Aggie Traditions Exhibition Opens Oct. 10
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives at Texas A&M University will kick off its Aggie Traditions exhibition “Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told: Traditions of Aggieland” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in Evans Library, Room 204 E.
The opening of the exhibition, which will run through Feb. 28, 2020, includes a panel discussion with former Yell Leaders Richard Biondi ’60, Bob Segner ’69, Marty Holmes ’87 and Roy May ’15, and will include a mini Yell Practice on the steps of Cushing Library followed by a reception inside of Cushing Library. During the opening night only, The 1946 Corregidor Muster flag will be displayed during the opening night only.
“Aggies love Texas A&M and its history,” University Archivist and Clements Curator Greg Bailey said, “And one of the unique things at Texas A&M is the valued traditions. Some of these time-honored traditions have been around since the late 1890s, early 1900s, and although some of them may have changed over the years, the fact that they are still around and celebrated shows the enduring spirit of Aggieland.”
The exhibition will feature materials found in the University Archives as well as some key items that have been borrowed for this exhibition. Items displayed include the oldest known Aggie Ring, an ax handle that survived being thrown in the ’89 Bonfire, historic Yell Books, a facsimile of the 1946 Corregidor Muster Flag and Reveille II’s last everyday collar.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Cushing Library is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
For more information about the opening or access to the collection, contact Greg Bailey, University Archivist and Clements Curator at email@example.com.