The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 399
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The Sons of the Republic of Texas will sponsor the Summer-
field G. Roberts Award in literature again this year.
The Award is presented each year in April at the annual meeting
of The Sons of the Republic of Texas to the author of the manu-
script which best portrays the spirit, the great character, strength
and deeds of the men and women during the Republic of Texas days.
The book or manuscript must pertain to Republic of Texas events
and personalities. It must be written or published between January
1 and December 31 of the year for which the award is given.
There is no word limit on the material submitted for the award,
which is for $i,ooo.oo. The manuscripts may be either fiction or
non-fiction, poems, essays, short stories, novels, biography. The au-
thors do not have to be Texas residents, nor must the publishers be
Judges this year will be the last three winners of the award-Mr.
Tom Lea, author of "King Ranch," 2401 Savannah Street, El Paso,
Texas, chairman; Mr. Lon Tinkle, author of "Thirteen Days to
Glory," c/o Dallas News, Dallas, Texas; and Mr. Frank X. Tolbert,
author of "Day of San Jacinto," c/o Dallas News, Dallas, Texas. A
copy of each entry must be sent to each judge before December 31
and no entries will be returned. Also, a copy of each entry should
be mailed to the state office of The Sons of the Republic of Texas,
Old General Land Office Museum, i th and Brazos Streets, Austin i,
The award is made possible through the generosity of Summer-
field Griffith Roberts, Dallas, whose eight great-grandparents were
all residents of the Republic of Texas. He is a former executive
committeeman of The Sons of the Republic of Texas and a Knight
of The Order of San Jacinto. Purpose of the award is to, encourage
the writing of good literature concerning historical events, items
and personalities during and under The Republic of Texas, and
to stimulate this endeavor the competition has been made open to
all writers everywhere.
For further information, write: Frank Guittard, President, The
Sons of the Republic of Texas, Box 586, Victoria, Texas.
The sprightly mimeographed sheet called the Mustang (Octo-
ber, 1960), put out by the Texas Memorial Museum, has the
following thoughtful comment on the relationship between the
field of history and museum activity. This was taken originally
from K. Ross Toole's "Education and History":
History can be taught in schools from books. In graduate schools
it can be taught from documents. But only the museum can really
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