VERA LEA DUGAS, "Texas Industry, 186o-i88o," is a student at
the University of Texas doing a doctoral dissertation on the social
and economic history of Texas during the Civil War and Recon-
struction periods. She was recently awarded the American Asso-
ciation of University Women, Austin branch fellowship, for 1955-
1956. Miss Dugas has served as secretary for the Louisiana State
Department of Archives and has been a Junior Historian sponsor
in the Texas City High School.
DORMAN H. WINFREY, "Mirabeau B. Lamar and Texas Nation-
alism," is an employee in the Association office doing work toward
a doctoral degree in history. He was a staff writer for the Handbook
of Texas and has held the Clara Driscoll Research in Texas History
KATHRYN SMITH MCMILLEN, "A Descriptive Bibliography on
the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line," received her degree in
history at the University of Texas. Along with her interest in the
San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line, she has also done work on the
Butterfield Overland Mail in Texas.
ROGER N. CONGER, "Fencing in McLennan County, Texas," has
long had an interest in the local history of Waco and McLennan
County. He has written several articles on Texas archaeology and
Waco history, and in 1945 his Highlights of Waco History was
published. Conger has been active in the work of the Heritage
Society of Waco and served as the first president of the group.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101162/. Accessed October 8, 2015.