The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 235
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Texana in the Nation's Capital
ested in a locality whether the relevant files have been given a
regional or a different organization. Thus, for example, among
the agencies brought into being by World War I, the Food
Administration subdivided itself by states, the branch adminis-
trations in each state being headed by a federal food adminis-
trator. Therefore to write the history of the local administra-
tions is a comparatively simple matter; those for Pennsylvania
and Iowa have already been made the subjects of studies, and
Texas could readily receive like treatment. But another agency,
the Fuel Administration, was not so organized, and a student
interested in federal control of Texas oil during the war would
have to comb the files of the oil division to find the Texas data.
In summary, one might picture a great triangle, whose angles
are the historical students and institutions of Texas, the Na-
tional Archives, and the Library of Congress. If the connec-
tions are kept up, the sides of the triangle remain in being, and
it is a formidable structure. If the sides disappear, there are
but three isolated points, and points, as all know, have no ex-
tension, but only location.
Here’s what’s next.
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