The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

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HE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER at the opening session of the
statewide Historical Heritage Meeting, scheduled for Oc-
tober 12 and 13, 1962, at the Menger Hotel in San
Antonio, will be Richard Howland of the Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, D. C. Howland is the head curator in the Depart-
ment of Civil History and a former president of the National
Trust for Historic Preservation.
The statewide Historical Heritage Meeting is a biennial gath-
ering of county historical survey committees and county historical
associations, state and regional groups, and individuals concerned
with the work of historical preservation.
"Anyone interested in the cause of historical preservation is
invited to attend this meeting," said Rupert N. Richardson, pres-
ident of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
Workshop sessions on historic buildings, markers, museums, and
historic papers will be conducted on Saturday, with Howland
serving as consultant. Historical tours of the city will be available.
Saturday evening entertainment will be provided by the San
Antonio Conservation Society.
"We want to encourage exhibits on historical preservation work
from everyone," said Richardson. "There will be a special room
set aside for exhibits of any county, group, or individual who
wishes to display the work being done. This may be in the form
of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, pictures and publications.
The exhibits are one of the best ways to visibly show the work
that's being carried on."
Five members of the history department at Texas Technological
College in Lubbock and a recent Ph.D. graduate of the college
are in the writing stage of a six volume narrative history of Texas.
Spanish Texas from 1519 to 181o will be covered in an opening
volume by Odie Faulk. David Vigness will describe Mexican Texas
and the 'Texas Revolution in the second volume. A third volume

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed March 6, 2015.