The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 64
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Junior Historian chapters, and the number of young persons
who are taking an interest in Texas history have increased. Dur-
ing the past year the magazine contained nearly three times as
many pages as it did during the year before.
From the Junior Historians of today must come the Association
members of tomorrow. Personally, I feel that the operation of
the Junior Historian movement and the publication of the mag-
azine is a just field of expenditure for the Association.
Reducing the number of pages in the magazine would reduce
the cost. Up to the present time, I have tried to publish in the
magazine as far as possible every entry that was worthy of pub-
lication because I felt that that much encouragement was due
To cut down the number of copies printed would cut costs
so little as to be of almost no value.
The Association entered the field of book publication during
the period of Professor Webb's directorship and has continued
it in a limited degree ever since.
The primary purpose of the Association in book publishing
has been the preservation by publication of Texas material. The
Association has brought out books with an attitude of service
rather than as a money-making proposition. With only one
exception, the books thus far published by the Association .have
been priced with a view of breaking even rather than making
money. The same general policy has been followed in selecting
books for publication as has been followed in selecting articles
for Quarterly publication. That is, the Association has endeav-
ored to publish historically useful and sound books in the field
of Texas history. There has been no attempt to emphasize any
field, type, or region. Even more than in the Quarterly articles,
availability has been, and must continue to be, an important
factor. To date four books, Texas County Histories, Santa Rita,
Charles Schreiner, General Merchandise, and History of the
Presbyterian Church at Jefferson, have been published, with a
profit to the Association of $1,o61.31.
The Association has not brought out a book during the past
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