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American History. This is a return home for many of the objects, which
had been transferred to the museum during the 196os.
The Texas Memorial Museum was established in 1935 and was one of
the few museums in the state with a focus on collection, study, and exhi-
bition of historical objects. In an effort to consolidate certain kinds of mu-
seum objects and simplify their care, many collections were moved to
TMM in the 196os. Now, as TMM sharpens its focus on the public needs
in science research and education, the Texas history collections are being
turned over to the Center for American History, which is the largest
repository of materials relating to Texas in the world and the largest
lender of objects to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
The artifacts include but aren't limited to ranching material, domestic
textiles, household ceramics and glassware, kitchen utensils, woodwork-
ing tools, and historic quilts. Don Carleton, director of the Center for
American History, said that many of the artifacts will find a "good home
at our Winedale division, where we hope to build a new storage facility."
Winedale is already home to the outstanding collection of quilts, as well
as farm and woodworking tools, that philanthropist Ima Hogg assembled.
In addition to the artifacts, the transfer will include the Hermann Lung-
witz and Richard Petri drawings and paintings as well as about 7,500 pho-
tographs and a number of manuscripts and published items.
Theriot said that TMM would continue its interest in Texas, but in the
"study and exhibition of Texas's unique biological and geological her-
itage." Carleton said he expected the move to take several months "be-
cause moving cultural history collections is a highly structured process."
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly was in
town this past month to premier the photographs from his new book, Pho-
to duj our: A Picture-a-Day Journey through the First Year of the New Millennium,
hosted by the LBJ Library and Museum and the Center for American His-
tory, to which Kennerly has given his photographic collection. The Cen-
ter will debut its new exhibit of Kennerly's new photographs at the Smith-
sonian Institution in Washington, D.C., this fall.
The Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University is undergoing
still more improvements. The museum was established when the Texas
Centennial Commission in conjunction with the Work Projects Adminis-
tration (WPA) provided funds for it under the auspices of the West Texas
Historical and Scientific Society. Professor of industrial arts Victor J.
Smith designed the building that was constructed, in part, by Sul Ross stu-
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