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ItemHandbook of the Laffite Society: how to find out about Jean and Pierre Laffite and the Laffite Society(1/10/2017) Mooty, Helen D.; MacBeth, Lou GravesHANDBOOK OF THE LAFFITE SOCIETY How to Find OutAbout fean and Pierre Laffite And the Laffite Society! This Handbook was compiled in support of the program given at the Laffite Society general meeting on January 10,2017. Links, phone numbers, email addresses, and other specifics are correct as of the date of the presentation. Note that these are subject to change in the future. Much of the material in this Handbook is representative of what our resources have to offer. The contents are by no means exhaustive. Please take a look at all these resources, just to broaden your knowledge of our subject matter. I hope you keep this Handbook for reference when you need to find out information on the brothers Laffite or about the Society and how it operates. ItemLaffite Society Papers, 1806-2016 (Bulk 1995-2015)(1806-2016 (Bulk 1995-2015)) Laffite SocietyOrganized in 1975 as the Laffite Study Group by a group of historians, it reorganized in 1994 as the Laffite Society in Galveston, Texas, as a study and social group researching the lives, descendants and associates of privateer brothers Jean and Pierre Laffite who lived on Galveston Island, 1817-1821. The records include the publications of both organizations, membership rosters, programs and copies of presentations, photographs and other materials. In addition, members and historians have contributed research files containing copies of articles and correspondence pertaining to facts and myths about the Laffites. They include information about descendants of the Laffites; friends and associates of their group; significant locales and topics of interest, such as slavery, piracy, privateering; connections in Louisiana, France, Mexico, and South America; and political associations dating from the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson, Napoleon and many others. ItemHenry N. Hooper Bell, 1857(1857) Hooper, Henry; de Vries, RobbieOne bell, cast by Henry N. Hooper and Company in Boston, 1857. Originally purchased to serve as the tower bell in the center of the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus, the bell is currently displayed in the library. Robbie de Vries and twelve other donors acquired the bell by auction in 1987. ItemThe Red Record(Coast Seamen's Journal Print, 1897)This pamphlet presents a concise and vivid view of one phase of the American seaman's life. Considerations, not only of humanity, but of business expediency, as evidenced by the growing scarcity of seamen, demand public attention to the cause and cure of brutality to seamen. ItemD. Brian Anderson Collection (S.S. Titanic), 1912, 2000-2005(1912; 2000-2005) various authorsThe D. Brian Anderson Collection of 170 Titanic-related books (non-fiction and fiction), calendars, wall charts, paper models, videos, music, and software was donated to the library in June 2005 by Mr. Anderson. Mr. Anderson collected these materials during the course of writing his book "The Titanic in Print and on Screen" published by McFarland in 2005. The collection contains materials which not only discuss the disaster, but also the building of the ship and her sister ships; interviews with survivors including crews, memoirs, seances and numerous documentaries. ItemFoch Lafitte, Sr. Collection(Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, 1930) Sam Houston Regional Library and Research CenterDate of this list is unknown - 1930 is an estimate. This is an inventory of the Foch Lafitte collection housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. ItemGalveston Harbor Model Papers, 1936-1937, 1991(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1936) U.S. Army Corps of EngineersCopies of the original field forms (typed by the District from the raw field sheets, which no longer exist) of the current velocity surveys conducted by the Galveston District during the 1930s, to provide supporting and verification data for a physical model to be built at Waterways. ItemMargaret Swett Henson (1924-2001) Collection(1938) Henson, Margaret SwettTexas historian Margaret Swett Henson lived from 1924 to 2001. She lived and worked in the Houston area but her historical research and writing embraced all of Texas. She was a member of the Tejano Association for Historical Preservation and active in many historical associations and a prolific author. ItemStephen Curley Papers, 1939-2007(1939-2007) Curley, StephenAuthor and English faculty member at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Graduate of Fordham University (B.A.); and Rice University (Ph.D.) Contains subject and chronological files pertaining to the research for the book, The Ship that Would Not Die: USS Queens, SS Excambion, and the Texas Clipper. Dr. Curley conducted exhaustive research on a single ship that began its life as an attack transport in World War II. In 1946, the ship was purchased by the American Export Lines to become the SS Excambion, one of the “Four Aces” cruise ships. In 1965, the ship transitioned into the much beloved training ship, the Texas Clipper, for the Texas Maritime Academy until its retirement in 1996. In 2007, the Texas Clipper made it final voyage off the coast of Texas where it was sunk to become an artificial reef. ItemSS Excambion, 1948(1948) Texas A&M University at GalvestonOriginally 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 became the training ship for the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. ItemFrank G. Malik Collection(1949) Malik, Frank G.This collection of papers of Frank G. Malik documents some of his career as a chemical engineer with Mobil Oil Company in Beaumont, his service in the Naval Reserve, 8th District, New Orleans, LA, and as a leader and organizer of Boy Scouts at the Longfellow School in Beaumont, Texas. The Williams Library received the collection as a gift. ItemCampus Histories, 1952-2002(Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1952) Texas A&M University at GalvestonBrief reports on the history of the establishment of various educational elements of what was to become Texas A&M University at Galveston, including the Texas Maritime Academy and the Texas A&M Marine Laboratory. ItemJones Mural(1955) Jones, JoeUntitled mural. Oil on canvas (13 ft. x 3 ft.) by Joe Jones (b. 1909, St. Louis, Mo.-d. 1963, Morristown, New Jersey). Originally installed in 1955 by American Export Lines aboard its cargo-passenger ship SS Excambion, which later became USTS Texas Clipper, first training ship (1965-1996) of the Texas Maritime Academy. Shipping traffic flows along the East River, from the north (in the background) and underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. The architectural features of the bridge, ships, and the skyline of Queens and Brooklyn (on the left) and Manhattan (right) are suggested by patches of cool colors and sketchy segments of straight black outlines. Jones' paintings have been exhibited in major art galleries, including the New York's Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Museum. ItemBoard of Visitors, 1958-2007(Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1958) Texas A&M University at Galveston Board of VisitorsPolicies, Procedures, color copy of John F Kennedy regarding the Texas Maritime Academy, Minutes of Meeting 1967-1990, and the 1958 meeting minutes from the Galveston Chamber of Commerce committee meetings about the TMA.