The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 61
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Report to the Executive Council
Michelangelo or that a dramatist should cease to write because
he could not equal Shakespeare.
The Quarterly has been fortunate in the amount and excel-
lence of the copy available. It can definitely be interpreted as
complimentary that persons who have written historical articles
have submitted them first to the Quarterly, and many of them
have preferred to wait sometimes longer than a year for publi-
cation in the Quarterly rather than to accept immediate publi-
cation in some other historical journal.
I make no claim that what has been said here covers the sub-
ject completely. Others may have suggestions and additions, and
there may be corrections, clarifications, or modifications that
ought to be made in what is said here concerning editorial policy.
The auditor's report for the year 1946-1947, which is submitted
to you herewith, accounts for only three numbers of the Quar-
terly in either receipts or expenditures. The January, 1947, num-
ber, which would normally have appeared on this budget was
delayed in printing. There have been serious shortages of paper,
metal, men, and machines. Our printers had the copy early, but
the Quarterly was late. We bill for both dues and advertising
by issues of the Quarterly rather than by set periods so that the
receipts in this budget are likewise for only three issues rather
Of each of the three numbers represented in this report, 2300
copies of the Quarterly were printed, making a total of 6900
single numbers. The total cost was as follows:
Printing ................ $4,577.24
W rappers ....... ... ...... ... 66.70
Lettering and engraving .......... 181.o09
Total ........... .......... $4,725.03
This total of $4,725.03 for 6900 single issues makes an average
of 681/, cents per copy number. This figure is representative of
present costs. The January, 1946, Quarterly cost a cent and a
fraction less for printing, and the January, 1947, number a little
more than a cent more. The engraving, of course, varies with
the number of cuts used in the issue. The average member of
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