The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 74, July 1970 - April, 1971 Page: 137
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Affairs of the Association
scholars who have read manuscripts for us and rendered us many
JUNIOR HISTORIAN PROGRAM
Much of the Association's energy during the past year was expended
on the Junior Historian program. Staffers Ken Ragsdale and Larry
Perry held several workshops in different parts of the state to assist
teachers in developing viable programs and in improving the teaching
of history in the classroom.
The Junior Historian Advisory Committee, made up of an interested
cross section of teachers, librarian, supervisors, and administrators from
the twenty regional educational areas of the state and the Texas Educa-
tional Agency, met twice during the year to discuss and review the
Junior Historian program. These meetings were made possible by the
financial assistance of the regional educational service centers.
The annual meeting of the Junior Historians was held at the Insti-
tute of Texan Culture in San Antonio this past year. Institute Director
R. Henderson Shuffler literally opened the gates for the five hundred
students who attended the meeting to the vast complex of knowledge
and interest of the many ethnic groups of Texas that the Institute
houses. Students and teachers alike were excited by the plans and the
new horizons that are unfolding to them in the program.
In September the Junior Historian magazine will be brought out in
a new format and will be called The Texas Historian. The new format
was designed by William Holman.
The national convention of directors of junior historian programs
will be held at Austin in June, 1971.
The Moody Foundation of Galveston made a $38,370.00 grant to
your Association in January, 1970, for the making of a fifty-minute film
on the Big Thicket. The picture is being made by the Austin firm of
Jim Seymour Associates and will be completed by December. The film
will be available for use by schools, civic clubs, and various educational
Jim Alvis is completing his photographing of the passing scene of
Texas. Alvis' work has been made possible by a National Humanities
Endowment Foundation grant.
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