The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 76, July 1972 - April, 1973 Page: 78
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
for the study of many different topics. Like a magnet they have helped
to bring many smaller collections to the University.
Professors Garrison and Bugbee lived only long enough to see the
work of training young scholars in historical research well established.
The men they trained have been more important than the books
they wrote. Their work has been ably continued by their former
students Barker, Bolton,' Ramsdell, names familiar, perhaps, to some
of you. These men have broadened the field of their studies, have
greatly increased the resources for historical study, and have trained
a score of capable young men who are carrying on in many of the
schools of the South and Southwest.
Dr. Garrison's Texas bears the sub-title: "A Contest of Civiliza-
tions." San Jacinto is worthy to be listed with the decisive battles of
the world. The history of the civilizations that clashed on that field
is being gathered together at the University of Texas. Through the
acquisition of the private library of Sr. D. Genaro Garcia of Mexico
City an unusually rich collection on the history of Mexico was ob-
tained. Through the magnificent gift of Major George W. Littlefield,
the University library has been engaged since 1914 in forming a
Southern History Collection which in the future will rank with the
Only within the last few years has that lower strata in Southwestern
history-the history of the Indian-been worked at The University
of Texas. The Department of Anthropology, like the Department
of History, began at zero. Within a few years it has dug up out of
kitchen middens and out of burial places a great mass of flints, pot-
tery, ornaments, 8cc. Once more what was regarded by many as rub-
bish, or at best a curio, has been recognized as a historical document
by those trained to interpret.
"Herbert E. Bolton came to the University of Texas as a teacher, not a student, but
it was at the University that he changed to the field of Spanish-American history, be-
ginning with his investigation of the materials for American history in the archives of
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 76, July 1972 - April, 1973, periodical, 1973; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101202/m1/96/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.