H. BAILEY CARROLL
T HE new home of Texas history, the Eugene C. Barker
Texas History Center, on the campus of The University
of Texas, is moving toward completion.
Recent renovation has produced a new marble staircase in the
Old Library Building. New partitioning has been carried out
and the heating and lighting system has been redone. Beautiful
new flooring is being laid.
In January, as this is written, there was some hope that the
building might possibly be ready for occupancy late in April.
At least members attending the annual meeting may be able to
envision the Texas History Center from what will have been
accomplished although the building may not be entirely finished
nor completely furnished at that date.
There is also the possibility that the Association's new edition
of Dr. Barker's Life of Stephen F. Austin: A Chapter in the
Westward Movement of the Anglo-American People may be ready
for release at the time of the annual meeting. Page proofs have
been read and just now the new index is being prepared. The
Lakeside Press of Chicago has designed the new volume and is
carrying out all the mechanical work of production. It will be
inevitable that much prestige will accrue to the Association from
its handling of this outstanding classic of Texas history.
Book prices, like the prices of beef, steel, and ten thousand
other things have risen tremendously but there is nothing the
Association membership will be more justified in according
wholehearted support than this lasting book of Texana. The
probable price of the new book is $lo; reservations may be sent
to the office now.
Also well along toward the point of distribution are Mr.
Winkler's Check List of Texas Imprints, i846-186o and the Cumu-
lative Index for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volumes
The letter which follows almost convinces one that good letter
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 August 28, 2014.