The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 68
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natural object, citizen, or event in the county when that city,
object, person, or event has been allotted a separate treatment.
Or the sketch of a man may give more information than it
should about a colony he created, a battle in which he partici-
pated, or an expedition of which he was a member when these
subjects are to be given separate treatment. Finally, every effort
is made to have each article give its quota of information in the
fewest number of words possible. Some articles need practically
no revision, but others have to be entirely rewritten.
Approximately three-fourths of the articles which have been
written have been through at least half of this editing process.
Two-thirds of the articles have been completely through the
process. In the case of the completely checked articles, we are
waiting the delivery of an electric typewriter to facilitate the
making of carbon copies to be distributed to members of the
Publication Board for a final checking.
The state of fluidity is a prime characteristic of the Handbook
project. Absolute accuracy as to number of topics assigned or
accepted is impossible because the number changes each day. The
total number of words written is determined by the record made
for vouchering purposes, but a word count of staff articles would
be an obvious waste of time and money.
A fairly general count made in March, 1947, indicated the
Topics in Tentative List ......... . 2,ooo
Topics written . ................. 3,825
Topics assigned but not written ..... 5,000
Topics unassigned ........... 3,175
Words written .............. . .712,ooo
An auditor's report of the Association's finances is being
submitted herewith by the treasurer of the Association, but it
was thought that some explanation to accompany it might
The Association has seven separate and distinct funds which
make up the total financial worth of the Association. An audit
of these funds shows that the total monetary worth of the Asso-
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