This book of snapshot memories was a gift to Jerome Jackson Waters Jr. from John N. Olson; both of the graduating class of 1913, on the event of their 1938 class reunion. The 1913 long horn shows that they were both members of the Civil Engineering Society. It is uncertain how the School of Veterinary Medicine came to have this collection of photographs, but they show the look of the campus landscape circa 1930's.
DescriptionThis was the first home built for the President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in circa 1892 for Lawrence Sullivan Ross who became president in 1891. The house was destroyed by fire on January 26, 1963 during Gen. James Earl Rudder.'s term as the 16th president of A&M. Most of the furniture on the first floor was saved and some pieces were used as furnishing in the new Georgian Colonial style home that was built in 1965 as a presidential residence of the College. Writing on the photo or group of photos: 'To my classmate Jerome J. Waters.'13. Silver Anniversary Reunion. College Station, Texas June 3-4, 1938. John N. Olson. 2120 ave. M. Galveston. ' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 7x11.5mm.
Waters, Jerome Jackson
Olson, John N.
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A&M College Studio (1938). Presidents Residence. Available electronically from