The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 150
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
For the members representative on the executive council J.
Evetts Haley was re-elected, and newly elected was Mrs. Ellen
Garwood, student of Texas history and prominent in civic affairs
throughout the state.
Mrs. Coral H. Tullis, whose constructive contributions to the
Association are incalculable, was re-elected corresponding secre-
tary and treasurer.
Rudolph L. Biesele, for more than two decades an associate
editor of the Quarterly, has retired. Dr. Biesele's successor is
Otis A. Singletary, member of the history department at the
University of Texas. Dr. Singletary has published a number of
works on the periods of the Civil War and Reconstruction,
spoke at the 1956 Association meeting, and has contributed to
William C. Pool, professor of history at Southwest Texas State
College, was elected a fellow of the Association.
The 1957 book auction was named in honor of the late L. W.
Kemp, honorary life member of the executive council from the
fellows, and a most devoted supporter of the work of the Asso-
ciation. This year's auction did not have so many choice items
as in previous years, but bidding was active and the income
amounted to $937.75. The auction was again ably directed by
High Sheriff George P. Isbell, and he was assisted by J. W.
Williamson, member of the faculty of Lee College in Baytown;
Joe P. Smyer, University of Texas law student; and James Baker,
University of Texas business administration student and employee
in the Association office.
To the contributors and those persons who worked on the
auction, the Association extends its sincere appreciation. The
following list is believed to be complete, but, if any contributor's
name has been omitted, please notify the office.
The following persons contributed to the book auction:
Juanita Douglas Mrs. Harbert Davenport
Burwell Pope George Isbell
Nancy Taylor J. C. Dykes
George F. Haugh Edward S. Wallace
S. W. Geiser Mrs. Meredith B. Cain
The Naylor Company Lee Simmons
Julia Waugh Austin Public Library
James M. Cotten Mrs.Fred L. Cole
Fred R. Cotten Mrs. J. R. Reed
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