The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 86, July 1982 - April, 1983 Page: 538
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The 1984 annual meeting will be held in Austin on March 1-3, at
the Marriott Hotel. The Program Committee is making plans for the
meeting at this time.
The recent meeting in Houston on March 3-5 was the largest the
Association has ever held, and we are deeply grateful to all of those
who had a hand in making it a success. Special mention is made of
the members of the Program Committee-J. C. Martin, chairman;
B. Byron Price; Peggy B. Hildreth; Randolph B. Campbell; Nancy B.
Parker; and Sharon R. Crutchfield-who planned exceptionally fine
sessions. The Local Arrangements Committee-T. L. Wilson, chair-
man; J. C. Martin; Patrick H. Butler III; Nancy B. Parker; Louis J.
Marchiafava-set up activities that provided all the members with an
opportunity to enjoy Houston. The Auction Committee-Clifton
Caldwell, chairman; Thomas A. Munnerlyn; Charles G. Downing;
Ben E. Pingenot; J. P. Bryan, Jr.; and William C. Griggs-put to-
gether the largest selection of fine Texana ever offered at an Associa-
tion annual meeting. They were assisted by the generosity of Ray S.
Walton, Willard B. Robinson, John H. Jenkins, Hall Gallery, Val
Taylor, Kenneth Wyatt, Jenkins Garrett, F. Lee Lawrence, David B.
Terk, Mrs. Dudley R. Dobie, Rainone Gallery, Bethea Ward, Paul G.
Bell, Jr., Elliott Cundiff, W. G. Alexander, Dan Parkinson, Jesse Hib-
betts, Kathy Berry, and Kirk Brannen.
The Association's faithful volunteer, Thomas A. Munnerlyn, spent
days preparing the fine catalog. Clifton Caldwell and J. P. and Mary
Jon Bryan traveled around the state looking for items for the auction.
Many interested parties donated, assigned, or purchased the wonderful
array of items assembled for the auction. Our good friends R. Sylvan
Dunn and Helen Frantz provided helpful hands throughout the entire
This year's meeting had a number of special attractions, beginning
with the reception for Ambassador Edward A. Clark on Thursday eve-
ning at the San Jacinto Monument, hosted by the San Jacinto Mu-
seum of History Association and Texas Commerce Bancshares. Over
6oo members, the largest number ever, attended the luncheon on Fri-
day to hear James A. Michener. Jim delighted his audience. His
charm, wit, and insight into Texas brought the crowd to its feet with a
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