The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 17
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THE SUMMERFIELD G. ROBERTS AWARD
The Summerfield G. Roberts Award of $1,ooo, created in the
Spring of 1951, will be made through the Sons of the Republic
of Texas and in cooperation with the Texas Institute of Letters
for the work dealing with Texas before 1846 which best "per-
petuates the memory and the spirit of the men and women who
achieved and maintained the independence of Texas."
PURPOSE OF THE AWARD. The donor and the sponsors hope in
this way to contribute toward a current understanding of the
genesis of Anglo-American civilization in this region and an ac-
curate appraisal of the character and characteristics of the
CONTINUITY OF THE AWARD. The Sons of the Republic of Texas
hope to offer this or similar awards annually. In later years it is
expected that books published during the calendar year ending
October 1 and manuscripts ready for publication will be eligible.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR 1951. In view of the fact that only
three months remain before the closing date (October 1), manu-
scripts cannot be considered this year. The first Summerfield G.
Roberts Award will be presented to the living author of the
work which best "perpetuates the memory and the spirit of the
men and women who achieved and maintained the indepen-
dence of Texas," regardless of the date of publication.
WHO MAY ENTER. Books may be entered by the author, by
the publisher, by other individuals, or by historical organizations.
One copy of each work to be considered must reach each of the
three judges by October 1, 1951, at the addresses given below.
JUDGES FOR 1951: Herbert Gambrell (Hall of State, Dallas 1),
president, Texas State Historical Association, author of Anson
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