The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 113
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And from the President of the American Association for
State and Local History we received the following generous
Congratulations to the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and to the
Texas State Historical Association on a half century of valuable contribu-
tions to local, state, and regional history in an outstanding historical
DOROTHY C. BARCK, President
American Association for
State and Local History
On behalf of the Executive Council and the membership it is
a real pleasure to acknowledge these generous thoughts.
Perhaps some statement concerning my selection as director
of the Association ought to be made; actually, however,
there is little to be said. Professor Webb's resignation was
against my wishes and requests made on numerous occasions.
At the time I took the acting directorship, upon the occasion
of his going to Oxford as Harmsworth Professor of History,
I made the statement that there were no new policies to an-
nounce for the Association. A half-century has fixed in a rather
definite fashion the course of the Association. As a figure of
speech I should say that the Association is like one of the
ponderous Katy locomotives. It has power, but it runs along
a, well defined course. It stays on its own track and on its own
division. It renders a great service in transporting freight-
our freight is Texas history. We do not handle just one, but
instead, many commodities. The locomotive which pulls a wide
variety of products renders the area it is to serve the greatest
service. The Quarterly must be balanced to render its full
service to the cause of Texas history. Occasionally the railroad
must decline to carry commodities; so with the Quarterly. We
have page limitations-just as definitely as a locomotive will
have tonnage ratings. At the present time about twice as much
possible copy is received as can be published. Some articles
must be returned. Probably no editor ever printed all that was
offered him. Probably all editors have been charged with preju-
dice over some manuscript that had to be passed over.
But our locomotive must deliver the goods both to and from
the metropolitan centers and the flag stops. Each receives full
consideration as a port of call.
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