The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 104, July 2000 - April, 2001 Page: 92
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The TSHA annual meeting for the year 2oo1 will be held March 1-3
in Houston. The program committee, under the guidance of Tony
Knopp, has come up with a full plate of sessions that should have some-
thing for everybody. There are sessions on subjects ranging from African
American athletes to Texas Railroads, Tejano biographies to West Texas
feuds, and mission history to Indians wars. Altogether there will be
approximately one hundred presentations. Because 2oo1 is the centen-
nial anniversary of the great Spindletop oil gusher near Beaumont that
changed the face of the Texas economy and culture forever, there will
be a number of presentations on oil and the oil industry. One session
will look at Spindletop itself, and others will focus on regulation of the
oil industry, labor in the Texas oil fields, and the interpretation of energy
history in Texas museums. In addition, the two days before our annual
meeting in Houston, folks in Beaumont will be having a Spindeltop con-
ference on February 27-28, called "Stars Fell on Texas," which will
examine the Texas oil industry as interpreted and presented by Holly-
wood. This allows anyone coming to Houston for our meeting the
chance to come by way of nearby Beaumont.
As usual, we will be cosponsoring several sessions with a number of
our fellow historical organizations: the Texas Folklore Society (Auto-
biography and Family History), the Texas Baptist Historical Society
(Texas Baptist Historians), the Texas Catholic Historical Society (Com-
munity Building Among Mexican-American Catholics), the Society of
Southwest Archivists (Researching Primary Sources for Biographies), the
Texas Oral History Association (the NASA Space Center Oral History
Project), and the Texas Historical Commission (Historic Cemeteries). In
upcoming issues of the Quarterly and Riding Line we will be announcing
details of the presenations that you can look forward to.
There always is much more to a TSHA annual meeting, however.
People frequently comment on the broad range of folks-professional
academics and ranchers, teachers and preachers and authors-who
make our meetings so much fun. We will, as usual, have special banquet
speakers; two wonderful auctions of Texas books, maps, and artifacts;
huge displays of publishers of Texas titles, and numerous authors to sign
their books; and much more. If Texas history is your passion, then our
meeting is a must. We look forward to seeing you in Houston March
1-3, 2oo0. Come along and bring some friends.
On April 29, 2oo0, the Center for American History at the University
of Texas at Austin held a conference on the controversial memoir of
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