The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 81, July 1977 - April, 1978 Page: 452
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Association will hold its eighty-third Annual meeting at the
Tropicana Hotel in San Antonio, March 8-ro, 1979.
The Western History Association will meet in Hot Springs, Arkan-
sas, October 11-14, 1978.
The Southern Historical Association will hold its yearly convention
in St. Louis, November 8-11, 1978.
The Eighth Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference will be
held in Pensacola, Florida, October 5-6, 1978. The topic of the Confer-
ence is "Ethnic Minorities in Gulf Coast Society."
One of the prides of the Association for almost four decades has been
its Junior Historian movement. Founded in 1939 by the late Walter P.
Webb and nurtured for many years by the late H. Bailey Carroll, the
Junior Historians have made their mark in the fields of research and
writing. Frances V. Parker and Kenneth B. Ragsdale worked for years
with sponsors and students, sparking among young Texans the thrill of
research and discovery, and an interest in studying and writing about
the exciting story that is Texas. Now David C. De Boe, our new director
of educational services, has stepped in to maintain the vitality of the
There is no substitute in learning history for digging into source ma-
terials, interviewing the makers of history, and writing up the findings.
The Texas Historian provides an outlet for the student historians doing
this type of work to publish their findings.
To further encourage activity in Texas history among these young
scholars the Association sponsors two annual meetings for the students
each spring: one for the junior high and one for the senior high school
group. At the meetings each year winners of the Junior Historian his-
tory essay awards are announced. These awards go to the students who
submitted the best papers resulting from research into various historical
aspects of their communities. During the year following the awards the
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