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FYI
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The Texas Historical Commission
is offering 1986 Texas Historic Preservation
Grants and Historic Preservation
Fund Grants. The Texas Historic
Preservation Grants Program
allocates matching grants to nonprofit
groups and political subdivisions
of the state to fund acquisition,
planning or development work on eligible
structures. The Historic Preservation
Fund Grants are awarded annually
to assist in the compilation of
local and statewide inventories of cultural
resources. For eligibility information
and application forms, contact
National Register Dept., Texas
Historical Commission, Box 12276,
Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 475-3094.
Microfilming Project
In 1980 the Texas Barker History
Center began a project to convert its
extensive collection of historic Texas
newspapers to microfilm as a means
of ensuring their permanent preservation.
In addition, the Center saw
the project as an opportunity to increase
the availability of its newspaper
holdings by loaning microfilm
copies through the interlibrary loan
network.
The Center's Texas Newspaper Collection
is the largest collection of its
kind in existence. It contains over
2,000 newspaper titles published in
Texas since 1829, including important
early nineteenth-century papers,
foreign-language titles, and religious,
special-interest, and ethnic
newspapers.
All filming is carried out at the Barker
Center. Prior to filming, issues
are reviewed for completeness and
proper sequence, and pages are flattened
and repaired for optimum legibility.
The microfilming process results
in a master negative from which
positive copies are generated for public
use and sale.
In addition to microfilming its own
holdings, the Barker Center films
newspapers for other Texas libraries
and historical societies whenever
possible. Loaning institutions may
acquire a copy of the newspaper on
microfilm, and a copy is retained permanently
at the Center. This not only
assists local newspaper preservation

efforts but ensures the paper's permanent
preservation at the Center.
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WORKSHOPS
Brazos Forum Presents
The Decorative Arts of
Early Texas: 1800-1900

October 8-10, 1985 Waco,
Texas

Program Events:
"Overview of Texas History"-Dr.
Patricia Ward Wallace
"Early Texas Architecture" -Wayne
Bell
"Texas Cabinet-Makers of the
Nineteenth Century" -David
Warren
"Nineteenth-Century Potteries in
Texas" -Dr. Georgeanna Greer
"Nineteenth-Century Textiles in
Texas" -Mrs. Cecilia Steinfeldt
"Silversmiths in Early Texas"
D. Jack Davis
"Decorative Painting in Early
Texas" -Ms. Buie Harwood
"Landscape Architecture in
Nineteenth-Century Texas" -James
de Gray David
"Restorations" -Mrs. Lavonia
Jenkins Barnes
In addition to the daily seminars and
sightseeing tours of area museums
and restored historic Waco homes,
the following events are scheduled:
daily luncheons in historic homes;
private cocktail buffets featuring
Texas cuisine; dinner cruise on the
Brazos Queen II; and "Edward G.
Eisenlohr: Paintings and
Drawings" - special exhibition of
the works of this late nineteenthcentury
Texas artist at the Art
Center.
For more information write: The
Brazos Forum, P.O. Box 1541,
Waco, Texas 76703.
Managing Historic Sites
A workshop in San Antonio this fall
will be especially helpful for managers
of historic sits that operate on a
shoestring budget. Sponsored by the
National Trust for Historic Preservation,
in conjunction with the American
Association for State and Local

History and the Small Museum Committee
of the American Association
of Museums, the workshop is set for
September 30 through October 2. For
information, call Rob Mawson at
(202) 673-4153.
Management Techniques
The American Association for State
and Local History is sponsoring a
seminar on Management Techniques
for Museum and Historical Agency
Professionals, August 11 through
15, at the Wichita Falls Museum and
Art Center. In this four-day seminar,
participants will learn how to manage
their museums and historical
agencies more effectively. Attendance
will be limited and will be determined
by a screening committee.
Session topics include management,
board-director-staff relations,
fundraising, development, legal concerns,
and ethics. Write James B.
Gardner, Assistant Director, Education
Division, AASLH, Box 40983,
Nashville, Tennessee 37204.
Starting an Archives,
September 13-15, 1985,
Washington, D.C.
This workshop will provide an understanding
of the nature of an archives,
the theories and principles of archival
administration, and an overview of
the basic techniques of archival work
including collecting, arrangement,
description, and reference. The instructors
will discuss administrative
concerns such as determining what
resources are required to establish an
archival program, selling the idea of
an archives, budgeting and staffing
for the program, working with committees,
and establishing effective
public relations. Participants will be
given the opportunity to suggest special
areas of concern that they wish
the instructors to address. Instructors
will be Linda Henry and David B.
Gracy II. Through the generous support
of the Colonial Dames of America,
Chapter III, we are able to offer a
reduced registration fee of $125. For
more information, contact: Society
of American Archivists, 600 S. Fed

eral, Suite 504, Chicago, Illinois
60605.

AASLH Seminar on
Interpreting the
Humanities through
Museum Education
Programs
This five-day program will provide a
comprehensive guide to developing
successful museum education programs,
from on-site teaching strategies
to collaborative efforts with local
schools. Attendance will be
limited to 25 paid or volunteer professionals
selected from applicants
by a special AASLH screening committee.
At least five scholarships of
up to $200 each will be available to
help defray travel and subsistence
costs. Scholarship preference will be
given to applicants from agencies
that have annual budgets of less than
$100,000 and are open to the public
on a regular basis.
Date: November 3 through 8, 1985
Host: Old Sturbridge Village,
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Registration Fee: $200
Deadline for Applications: September
25, 1985
Sessions: Developing Museum Education
Programs: An Overview; How
Children Learn; Teaching Strategies;
Introduction to Curriculum Development;
Outreach Strategies; Building
Museum-School Collaboratives; Developing
Education Materials;
Teacher Training; Evaluating Museum
Education Programs; and
Adapting Education Programs for
Adult and Family Audiences.
Plus: a special field activity based on
a curriculum unit developed at Old
Sturbridge Village.
For more information, contact: James
B. Gardner, Assistant Director, Education
Division, AASLH, P.O. Box
40983, Nashville, Tennessee 37204.
Administration
The Fall Winedale Museum Seminar
will be held November 10 through 22,
1985. Winedale is designed to provide
a two-week session of intensive
training in all aspects of the museum
profession.
Deadline for applications is September
30. For more information, contact
Kit Neumann, Texas Historical
Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Aus

tin, Texas 78711, (512) 475-3092.

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