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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The ninety-fifth annual meeting of the Association will take place in
Dallas, March 7-9, at the Fairmont Hotel. Since we last reported on the
annual meeting in the October issue of the Quarterly, a number of
events have been confirmed. Thursday evening there will be a recep-
tion at the Hall of State to honor our incoming president, Max S. Lale.
At the luncheon on Friday, J. C. Martin, director of the San Jacinto
Monument and Museum, will speak about the Summerlee Commis-
sion, which is conducting a significant survey of Texas history and the
many institutions and organizations that teach, preserve, and display it.
Friday evening at the banquet, our president, A. Frank Smith, will de-
liver his presidential address on Hugh Roy Cullen, the well-known
Texas businessman, oilman, political activist, and philanthropist. The
Fellows' Luncheon at noon Saturday features Eugene Hollon, who will
talk about growing up in East Texas during the depression of the
1930s. Highlights of every annual meeting are the auctions (both regu-
lar and silent) of Texas books, maps, prints, and other artifacts. In re-
cent years we have had more items than ever, and the auctions have
become well-known for quality, not to mention their importance as
fund-raisers for the work of the Association. This year's regular auction
is held in the memory of Jim Berry Pearson and Maury Darst.
Since we are meeting in Dallas, the meeting features a number of
programs of special interest to the Dallas area and North Texas in gen-
eral. Sessions will focus on the Sixth Floor museum situated in the for-
mer Texas School Book Depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald fired
the rifle shots that changed America, and on the still-sensitive emotions
that event engendered. Another session will examine the many signifi-
cant libraries and archives in North Texas that hold valuable material
for studying Texas history. Meeting participants can also look forward
to a session of authentic cowboy music, poetry, and story-telling featur-
ing Alvin Davis, Tex West, Red Steagall, and Don Edwards. As always,
we will be having sessions on a range of Texas topics including art, civil
rights, tenant farming, Mexican American activism, folklore, baseball,
archaeology, and many others. We will be joined by our friends and col-
leagues from nearly a dozen other organizations including the Texas
Oral History Association, the Texas Catholic Historical Society, and the
Society of Southwest Archivists. Whether your interest is cowboys or
high culture, we have something that will appeal to you. Best of all, the
annual meeting is a chance to mingle with old friends and new ac-
quaintances, to share ideas and friendship with several hundred fellow
lovers of Texas history, and to buy that first-edition book or rare map
you've always wanted. Mark your calendar now for March 7-9, and
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