The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950 Page: 475
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Frank Goodwyn, Texan novelist, had an article on "Ramon
Miranda and His Songs" in Western Folklore for July, 1949.
Miranda was once a Texan but now resides in Chicago. Goodwyn
is now at Northwestern University.
Mrs. R. L. Batte, Sr., of Cameron, writes that she is making
excellent progress on her manuscript dealing with the history
of Milam County. In the summer of 1949 Margaret Lengert, of
Rockdale, finished a master's thesis in the University on the his-
tory of Milam County.
Ford Times for November, 1949, contains an article by Barry
Benefield entitled, "Jefferson, Texas." The article, a charming
introduction to the Marion County seat of government, is illus-
trated with paintings by Ed Bearden. Especially striking is the
picture of the Excelsior Hotel where Jay Gould, Oscar Wilde,
U. S. Grant, and other dignitaries stopped.
On October 2, 1949, the Big Spring Daily Herald published
a historical edition consisting of 212 pages in nineteen sections.
Homer Stephen, resident of Stephenville, Texas, and founder
of the Erath County Central Texas Historical Society, writes that
the Dublin Progress is engaged in printing serially a history of
Erath County. The articles will deal especially with the pioneer
settlers of the area.
The following note in the Austin American for November 4,
1949, called attention to an event highly important in the pres-
ervation of the basic materials of Texas history:
Microfilming of important state documents to preserve the originals
from destruction was begun Thursday.
The state's aging, brittle-paged constitution was the first volume
to go under the microfilming cameras set up in the basement of the
capitol. Volumes of general and special laws, dating back to the days
of the Republic, followed.
Money for the microfilming was made available by the last Legis-
lature to permit the state to have exact legal copies of the important
works for general office use and legal reference without handling the
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