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Alumni Association Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.53

Scope and Contents

This collection was donated by the Alumni Association and encompasses history of the university through the lens of students and alumni from 1890 to 2003. Series I: Memorabilia includes promotional items and pride gear for graduates such as license plates, stickers, and post cards. Series II: Objects includes donated items that include a ceramic dish, a hand-painted tankard, a Dr. Gee Presidential Coin, and a silver tray. Series III: Officials and Organizations includes papers from the board of regents, Dr. James Gilliam Gee, student awards, and student organizations. Series IV: Periodicals and Publications includes the Alumni Association's publication The Pride newsletter, as well as other University and local news periodicals. Series V: Photos includes campus photos, photos of Dr. Gee, and a diploma with a class graduation photo. Series VI: Records and Books includes an alumni association record, an ex-student memorial fund checkbook, a class of 1939 50-year reunion scrapbook, and a class of 1942 50-year reunion book.

Dates

  • 1890 - 2003

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Alumni Association, previously known as the Ex-Student Association, compiled this collection from donations by various alumni, and some items still have ties to specific alumnae and faculty. The collection spans from 1901 to 2003, documenting and representing over a century of university history. The Alumni Association has served Texas A&M University - Commerce since 1890, when the first class of students completed their degrees and formed the organization. Today, they continue to give and serve the university.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (2 full-sized boxes and 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged with books and topical folders in Box 1, with the books arranged by year, and the folders arranged by Series then alphabetically. Photographs and diploma are in Box 2, and items are in Box 3.

Custodial History

This collection's contents were collected and donated to the Alumni Association of A&M - Commerce. Derryle Peace donated parts of this collection on behalf of the organization to the University Archives in 2014, while the organization donated the rest of the collection in 2008 and 2016.

Title
Alumni Association Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Frankie Hausler
Date
12/06/2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository