The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 3

THE
SOUTHWESTERN HISTORICAL
QUARTERLY
VOL. XXXI JULY, 1927 No. 1
The publication committee and the editors disclaim responsibility for views expressed by
contributors to THE QUARTERLY
REVIEW OF THE WORK OF THE TEXAS STATE HIS-
TORICAL ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL ADDRESS BY TIE PRESIDENT
T. F. HARWOOD
The Texas State Historical Association was born February 13,
1897, at an assembly whose committee on organization was com-
posed of the following distinguished members: Ex-Governors,
O. M. Roberts and F. R. Lubbock; ex-United States Senator,
John H. Reagan; Dr. George T. Winston, President of the Uni-
versity; Professor George P. Garrison, head of the Department
of History of the University of Texas; Dudley G. Wooten, then
engaged in editing and writing, A Comprehensive History of
Texas, and A. J. Rose, an ardent Texas historian.
The Association was organized and its Constitution adopted
March 2, following. 0. M. Roberts was elected the first Presi-
dent, Dr. George P. Garrison, Librarian, and Lester G. Bugbee,
Secretary and Treasurer.
The object of the Association as stated in Article II of the
Constitution, "Shall be in general, the promotion of historical
studies; and in particular, the discovery, collection, preservation
and publication of historical material, especially such as relates
to Texas."
The first annual meeting of the Association was held at the
University building in Austin on Thursday, June 17, 1897. Presi-
dent Roberts read his address, "The Proper Work of the Asso-
ciation," followed by other papers which compose Number I,
Volume I, of THE QUARTERLY.

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