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also been located and are being appropriately marked. With en-
couragement from the Historical Survey Committee more than
eighty local historical museums are presently in operation, an
increase of over a hundred per cent within an extremely limited
An excellent example of the building preservation program of
the Survey Committee is the purchase by the Austin Heritage
Society of the former Lundberg Bakery near the head of Con-
gress Avenue. One of the few remaining original fronts on the
Avenue, the building will be used as a tourist center because of its
historical background and its location close to the capitol.
The museum of the Bastrop County Historical Society is a
fine example of the projects encouraged in that field. A home,
built in 1850 and used as a tannery during the Civil War, was pur-
chased and renovated in 1952 and filled with displays on local
A brilliant life of unstinting devotion to the field of medieval
history was brought to an end on March so with the death of
Frederic Duncalf, Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas.
Born on March 23, 1882, in Lancaster, Wisconsin, Duncalf re-
ceived his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wis-
consin. His retirement in 1951 from the University of Texas ended
a career dating from 1909. He had taught briefly at Bowdoin
College and the University of Illinois early in his career and,
after retirement and on a part-time basis, at Southwest Episcopal
Seminary in Austin.
Professor Duncalf will be perhaps best remembered for his
thought-provoking classroom lectures and for the genuine interest
he showed toward promising young historians. Through Duncalf's
work the Plan II program for honor students was instituted at
the University of Texas in 1936. He was author of numerous
scholarly works in medieval history, a Councillor of the Medieval
Academy of America, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
University of Texas Archivist Chester V. Kielman has advised
of the receipt of two manuscript collections presented by Mrs.
Billy Rosson of Sinton, Mrs. Lillian Sanders of Portland, Mrs.
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