The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 76, July 1972 - April, 1973 Page: 72
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of 1900 Winkler worked six hours a day, separating and sorting the
From the fall of 1900 to August, 1903, Winkler taught at Blinn
College in Brenham, but he continued to work for Garrison and the
Association as he prepared the index for the Quarterly and submitted
his first article, an editing of "The Reminiscences of Sion R. Bostick,"
which appeared in the October 1901 issue of the journal. He became
a Fellow of the Association in 1904 and was made associate editor
of the Quarterly in 1910. At the annual meeting of the Association
in April, 1937, Barker, who had served as editor since 1907, resigned,
and Winkler wrote in his diary: "The tail goes with the hide. The
associate editors, too, resigned. I had been one since 191o.""
Editor or no, he continued his articles and book reviews and con-
tributions to Notes for the Quarterly until 1951. In 1949 the Associa-
tion published in book form his Check List of Texas Imprints, r846-
i86o. As the years had passed he had transferred from the Texas State
Library to the University of Texas Library as reference librarian,
head librarian, bibliographer, and bibliographer emeritus.' For the
Association he was an original member of the Publications Advisory
Committee and continued in that capacity until the year before his
On April 9, 193g, while he was University librarian, Winkler pre-
pared a circular letter addressed to "My Dear Colleagues," the various
college head librarians in Texas. He wrote:
It is my lot to prepare a paper on the resources of the libraries of the
Southwest. A portion of this paper is to be read at the A.L.A. meeting in
New Orleans. This survey will be printed by the Bibliographical Society
if it is well done. May I have your assistance to the extent indicated be-
low? If you are too busy to prepare this data now, it will still be acceptable
after the New Orleans meeting.""
His questions had concerned size of holdings, resources for regional
subjects, listings and catalogues available, and other such pertinent
'Friend, "Winkler and the Texas State Library," 89-9o.
"Ibid., go, 94; E. W. Winkler, Manuscript Diary Covering 19o3 through 19o6, Winkler
Collection (Archives, University of Texas Library, Austin). The quote is from the
'Winkler was with the Texas State Library from 190o3 until 1915 and with the University
of Texas Library from 1915 until 1951. Friend, "Winkler and the Texas State Library,"
5A copy of this letter is in the Winkler Collection.
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