The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 403
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Biographies and accounts of events and movements were as-
signed to those who had made special studies of them. Where no
special study had been made, standard references have been fol-
lowed. In some instances Handbook assignments have resulted
not only in the encyclopedic articles but also in the publication
of longer and more extensive studies. Notable ones published in
the Quarterly are George E. Shelley's "The Semicolon Court of
Texas," XLVIII; Alice Gray Upchurch's "A Sketch History of
San Saba County, Texas," L; W. J. Battle's "A Concise History of
the University of Texas, 1883-1950," LIV; and E. T. Miller's "The
Texas State Tax System," LV. Much of the work on persons and
events outside the field of special studies has been done by stu-
dents at the University who were able to take advantage of the
facilities of the State and University Archives Collections. These
articles have been checked by members of the family whenever
descendants could be located. State-wide organizations-the Ma-
sonic lodge, the State Medical Association, and the Texas State
Bar, especially-have co-operated by searching their files for in-
formation, and when they did not have the data, by carrying
questions to their memberships through their periodicals.
Faculty members of the University of Texas and of the Agri-
cultural and Mechanical College of Texas have handled most of
the subjects dealing with economics, government, archaeology,
geography, geology, architecture, law, agriculture, and the like.
Faculty members have also co-operated by checking with and
supervising the articles of student and staff writers.
Editorial work has been carried on during the entire period
while the articles have been accumulated. The goal in this process
has been a uniform, encyclopedic style with emphasis on a clear
and readable presentation of facts and the furnishing of a bib-
liography to guide those interested in more intensive study and
During the past year the office work has centered around a
checking and rechecking of the articles, against each other, and
against standard works and special studies. Many of the articles
have been mailed out to Association members who were in a
position to check the articles prepared by staff and student writers.
Persons who for one reason or another were not able to write
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