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Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Stevens G. Herbst Collection



Collection Summary

Creator Stevens G. Herbst
Title Stevens G. Herbst Collection
Dates: 1905-2011
Abstract: Stevens G. Herbst, an alumni of Texas A&I University now Texas A&M University donated a collection of documents and photographs that details the name change of the university in the 1990s, the funding and creation of the Frank H. Dotterweich statue by Armando Hinojosa and the change of the name of the College of Engineering to the Frank Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Identification A2016-033
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Herbst%20EAD
Quantity: 1 linear foot and 33 photographs
Location: I-10-1 Box 1 & 2 and Photo File 2016-033
Language: English

Historical Note

Stevens G. Herbst is an alumnus of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&I University/Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He studied under Dr. Dotterweich who was a pioneer in natural gas engineering and laid the foundation for the college as its founder. Dotterweich influenced many engineering students with his teaching, counsel, and leadership. After graduation, Herbst became an engineer and later created his own business, Rainbow Investments Company in Corpus Christi. He was instrumental in honoring Dr. Dotterweich’s legacy with the memorial project. He underwrote and guaranteed the funding for the project of the creation of a life size bronze statue by Armando Hinojosa of Dr. Dotterweich.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains three series. The first series is correspondence, documents and news articles concerning the name change of Texas A&I University to Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1993. The second series is correspondence and financial records that tell the events of the changing of the name of the College of Engineering to the Frank Dotterweich College of Engineering and the creation, funding and delivery of the bronze statue of Dr. Dotterweich as a memorial in 2011. The third series is photographs of Dotterweich and the bronze statue creation.

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Arrangement

Three series: I: Name change from Texas A&I University to Texas A&M University-Kingsville II: Name change of the College of Engineering at TAMUK to the Frank Dotterweich College of Engineering and the unveiling of the Dotterweich statue. III: Photographs

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Index Terms

Persons
Herbst, Stevens G.
King, Wayne
Dotterweich, Frank H. 1905-1990
Dotterweich, June Smith, 1918-1969
Hinojosa, Armando, 1944-
Organizations
Texas A&I University
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Rainbow Investments Company
Geographical Names
Kingsville (Tex.)
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Laredo (Tex.)
Subjects
Gas engineering
Natural gas
Gas industry
Gas air conditioning
Bronze sculpture

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