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Text, which is offered via computer and modem by subscription to per-
sons in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. Mr. Barker also said that StarText
goes into 300-400 schools in the region, and this is where he saw the
new Handbook as being important. The Executive Council has taken the
matter under consideration.
As we move toward completion of the research and writing phase of
the new Handbook and begin final preparations for publication, Doug
has organized the editorial staff into two work groups of three editors
each to coordinate the transition. Each work group will be coordinated
by a senior editor and will have primary responsibility for developing
and implementing work plans in one of two areas: acquisitions and ed-
iting. Harwood Hinton, professor of history emeritus from the Univer-
sity of Arizona and former editor of Arizona and the West, joined the
staff on a full-time basis in March, to coordinate the acquisitions team
that will be composed of himself, Nancy Baker Jones, and Mark
Odintz. They will be responsible for identifying any further topics to be
prepared, locating appropriate authors, coordinating the outside re-
view of significant topics, and overseeing the fact checking of all ar-
ticles. Senior editor Roy Barkley will coordinate the editorial group,
which will also include Jerry Palmer and, time permitting, Rachel Jen-
kins. They will be responsible for editing the remaining articles, deter-
mining final stylistic aspects of the Handbook's text, and overseeing
preparation of the bibliography and index. In order to help address
the current budget deficit, we have reassigned assistant editor Rachel
Jenkins to full-time duties in grant preparation.
Doug and Harwood continue to work with the Handbook's advisory
editors to finalize the lists of major topics in each subject area and to
assign those topics. So far this year they have met with advisory editors
for agriculture (Garry Nail and Henry Dethloff), business (Floyd
Brandt), education (O. L. Davis), folklife and folklore (Francis Aber-
nethy), government (Janice May), health and medicine (Chester Burns),
Jewish history (James Kessler), performing arts (Ron Davis), ranching
(David Murrah and Byron Price), and sports (Mary Lou LeCompte).
Through January of this year, we have assigned a total of 841 topics
to authors, received 1,193 manuscripts, and checked 1,138 manu-
scripts for factual accuracy. Our staff writers continue to make steady
contributions to the overall volume of manuscripts submitted, and we
expect to have 95 percent of the local history topics and a substan-
tial majority of the topics in the areas of African American, Mexican
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