Peter J. LaValle Papers, 1958-1966
LaValle, Peter J.
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Correspondence, minutes, reports and a menu from Gaidos restaurant pertaining to the establishment of the Texas Maritime Academy located in Galveston with the help of legislators and local businessmen. The correspondence documents the efforts to get both national and state support for the Academy, the appointment of the Board of Visitors as advisors, and attempts to recruit male students from the high schools. Correspondents include: Joseph Jefferson Burris (Texas State Navy); George W. Anderson, Jr. (Admiral, U.S. Navy); Rear Admiral Sherman B. Wetmore; Captain Bennett Dodson (first superintendent of the Texas Maritime Academy); and Earl Rudder (President of Texas A&M University).