The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 112
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H. BAILEY CARROLL
W ITH this number (Vol. L, No. 1) the Quarterly enters
its fiftieth year of publication. There are many things
which indicate that this Golden Anniversary year which is just
being entered may be one of the most significant in the long
history of the Association. A full explanation of the program
cannot now be made, but the membership may be assured that
some forthcoming announcements will be very much upon the
The beginning of our Fiftieth Anniversary year has not
passed without notice on the part of several institutions and
friends of long standing. The American Historical Association
is two years older than this one. From the distinguished editor
of the American Historical Review came the following greeting:
May I on behalf of the Board of Editors of the American Historical
Review extend to the Southwestern Historical Quarterly greetings and
good wishes on the completion of your first half century. In that time
you have become one of the outstanding regional periodicals and the leader
in your area. Your record gives you assurance of even greater future
service to history and to the broad cultural interest of the great Southwest.
GUY STANTON FORD, Editor
American Historical Review
From the editor of the Journal of Southern History another
telegram of congratulations was received:
Congratulations to the Quarterly on its Golden Anniversary. The quality
of its contents during the past fifty years has placed it among the leading
state historical publications of this country. May it long continue its
effective service in promoting sound historical scholarship in Texas and
As one who has been a member of the Texas State Historical Association
since 1920, I can add that I treasure my file of the Quarterly as one of
the most valuable items in my personal library. It has more sound Texas
history than can be found anywhere else, and no one who is seriously
interested in that history can afford to be without it. The present editorial
staff has maintained in splendid fashion the standards set by Garrison and
Barker, and I predict that the Quarterly's next fifty years will see a more
adequate recognition of its contributions toward a full understanding of
the Texas that was and how the Texas that is came to be. Carry on the
WILLIAM C. BINKLEY, Editor
Journal of Southern History
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