TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. XI. APRIL, 1908. No. 4.
The publication committee and the editors disclaim responsibility for views
expressed by contributors to THE QUARTERLY.
THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION AND
D. F. HOUSTON.
The Texas State Historical Association has reached a respectable
age, as things go in this country of rapid movement. We may say
that it is an established organization and one that has justified itself.
It enters upon its twelfth year today, with a membership of over
two thousand of the most intelligent and influential men and
women of Texas, and I think I state a simple fact and convey
no unfavorable implication when I say that this number might
easily have been doubled. This is a very significant and gratifying
fact, and testified both to the intellectual and patriotic interest of
our people in the matter of broad and profound concern to our
country and also to the efficiency of the Association.
The stability and effectiveness of the Association are especially
evidenced by its sound financial condition. It has not only met
all its operating expenses, but has accumulated a working reserve
of over $2000; and it has done this apparently with little effort
and without annoyance to subscribers or managers. This is an
achievement almost without parallel in similar enterprises. The
Association has supported a journal, which has afforded a medium
for the publication of many valuable articles and documents fur-
nished by members of the History staff in the University and by
active investigators throughout the State and elsewhere. This
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101045/. Accessed July 11, 2014.