The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950 Page: 321
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American Heritage will include articles covering the full range of
American state and local history from folk art to more traditional
history, but the emphasis will be upon good writing which will inter-
pret each theme and open it to popular understanding. Special fea-
ture articles on outstanding historical, library, and museum institu-
tions and organizations will appear from time to time. Significant
ventures in historical society activity which can be so developed as
to be both valuable and interesting are also welcomed as articles.
Broad and objective interpretations of certain historical programs
progressing on a national scale, but with local roots, will be treated
from time to time, such as historical markers and the Seminars on
History News features which fit into this pattern will be found in
the new American Heritage. However, for the more minute and
immediately helpful news and ideas as to historical activity on a
broad front, we plan to continue History News in a simpler format
and hope to make it both more useful and more timely in its ap-
proach to news. If possible, we shall project it on a monthly basis
and include more material of value to small museums and a broader
range of local historical society interests and activities.
In the meantime, we hope you will greet the September issue of
American Heritage with the enthusiasm we think it will deserve. It
is an experiment that has a great potential importance to our Asso-
ciation. The prime purpose of the magazine will be to reach the
thousands of Americans interested in our heritage from the State and
local level and to tap the reservoir of national interest in our broader
heritage as a nation. We shall need your help in calling this magazine
to the attention of others. Our first issue should produce at least three
thousand subscribers. This is no ordinary periodical. It will make
extensive use of color and of other means of illustration. We have a
distinguished editorial advisory board sincerely interested in the mag-
azine's success. It includes such well known historians as Allan Nevins,
Carl Carmer, Roger Butterfield, and Frank Monaghan. This can and
must be our greatest venture in making this Association a potent
force in the fullest development of our American heritage expressed
in the vitality of our history as it lives and has its being in the story
of our states and our communities.
S. K. STEVENS
The Association has presented to the Eugene C. Barker Col-
lection of Texana a copy of the Hampden Patriot (Springfield,
Massachusetts) for August 5, 1819. The copy contains a column
article on the "Province of Texas," which, in part, says:
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