All inquiries concerning the organization of Chapters should be addressed to Junior
Historians, University Station, Austin, Texas.
The Executive Council of the Texas State Historical Associa-
tion, in a called meeting in San Antonio on December 1, author-
ized the organization of a Junior Division of the Association in
the various high schools of Texas. There was already in existence
Texas history clubs, and wherever such a club complies with the
simple requirements of the Association it is granted a charter
and made a chapter in the Junior Division of the Texas State
The charter of the Junior Historians is reproduced in this
Quarterly. Hereafter a feature of the Quarterly, entitled "Junior
Historians," will appear in each issue. It will serve as a clearing
house of information about the activities of the various chapters
in all parts of the state.
The chapters will be organized and charters granted in the
order of application. Each chapter will be given a number in the
order of its creation, and such number will appear on the charter.
Five Texas history clubs have completed their organization and
have received their charters. Many others are in process of forma-
tion. A list of these, with officers, will be found in the follow-
The small beginning of this organization, with only five chap-
ters, may be of immense importance to the cause of Texas history
and culture. We expect the movement to grow until there is a
chapter in practically every city and town in the state. With all
these young people actively interested in gathering historical
material for their own libraries, in reading books about Texas,
in building up a Texas Collection in their own libraries and
in their personal libraries the cause of Texas history can not
help but prosper. From the Junior Historians will come the
future historians to foster and keep alive the story of past heritage
of a great state.
Each chapter of the Junior Historians should begin to plan
now to send at least one member to the annual meeting held in
Austin in the spring, usually in April. These representatives will
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101111/. Accessed May 27, 2016.