H. BAILEY CARROLL
T HE DEATH of ada Vandale (widow of Earl 1andale,
former president of the Texas State Historical Associa-
tion) on March 2, 1960, was heard with regret by hun-
dreds of members of the Association.
Earl Vandale was the devoted bibliophile who amassed the
Earl Vandale Collection of Texana which now forms the heart of
the Texas holdings of the University of Texas in the Eugene C.
Barker Texas History Center.
After Vandale generously parted with his Texana, he began
assembling a Western collection. After his death in 1952, Mrs.
Vandale continued the work with the collection.
John Vandale, the only son, called the day after his mother's
death and generously tendered the collection for the University,
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101190/. Accessed May 26, 2013.