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Today in Aggie History, Nov. 14: The Texas A&M Research Foundation was established

Today in Aggie History, Nov. 14: The Texas A&M Research Foundation was established

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Nov. 14, 1944: The Texas A&M Research Foundation was established during the administration of A&M President Gibb Gilchrist. The foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit organization of the state to "allow industrial and private grants to be made to Texas A&M for research projects that would otherwise have been beyond the scope and legal authority of the college to pursue," according to A Centennial History of Texas A&M by Henry Dethloff. Gilchrist is credited by the Texas State Historical Association with having the foresight needed to lay the groundwork for A&M becoming a leading research institution.

Nov. 14, 1907: The "T" Association, or A&M's early lettermen's association, was formally organized for current and former students who represented the college in intercollegiate sports, according to A Centennial History of Texas A&M by Henry Dethloff. Athletes were awarded a "T" until 1915, when the "T" incorporated the "AMC" to better distinguish it from the University of Texas.

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