The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 98, July 1994 - April, 1995 Page: 104
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Association's ninety-ninth annual meeting will be held in San An-
tonio at the Wyndham Hotel on March' 2-4, 1995. It's now the middle
of a hot Texas summer, but next March will be here sooner than you
think, so we're giving you plenty of time to mark that weekend on your
calendar. This year's program committee, under the guidance of chair-
man George N. Green, has put together a strong group of sessions on a
wide range of topics. Among the one hundred or so papers to be pre-
sented are ones on: crime and criminals in nineteenth-century Texas;
the culture of Mexican Americans in South Texas; Texas medicine; the
labor movement in Texas; violence and vigilantism; land and wildlife
conservation; lives of the common soldier in the Civil War; land and im-
migration; and Texas farm women in the Great Depression. Other ses-
sions will focus on the maquiladora industries on the border; the civil
rights struggle in Texas and in twentieth-century Houston; the impact
of World War II on South Texas; volunteers, rangers, and regulars in the
Mexican War; the lumber boom in East Texas; the French influence in
the Spanish borderlands; images and identities of Mexican Americans in
Texas; and numerous others.
Since we are meeting in San Antonio, it is appropriate that there are
several sessions related to the city. One session will focus on the urban
development of San Antonio, and another will deal with the controver-
sies surrounding the siege of the Alamo. One paper in this latter session
questions the validity of the de la Pefia diary, which has been widely ac-
cepted as a reliable eyewitness account of the battle of the Alamo; a sec-
ond paper questions the reliability of Amelia Williams's work on the
Alamo, which has been a basic source for researchers for many years. We
will again be sponsoring joint sessions with a number of organizations.
The Texas Folklore Society session will feature papers on the folk bal-
lads of Anglo American cowboys, African American cowboys, and Mexi-
can American vaqueros, and the Texas Association of Museums will
cosponsor a joint session on important art collections in Texas muse-
In addition to these and other sessions, the annual meeting will fea-
ture our traditional round of banquets, awards ceremonies, guest speak-
ers, and exciting auctions of rare Texas books, maps, and other artifacts.
The TSHA annual meeting is one event not to be missed by any aficiona-
do of Texas history, especially when it is held in a city like San Antonio.
If you've never been to one of our annual meetings, make this the year
to come. Look in this spot in future Quarterlies for more details about the
1995 meeting, and be sure to mark March 2-4 on your calendar.
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