The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 91, July 1987 - April, 1988 Page: 228
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Start making your plans now for the Association's 1988 annual meet-
ing, which will be held March 3-5, 1988, at the Hyatt Regency on
Town Lake. Nineteen eighty-eight is a year of centennial celebrations.
It is the one hundredth anniversary of the opening of the Texas State
Capitol, and the annual meeting will spotlight the Capitol with a session
on that remarkable building and its history. We will also be celebrating
the one hundredth anniversary of the births of Walter Prescott Webb
and J. Frank Dobie, and the annual meeting will feature sessions and
speakers focusing on these two prominent Texans, who did so much to
shape the ways we study and think about Texas. Our good friends C. B.
Smith, Dorman Winfrey, Jenkins Garrett, and Betty Dobkins will form
a panel to discuss and remember Dr. Webb, and Association stalwarts
A. C. Greene, John Henry Faulk, and Senator Ralph W. Yarborough
will do the same for Mr. Dobie. These sessions will be special indeed.
We can also look forward to Don Graham, who teaches Mr. Dobie's old
southwestern literature course at UT, Austin, speaking at the meeting
on Dobie and his legacy, and former Association director Joe B. Frantz,
who will give the Fellow's luncheon address on the subject of Webb.
Of course the meeting, as always, will feature much more: the annual
auction of Texas books and art, social events where we can all catch up
with each other, and a host of sessions on our usual wide range of Texas
topics. The 1988 meeting will feature sessions on cartography along
the U.S.-Mexican border; Texas cowboys as entertainment figures; the
Jewish experience in Texas; western songs, poems and bawdy ballads;
Texas business history; the Mexican revolution; reform politics in Texas;
and Texas women. In addition, we will have papers on West Texas agri-
culture, land disputes between Latinos and Anglos, agrarianism, the
use of literature and movies in teaching Texas history, women minis-
ters, living on the land, and the Texas military tradition. And that is not
the entire list. Needless to say, anyone who can't find something of inter-
est in that list must be highly specialized.
Over the years we have enjoyed the pleasure of jointly sponsoring
sessions with many groups from around the state. This has led to a
great cross-fertilization and a broadening of interests for everyone.
The 1988 meeting will be no exception. We will be presenting sessions
with one of our oldest cosponsors-the Texas Catholic Historical So-
ciety-and with some folks we have not met with before-the Texas
Jewish Historical Society. We will also have joint sessions with the Texas
Folklore Society, the Society of Southwest Archivists, the Texas Founda-
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