The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 536

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T. HERBERT ETZLER, "German-American Newspapers in Texas
with Special Reference to the Texas Volksblatt, 1877-1889," is
assistant professor of German at Southern Methodist University.
His doctoral dissertation, The Dallas, Texas, Volksblatt-A Contri-
bution to the History of German Newspapers in Texas, was com-
pleted in 1949, and a similar paper has been accepted for publi-
cation this year in American German Review. Dr. Etzler hopes
some day to compile a complete list of German newspapers in
Texas, and has begun that work by checking the larger German
papers for mention of any others. A member of several language
and German societies, Dr. Etzler presented a paper at a meeting
of the South Central Modern Language Association in 1949, and
in 1950 was chairman of the linguistics section of that organi-
zation.
LENA LONDON, "The Initial Homestead Exemption in Texas,"
was born in Poland and came to America with her parents. She
took her B.A. degree from Hunter College, her M.A. degree from
Clark University, and is now a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia Uni-
versity. Her thesis is Sources of Ideas of Western State Constitu-
tions, 1830-186o, and she has had articles on the midwestern states
published in several periodicals. Miss London has received prizes
in history and research and she is a member of several honorary
and learned organizations. Her special interest is the study of
imprisonment for debt, homestead exemptions, and imprisonment
for non-payment of militia fines.
ROBERT A. BRENT, "Nicholas P. Trist and the Treaty of Guada-
lupe Hidalgo," studied this subject in graduate work at the Uni-
versity of Virginia, where he took his M.A. and Ph.D. Both his
thesis and his dissertation were studies of Trist, one taking up his
early life and one a complete biography. Brent has furnished
articles on Trist and the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the
Encyclopedia Americana, and at present he is working on a book
entitled Nicholas P. Trist: Biography of a Disobedient Diplomat.
Brent, now an associate professor of history and government

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