H. BAILEY CARROLL
RARE ITEMS FROM THE UNIVERSITY'S COLLECTION OF TEXANA
will be on exhibit at the Humanities Research Center on
the fourth floor of the Main Building during the April
meeting of the Association. Books from the collections of Asso-
ciation members Earl Vandale and Frank Caldwell are prominent
among those shown in the exhibit which went on display March 2.
Being shown for the first time are items from the Prince Maxi-
milian Archives, a collection of manuscript and printed material
dealing with German emigration to Texas during the 1840's and
The catalogue for the exhibit was prepared with the coopera-
tion of librarians in the Texas Collection, the Archives, the Latin
American Collection, the Newspaper Collection, and the Human-
ities Research Center. The display is open to the public Monday
through Friday from 8 to 12 and from I to 5 and Saturday morn-
ing from 9 to 12.
Manuscripts from the Bexar Archives and the Austin Papers
are being shown along with such rare books as Thomas Bell,
Narrative of the Capture and Subsequent Sufferings of the Mier
Prisoners in Mexico Captured in the Cause of Texas, from the
Vandale Collection and A New Texas Reader, a schoolbook pub-
lished in Houston during the Civil War, from the Caldwell
In addition to the group of books from the University collec-
tion, books belonging to a number of Texas collectors are also
being shown. The exhibitors, all members of the Association,
include Edward Clark, Cooper Ragan, Dorsey Hardeman, George
Isbell, Palmer Bradley, J. P. Bryan, Jenkins Garrett, Louis Lenz,
and Price Daniel.
On January 1, 1962, Dorman H. Winfrey, archivist of the
University of Texas Library, accepted the position of director-
librarian of the Texas State Library. Winfrey is a member of
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101195/. Accessed May 3, 2015.