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fourth place, $3o.oo. The Graduate Division offers two awards: first place
$100oo.oo, and second place, $75.00. A number of articles will be chosen
for publication in Touchstone, the journal of the Webb Society. A special
$300.00 prize will be presented for an outstanding project entered by a
chapter, either Upper or Lower Division. Any project developed by two or
more students will be evaluated as a chapter project.
Entries should be postmarked no later than January 15, 2004, and
mailed to: Webb Society Contest, Texas State Historical Association, Uni-
versity of Texas at Austin, i University Station Dog9o, Austin, Texas
Congratulations to Houston's Clayton Library Center for Genealogical
Research, which has been ranked by Family Tree Magazine as one of the na-
tion's top ten best public libraries for genealogy. The Clayton Library re-
ceived this distinction for its extensive collections covering both United
States and international sources for identifying immigrant origins in Eu-
rope, Canada, and Mexico. All of the Clayton Library books are in open
stacks for public access. In addition to its 76,520o books and periodical
volumes, the library has 60,00o microfiches, 6,500 microcards, and more
than 15,000 family histories. The library also has an online catalog that
has information on approximately 95 percent of its books. The Clayton
Library is located in the Museum District at 5300 Caroline, Houston,
Longtime TSHA member Paul R. Scott announces the birth of the Har-
ris County Archives after a fifteen-year period of gestation. In November
2002 the Commissioner's Court approved the formation of the archives.
As a component of the Records Management program, the Harris Coun-
ty Archives will document the history of the government and the citizens
of Harris County as revealed through the county records and donated
materials. Of interest are late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Jus-
tice of the Peace docket books, inquest records, and civil and criminal
court cases, records of the Juvenile Probation Department including
those of the male and female county homes 1913 through 1952, and the
Depression-era records of the County Welfare Department. Sarah Canby
Jackson, CA, has been hired as the Harris County archivist. She holds an
M.S. in applied history from the University of North Texas, where she de-
veloped an interest in local records research under Mike Campbell and
an M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas, where she worked under David
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