Heritage, Volume 02, Number 03, Summer 1985

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME 2

HERITAGE

BOOK PROFILE 7
Frederick Remington: A Biography by
Peggy and Harold Samuels
History by Design: A primer on interpreting
and exhibiting community history by
Patrick Norris
The Uncensored John Henry Faulk: A
collection of stories, essays and folktales
by John Henry Faulk
FEATURE 9

The General Land Office: Preserving
Texas History Through Land Records by
Michael Q. Hooks, Ph.D.
The General Land Office is a state agency
with a history as long as that of independent
Texas itself. Established in December
1836 by the First Congress of the
Republic, the General Land Office was
initially assigned the responsibility of collecting
all records pertaining to the lands
of the Republic and verifying claims for
land titles issued by Spain and Mexico.

CORNERSTONE

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Preservation News From Around the
State: Included in this section are listings
for workshops and seminars/funding and
grants.
The Texas Heritage Celebration: History
in the Making by Ellen Tischler
Reminiscent of a good old-fashioned
county fair, Waterloo Park in old historic
Austin came to life on June 15 and 16,
1985 as thousands of Texans gathered to
celebrate their heritage.

ON THE COVER

The granting of land as reward for service in the
Revolution opened the door for many individuals
who participated in battle or were wounded.
Hendrick Arnold was awarded Donation Certificate
No. 711 for 640 acres of land for "having been at
Bexar between the fifth and tenth of December,
1835." This copy of an original document is courtesy
of the Archives and Records Division, General
Land Office, Austin, Texas.

CONSERVATION 18

Pages Out of Time.
torical Papers and
Rempel, Conservator

. .Preserving HisBooks
by Terry

Everyone has some. piece of history
tucked away in an attic or drawer. Most of
the time these memories will be on paper,
a material we all take for granted. . .

HERITAGE magazine is published
quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation,
P.O. Box 12243, Austin, Texas
78711, Copyright( October 1985.
The opinions expressed by contributing
authors do not necessarily reflect those of
the Texas Historical Foundation. The
Texas Historical Foundation is a private
non-profit organization supported by
membership dues, contributions and
grants.
Unsolicited articles not exceeding 5,000
words will be accepted for review. All articles
pertaining to Texas' heritage, culture
and preservation activities and issues
will be given highest priority. Deadlines
for articles are two months preceding
publication date.
Publication dates: February 1, May 1,
August 1 and November 1. Advertising
rates can be found on page 2.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Editor in Chief: J.P. Bryan, Jr.
Editor: John Jenkins
Associate Editors: Dr. Idris Traylor, Jr.
John Ben Shepperd
Managing Editors: Mark Trowbridge
Tanya Fain
Production and Art Director: Elizabeth
Vair
Contributing Writers:
Dr. Michael Q. Hooks
Terry Rempel
Ellen Tischler

Printing by the Whitley
Texas.

Co., Austin,

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Texas Historical Foundation. Heritage, Volume 02, Number 03, Summer 1985. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45444/. Accessed July 24, 2014.