The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949

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H. BAILEY CARROLL
PROBABLY the major item of interest to the membership of
the Association at present is that the Association may be
installed in its new quarters in the Old Library Building
as early as September 1 of this year. At least that is the present
estimate of the University architect. Probably not all of the units
of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center can be set up and
functioning by that time, but the first floor may be ready. Major
problems have been encountered in connection with the stack
areas. The special committee, the University building committee,
the University administration, and the Regents have all worked
hard at the many problems in connection with reconditioning
the building. The final completion of the building will be a
concrete fulfillment of long cherished dreams held by the many
advocates of Texas history.
Next it should be noted that Ohland Morton's Terdn and Texas
was released by the Association in June. This book represents
something of a publishing experiment on the part of the Asso-
ciation. In a way the book is but a sample of a great amount of
research and writing on the lives of outstanding Mexican states-
men of the colonial period of Texas history that has gone on at
the University under the inspiration of graduate professors in
history, mostly Drs. Barker and Hackett. Actually it would be
possible for Morton's book to become the first of a series. Other
fine studies made but all as yet unpublished which come to mind
include: Raymond Estep, "The Life of Lorenzo de Zavala," and
Helen Willits Harris, "The Public Life of Juan Nepomuceno
Almonte." Other studies in progress or just now being completed
are: C. Alan Hutchinson, "Life and Political Role of Gomez
Farias, Mexican Liberal," and Wilbert H. Timmons, "Life of
Jos6 Maria Morelos."
The Coryell County Historical Society was organized on De-
cember 8, 1947. The initial meeting was held in the Club House
of Raby Park in Gatesville. Upon a plan submitted by the Asso-

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101121/. Accessed October 21, 2014.