H. BArLEY CARROLL
At a meeting of the Executive Council of the Association
on Monday afternoon, March 13, 1944, it was decided to hold
the Annual Meeting on April 28 and 29 as originally scheduled.
Although the program is not entirely fixed, the following
papers are fairly definitely assured.
"Major George W. Littlefield," Maurice Dowell
"Report on the Affairs of the Association," Walter Prescott Webb
"The First Capitol of Texas," L. W. Kemp
"Frontier Factors in World Civilization," Walter Prescott Webb
"Recollections of a Texas Ranger," W. H. Roberts
"The Unsolved Murder of Ben Thompson, Pistoleer Extraordinary,"
"The Texas Almanac in Texas History, 1857-1873," Stuart McGregor
"Old Tascosa, Cowboy Capital of the Panhandle," John McCarty
"Dr. Federico Zervin," P. I. Nixon
"Captain Charles Schreiner," Gene Hollon
"George Winfield Miller-Founder of the One Hundred and One Ranch-
And His Sporadic Financial Forays into Texas," Chris Emmett
"David G. Burnet," Dorothy Louise Fields
"Elliot Roosevelt's Visit to Texas in 1876," Col. M. L. Crimmins
Professor W. P. Webb will give the first of the University
Research Lectures, "Frontier Factors in World Civilization,
1500-1944" on Friday, April 28, 1944, at 5 p.m. in Hogg
Writing in The New England Quarterly for December, 1943,
p. 667, Professor Ralph H. Gabriel of Yale University makes
a classic interpretation of Texas which belongs in any Texas
Texas is an empire in its own right. To drive from the dry grasslands
of the Panhandle across the lowland cotton country to the Gulf ports
and on to the eastern oil fields is to pass through half the material
phases of American civilization. For all its diversity, Texas has in a
spiritual sense a unity born of its history, which includes the war for
freedom in 1836 and nine years of independent membership in the society
of nations. The individualism and the hopefulness of a frontier which
has just passed is confirmed and magnified by an industrial revolution
that is just beginning. Texas [is] particularistic yet very American . .
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146054/. Accessed August 31, 2015.