The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 88, July 1984 - April, 1985 Page: 82
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Handbook of Texas
The creation of the new six-volume Handbook of Texas is one of
the major scholarly projects of our time. Thousands of scholars,
students, and citizens are involved in this ten-year, $3,000,000 project
to create an entirely new Handbook under the editorship of the TSHA
director. Texas has always been a large and complex place, and it has
grown and changed immensely in the last several decades. In order
to deal adequately with all aspects of Texas's past and present, the
Handbook will be published in 1995 in six new volumes of approxi-
mately 1,ooo pages each. These volumes will contain more than 25,000
entries that will cover the significant people of the past, places, events,
cultural traditions, and physical features of Texas. Volume VI will be
an index for the work.
The new Handbook of Texas will be the Association's foremost
project over the next decade. The Association's membership has been
generous with its intellectual and financial resources in support of this
work. We will continue to call on your much needed assistance to
ensure that all aspects of the Texas experience are given the coverage
that they deserve.
The Handbook project is cosponsored by seventeen educational in-
stitutions in Texas: the Institute of Texan Cultures, Lamar Univer-
sity, North Texas State University, Sam Houston State University,
Southwest Texas State University, Stephen F. Austin State Univer-
sity, Texas A&cM University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman's
University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at
Austin, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the
University of Texas System Cancer Center, the University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston, the University of Texas Health Science
Center at Dallas, and the West Texas Historical Association. The gen-
erous support of these institutions provides the Handbook project
with its lifeblood: senior editors, research associates, and research
assistants. Leading authorities around the nation have committed their
time and energy to researching and writing for the Handbook.
Within Texas we have put together a remarkable team of scholars
to work on the Handbook. At Texas Tech University Lawrence L.
Graves, long-time dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and pro-
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