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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The 1996 TSHA annual meeting will be the one hundredth in a series
of meetings reaching back into the nineteenth century. The Association
has grown greatly since those days and the annual meeting has kept
pace-there are more activities, presentations, social events, and schol-
arly sessions than ever. Join us on February 29-March 2 at the Stouffer
Hotel in Austin for one of the best times and most invigorating doses of
Texas history available.
The sessions put together by this year's program committee under the
guidance of chair Janet Schmelzer range all over the Texas history map:
the Civil War; material culture and Texas plantations; the Spanish fron-
tier; the Alamo; Texas history via computers; Stephen F. Austin; country
music and the blues; archeology; the Brazos River; past presidents of the
TSHA discussing the Association; and the list goes on with nearly one
hundred presentations throughout two and one-half days. One highlight
of the meeting will be the presence of John Silber, former Dean of the
College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin and president
of Boston University, who will comment on papers presented in the ses-
sion on "Frank Erwin, the University of Texas, and the Cultural Civil
War of the 1960s." Erwin was the controversial and flamboyant chair-
man of the UT Board of Regents in those years.
In addition to discussions of Texas history and culture, there will be
banquets, awards for some of the year's best Texas history books and ar-
ticles, and two not-to-be-missed auctions of Texana-rare books, maps,
paintings, and other items-with all the proceeds going toward the good
work of the Association. This year's auction is being held in memory of
the following Association members: Alice Duggan Gracy, J. Evetts Haley,
Anne Brindley, William C. Pool, Llerena B. Friend, J. Conrad Dunagan,
and Deolece Parmelee. Another special feature of the 1996 annual
meeting will be the celebration of the upcoming publication of the New
Handbook of Texas, the ground-breaking six volume encyclopedia of
This year we will have a number of very special speakers at our ban-
quets. At the Women and Texas History luncheon on Thursday, Liz Car-
penter, the namesake of our annual award for the best book on Texas
women's history, will introduce speaker Mary Beth Rogers of the LBJ
School of Public Affairs. The Friday awards-luncheon banquet will fea-
ture a talk on "A Tale of Two Republics" by David E. Narrett, professor
of colonial American history at UT Arlington. Friday evening at the pres-
idential banquet, outgoing president F6lix D. Almariz Jr. will speak on
"Texas Governor Manuel Salcedo and the Court-Martial of Padre Miguel
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