The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 99, July 1995 - April, 1996 Page: 248
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The TSHA's 1996 annual meeting will be the one hundredth time
that those of us who are caught up in Texas history have gathered for
three days of fellowship and the appreciation of our state's complex and
fascinating history. The '96 meeting will be in Austin, on February
29-March 2, at the Stouffer Hotel, and it will be a special meeting be-
cause we will officially present the New Handbook of Texas. The three-day
meeting will be full of events and activities: receptions and social pro-
grams; book displays by dozens of publishers; auctions of rare books,
maps, and artifacts; banquets with special speakers; and scores of histori-
ans speaking on our usual wide array of Texas history topics. Add to that
the fact that we are meeting in Austin, with all of its natural beauty, its
great histroical sites and research facilities, and the '96 meeting sounds
like one not to miss.
The program committee, under the guidance of Janet Schmelzer of
Tarleton State University, has organized an exciting program with about
one hundred presentations. The tip of the iceberg reveals just a few of
the many different topics you will be able to hear at the meeting: how to
locate Texas history resources through new electronic means-comput-
ers, modems, the Internet, and CD-ROM; different approaches to study-
ing women in nineteenth-century Texas; Stephen F. Austin and his
colonists; today's new Battles for the Alamo; hanging time in the Con-
federacy-the execution of Texans during the Civil War; law, order, and
power on the Spanish frontier; new ways of looking at LBJ; the Republic
of Texas's Apache Indian policy; Material culture as a means of under-
standing Texas plantations; and many more.
Every year we sponsor joint sessions with some of our fellow historical
organizations and this year we have some fine collaborative efforts with
the Texas Folklore Society (on country music, blues, and singing con-
ventions); the Texas Catholic Historical Society (on European influ-
ences on Catholic missionizing in Texas); the Texas Historical
Commission (the Texas archeological stewardship network); and Texas
Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (on the Brazos
River Valley and its important role in various aspects of Texas life). This
list only suggests the many choices you will have at the meeting. We will
provide more details in the January 1996 Quarterly and we will send all
members complete programs about the turn of the year.
Join us in Austin on February 29-March 2 for three days of the best of
Texas history plus banquets, awards ceremonies recognizing the best
work in Texas history, and auctions of Texana featuring rare books,
maps, and other items. Together we will celebrate one hundred years of
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