The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 83
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Notes and Fragments.
a legislative reference section in the State Library. This bill failed
The bill introduced in 1909 embodied the substance of the bills
of 1899 and 1907. However, the clause relating to traveling li-
braries was eliminated during its passage. The bill as finally passed
provides for the creation of the Texas Library and Historical Conm-
mission, to be composed of three members appointed by the Gov-
ernor and two members ex-officio-the Professor of History in the
University of Texas and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The duties or the Commission are as follows: (1) to control and
administer the State Library, to collect materials relating to the
history of Texas and the adjoining States, to preserve, classify and
publish the manuscript archives, to encourage historical work and
research; (2) to aid and encourage public libraries, and (3) to ail
those who are studying the problems to be dealt with by legislation.
The Commission held its first meeting on March 30, 1909, and is
composed of Dr. George P. Garrison, Professor of History in the
University of Texas, Chairman; Mrs. J. C. Terrell, Port Worth,
Vice-Chairman; Major George W. Littlefield, Austin; Hon. Richard
Mays, Corsicana; Hlon. R. B. Cousins, Superintendent of Public In-
struction, and E. W. Winkler, State Librarian and Ex-officio Sec-
retary. E. W. WINKLER.
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