The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 70
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
(a) Expense on the Cumulative Index was more than $400
greater during the past year than it was the year before.
The index is much nearer to completion and will even-
tually result in some return to the Association.
(b) More than $400 more was spent during the past year than
the year before for the purchase of books. These book
purchases can be divided into four classifications:
(1) Books for office use, which amounted to less than $50
of the $841.50 expended.
(2) Rare books which were offered for sale at such rea-
sonable prices that I felt certain that they would
bring in more than their cost at auction.
(3) Remnants of publications, such as various county
histories, which I was able to buy at a low price and
which the Association can hold for sale at a consid-
(4) Books which are offered for sale by the Association
2. The Association made a $250 payment for research. The
money for this payment had been deposited in the General Fund
some years ago and was paid at the request of the donor to the
person whose research met his specifications.
3. The General Fund has also been drawn upon for some
expenses necessary in getting other books ready for publication.
Some of these books, at least, should be ready for sale within
the coming year and should result in profit to the Association.
4. Printing costs have increased.
5. An increase of $480.95 in salaries paid by the Association
6. The management and accumulation of other funds, par-
ticularly the Rockefeller and Publication Funds, both of which
show considerable profit to the Association, must by nature result
in some expense. This expense has been borne by the General
The balance in the General Fund on March 1 was $5,515-75.
The Special Fund
The Special Fund was created in 1936 by Dr. Eugene C.
Barker. The fund represents the accumulation of the payments
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