The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 96, July 1992 - April, 1993 Page: 416
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Southwestern Hzstorzcal Quarterly
The ninety-seventh annual meeting of the Association is just around
the corner: March 4-6, 1993, at the Stouffer Greenway Plaza Hotel in
Houston. Since we are meeting in a city named for one of the great
figures in Texas history during the celebration of the 2ooth anniversary
of his birth, it is appropriate that Sam Houston will be the focus of a
number of sessions and speakers. The Friday luncheon speaker is Mar-
shall De Bruhl, whose new book, titled Sword of San Jacinto: A Life of
Sam Houston (Random House), is scheduled to appear on Houston's
birthday (March 2). Houston the man will also be the subject of two
sessions, one examining his life during the 185os and the other featur-
ing several Houston descendants who will use private family materials
to discuss the man and his legend.
These sessions are the tip of the iceberg. There will also be presen-
tations of interest on a wide range of historical subjects, including
Kennedy assassination materials in Texas; oral history of the oil in-
dustry, Texas politics, and the arts; museums in the Texas-Mexico
borderlands; material culture and what it can tell us about frontier life;
and integration in Texas higher education. In addition, there will be
sessions organized around Texas German culture, women in World
War II Texas; a musical history of World War II, including perfor-
mances; commerce in colonial New Mexico and Texas; literary and ar-
tistic views of the Mexican War; and African American soldiers on the
military frontier. How Texans guarded their borders during the Civil
War, Lyndon Johnson and Wright Patman in the 194os, and nature
and naturalists in Texas are also among the wide-ranging topics that
will be discussed. In addition, the second annual Women and Texas
History luncheon will feature Diana Davids Olien speaking on "Engen-
dering Texas History," and comments by Liz Carpenter, who will also
present the first annual Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the His-
tory of Women. As usual, we will be sponsoring joint sessions with
several organizations, including the Texas Baptist Historical Organiza-
tion, the Texas Association of Museums, and the Texas Oral History
Association. With nearly loo presentations, everyone with an interest
in Texas history should find several sessions right up their alley. Of
course you can also expect the usual annual meeting features that we
all look forward to: the live and silent auctions of books, maps, and
historic prints and artifacts; special speakers at the banquets; and re-
ceptions and other chances to get together with old friends and fellow
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