Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University) Yearbook

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Title

Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University) Yearbook

Alternative Title

The Reveille, Mississippi A&M

Subject

Yearbooks
Veterans--Florida

Description

A page from the Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University) yearbook around 1917. The page features the the yearbook's name, The Reveille, along with a list of seven Junior classmen with their majors and their photographs.

A notable student pictured is Alexander Miguel Roberts, who appears in the last photograph in the left column. Born on October 13, 1895 in Mexico City, Mexico, Roberts grew up in both Gulfport, Mississippi, and Havana, Cuba, traveling between the two cities. Roberts enlisted in the aviation branch of the United States Army when the United States entered World War I. His plane was shot down over Belgium and he was captured on his first mission. Roberts worked as a pilot during the interwar years. He was drafted in 1942 and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He served as an official aide and aviation advisor to the United States Army. He died in Tampa, Florida, on July 23, 1988, and is buried at the Florida National Cemetery.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

M

Source

Digital reproduction of original yearbook page.

Publisher

M

Date Created

ca. 1917

Format

image/jpg

Extent

606 KB

Medium

1 yearbook page

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Mississippi A&M, Starkville, Mississippi

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by Mississippi A&amp
M.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Mississippi State University and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Ortiz, Samuel
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.

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