The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 77, July 1973 - April, 1974 Page: 402
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spring of 1969 to his retirement in 1971. He was also director of the Uni-
versity of Texas Ethnic Studies Program.
The quality of Henry Bullock that remains in the director's mind and
heart is that of one of the more humane people he has met. In a field often
wracked with uncertainty and sometimes with strong and controversial opin-
ions, he always maintained complete control of his feelings, he never raised
his voice, and he brought a kindness that is too seldom seen in the academic
profession. Whenever Bullock decided to lecture one of us, as he sometimes
felt was necessary, he did so with a sort of gentle sadness, not unlike the
kindly father who feels that somehow he must bring maturity to an erring
child. The adjective fits very few men of accomplishment, but Henry Bul-
lock was that rare man, a truly sweet person.
The Tennessee Historical Commission has named a special committee to
investigate requirements for the teaching of history in state schools at all
levels. Currently Tennessee requires that the history of the state and United
States' history be taught at the elementary level. At the high school level
the state requires a study of American history and government, the United
States Constitution, and the Tennessee Constitution. The special committee
has recommended that these requirements be continued.
Requirements for teaching history in Tennessee's colleges and universities
are not fixed by law, so there is considerable variance. The trend in
Tennessee colleges and universities is toward reducing the requirements for
the -study of history. The special committee has recommended to the Ten-
nessee Historical Commission that it adopt a resolution that "The Tennessee
General Assembly enact legislation requiring the study of American History
and Constitution, and Tennessee History and Constitution by all students at
institutions of higher learning in the state." The special committee recom-
mends further that the proposed legislation "be drafted in wording similar
to that of the legislation of the state of Texas (Vernon's Annotated'Revised
Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, Vol. VIII, Art. 2663b-I, and Art.
Offshore of Padre Island lie the oldest verified shipwrecks discovered in
the Western Hemisphere. Believed to have foundered in a storm about
1554, the ships for the last two summers have been the object of an under-
water archeology project sponsored by the Texas Antiquities Committee.
Plans for the 1973 study included exploration of three ships thought to be
from the fleet.
A report of the findings from one of the three sites is planned for the
summer, 1974, and a traveling display for schools and other interested
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