The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 296
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Houston, Thomas J. Rusk, William B. Travis, James W. Fannin,
Mirabeau B. Lamar, and others.
The Magruder gift will be on display permanently in the
Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center as a gift to the Texas
State Historical Association.
A number of distinguished guests attended the Association's
annual meeting held in Austin on April 30 and May i. Dr.
Charles Evans, editor of the Chronicles of Oklahoma and secretary
of the Oklahoma Historical Society, returned to the Lone Star
State to attend the meeting. Dr. Evans is noted in Texas and
Oklahoma not only as an eminent historian but also as an
Two distinguished Latin Americans were present at the meet-
ing: Dr. Ignacio Bernal, director of the Instituto Nacional de
Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City and Dr. Humberto Vas-
quez Machicado, librarian and professor of economic history at
La Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia.
The West Texas Historical Association held its 1954 meeting
at Albany on May 8, with E. F. Duke, of Abilene, and Miss Louise
Kelly, of Wichita Falls, presiding at the morning and afternoon
sessions. The program, which conformed to. the tradition of excel-
lence established by the West Texas group, included a unique
innovation this year in the form of papers prepared and presented
by members of the Junior Historian chapters of Wichita Falls
and Albany. Among the senior speakers on the program were the
following: W. E. Brown, of Abilene, Floyd E. Ewing, Jr., of Wich-
ita Falls, Chris Emmett, of San Antonio, Carl Coke Rister, of
Lubbock, S. S. McKay, of Lubbock, James T. Padgitt, of Coleman,
M. L. Crimmins, of San Antonio, and H. Bailey Carroll, the
director of the Association.
Dr. L. F. Sheffy, well-known member of the Association, was
elected president of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society at
the annual meeting held in Canyon on May 18. Dr. Sheffy's serv-
ices to the society are many, and for a number of years he has
served as secretary.
A Coryell County Centennial celebration was held on May 6,
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