The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 78
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The following officers of the Association were elected for the
President: Paul Adams
Vice-Presidents: Ralph Steen, Merle (Mrs. J. Bruce) Duncan,
Fred R. Cotten, George P. Isbell
Executive Council: (Fellows) Joseph Schmitz
(Members) Carl Hertzog
Treasurer: Mrs. Coral H. Tullis
The new Association president, Paul Adams, is a businessman
and collector of Texana from San Antonio. He has been president
of the San Antonio School Board and a contributor to the
Quarterly. For a number of years he has served as Association
vice-president and been on the executive council.
Re-elected vice-presidents were Ralph Steen, professor of history
at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; Merle (Mrs.
J. Bruce) Duncan, of Waco, professor of history at Baylor Univer-
sity; Fred R. Cotten, Parker County historian, businessman, and
Texana collector from Weatherford. The newly elected fourth
vice-president, George P. Isbell, has for many years been the high
sheriff at the Association's annual book auction.
On the executive council Joseph Schmitz was re-elected as
fellows' representative, and Carl Hertzog, widely known book
publisher from El Paso, was re-elected as members' representa-
tive. L. W. Kemp, former Association president and well known
for his work on the period of the Republic of Texas, was
elected honorary life member of the executive council from the
Mrs. Coral H. Tullis, whose services to the Association over a
long period are incalculable, was again named treasurer.
The 1955 book auction was named in honor of the late Miss
Adina de Zavala, who was a charter member of the Association,
honorary life member of the executive council from the fellows,
and a most devoted supporter of the work of the Association.
Although this year's auction did not have as many choice items
as in previous years, bidding was active and the income amounted
to $611.75. The auction was again directed by George P. Isbell,
and he was assisted by James D. Carter, authority on Masonry in
Texas; Seymour V. Connor, state archivist; Charles Bacarisse,
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