Affairs of the Association.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
Members <of 'the Association have doubtless observed that no in-
dex to Volume I. of THE QUARTERLY has yet been published. This
is no oversight, and is much regretted by the Publication Committee.
It is due simply to the fact that up to this time no satisfactory ar-
rangement for indexing has been made. The index will, however,
be printed and distributed as early as possible, and it would be
well on this account for any one in possession of the volume to delay
binding in the meantime. Those who understand the amount of
work involved in attending to the publication of THE QUARTERLY
and other matter issued by the Association, and the demands upon
the time of those responsible for it, together with the inadequacy
of the Association's income to provide sufficient clerical help, will
know how to excuse this annoying failure to bring out the index
on time. The Committee is fully aware of the necessity for an in-
dex in this age when time is so precious to the investigator, and
is resolved that the index for Volume II. shall go out with the
last number of that volume.
In 'this number appear the reports of the treasurer and librarian.
The necessary expenditure involved in 'organizing the Association
has 'been considerable, and it will be possible hereafter to publish
much more historical matter with the same income. It is hoped,
however, that the 'available means 'of the Association will increase
constantly. Not until it can begin the work ,of copying the public
and ecclesiastical archives in Mexico can its members claim that it
has fairly entered the field which it should cultivate. 'This can
not be until the treasurer can show larger receipts.
The library has begun well and already has grown into a collec-
tion of no little value-of much greater, in fact, than the number
of volumes and pamphlets would indicate. The gifts of rare mate-
rials for Texas history to the Association have been consider-
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101011/. Accessed February 12, 2016.