The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 223
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Henry home, the Texas Memorial Museum, the State Cemetery,
and the French Embassy. Portions of the meeting were filmed by
the Humble Oil and Refining Company and presented on the
firm's weekly TV program, "Texas in Review."
The Association sponsored the Junior Historians back in 1939
because of a need for local history instruction in the crowded
school curriculum. The organization was designed to attract to
the field of history young persons who had a desire to write; the
Junior Historian magazine was conceived to give young persons
a vehicle of publication in which they would not have to compete
with adult writers.
During the past decade and a half the Junior Historian move-
ment has experienced substantial growth. The number of chap-
ters has grown from five in 1939 to 145 at the present. The first
number of the Junior Historian, issued in January, 1940, con-
tained sixteen pages; the May, 1955, number of the magazine con-
tained thirty-four pages and had a subscription of approximately
1,250. The magazine is distributed not only to students and school
libraries but to men and women with an interest in the work and
in the history that is written by these students. Persons familiar
with the Junior Historian are in unanimous agreement that the
articles in the magazine maintain highest writing standards.
Junior Historian activities, however, are not confined solely to
writing articles for the Junior Historian magazine. During the
past year a wide range of historical work was done by the chapters
throughout the state. In Palestine High School, for example, a
Junior Historian museum housing the chapter's historical collec-
tions was set up. The same chapter awarded two $200 scholarships
to the outstanding Junior Historian members. In the McCamey
High School chapter active support was given to the Mendoza
Trail Association Museum; the Junior Historian group in the Ball
High School at Galveston served as narrators for the Galveston
Chamber of Commerce City Tours. The Dallas chapter in the
Highland Park High School gave assistance to the Texas Heritage
Foundation in commemorating the Heroes and Heroines of Texas
Education in special ceremonies at the Hall of State. At Seguin
the Junior Historians gave $2o, collected from a sale of Texas
calendars, to aid the Seguin Conservation Society in its work.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956, periodical, 1956; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101162/m1/249/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.