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Compiled and edited by
H. BAILEY CARROLL and MILTON R. GUTSCH
PPROXIMATELY five hundred theses and dissertations dealing
with Texas subjects have been accepted by the Depart-
ment of History of the University of Texas since 1893,
when Lester G. Bugbee was granted a Master of Arts degree in
part for his thesis entitled "Austin's Colony." Since that time,
covering a little more than half a century, the Department of
History has accepted approximately nine hundred theses and
dissertations, more than half of them related to Texas.
This bibliography or check list of the theses and dissertations
on Texas history subjects accepted by the Department of History
has grown from an unmistakable need which has become in-
creasingly evident in the last decade.
Even a cursory glance at this listing will demonstrate that it
is nothing like so easy at present for professors to assign or for
students to discover in unworked fields topics worthy of research.
This fact makes some guide, some central source of authority on
what has been done, all the more needed in shaping assignments
at the University of Texas and in the large number of other
educational institutions now offering work at the graduate level.
The time was when the details of thesis writing which had
been done could be carried in the mind and recollections of
Dr. Eugene C. Barker, long-time mentor of the Department of
History, but so great has become the bulk of the graduate level
investigations into various areas of Texas history that it has gone
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101145/. Accessed December 10, 2013.