The Ragan Military Collection
No collection is more appropriate to Texas A&M, a University with a strong military tradition and alumni who have fought in every war for the last century, than a military history collection. Cushing Memorial Library's Cooper K. Ragan Military History Collection seeks to complement the military beginning of this University. The collection is comprised of nearly 30,000 volumes spanning military history from the American Civil War through and including the Gulf War, but concentrating most heavily on the twentieth century (from the Spanish-American war through the Gulf War). It is strong in areas such as naval and aviation history.
Sample highlights of the collection:
Sir John Froissart. Chronicles of England, France, and the Adjoining Countries. . . James Henderson for Hafod House, 1803.
The General Edward Mallory Almond Book Collection. These books, many with fascinating marginalia, belonged to MacArthur’s deputy commander in Korea during the Korean War.
The C. Lincoln Williston Collection of Intelligence Photography. World War II intelligence photos of Guam.
Scrapbook of the USS Houston compiled immediately before her destruction in the Pacific in February, 1942.
[image collections: Froissart; USS Houston scrapbook]