The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 313
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The Texas State Historical Association therefore particularly
requests that each of its members try to confer with others in his
county and issue a call in his local paper for the organization of
a county historical society. Two or three can set a day and place
of meeting, elect temporary officers, if the meeting is not largely
attended, and set another day for permanent organization. Have
several good speakers to outline the splendid results to be achieved
by a live, wide-awake organization. Get up a good program out-
lining the possibilities of local historical research in your county.
'Take this notice as a special invitation to sign a call for the
organization of a county historical society.
In response to numerous requests from interested local groups,
the following model constitution for a county historical society
is presented herewith:
... ..._--.........------- COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The undersigned hereby associate themselves as founders of a society
for the purposes hereinafter set forth for the accomplishments of which
we accept and hereby adopt the following standard Constitution, ten-
dered by the Texas State Historical Association, with such changes
adapted to our local conditions as may be made from time to time.
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization shall be the-------.--------....___
County Historical Society.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE
This Society is formed for historical and literary purposes and the
particular objects and business thereof shall be the discovery, collec-
tion, preservation, and publication of historical records and data relat-
ing to____ ------------____County, Texas; particularly the collection
and preservation, for itself and for the Texas State Historical Associa-
tion, the University of Texas, the Texas State Library, or other proper
custodians, of books, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, portraits, paint-
ings, relics, manuscripts, letters, journals, surveys, field books, and any
and all articles and materials which may establish or illustrate such
history, or the growth and progress of population, education, arts,
science, agriculture, stockraising, manufacture, natural resources, trade,
commerce, and wealth in said county, or, in other portions of Texas
or the Southwest. To these purposes may be added, at the option of the
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