The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 83, July 1979 - April, 1980 Page: 99
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Affairs of the Association
the meeting, and most of the twenty sessions, including the two tours,
were filled to capacity. Registered participants came from one end of
the country to the other, from California to New York.
The program committee (David B. Gracy, chairman; Larry D. Hill;
Gorman L. Collier; Fane Downs; and Gwin Morris) put together a
group of interesting and varied sessions. Six other learned societies met
jointly with the Association, adding to the interest and scope of the
At the business meeting on Friday afternoon, March 9, the nomina-
tions committee (Billy Mac Jones, chairman; Robert A. Nesbitt; George
R. Woolfolk; John W. Crain; and W. H. Timmons) presented the
nominations. The following officers were elected for the year 1979-
198o: president, Ben H. Procter; first vice president, Ben E. Pingenot;
second vice president, Marilyn MacAdams Sibley. B. V. Thompson, Jr.,
John H. Jenkins, III, and Clifton Caldwell were elected to serve three-
year terms on the executive council.
Members of the executive council are elected for three-year terms
(with the exception of the officers) and, under the present constitution,
may serve for a maximum of two terms. Elections are held each year at
the business session of the annual meeting. Anyone wishing to nominate
a member to the council should write a member of the nominations
committee and submit the name. The nominations committee for
1979-1980 is composed of Dan E. Kilgore (chairman), Archie P. Mc-
Donald, John W. Crain, Alwyn Barr, and Roger N. Conger.
The 1980 annual meeting will be held March 6-8 at the Marriott
Hotel in Austin.
The 1979 Coral H. Tullis Award in the amount of $6oo for the most
important book in the field of Texas history went to Terry G. Jordan
for Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture. Jordan is chairman and
professor of geography at North Texas State University. He was recently
ranked among the top ten geographers in the United States.
The H. Bailey Carroll Award for 1979 in the amount of $400 for the
best article in Volume 82 of the Quarterly was presented to C. Alan
Hutchinson of the University of Virginia, for his article, "General Jose
Antonio Mexia and His Texas Interests," published in the January issue.
The Leadership Award of $i,ooo for 1979 was presented to Dr.
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