Cushing Memorial Library
The collections of the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives reflect the comprehensive nature of the research and teaching mission of Texas A&M as well as the wide diversity of interests found among current and former students, faculty, staff and friends of the University. Collection strengths include military history, Science Fiction, Western Americana, 19th century American prints and illustrators, Texana, natural history, ornithology, nautical archaeology, rare books, the history of Texas A&M, and selected literary authors in addition to other subject areas. The collections span the breadth of recorded history, from Sumerian clay tablets dating from 2200 b.c. to contemporary paperback editions. These collections comprise over 22,000 linear feet of manuscript material, approximately 173,000 printed volumes, over 250,000 photographs, over 200 original works of art ranging from oil paintings to pastels to sculpture, and hundreds of individual artifacts. The collections also include works on film, tape, CD, and other media.