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In 1998, Texas businessmen Thomas Hicks and Charles Tate pur-
chased the manuscript and donated it to the Center for American
History. The de la Pefia narrative and related documents are now
housed permanently in the Center's archives, where they join the
largest collection in existence on the history of the Texas Revolution.
The conference featured the premiere of a documentary film on the
history of the narrative and the controversies surrounding it prepared
by Brian Huberman of the Rice University Media Center. Following the
Huberman documentary, presentations by scholars examined the value
of the manuscript as history, discussed the various controversies that
the narrative has generated, and considered the larger cultural mean-
ing of those controversies. Speakers included Adan Benavides, Don
Carleton, James E. Crisp, Richard R. Flores, David B. Gracy II, Dora
Elizondo Guerra, Stephen M. Harrigan, Brian M. Huberman, Thomas
H. Kreneck, and Edward T. Linenthal.
The Texas Council for the Humanities and Westwood High School of
the Round Rock Independent School District will co-sponsor a "Teaching
with Technology" humanities workshop for K-i 2 teachers. Sessions will be
held at Hopewell Middle School, June 19-23, 2ooo. The workshop focus-
es on "the New World," as subject matter for teachers of English, foreign
languages, history, geography, social studies, art music, comparative reli-
gions, philosophy, and other related disciplines. The Texas Humanities
Resource Center will provide exhibit, print, and audiovisual materials, as
well as instruction in finding and using humanities resources on the inter-
net. There is no enrollment fee, but the course is limited to twenty-five
teachers. Interested persons may contact Frances Leonard, Texas
Humanities Resource Center, 38o09 South Second Street, Austin 78704,
512/440-0115 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
The president of the Texas State Historical Association for 2000-2001oo is
Al Lowman. The TSHA has been blessed with many fine members and
leaders, and Al Lowman has been one of the finest and most enduring of
them all. A member since 1963, Al has been an important contributor in
many ways. He has written articles and reviews for the Quarterly, in addition
to serving as a TSHA fellow, honorary life member, and one-time book auc-
tioneer. Simply put, Al Lowman is a true believer in the TSHA. As a histori-
an, book collector, raconteur, supporter, and visionary leader, he has been
involved with the TSHA for more than fifty years. We are honored and
pleased to have him at our helm as we enter the new millenium.
It seems as if Al was destined to be our president. From his childhood
days on, books and history were part of his life. If the biographical sketch
Here’s what’s next.
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