The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 92
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woman who joins the Association just to please a friend probably
will not long remain a member.
Speaking of interest in Texas history, it is pleasing to note the
birth and growth in recent years of many local and regional historical
organizations in our state. The Association has encouraged and aided
this trend and will certainly continue to do so in every way possible.
It would be interesting to us all to see a list of these organizations,
showing when each was formed, published in an early issue of the
We members can bring pleasure to our friends and aid the cause
of the Association by keeping our eyes open for prospective members
who have a genuine interest in Texas history. We can make a further
contribution by encouraging and assisting in the formation and
development of local and regional historical organizations.
During the past spring the Humble Oil and Refining Company
sent to each member of the Association a complimentary copy of
the Texas Sketchbook. This was another instance of the splendid
cooperation for the cause of Texas history that has existed for
many years between the Association and various Texas busi-
Frank T. Fields wrote the sketches and E. M. Schiwetz did the
illustrations for the Sketchbook. Members of the Association staff
gave assistance to the Humble people in the production of the
fine piece of Texana. Particularly helpful was Dr. Seymour V.
Connor, State Archivist, who began helping with the Humble Way
sketches when on the Association staff.
As soon as copies of the Texas Sketchbook were mailed, the
Association office began receiving letters from the membership
praising the work. Typical of the several hundred letters received
are the following:
I have much pleasure in acknowledging receipt of a complimentary
copy of the Texas Sketchkook made available through the generosity
of the Humble Oil and Refining Company. This is indeed a distinc-
tive contribution to Texas. E. M. Schiwetz is a real artist. Frank Fields'
sketches are vivid.
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