US TxAM-C 1251
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Wipprecht Family Papers
- 1803-1973 (Creation)
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Walter Wipprecht [Senior] was born in Sisterdale, TX in 1864. Walter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Scientific Agriculture in 1885. He was one of the first graduates at Texas A&M University. Walter Wipprecht [Senior] grew up to be a successful businessman who gave back years of service to his community and years of devotion to his family. Walter [Senior] was the President of the Bryan Telephone Company and the Bryan Press President of the Aggie Alumni Organization. Walter served as an instructor in chemistry and physics at Texas A&M as well as the first chemist for the Texas Experiment Station. He served as the Comptroller of Texas.
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The Wipprecht Family Papers is a collection of photographs, correspondence, and other items pertaining to the family of Walter Wipprecht (Sr.). The photographic collection spans the Wipprecht personal family ranch life in Bryan Texas to Texas A&M College and Bryan, TX early buildings. The collection includes several local newspapers, commemorative Bryan, TX memorabilia along with photographs of historic Texas A&M College during the early 1900s.
The collection includes light-sensitive glass plate negatives.
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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.
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