Heritage, Volume 02, Number 03, Summer 1985

NEW PUBLICATIONS
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NEW GUIDE TO
GENEALOGICAL
RESOURCES

Jean Carefoot has produced a new
guide to the collections at the Texas
State Archives that are of special interest
to genealogists. This guide is a
complete revision and expansion of
previous editions. (Jean Carefoot, A
Guide to Genealogical Resources in
the Texas State Archives, 3rd edition,
Austin: Texas State Archives,
1984. 132 pp.)
COMMUNITY DISASTER
MANUAL AVAILABLE
The Special Collections Interest.
Group of San Antonio's Council of
Research and. Academic Libraries
(CORAL) has produced a disaster
manual for collections-holding institutions
in the San Antonio area.
The publication contains sections on
emergency procedures for controlling
disasters and for salvage of waterdamaged
materials. It includes lists
of recommended emergency supplies
to be kept by individual institutions
as well as sources of other supplies
and assistance that can be obtained in
the San Antonio area. Also included
are reading materials and forms to be
completed by the purchaser. When
completed the manual can become
that institution's disaster plan.
To order a copy of the "Disaster Manual
for San Antonio-Area Libraries
and Other Collections-Holding Institutions,"
write to Robert A.
Houze, CORAL Executive Director,
P.O. Box 290236, San Antonio,
Texas, 78280-1636. The price for
non-CORAL institutions is $8.00 including
postage and handling. (Our
own Joyce Ray and Sharon Crutchfield
were on the three-member committee
that wrote the manual.)

FREE GUIDEBOOK
Experience the traditions, heritage
and colorful atmosphere of the Lone
Star State. Included for the first time
in a unique guidebook are: the state's
most significant historic sites and
shrines, varying from elegant restorations
to old west settings. . .with
period artifacts and documents depicting
Texas' unique past.
Write for your free copy today! Contact
the Texas Historical Foundation,
P.O. Box 12243, Austin, Texas
78711.

BOOK EXAMINES
MANSION
The Texas Governor's Mansion, the
oldest executive residence still in use
west of the Mississippi and the fourth
oldest in the nation, is the subject of
a recent book by a former Texas governor
and first lady.
The book, entitled The Texas Governor's
Mansion, is coauthored by Jean
and Price Daniel and Dorothy
Blodgett, a respected researcher and
writer. Daniel, one of Texas' most
prominent citizens, has served as
speaker of the Texas House of Representatives,
state attorney general,
U.S. senator, member of the Texas
Supreme Court, and governor.
In addition to examining the history
of the famous house, the book also
contains biographical sketches of all
the governors and their first ladies.
More than 200 illustrations, as well
as 38 color plates, are included in
this special first edition.
The book was published by the Texas
State Library and Archives Commission
and the Sam Houston Regional
Library and Research Center. It is
available for $30 from the Texas State
Historical Association, 2.306 Sid
Richardson Hall, University Station,
Austin, Texas 78712, (512)
471-1525.

FYI

Zero Funding
Recommended for the
National Historical
Publications and Records
Commission's Grants
Program
For the past several years the President
has proposed zero for NHPRC's
editing and records programs. Congressional
support of $3 million in
'83 and $4 million in '84 and '85 has
been due in large part to the advocacy
efforts of historians and archivists.
The appropriations subcommittees
are:
House Subcommittee on Treasury,
Postal Service, and General Government:
Edward Roybal (D-CA)
Chair, Addabbo (D-NY), Akaka
(D-HI), Hoyer (D-MD), Coleman
(D-TX), Yates (D-IL), Miller
(R-OH), Rudd (R-AZ), and Rogers
(R-KY).
Senate Subcommittee on Treasury,
Postal Service, and General Government:
James Abdnor (R-SD)
Chair, Laxalt (R-NV), Mattingly
(R-GA), DeConcini (D-AZ), Proxmire
(D-WI).
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, D.C. 20515/U.S. Senate,
Washington, D.C. 20510

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Technical Assistance
Grants in Texas
The Texas Historical Foundation will
provide grants of $300 to $500 to local
heritage organizations and governmental
agencies to help defray the
costs of hiring architects, historians,
designers and other consultants. For
details write THF, Box 12243, Austin,
Texas, 78711.
TCH Makes Changes in
Grant Program
The Texas Committee for the Humanities
will be making several
changes in its grant program, effecive
July 1, 1985. A preliminary notice
describing these changes is available
now from the office. Revised application
forms and instructions will be
available in July.
The Texas Committee for the Humanities
is also requesting proposals
for live-audience programs and interpretive
exhibits on the topic "The
Mexican Legacy of Texas."
For more information on the grant
program or the request for proposals,
write the Texas Committee for the
Humanities, 1604 Nueces, Austin,
Texas 78701.

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Each lithograph measures 14" x 18". $25.00 includes tax and
shipping costs. Make your selection and place a check in the
appropriate box(es). Send a check or money order payable to the
Texas Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 12243, Austin, Texas
78711.

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