Margaret Berry is a fourth generation Texan and a lifelong supporter of the University. As a student here during the 1930s, she was actively involved in both Texas Orange Jackets and Mortar Board. She received her bachelor's degree in history in 1937, and after earning masters and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, she returned to Texas and eventually made her way back to UT, where, over the course of many decades, she made substantial contributions to the historical record of the University and authored several books.
She is considered by many to be UT's unoffical historian. In her will she included a bequest for a religious studies program in the College of Liberal Arts, noting that cultural understanding is critical for America's citizenry, especially during such times of world unrest.
Above all, her contribution to UT student life is most important. A trusted mentor and friend to many generations of students, she held the position of associate dean of women, taught undergraduate classes and served as an adviser to various campus organizations.
This book is far more than another lighthearted collection of memories. It's a delightful blend of scholarly accuracy with fresh, witty style...a perfect gift for orange-blooded students, faculty members and alums and enjoyable reading for anyone interested in the intangibles that give an institution its unique identity.Please Note : This book is custom printed and may take an additional 2-3 business days to ship.