The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003 Page: 626
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
materials include newspaper and magazine clips, unpublished news
and background reports by freelance writers, and reporters' files previ-
ously unavailable to historians and researchers. Once processed, the
collections will be available for research by historians and the general
The collection includes papers and documentation dating back to the
magazine's inception in 1933 and continuing through 1996, when
Newsweek ceased archiving paper background materials. UT president
Larry R. Faulkner called the acquisition "a watershed event" in the uni-
versity's effort to document the history of news media.
Concurrent with the announcement of the gift from Newsweek, Inc.,
Carleton also announced the gift of another important photographic col-
lection-this one by renowned photojournalist Wally McNamee of his ex-
tensive personal photographic archive. McNamee was a staff photogra-
pher at Newsweek for thirty years, producing more than oo00 cover
photographs for the magazine and documenting historic events around
the world. His collection contains more than 300,000 photographic im-
ages that he took from 1955 to 1998.
Both Carleton and Patrick Cox, appointed assistant director of the Cen-
ter last fall, teach courses in the history of journalism, which will serve to
acquaint journalism and history students with the collections. For more
information about the Newsweek, Inc. gift and the Center for American
History, contact Dr. Don Carleton at 512/495-4515-
The Texas Historical Commission has announced the 2oo2 winners of
its T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award: James L. Haley's Sam Houston (Univer-
sity of Oklahoma Press); James N. Leiker's Racial Borders: Black Soldiers
Along the Rio Grande (Texas A&M University Press); and Robert M. Utley's
Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers (Oxford University
Press). The award honors original research and publication of material
that preserves, records, and recounts the prehistory and history of Texas.
The T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award began as an annual publications
contest established by the Texas Historical Commission in the 196os. In
1986, the THC named the contest in honor of internationally recognized
author-historian T. R. Fehrenbach of San Antonio. Fehrenbach is the au-
thor of eighteen nonfiction books, including Lone Star, the most widely
read history of Texas and the basis for the PBS miniseries.
For more information contact the THC at 512/463-6100; e-mail www.
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