The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 87
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A number of streets in Wichita Falls are named for the Presi-
dents. By the side of Hayes Street is Tilden--the preservation of
an attitude of mind!
The north-south streets of the original city of Austin were
named for Texas rivers in the order in which the rivers occur, Rio
Grande on the west and Red River on the east. The cross streets
were named for Texas trees, but these names were abandoned
and numbers substituted. Sixth Street, the principal cross street,
According to the Texas Almanac for 1939-1940, the library of
the University of Texas contains 564,000 books. The State Library
contains 180,000 volumes. The total for Austin is 744,000 volumes.
These two libraries contain a little less than two-fifths of all the
books in Texas college and public libraries. It is quite probable that
if duplicates were counted once, it would be found that the Uni-
versity of Texas library contains more books than all other libraries
in the state. It has more than four times as many books as its next
neighbor. The value of the University collection is out of all pro-
portion to size and number. This means that all research roads in
Texas must eventually lead to the University library.
The Association has through the years contributed enormously to
the University collection. For one thing all exchanges, which come
from all parts of the world, go into the University library. In
return the University pays the Association the sum of $300 an-
nually. It has been conservatively estimated that the University
library receives exchanges to the amount of $500 annually.
Every three months twenty-five copies of the Southwestern His-
torical Quarterly travel by train and ocean liner to the far parts
of the world. Copies go to Jerusalem in Asia, Montevideo in
Uruguay and to other places between A and U. The Quarterly
goes to London, Paris, Berlin, Stuttgart, Rome, Stockholm, Basel,
Mexico and Canada. It is to be found in practically every uni-
versity library in the United States.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940, periodical, 1940; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101111/m1/95/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.