The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 111
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The unanimous decision of the judges on the first Book-Lovers
Award was as follows:
Because of their appreciation and love of books and because of
the fine collection of books they have formed, Honorable Mention
was awarded to the following, in alphabetical order:
Mr. Jack L. Hart, Carthage, Texas
Mr. Joel H. Johnson, Round Rock, Texas
Mr. Travis Poole, Cotulla, Texas
Miss Consuelo Raymond, Laredo, Texas
Mr. F. Macdonald Spindler, Brazoria, Texas
Because of his ability to build a unified collection of books with-
out losing a wide and diversified interest and because of a genuine
interest shown in books themselves, Third Place was awarded to
J. Olcutt Sanders, Fort Worth, Texas
Because of a sincere love of books and because of her ability to
form a small collection of books of the finest literary quality and
unity, Second Place was awarded to
Miss Mae Featherstone, Goldthwaite, Texas
And, finally, because of the completeness and unity of his col-
lection, because of a genuine love of books, and because of his
ability to form not only a specialized collection of books but a
general library as well, First Place was awarded to
Mr. John Ben Shepperd, Gladewater, Texas.
Mr. Shepperd's library was notable for his fine collection of books
on the presidents of the United States and other famous Americans.
His prize was $25.00 in cash and a year's membership in the Texas
State Historical Association. Miss Featherstone's collection of auto-
graphed books relating to life and letters in Texas and the South-
west was also notable. She also received a prize of books. Mr.
Sanders had formed a collection around Southwest folk music and
folklore, and his award was also made in the form of books. The
presentation of the award was made by W. E. Wrather, President
of the Association. The University Co-Op furnished the money
for the cash award. The judges were Dr. Ohland Morton and
University of Texas.
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