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    Publications, artifacts, and conference materials of the Laffite Society

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  • T/S Texas Clipper I Log Books, 1966-1989 

    Texas Clipper Crew; Texas Maritime Academy (1966)
    The Texas Clipper was known as the USS Queens and then the SS Excambion before becoming the training ship for the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M Galveston in 1965. Its last cruise as the training ship for the Texas ...
  • Office of the Campus Dean Admin Files, 1985-1991 

    Office of the Campus Dean; Texas A&M University at Galveston (1985)
    Documents from the Office of the Campus Dean. Documents cover information about events, operations, and locations on campus.
  • University Archives Digital Images 

    Texas A&M University at Galveston (2012)
    Scans for Digital Projects. 12 DVDs. Scans made by Royal Imaging of Houston for the Library's University Archive Digitization Project. It should be noted that some of the PDFs were transferred to the Library using a ...
  • SS Excambion, 1948 

    Texas A&M University at Galveston (1948)
    Originally named the USS Queens, the ship was renamed the Excambion in 1948. It served as a cruise ship from New York City to the Mediterranean. Its last cruise was in 1959. In 1965 it was renamed the Texas Clipper and ...
  • Small Boat Basin, 1998 

    Texas A&M University at Galveston; Small boat basin staff (1998)
  • T/S Texas Clipper II, 1996-2002 

    T/S Texas Clipper II Crew (1996)
    The Texas Clipper II was formerly known as the USN Chauvenet. It was renamed the Texas Clipper II when it was acquired by Texas A&M at Galveston in 1996. The ship was replaced in 2005. It served at the summer training ...
  • Campus Dean’s Office, R. Burkett, 1981-1991 

    Texas A&M University at Galveston (1981)
    Correspondence and Administrative Files.
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1976-1989 

    Texas A&M University at Galveston (1976)
    Correspondence, administrative files, reports, and files from the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Distribution of wetlands and benthic macroinvertebrates, submerged lands of Texas, Port Lavaca area 

    White, W.A.; Kimble, R.S.; Calnan, T.R.; Littleton, T.G.; Hartmann, B.M.; Dillon, R.L. (University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, 1989)
  • Distribution of wetlands and benthic macroinvertebrates, submerged lands of Texas, Galveston-Houston area 

    White, W.A.; Schmedes, K.E.; Calnan, T.R.; Kimble, R.S.; Littleton, T.G.; Hartmann, B.M.; Dillon, R.L. (University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, 1985)
  • Distribution of wetlands and benthic macroinvertebrates, submerged lands of Texas, Corpus Christi area 

    White, W.A.; Schmedes, K.E.; Calnan, T.R.; Kimble, R.S.; Littleton, T.G.; Hartmann, B.M.; Scranton, D.F. (University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, 1983)
  • Environments and biologic assemblages 

    University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology (University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, 1974)
    Full color coded map of the Port Lavaca region showing subaqueous environments and assemblages, and subaerial environments and assemblages.
  • Delbert D. Sprague Papers (T/S Texas Clippper 1965 Cruise Records) 

    Sprague, Delbert D. (1965)
    Master electrician and former student of the Texas Maritime Academy (TMA) at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Consists of a collection of records from the first voyage of the training ship, Texas Clipper, during the 1965 ...
  • Campus Event Posters and Programs, 1990-2006 

    Texas A&M University at Galveston General Academics (1990)
    Poster, Programs, and flyers for various programs held by the General Academics department (Liberal Studies Department, as of the 2015-2016 school year) and by General Academics and Rosenberg Public Library in Galveston, Texas.
  • The Galveston Bay National Estuary Program Papers, 1975-2006, Bulk 1989-1993 

    Galveston Bay National Estuary Program; Galveston Bay Information Center (1989)
    The Galveston Bay Estuary Program was established in 1989 with the mission to preserve Galveston Bay. The materials include papers, reports, bound draft reports, photographs, slides, and other media. The subjects covered ...
  • Joseph Maxwell "Max" Teare Papers 

    Teare, Joseph Maxwell; Teare, Max (1963)
    Joseph Maxwell “Max” Teare was a student at the Texas Maritime Academy and from 1964-1967 and currently works at Texas A&M Galveston as the 2nd mate on the training ship. The papers include letters, grade reports, news ...
  • James McCloy Collection 

    McCloy, James (1981)
    James “Jim” McCloy was a professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and served in many other roles at the university. The bulk of this collection consists of slides in addition to cd’s, microfilm, and a film reel. It ...
  • Administration Files, 1962-1995 

    Office of the President (1962)
    These are the correspondence files from the Office of the President at Texas A&M University at Galveston between 1977 and 1989. The work of three presidents who served during those years: William H. Clayton, 1979-1986 Sammy ...
  • USNS Chauvenet, 1987-1992 

    SWA; Department of the Navy (1987)
    USNS Chauvenet, 2 boxes of naval ship log books.
  • Galveston Bay Information Center Maritime Human Factors Database Project Papers, 1994-1996 

    Galveston Bay Information Center (1994)
    The Maritime Human Factors Database Project ran from 1995-1996. The purpose of this project was to develop bibliographic and information electronic resources supporting maritime human factors research by the federal and ...

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