The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 390
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
due the making of many historic spots and the repair and preser-
vation of the far-famed California missions. Not the least im-
portant of their measures was the founding of the Native Sons'
Fellowship, in History at the University of California.2
B. The founding of the fellowships.--At the "Grand Parlor,"
or general, meeting of the Native Sons at Marysville in April,
1909, a resolution was adopted for the appointment of a commit-
tee of five to investigate and report, at the next session of the
Grand Parlor, as to the feasibility of establishing a chair in Cali-
fornia history at the state universoty. The committee conferred
with Professor H. Morse Stephens, head of the history depart-
ment at the University of California, who advised them that it
would first be necessary to train a man for the position, since
there was no one properly qualified for it. Professor Stephens
suggested the founding of two annual fellowships of $1500 each,
to enable the holders to, study California history at its sources in
Spain and elsewhere. This idea was accepted by the committee,
and was recommended to the order at the next meeting of the
Grand Parlor, held in June, 1910, at Lake Tahoe. The resolu-
tion was referred to the finance committee, which reported in
favor of a gift of $1500 to the University of California for a
Native Son's Fellowship, for the following year. In this form,
the resolution was adopted, and a committee of five was ap-
pointed to co-operate with the authorities of the university in
carrying out the details of the grant. In June, 1911, at the
Grand Parlor meeting, held at Santa. Cruz, the sum of $3000 was
voted for two fellowships. Since that time, this amount has been
appropriated for this purpose annually.3
C. Brief history of the followships.-While the Native Sons
were evolving toward the idea of the fellowships, steps were be-
'Section A is based on Jung, Fred. H., What, who, and how, the Native
Sons, in Grizzly Bear magazine, v. XX, no. 6, p. 25; April, 1917. Mr.
Jung is Grand Secretary of the order.
"This paragraph is based upon a letter to the present writer by Mr. D. Q.
Troy of Oakland, historiographer of the N. S. G. W. order. The letter is
dated May 23, 1917; it contains much more than the brief statement given
here, for which reason it has been turned over to the Bancroft Library.
A noteworthy source for additional information is the Grizzly Bear Mag-
azine, organ of the N. S. G. W. and the N. D. G. W., where detailed ac-
counts of Grand Parlor meetings are to be found.
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