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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
We recently sent you the program for the TSHA's o07th annual meet-
ing, which will be held in El Paso, March 6-8, 2oo3, at the El Paso
Convention Center and Camino Real Hotel. As you have no doubt
noticed, this meeting has more sessions on Texas history topics-forty-
eight in all-than any previous annual meeting. Although there will be
presentations on an extremely wide choice of topics, the El Paso
region-including surrounding areas of far west Texas and Mexico-will
be a focus of the meeting. Thanks to the work of Chip Dawson's pro-
gram committee, and to the special efforts of many El Pasoans such as
Sam Moore, there will be numerous sessions of great interest to resi-
dents of El Paso and environs. Other Texas topics featured at this meet-
ing include the Civil War, German Texas, historic preservation, East
Texas oil, West Texas oil, Texas outlaws during the Great Depression,
race and ethnicity in Texas sports, women and the arts, Texas railroads,
Tejano music, civil rights, La Salle in Texas-the list goes on and on for
well over a hundred presentations.
In addition to all of these choices, there will be an exciting group of
keynote speakers throughout the meeting. Thursday at the Women and
Texas History Luncheon, best-selling author and TSHA Executive
Council member Janice Woods Windle will speak on "Every Woman Has
a Story to Tell: Researching and Documenting the History of Texas
Women." At the Friday Awards Luncheon, Paul Hutton of the University
of New Mexico will present "On the Crockett Trail," a discussion of his
many years of investigation into the history and mythology surrounding
one of America's most intriguing figures. At the luncheon we will pre-
sent numerous awards and fellowships for the best Texas history books,
articles, and research proposals of the year. Friday evening's banquet
will feature a fascinating presentation by TSHA president Shirley
Caldwell: "'God Help Them All and so Must We': Clara Barton, the
Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief in Efforts in Texas, 1886-
1887." Shirley's presidential address is the result of her extensive
research into a little-known but significant aspect of Texas history. The
Saturday morning breakfast features leading El Paso historian Leon
Metz, who will speak on "El Paso: The Way It Was."
Those of you who have been to a TSHA annual meeting know that
the sessions and speakers are only a part of the fun. In addition to shar-
ing history, we have two of the very best auctions (one live, one silent)
at each year's annual meeting. Rare and coveted Texas books, maps,
and artifacts will be on the block-and every year many people walk
away with wonderful bargains on a long-sought-after book or artifact.
Speaking of books, our annual meeting also features book displays by
the leading publishers of Texas, Western, and Southern history-and
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