Texas Heritage, Winter 1985

Four new appointments and two reappointments
to the Texas Historical
Records Advisory Board were recently
announced by Governor Mark White.
Kent Keeth, director of the Texas
Collection at Baylor University, and
David J. Murrah, assistant director
for special collections at Texas Tech
University, have been reappointed to
three-year terms.
New appointees are Don E. Carlton,
director of the Barker Texas History
Center at the University of Texas, Austin;
Michael Q. Hooks, director of the
Archives and Records Division, General
Land Office; Betty Kissler, chair
of the History Department, Southwest
Texas State University; and A. Jean
Shepherd, Baytown active member of
numerous historical and heritage associations.
They join current members
John W. Crain, director, Dallas Historical
Society; David B. Gracy II,
director, Texas State Archives; and
Dorman H. Winfrey, director and librarian,
Texas State Library.
The Texas Historical Records Advisory
Board (THRB) was established in
1976 to promote more efficient and
comprehensive preservation of the
state's priceless documents, including
state records, local government records,
and historical manuscripts.
Austin, A Mapguide to the Heart
of the City is available through the
Treaty Oak Press, P.O. Box 50295,
Austin, TX 78763. This beautiful map
includes details on the Capitol Complex
and government buildings, downtown
streets and buildings, The University
of Texas, historic sites, parks
and trails, Town Lake and museums.
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The University Archives at East
Texas State University has developed
the Last Caddo Bateau exhibit with a
grant from the Texas Committee for
the Humanities. The traveling exhibit
includes a bateau, and a plank piroguelike
boat. Master boat builder Wyatt
A. Moore has crafted a bateau so it
could be documented. The exhibit is
scheduled to tour Texas and Louisiana
in 1985. A written narrative will be
available on the construction of this
significant folk craft. For information
and scheduling contact East Texas
State University Archives, Commerce,
Texas 75428, (214) 886-5000.
The History Book Committee will arrange
a Family History workshop in
your area upon request. Set up a minimum
of six participants and contact
the committee. Arrangements will be
made for a History Book Committee
member to come show you how to prepare
a story about your family. Contact:
History Book, P. 0. Box 500,
Centerville, TX 75833 or call (214)
536-7203.
The Institute of Texan Cultures in
San Antonio will host the following
exhibits over the next few months:
Panoramic Photo Collection of E.O.
Goldbeck, March 19-May 1, 1985 and
Theo Voss, German Immigrant Metal
Worker, March 26-July 21, 1985. For
more information contact the Institute
at P. 0. Box 1226, San Antonio, TX
78294, (512) 226-7651.

The Texas Forestry Museum has embarked
on an extensive effort to preserve
and record the history of the forest
products industry and forestry
profession in Texas through the collection
of relics, papers, photographs and
other memorabilia. The Texas Forest
Museum is located at 1905 Atkinson
Drive in Lufkin, (713) 634-5523.
Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
daily.
The Texas Association of Museums
Annual Meeting will be held February
13-16, 1985, at the Sheraton
Hotel in downtown Dallas. The theme
of the meeting, The Future Is Now:
The Impact of Technology on Museums,
complements but does not
dominate the Tour-day program. Careful
attention will be given to include
"nuts and bolts" topics essential to the
museum community and the operation
of museums including sessions on fund
raising, education, publications, and
collections management. For registration
and information, contact TAM,
P.O. Box 13353, Austin, Texas 78711,
(512) 472-0641.
The Dallas City Council recently approved
a $100,000 budget to be given
in the form of loans to business and
property owners in Dallas' neighborhood/retail
revitalization areas. The
low-cost loans are limited to the renovation
of storefronts of commercial
and retail properties. The loans will be
made available at a 5% interest rate.
Mrs. Rhodes of the Maple Avenue
Economic Development Corporation
(MAEDC) is assisting applicants with
loan applications. For more information
call (214) 528-8558.

Texas Historical Foundation. Texas Heritage, Winter 1985. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45443/. Accessed July 24, 2014.