The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 162
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
promoting the growth of the Junior Historian movement throughout
the schools of Texas.
(8) To encourage the growth and support of Texas history col-
lections and libraries generally through these various interested
(g) To cooperate actively with the Texas Education Agency in
every historic phase of its Public School Centennial program where
the Survey can be of help.
(xo) To seek, by a sweeping survey of the opinion of all the
teachers of history in the public schools, their suggestions and recom-
mendations of the need for a more comprehensive program of Texas
History with the idea that their suggestions be passed on to the
Legislature with the report of the Texas Historical Survey.
In connection with point four of the recommendation, a reso-
lution has been adopted by several patriotic groups over the state.
The encouragement of state and local history has a special
validity in a federal republic founded upon the concepts of local
self-government and decentralized authority. If ever the people
lost their sense of loyalty and identification with their states, a
long step would have been taken toward converting the states to
mere administrative units in a drastically altered governmental
system. A proper interest in our state and local community go
hand-in-hand with an awareness of their historic roles. The pur-
poses of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee are directed
toward developing greater knowledge of the state in which we
live. This knowledge assumes its rightful significance when one
realizes that, in an orderly succession, it is a prerequisite to a
love of homeland, which is, in its turn, the basic essential of any
THE SUMMERFIELD G. ROBERTS AWARD
W. T. Kendall of Houston, president of The Sons of the Re-
public of Texas, has announced that the organization will spon-
sor the Summerfield G. Roberts Award in literature again this
The award is presented each November at the annual dinner
of the Texas Institute of Arts and Letters in Dallas to the author
of the manuscript which best portrays the spirit of the men and
women who founded the Republic of Texas and which is written
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955, periodical, 1955; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101158/m1/183/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.