The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 104, July 2000 - April, 2001 Page: 284
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The TSHA annual meeting is only a few months away. We will be
meeting March 1-3, 2001oo, in Houston at the Greenway Plaza. It is ap-
propriate that we will be getting together in southeast Texas this year
since 2001oo is the centennial of the great Spindletop gusher at nearby
Beaumont. Because of this anniversary, we will have several sessions on
oil in Texas, including one presentation on Spindletop itself and three
others on various aspects of the revolutionary influence of oil and the oil
business on Texas. There will also be a Spindeltop conference in Beau-
mont February 27-28, the two days prior to our meeting. See the story
below for details on this most interesting symposium. If you are coming
to Houston for our meeting, think about coming a few days early and
catching the activities in Beaumont.
In addition to the oil sessions at our annual meeting, Tony Knopp's
program committee has put together approximately ioo other presenta-
tions on our usual array of Texas topics: sports, railroads, the Civil War,
women, NASA, African American culture, the High Plains, Tejano life,
the Santa Fe Expedition, the Mexican Revolution, and many others. We
will once again be cosponsoring sessions with some of our fellow histori-
cal organizations, including the Texas Catholic Historical Society, the
Texas Oral History Association, the Texas Folklore Society, the Texas
Historical Commission, the Society of Southwest Archivists, and the
Texas Baptist Historical Society. As always, you will be facing the difficult
choice of which session to attend.
TSHA meetings are, by all accounts, a lot of fun. You will be sur-
rounded by everyone from university professors to ranchers and oil
men, from teachers and students to small-town librarians and big-city
lawyers. Our meetings are as diverse as Texas's people. There will be
banquets and special speakers, live and silent auctions of rare Texas
books, maps, and other artifacts, many publishers' displays of books and
numerous book signings, and plenty of informal gatherings and good
fellowship. The TSHA meeting is a must for anyone with an affinity for
Texas and her history. We hope to see you in Houston on March 1-3,
2oo1, and we encourage you to introduce a friend to the TSHA and our
Since 2001oo is the centennial of the great Spindletop oil gusher near
Beaumont, we will be having a number of sessions on Spindletop (and
the subject of oil generally) at the upcoming TSHA annual meeting in
Houston, March 1-3.
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