The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 81, July 1977 - April, 1978 Page: 129
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Affairs of the Association
The program committee for the 1977 meeting-Alwyn Barr, chair-
man; Archie P. McDonald; Ben H. Procter; Lonn Taylor; and Marge
Williams-provided a series of excellent sessions. Sixty-seven scholars
from thirty-eight institutions and cities presented papers, chaired ses-
sions, or commented on papers.
The 1978 annual meeting will be held March 2-4, 1978, at the Dris-
kill and Stephen F. Austin hotels in Austin. The program committee-
Archie P. McDonald, chairman; Alwyn Barr; David B. Gracy II; James
B. Renberg; and John W. Crain-are putting together a fine group
of sessions for the meeting.
The nominations committee-Ralph A. Wooster, chairman; W. H.
Timmons; Jim B. Pearson; Clifton Caldwell; and John H. Jenkins, III
-is now accepting nominations from the membership to serve on the
Executive Council. Anyone wishing to make recommendations should
write a member of the committee. The chairman's address is: Ralph A.
Wooster, Dean of Graduate Studies, Lamar University, P.O. Box 1ooo4,
Beaumont, Texas 77710.
The 1977 Coral H. Tullis Award of $500 for the most important
contribution to Texas history went to Baylor University for its restora-
tion of Old Main. John L. Tullis presented the Award to Thomas L.
Charlton, who received the check on behalf of Baylor.
The 1977 H. Bailey Carroll Award of $400 for the best article in
Volume 8o of the Quarterly was presented to Terry G. Jordan of North
Texas State University, for his article, "Forest Folk, Prairie Folk," pub-
lished in the October issue.
Leon B. Blair presented the Leadership Award of $1,ooo to Robert
H. Thonhoff for his outstanding contribution to an understanding of
the American way of life.
INSTITUTE OF TEXAS STUDIES
For the fourth consecutive year the Association and the Department
of History at the University of Texas at Austin cosponsored a two-week
summer course on Texas studies. The program's purpose is to upgrade
the teaching of Texas history in junior and senior high schools and jun-
ior colleges through an interdisciplinary approach to an understanding
of Texas. School teachers from across the state attended the Institute
and received six hours of graduate credit in history. Classes ran all day
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