The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955

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H. BAILEY CARROLL
T HE Texas State Historical Survey Committee, created by
the last legislature, is engaging in a wide field of activities
initiated for the advancement of Texas history and state
and national patriotism. Of special interest to members of the
Association should be the work of the Sub-Committee on Educa-
tion, composed of R. N. Richardson of Abilene, Mrs. E. A. Peden
of Houston, and J. Evetts Haley of Lubbock. At a general meet-
ing on January 9 the full committee unanimously adopted the
following report of the education sub-committee:
We recommend that the Committee on Education of the Texas
Historical Survey should work in regular meetings with the Texas
Education Agency, the Texas [State] Historical Association, and other
groups to make
(1) The choice of a special library of films for the promotion of
knowledge in and an appreciation of the Texas tradition, and
(2) To suggest and supply a roster of distinguished speakers for
interested organizations and especially for the annual district meet-
ings of the teachers of Texas History, Government, and Literature, and
(3) To promote the joint meetings of such teachers' groups in
connection with the annual meetings of the state and regional
historical associations, and
(4) To work actively with the State Parent-Teacher Association
in promoting an interest in Texas History, and with the State Board
of Education in urging the passage of a law requiring a course in
Texas History of every high school graduate, and another in American
History as a prerequisite of all degrees in all colleges and universities.
(5) To suggest and promote an active program of interest in the
local history of Texas through the history classes of the public schools,
to the end that they may be encouraged to make pilgrimages to, and
to photograph, cherish and help preserve all local sites of historic
interest. This should include the making of slides in color of out-
standing sites and places with the idea that a collection of these should
be placed in the major visual education libraries for general use of
the state as a whole.
(6) To promote, through such groups as are now and will be par-
ticipating in this general endeavor, television programs of the Texas
life, history and scene for educational use.
(7) To join with the Texas [State] Historical Association in

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