Affairs of the Association
L. TUFFLY ELLIS
The Association held its eighty-eighth annual meeting at the Mari-
ott Hotel in Austin on March 1-3, 1984. By all standards the meeting
was successful. The more than 700 people who attended had twenty-
five sessions, including the twelve joint sessions, to choose from. The
Saturday afternoon session, held jointly with the Texas Committee for
the Humanities, attracted 150 persons. The presentation at that ses-
sion, "The Texas Frontier: Formative Myths behind the Nineteenth-
Century Clash of Cultures," drew very favorable comments from an
The joint sessions provide an excellent forum for approaching
Texas from various disciplines, to see the state, its people, and its cul-
ture from a wider perspective. The joint sessions also bring to the
meeting many people who would not otherwise attend, providing them
with a view of the Association and its activities that otherwise they
would not have.
Admiral B. R. Inman, head of Micro Electronics and Computer
Technology Corporation, delivered the Friday luncheon address,
"Meeting International Competitive Challenges: An Historical Per-
spective." Ambassador Edward A. Clark gave his presidential speech,
"The Texas State Historical Association: The Challenge Ahead," on
Friday evening. At the Saturday luncheon Second Vice-President
Archie P. McDonald prepared the audience for the afternoon session
with his thoughtful comments on "The Texas Myths Project."
Association members contributed generously to the George R.
Brown, Clayton W. Williams, Sr., Jim Dan Hill, and Herbert P. Gam-
brell Memorial Auction, which netted $6,577.37. Kit Flynn and Asso-
ciation member Charles G. Downing served as auctioneers. Twenty-
two presses and book dealers, three more than last year, displayed a
wide range of Texana.
The Program Committee (Sharon R. Crutchfield, chair; J. C. Mar-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 88, July 1984 - April, 1985. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101210/. Accessed July 23, 2014.