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W. A. Tolson Papers
- 1917-1954 (Creation)
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"Doc" W. A. Tolson was born in San Angelo Texas in 1912. He originated and broadcasted the first radio announcement of the A&M College football game (Texas vs. A&M, Thanksgiving Day 1919) while a sophomore electrical engineering student at A&M. Tolson was band "Reg" private in the Corps of Cadets and was recognized for this accomplishment on CBS's AN American Portrait in 1986. He worked with RCA in London, USA, and abroad working on radio communications. Tolson continued to researched radio technology and taught at Princeton University. He served in World War II (WWII) through radio work and was awarded Navy "E" pins for outstanding service in 1942.
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This collection includes personal letters from "Doc" W. A. Tolson's life including grade reports from A&M College, personal letters dating 1918-1943, photographs from his life and family, and articles dating back to the first broadcasted A&M football game. Other included newspaper articles refer to the A&M College band, Tolson's life working in Radio RCA programs, and his teachings at Princeton.
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