The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957

CoHtribitors
LEILA CLARK WYNN, "A History of the Civil Courts in Texas,"
took her B. A. degree at Smith College in 1953. She did sub-
sequent graduate study at the University of Mississippi and the
University of Texas, from which she received her M. A. degree
in 1955. In addition to judicial history, Mrs. Wynn is particu-
larly interested in the growth and development of East Texas,
with especial emphasis on the San Augustine area. She presently
resides in Greenville, Mississippi.
MARVIN C. BURCH, "The Indigenous Indians of the Lower
Trinity Area of Texas," is a principal in the La Porte schools.
He received his B. A. and M. A. degrees at the University of
Texas, and he has done additional graduate work at the Uni-
versity of Houston. Mr. Burch is a native of Liberty County, and,
with the exception of two years in army service during World
War II, he has taught school in or near the Lower Trinity
River region since 1933. He is, therefore, intimately acquainted
with the setting of his subject. His Quarterly article is one part
of an extended study of the Lower Trinity River region before
1836.
OTIs A. SINGLETARY, "The Texas Militia During Reconstruc-
tion," is a member of the history department at the University
of Texas. He took his B. A. degree at Millsaps College in Jackson,
Mississippi, and his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees at Louisiana State
University. In 1955 Dr. Singletary received the Moncado Award,
granted biennially by the American Military Institute for the
best unpublished manuscript on any phase of American military
history. His extended study of the negro militia movement dur-
ing Radical Reconstruction has been scheduled for publication
by the University of Texas Press.
WAYNE GARD, "Retracing the Chisholm Trail," is a fellow
and life member of the Association and has been an editorial
writer on the staff of the Dallas Morning News for the last
twenty-three years. Of his four books, the latest is The Chisholm

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