"A Poor Man's House" Graphite Drawing
- US TxAM-C 1465
Graphite drawing by C. Studley.
"A Poor Man's House" Graphite Drawing
Graphite drawing by C. Studley.
"Aggie Joke Teller" Collection
This collection includes 4 packages containing materials from an "Aggie Joke Teller" collection, created by CELCO Company Richardson, TX, in 1980.
"Aggies United" T-shirt and Bracelet
This collection includes a T-shirt and a watch bracelet from the Aggies United event held on December 6, 2016.
"Ice Machinery" by C. S. Travis Collection
This collection contains a 24-page handwritten essay on Ice machinery written on June 16, 1882, by C. S. Travis. Possibly, this was an essay for a class assignment or lecture. The essay describes Ice machinery mechanics in 1882.
Travis, C. S.
This collection contains old issues of the Battalion Magazine, beginning with the April 1921 issue, and ending with the March 1943 issue.
Buck Rogers Comic Strip Collection
This collection consists of a number of proof pages for the Buck Rogers comic strip, December 14, 1959 - April 3, 1960. The proofs contain both the comic pages themselves and typewritten scripts for each strip.
The comic strips are illustrated by George Truska, who drew the strip from 1959 until the end of its original run in 1967.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic Book Collection
This collection consists of issues from the comic book continuation of the television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, both created and produced by Joss Whedon. Included are the issues for the final two story arcs of Buffy Season Eight, for the story arcs in Season Nine and Ten, and for the beginnings of Season Eleven. Season Nine and Season Ten are divided into two separate story strands, one following Buffy and her friends as they adapt to post-Sunnydale and post-Season Eight life in San Francisco, the other chronicling the ongoing adventures of the ensouled vampire Angel and Buffy's rival Slayer, Faith.
There are also issues of two mini-series that were published as part of Season Nine, which follow the adventures of the characters Spike and Willow, respectively. In addition, there are several issues of an additional Buffyverse comic mini-series from Dark Horse, this one exploring the development of the character Illyria (who figured in the television show Angel).
Captain Marvel - Ms. Marvel Comic Book Collection
A collection of comic books from the new series from Marvel Comics, Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel.
The first is written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and details the adventures of superhero Carol Danvers, the former Ms. Marvel who in 2013 assumed the name, Captain Marvel. The second series is written by G. Willow Wilson and explores the story of young Kamala Khan, a Muslim American girl who acquires superpowers and adopts the name Ms. Marvel out of tribute to Danvers. Ms. Marvel, as a Pakistani-American, is the first Muslim superhero in an American comic book to have her own title.
The collection includes issues from the post-Secret Warscycle of stories concerning the two heroines.
Artists vary between individual issues of both series.
Gustav McKee Watkins: A Biography Collection
This collection contains a photocopy of Chapter 8 from the second edition of a book entitled Gustav McKee Watkins: A Biography, by John Bennett Watkins II, with additional references including a follow-up email of contents and extra biography materials.
John Carter of Mars Comic Strip Collection
This collection consists of selected Sunday comic strips (12 in number) from the comic strip John Carter of Mars, based on the series of novels about Carter by Edgar Rice Burroughs. All are from 1942 and encapsulated and backed on board.
The strip was written and illustrated by Burroughs' son, John Coleman Burroughs, and ran from 1941-1943.
One Hundred and Eleven Poems Correspondence
This collections contains an archive of correspondence that supplements the Golden Cockerel Press production of One Hundred and Eleven Poems written by Robert Herrick.
Open Your Eyes - And Where are You? An Untrue Tale
This collection contains a "complete manuscript copy, written in a ruled notebook in black ink with occasional corrections in red, a few additional pencil notes... a few additional sheets with re-drafting in ink or pencil loosely inserted... Written by a cousin of H. Rider Haggard, this unpublished novella presents the fantasies of a child ill in bed in the form of six dreams." - bookseller's description.
Science Fiction Radio Show Collection
This collection consists of reel-to-reel audio recordings, audio recordings on tape cassette, and digitized recordings of these materials, of interviews conducted on the Science Fiction Radio Show, which ran from 1980-1983. The show was created by David Carson, Keith Johnson, and David Crews and originally broadcast from Odessa College (in Odessa, TX) starting in June 1980. Carson and Johnson had proposed a science fiction course for the college, and when it was denied, they turned instead towards developing a radio show as a way of bringing their interest in science fiction to a wider audience.
Starting in the spring of 1982 (after a hiatus beginning in Fall 1981) and proceeding through the last broadcast on December 31, 1983, the show was syndicated for national broadcasting by the Longhorn Radio Network in Austin. This helped give the show a nationwide following.
The Science Fiction Radio Show conducted interviews with a wide variety of significant personalities over its run, including Stephen R. Donaldson, Gordon R. Dickson (and his about-to-be-published novel The Final Encyclopedia), Philip Jose Farmer (just as he was concluding his Riverworld series), Hal Clement, Theodore Sturgeon, Howard Waldrop, C.J. Cherryh, Poul Anderson, Terry Carr, L. Sprague de Camp, Michael Whelan, Roger Ebert, Jim Henson (interviewed during the production of his film The Dark Crystal), and many others. Some shows were also dedicated to specific subjects, including computers, L. Frank Baum, and science fiction music.
Over the course of its life, the show conducted 81 interviews, most of them lasting 1-2 hours. The Longhorn Radio Network estimated that between 100,000 - 200,000 people listened to the show every week.
The collection includes a few recordings made from other sources than the Science Fiction Radio Show.
This archive includes a full run of the publication to date to date, including the master copies of several issues. There are some additional publications and ephemera.
Self-described as "the magazine Margaret Atwood warned you about," referencing Atwood's famous dismissal of science fiction as "rockets, chemicals and talking squids in outer space," Space Squid is a science fiction/humor 'zine published in Austin, Texas.
Star Trek Klingon Fandom Collection
This collection consists of fanworks produced and gathered by fans of the Klingon culture from the Star Trek franchise. Materials include fanzines, art, club newsletters, and other objects of creative expression.
Klingons represent an active subset of the larger Star Trek fan community, and have been so for several decades. Klingon fans are particularly visible because of their frequent involvement in often-elaborate cosplay (that is, the use of costumes and accessories to represent specific characters, often personae created by the participants themselves).
The Klingons are an aggressive race of humanoid warriors, first seen in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Errand of Mercy" (1967). The Klingons started out as major adversaries of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew, Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets. However, as the Star Trek franchise began expanding in 1987 with the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Klingons evolved from enemies into uneasy allies, and numerous episodes of TNG and later Star Trek series were devoted to exploring aspects of Klingon culture. They continue to occupy a major position in the overall Star Trek universe.
Klingon fandom is most notable for its adoption of the Klingon language. Klingon is a real (albeit artificially constructed) language with its own system of grammar, structure and rules of pronunciation. It was originally created by linguist Marc Okrund in the mid-1980s for the Star Trek films and was adopted into later iterations of the television franchise. Klingon has been expanded on by interested fans and language hobbyists to the point where a number of literary works have been translated from English to Klingon. Many Klingon-related fan creations are written at least partially in the Klingon language, and it is not uncommon for dedicated fans to speak it amongst themselves.
Star Trek: The Animated Series Scripts Collection
This collection consists of scripts and storyboards for seven episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series. The program, produced by Filmation, aired on NBC for two seasons from 1973-1974 and the episodes were later novelized by Alan Dean Foster.
Star Wars at Texas A&M University Collection
This collection consists of a number of items of Texas A&M University memorabilia, that display images, and lines of dialogue from the Star Wars cinematic universe. These items were sold in the fall of 2015 at the University Bookstore at the Memorial Student Center (MSC), as part of the nationwide landslide of publicity surrounding the December 2015 release of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Items in the collection include T-shirts, pennants, stickers, decals, and beverage coolers, among others.
This collection contains a number of strips from the long-running Tarzan comic strip, based on the famous books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Most of the strips were simply clipped from newspapers, including the Detroit News, and then put in folders. Others have been encapsulated onto stiff boards.
Texas Aggie Countryman Publications
The Texas Aggie Countryman was a Texas A&M College monthly publication created in 1930 by students at the Texas A&M College Press. It is one of the first student-run publications at Texas A&M.
An archive of documents from the Robert E. Howard file of John D. Clark. Includes correspondence, manuscript (including drawn maps of Howard's Hyborian Age universe, and published material relating to the 1950s republication of Conan the Barbarian stories.
Clark, John D. (John Drury), 1907-1988
The Intergalactic Nemesis Collection
This collection consists of materials relating to the production and performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis (originally created 1996) and its sequels. The Nemesis adventures, created by Austin, TX-native Jason Neulander, are billed as "live-action graphic novels," combining the visual medium of comic books with elements of radio play and traditional stage performance. During the stage show, panels from the comic series are projected on a large screen, while three actors perform the voices for all the characters, a Foley artist performs the sound effects (as in traditional radio shows), and a pianist performs the soundtrack.
The collection includes various drafts of the Nemesis spinoff novel Blood Sacrifice, by Neulander, along with various publicity materials relating to performances of Nemesis and its sequels; posters; copies of the published Nemesis graphic novels, comic books, CDs and DVDs, and digital recordings of broadcasts and rehearsals.
We've Never Been Licked Presentation Edition Collection
This collection includes two binders, each with a "Presentation Edition" copy of the video and accompanying flyers/posters. There is also an extra copy of the movie.
We've Never Been Licked (1943) was a World War II spy film directed by John Rawlins and produced by Walter Wanger. Parts of the movie were shot on location at Texas A&M's campus, and the movie references many Texas A&M traditions.
1908 Student Strike Hearing Transcript
This collection contains a transcript from the student strike in 1908.
1913 Hazing Investigation Collection
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.
This collection contains the manuscript of Pause for Reflection (Superradiance) in three copies (n.a. Pause for Reflection, by A. A. Jackson IV and Howard Waldrop).
The collection contains various publications about Mebane's cotton, including pamphlets, and newspaper and magazine articles. There are many correspondences to A. D. Mebane complimenting and ordering his cottonseed. Because of the involvement with the Texas Cotton Breeders Association, the collection includes speeches given at the Association meetings.
Mebane, A. D.
A. H. Neighbors, Sr. Photograph Collection
This collection contains fifteen portrait photographs of Texas A&M College students. The photographs were given to A. H. Neighbors by other classmates also graduating in the Class of 1911, and one portrait from a member of the Class of 1913. Only one of the photographs has yet to be identified. Also included is the letter accompanying the photographs when mailed to the Ex-student Association from A. H. Neighbors, Jr. in 1976.
This collection contains speeches from Ward during his time as Educational Director of the National Cottonseed Products Association.
ACME Newspictures World War II Photographs
Valdez, Abelardo Lopez
This collection contains about 337 letters from Mr. Abnashi Ram, who came to the USA in 1920 and was the first Indian student from India to graduate from Texas A&M in 1923 and established a successful export/import/gift shop in Hollywood, California. The letters also reflect correspondence with other fellow immigrants and many famous Americans. These letters reflect their gut emotions while living as lonely immigrants who could not bring their families to the USA on account of the draconian immigration laws that were finally eliminated in 1967. The collection also includes 75 letters from Mr. Mumtaz Kitchlew of Chicago. Dr. Sharma and his wife have lived in Richardson, TX for over 42 years. Sharma taught at SMU for over ten years. In 2009 he authored a book, Saving Immigrant's Daughter a story about Mr. Abnashi Ram and his daughter who he met at UCLA and ultimately married. Much of this collection has been digitized and is available on the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) website.
Ackerman and Miller General Store Ledger and Journal
This collection consists of a journal and ledger (1854-1856) from a general store operated by Verplanck Ackerman and James McMiller in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas.
This collection contains materials from the literary and musical (both traditional and filksong) career of Dr. Ada Palmer. Materials include manuscripts from Palmer's science fiction and fantasy novels (published and unpublished), as well as papers, graphics, and other files relating to Palmer's singing activities, most notably as the director of the noted filksong group Sassafras.
A significant portion of the collection includes materials such as con badges, program books, etc., from a number of science fiction and anime conventions at which Palmer has been an attendee, a panelist, a guest performer, and/or an administrator (i.e, Cosplay Coordinator at Anime Boston).
Affleck Family Texas History Collection
This collection contains the genealogical history of the Affleck family, compiled by Thomas Dunbar Affleck (son of I.D. and Mary Hunt Affleck). Four members of the Affleck family are highlighted in detail.
Beginning with Thomas Affleck, covering 1824 to approximately 1872 and consists of typed copies of his personal and business correspondence, horticultural information, photographs, recipes, information on his plantation Glenblythe, articles, and various published materials such as Southern Rural Almanac.
Next is his son, Isaac Dunbar (I.D.) Affleck, a Civil War veteran who served. with Terry's Texas Rangers. This set contains the original letters sent to his parents while serving in the War, photos, and bits and pieces of information collected regarding Texas History [these are in poor -condition].
Mary Hunt Affleck's (married to Isaac) collection consists of many poems, keepsakes, and memorabilia regarding her tenure as Poet Laureate of Texas and member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Included is a short, but important collection of Anna Marie Affleck, daughter to I.D. and Mary Hunt Affleck. At the age of 12 [circa 1898] Anna Marie made a pressed-flower book that catalogs 203 different flowers from Washington County.
The last section of this collection is comprised of short histories of various other family members (notably, Jane Long); there is also historical information of United States history regarding pre-Civil War, the Civil War, and post-Civil War; and two handwritten manuscripts by Thomas D. Affleck regarding Jack Hays and the Hays' Texas Rangers.
Africa and Middle East Ephemera Collection
African American Illustrated Postcards (Down in Sunny Dixie) Collection
This collection consists of an illustrated mailer postmarked New Orleans, and hand-addressed to Toledo OH, containing 18 accordion-folded 6in x 4in color photos purporting to show (stereotypical happy variety) black life in the south, with two songs, "Dixie Land" and "Dixieland for M" printed on the inside of the mailer with a cypress tree on one side of the fold and a photo of a black man and woman next to the address label.
These were reproduced from hand-tinted black and white originals. Postcard-size images, but double-sided without space for messages.