The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 386
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
I can think of other values of history. If we know history we
can enjoy our present life a bit more. To know something of the
Crusades, to know something of the founding fathers of the
Union, to know something of Texas in the 1840's is to give mean-
ing to existence, it is to have something to think about, something
to enrich our lives. A man without history, an individual who
sees and knows only the present, lives superficially, for he never
knows the meaning of what he sees and does. A man can live
with only the sprouts of his own brain but he gets mighty small
There is no way to prove that knowledge of history will bring
a monetary reward. But remembered experience, knowledge of
history, is the beginning of understanding, of intelligent action
and enjoyable thought.
The historians in America, you and I, have much to do in the
education of ourselves and our fellow Americans. The Texas State
Historical Association and the American Historical Association
have much in common. We have especially our mutual desire to
promote the study of history. It is our hope and our belief that
we can work together in the future to bring to Americans further
and deepening consciousness of their past.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957, periodical, 1957; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101163/m1/415/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.