The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 284
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
4 was named as the date for permanent organization. The pro-
cedure followed by the Wilbarger County citizens has been
efficiently comprehensive and answers many of the questions the
Association has received related to the organization of county
historical societies. At the March meeting the community support
that the Wilbarger group could expect was determined, a nom-
inating committee for permanent officers was named, and Mrs.
E. S. Keefe of Midland, the principal speaker, outlined the
problems of organization and function of local historical societies.
To expedite the work of the new society, Mrs. Baxter Ross, a
sponsor of the organization and temporary secretary, set up a
number of research committees for the various communities in
the county and several miscellaneous committees to begin work
on the charter, a museum, Indian artifacts, records and files,
obituaries, and newspaper files.
The Association salutes the Wilbarger County Historical So-
ciety and commends the well-organized efficiency of the founders.
With such leadership and support, one more area of 'Texas can
be assured that its history will be properly preserved.
The New York publishing house of E. P. Dutton and Company
has announced that early in 1959 the firm will publish A Pictorial
History of Texas by Herbert and Virginia Gambrell. According
to the publisher, the history has over three hundred photographs
and drawings and thirty thousand words of text.
The Gambrell team is well known to most members of the
Association. The new book will be looked forward to with real
As a part of the 75th Anniversary of the University of Texas,
the Second International Congress of Historians of the United
States and Mexico will be held on November 3-6, at the Uni-
versity of Texas, Austin, Texas. The sponsors of the Congress
in the United States are the University of Texas, the American
Historical Association, and the Texas State Historical Association;
the Mexican sponsors are the Universidad Nacional Aut6noma
de M6xico, the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia,
and the Academia de Ciencias Hist6ricas de Monterrey.
Through the courtesy of Professor Archibald R. Lewis, Sec-
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