The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 312
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
It is not intended that this movement should in any way conflict
with any existing local historical society. Where city or regional
societies are already well established, such as the San Antonio
Historical Society, or the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society,
and where for local reasons the existing institution seems more
desirable than a new county society, no change should be at-
tempted. But it seems highly desirable that these established
organizations be brought into a closer relation with the general
historical activities over the state, and we urge affiliation and
Such patriotic organizations as are limited to certain specific
purposes, as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the American
Legion, and so on, should all assist and help the county historical
society, as they can be mutually helpful to each other, since the
county historical society may embrace the historical activities of
Affiliation with the Texas State Historical Association would
be mutually advantageous. The county organization is not re-
quired in any way to assist the state organization financially, nor
are any of the policies of the county organization to be dictated
by the Texas State Historical Association. The latter is willing
and anxious to encourage and assist the county organization in
every way possible. Where advice and help are requested in
organizing or in the literary work of the county organizations,
the officers of the state organization will render every assistance
possible. Where books and data of local significance are needed
and are not available, the University of Texas, the State Library,
the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, will be available for
such data, and as far as practicable, books and pamphlets, maps
and documents can be sent direct to responsible parties in any
county of the state, they simply paying postage for transmission.
The Texas State Historical Association feels that in promoting
the organization of county historical societies, it is creating a
sentiment for stronger state pride; fostering a love for the per-
petuation of the deeds of our pioneer forebears; and making more
loyal citizens of those who have emigrated to this state from all
over the world to find a peaceful and prosperous home in Texas
-all made possible by the pioneers of Texas.
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