Book Reviews and Notices
the development of early education in the State. Unable to make
a living from school teaching and preaching, he planted a vine-
yard. In 1859, Josef Masik began teaching in the Czech lan-
guage at Wesley. This place, in Washington County, holds the
distinction of having had the first Czech reading club in the
State, founded in 1867. In 1915 the Czech language was made
a part of the curriculum of the University of Texas. On Octo-
ber 23, 1909, the sons of Czech pioneers organized the Czech Club
of the University of Texas. In 1855, the first Czech Evangelical
Church was built in Fayetteville. In 1872, the Czech Catholic
pioneer priest, Josef Chromcik, came to Texas.
Today, sons and daughters of Czech pioneers look to their old
country with love and native pride, but to Texas they give their
life, and their love and loyalty as citizens.
Checklist of Southern Periodicals to 1861. By Gertrude C. Gil-
mer, Professor of English, Georgia State Woman's Col-
lege at Valdosta. (The F. W. Faxon Company, Boston,
1934. 128 pp., map.)
The purpose for which this list was prepared "is a history of
Southern literary magazines." Seven hundred and fifty-seven
titles are recorded. Two-thirds of this number was compiled from
the Union List of Serials and its two supplements. Sifting out
500 titles from among 100,000 was no small task. Two hundred
and fifty titles here listed do not appear in the Union List. Pre-
senting this regional material in separate handy form as this vol-
ume does is a help to everyone who has to deal with it. The
titles are arranged (1) in one alphabetical list, (2) listed by
States, and (3) listed by years when they began. The map shows
the number of periodicals published in each city.
E. W. W.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Association's annual meeting will be held in Garrison Hall,
University of Texas, Austin, May 3 and 4, 1935.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117143/. Accessed August 1, 2014.