The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 98, July 1994 - April, 1995 Page: 326
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The TSHA annual meeting is like a grand family reunion-a family of
diverse individuals that comes together every year to celebrate its friend-
ship and love for the history of Texas and the greater Southwest. Like
any good reunion, we have three days full of events: guest speakers, re-
ceptions and social events, book auctions and displays, banquets, and
presentations on virtually every aspect of Texas history. On March 2-4,
1995, the family will gather at the Wyndham Hotel in one of the coun-
try's great cities: San Antonio.
The program committee has pulled together its usual strong slate of
about one hundred papers on a wide range of Texas topics: Texas cow-
boy ballads (Anglo-American, African American, and Mexican Ameri-
can); banditry and the prison system in nineteenth-century Texas;
Mexican American women in Anglo business and society; ranchhands of
South Texas; Texas in the Civil War; vigilantes and violence in nine-
teenth-century Texas; wildlife conservation; the discovery and investiga-
tion of Mission San Saba; Mexican folk healers (curanderos); and the
day-to-day lives of Texas soldiers in the Civil War. There will, of course,
be many more papers than we can mention here, but a few that you will
see in your program are: the civil rights struggle in Texas; the impact of
World War II on Mexican Americans; the Texas Rangers at Monterrey;
the King Ranch cowboys; firearms of the Civil War; and a host of others.
As in the past, we will be sponsoring joint sessions with other Texas
historical groups, including the Texas Catholic Historical Society (the
Church and Mexican Americans in South Texas, 1830-1940), the Texas
Oral History Association (Defining Two West Texas Legends), and the
Society of Southwest Archivists (the Ku Klux Klan in Texas). Meeting in
San Antonio for the first time in more than a decade, we will have a
number of speakers on topics of local interest: sports and urban devel-
opment in San Antonio; HemisFair '68 and San Antonio; a critical look
at Amelia Williams's research on the Alamo; and an investigation of the
de la Pefia diary which has been used by many Alamo researchers.
The annual meeting is always good fellowship and fun. Of course we
will have our annual auctions (one live and one silent) of rare Texas
books, maps, and other artifacts. There are always some real gems at the
auctions-some selling for a few dollars, others going for thousands. We
will have banquets, awards ceremonies where we honor the best work in
Texas history during the past year, guest speakers, and receptions. The
many activities of the TSHA annual meeting are reason enough to
come, but when we are meeting in a city as exciting as San Antonio,
there is an extra incentive to show up. If you haven't been to one, we
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