The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 91, July 1987 - April, 1988 Page: 70
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Southwestern Hzstorical Quarterly
The year 1988 is the one hundredth anniversary of the births ofJ. Frank
Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb. Both of these men left their marks on
Texas, on the study of Texas history, and on the Texas State Historical
Association. To recognize and honor these two important men in 1988,
the Association is planning a number of publications and events about
them and their influential careers. One project is a series of reminiscences
about Mr. Dobie and Dr. Webb that we plan to publish in the Southwestern
We are seeking out friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and students
of these men, and requesting that you write a few paragraphs or pages
(or more, if you wish) about either one or both of them. We request that
you send us thoughts, memories, insights, or comments that you feel are
appropriate. Of course we are leaving the direction and content of your
reminiscence up to you. You will know best what is important to say about
these men and what others will enjoy reading about them.
If you do have any questions, however, don't hesitate to give us a call
here at the Association. This is an exciting project and we look forward
to reading your reminiscences. Please see that we receive them by
November 1, 1987.
Numerous literary prizes were awarded this past spring, suggesting that
while authors might no longer be able to earn ten percent of list price
as a royalty, prizes may earn them more money than ever before-if the
works are solidly based in research and are well written. Association
member William H. Goetzmann, well-known history and American studies
professor at the University of Texas at Austin, may be among the more
rewarded, with the receipt of the $5,000 Carr P. Collins Award from the
Texas Institute of Letters at its spring meeting in San Antonio. The award,
given for the best work of nonfiction in 1986, honors Goetzmann's The
West of the Imagination, coauthored by son William N. Goetzmann, which
accompanied the television series of the same name.
Bill might well carry away more prizes, for 1986 was one of the most
productive years ever for this prolific scholar. In addition to The West of
the Imagination, he also wrote New Lands, New Men: America and the
Second Great Age of Discovery, which was one of the finalists for the Dallas
Public Library Award, given by the TIL for the "greatest contribution
to knowledge." Bill has also authored Looking at the Land of Promise: Pioneer
Images of the Pacific Northwest, soon to be issued by Washington State Univer-
sity Press, and he has written the introduction to George Ballentine's
Here’s what’s next.
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