Current Exhibitions


A Time of Resolve: Texas A&M During the Great Depression

August 31, 2018-February 22, 2019

A Time of Resolve takes us on a journey of a growing college in a decade of struggle. The exhibition contains valuable pieces of Texas A&M’s history in the time of the Great Depression. It features the plan for the reorientation of the campus entrance, as well as designs for the ten buildings designed by S.C.P. Vosper, including the Administration Building, Chemistry Building, Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Engineering Experiment Station Building, and the Veterinary Hospital. Also highlighted are the construction of the Corps Dorms and Easterwood Airport. The men who designed these iconic buildings are showcased as well. Sports were thriving for the Aggies in the 1930s and the exhibition features memorabilia from Texas A&M’s perfect season in 1939, which captured the school’s last national championship in football. The exhibition also showcases the struggles A&M had during the Depression era, such as budget cuts, declining student enrollment, and a limited enrollment of women. Exhibition curators: Greg Bailey, University Archivist, with contributions from Justin Curtsinger, Anton duPlessis, and Robin Hutchison. The exhibition and free illustrated catalogue were generously funded through the John H. Hinton Library Endowment.

The opening reception will be held in the Cushing Library from 2:00pm - 4:00pm on Friday, September, 7th. Professor Emeritus David Woodcock will be the featured speaker.

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