The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 76
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
members. Dr. Joseph Schmitz, chairman of the committee which
drafted the revised constitution, explained the procedure of the
committee and the contents in general. The new constitution,
adopted with only one dissenting vote, follows:
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I.-NAME.-This Society shall be called The Texas State
ARTICLE II.-OBJECTIVES.-The objectives of the Association shall
be, in general, the promotion of historical studies; and, in particular,
the discovery, collection, preservation, and publication of historical
material, especially such as relates to Texas.
ARTICLE III.-MEMBERSHIP.-The Association shall consist of Mem-
bers, Fellows, Life Members, Sustaining Members, Patrons, Corpora-
tion Members, Honorary Life Members, and such other types of
membership as the Executive Council shall from time to time establish.
(a) Members.-All persons interested in the collection, preservation,
and publication of Texas history are invited to membership in the
Association. However, the Executive Council shall have the authority
to exclude from membership any person or persons adjudged to be un-
(b) Fellows.-Members who show, by published work, special apti-
tude for historical investigation may be elected Fellows by the Execu-
tive Council. The number of Fellows shall not exceed sixty.
(c) Life Members, Sustaining Members, Patrons, and Corporation
Members.-Such benefactors of the Association as shall pay into its
treasury at one time certain sums to be fixed by the Executive Council,
or shall present to the Association an equivalent in books, manuscripts,
or other acceptable matter, shall be classed as Life Members, Sustain-
ing Members, Patrons, or Corporation Members.
(d) Honorary Life Members.-Persons who have rendered eminent
service to Texas or to the Association may be elected Honorary Life
Members by the Executive Council.
ARTICLE IV.-OFFICERs.-The affairs of the Association shall be ad-
ministered by a President, four numbered Vice-Presidents, a Director,
a Treasurer, and an Executive Council.
The President and the four Vice-Presidents and the Treasurer shall
be elected at the annual business meeting for a term of one year.
The Director of the Association shall be a member of the Depart-
ment of History in The University of Texas. The Director is the rep-
resentative of the Executive Council, Editor of the Quarterly, and has
general charge of all Association affairs.
Fellows shall be elected to the Executive Council at the annual
business meeting of the Association for a term of three years.
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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/m1/88/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.