at Texas A&M College.
This collection contains 54 handwritten letters and documents addressed to Lawrence Sullivan Ross during his time as Governor of Texas [1887-1891], and from his time of President of Texas A&M College [1891-1898]. Also included are two Texas A&M College memorial service program for Lawrence Sullivan Ross [January 15-16, 1898].
This collection includes biographical notes about English Professor Charles Woodward Hutson, an excerpt from a letter of W. J. Walden, Class of 1900 (August 19, 1954), and a chant of the Texas A&M Class of 1898 (2 copies).
This collection contains letters written to Hal Moseley, dealing primarily with football and football coaches at A&M from 1898 to 1900. Also, included in the collection are Moseley's own report cards from 1899, commencement invitations from 1898 and 1900, and hand-drawn illustrations from a mechanical engineering class he attended at A&M. The collection also contains a subscription advertisement for the "Texas Foot Ball Review" dated March 25, 1897.
The James C. Nagle Photographic Album is a Kodak album containing photographs of Texas A&M College campus, circa 1900.
This scrapbook titled "Souvenirs of College Days" by Boetcher contains newspaper clippings mainly concerning Texas A&M College football and commencement. R. B. Boetcher was a graduate of A&M College, Class of 1900, from East Bernard, TX.
This collection contains photographs and correspondence of Master Sargent C. G. Robson.
The Louis L. McInnis Papers contains correspondence, along with other miscellaneous papers relating to Louis Lowry McInnis’ time in office at Texas A&M College. Items include some personal correspondence, along with university correspondence from Texas A&M College and Prairie View College during the period of 1872 to 1908.
This collection contains a transcript from the student strike in 1908.
This collection consists of one notebook (housed in a phase box), measuring approximately 10 x 8 inches, containing 49 leaves of machine ruled paper, in cloth over cardboard covers, which was manufactured with two-hole punched metal fasteners.
The front cover design shows: at the top "…A. & M. COLLEGE…, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS"; in the center, a black and white picture depicting the Old Main building on the Texas A & M College campus, measuring 4.5 x 4 inches; below picture, "Department of" with a ruled space filled in by hand with ink the word "Horticulture," and "Name" with a ruled space filled in by hand in ink with the name "Jess Easterwood."; at center bottom, "PUBLISHED BY, W. M. WELCH MFG. COMPANY, 100 LAKE ST., CHICAGO, WELCH'S PATENT AUTOMATIC FASTENER." The name "EASTERWOOD" and other initials, etc. are scrawled in ink or pencil on the front cover as well.
Most of the notebook's leaves are filled in on the recto page only with class notes written by hand in either pencil or ink, labeled as taken from lectures. A few pages are filled with scrawled names and phrases, repeated over and over, the phrases usually in some way related to the lecture notes, but often just variations on Easterwood's name or initials.
One exception found on leaf 19 is the beginnings of a draft letter, dated January 25, 08, to his father, noting that Easterwood has been recently ill for a "protracted" period of time. Lecture notes in roughly the first half of the notebook pertain to Animal Husbandry [l. 1-14; l. 15-18 & 20 are blank], especially causes, symptoms, and treatment of conditions such as colic, heaves, constipation, dysentery, catarrh of stomach and bowels in livestock, while the latter half are concerned with a class labeled "Horticulture 4" [l. 21-49; the top half of l. 45 is torn out], particularly the cultivating of fruit trees and the marketing of their produce.
Aside from presenting an interesting taste of curriculum offerings at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College in the early twentieth century, some of the notebook's scrawled asides give a quite colorful glimpse into the mind of a restless and enterprising cadet straying from the lecture in progress.
This collection contains papers dealing with agricultural topics at the A&M College of Texas during Alvord's service from 1899-1945, along with a picture of the first General Agricultural and Livestock Train in Texas (1910).
The March to the Brazos photographic scrapbook album contains photographs from 1909 to 1911 "March to the Brazos" Corps of Cadets tradition along with Texas A&M College Campus views, Campus tents, along with military campsites, and social events.
This collection contains items that were removed in 2011 from the time capsule in the YMCA building's cornerstone.
This collection contains papers of Dr. J. Oscar Morgan who was a Professor of Agronomy at A & M College of Texas in the early 1900s. Few exact dates could be identified, but some of the papers are dated around 1911-1912.
There is no information about whether these papers were ever published as articles, or whether they were used only in the classroom.
This collection contains information dealing with the 1912-1913 student strike at the College of Texas A&M where student cadets were accused of hazing on December 14, 1912. This collection also contains correspondence regarding the 1913 student strike written mostly to Milner, who was President of A&M during the strike.
This collection contains items related to a hazing problem among undergraduate students at Texas A&M College in 1913. Records include accusation accounts from former students, parents, faculty, and staff. The Texas A&M College Hazing February 1913 Special Committee found twenty-two A&M undergraduate students guilty of hazing be dismissed from Texas A&M.
Trice's "Scrapbook of A&M College Life" contains photographs of campus buildings, sports teams and games, people, and other miscellaneous scenes from around A&M College during his time there from 1910-1914.
This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings regarding A&M College of Texas.
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.
This scrapbook contains memorabilia, photographs, and biographical information from when Edgar Perry Jennings was at A&M College from 1912 to 1917.
This collection consists of colored postcards of Gathright Hall, Administration Building, Foster Hall, Chapel, Ross Hall, Milner Hall, and Goodwin Hall. Also included are letters from Kelly to family members in Greenville, TX which give glimpses of campus life. One postcard mentions the death of a student from meningitis.
This scrapbook contains news clippings, football tickets, publications, sick lists, miscellaneous materials, and programs and invitations to social events at A&M College.
This collection consists of the scrapbook from Kenneth K. Prestridges containing materials from his time at A&M college from 1913-1917.
This collection consists of a clarinet owned by R.C. Leffel, Texas A&M College class of 1918.
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.
This collection includes documents, ledgers, expenses, and other items such as a World War I officers ledger containing signatures of the officers who attended or visited Texas A&M.