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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
file of over 70,000 cards indexing the location of biographical sketches
of some 50,000 Texans in hundreds of historical works. Each entry
gives the name, birth or death date, the location of the sketch, and indi-
cates whether or not a photograph is included. Two volumes of the
Gazetteer have been published, covering the letters A-F, and others will
be issued periodically. Supplemental volumes will include new entries
located by this ongoing project. William and Virginia Ming, who over-
see the biographical sketch file at Baylor, are providing us with a most
useful resource. Volume I: A-B costs $17.50 plus Texas sales tax, and
Volume II: C-F sells for $19.50 plus tax. They are available from
W. M. Morrison-Books, 15801 La Hacienda, Austin 78734 (telephone
Although W. M. Morrison-Books has published over thirty-five books
since 1952, the company's primary business has been buying and selling
rare Texana. For the last year or so, Richard has begun to devote more
time to publishing. Two of his 1985 publications are B. G. McKie's The
Trail: Texas to Kansas in 1884 and a reprint of Mary S. Helm's 1884
Scraps of Early Texas History. McKie's thirty-one page narrative details a
cattle drive to Kansas, and Helm's classic work offers her descriptions of
the Runaway Scrape, the settling of the Matagorda Bay area, and other
topics. It also includes a lengthy account of Texas in the 1820s written
by her first husband, Elias Wightman, a surveyor for Stephen F. Austin.
The McKie volume is $5, and Mary S. Helm's book is $15-
A new journal, the Gulf Coast Historical Review, is being published by
the history department of the University of South Alabama. We look
forward to the Review's coverage of the western arc of the Gulf. The
Review will come out twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, and sub-
scriptions are $10. The GCHR's address at the University of South Ala-
bama is Humanities 344, Mobile 36688.
The Texas Historical Commission has released a revised and updated
edition of Oral History for Texans. Written by Thomas L. Charlton, direc-
tor of the Baylor University Institute for Oral History and editor of the
International Oral History Association Newsletter, the guide is in-
tended for teachers, historians, and novices. Lists of references, oral
history centers in Texas, and equipment manufacturers are included.
Copies are $7, plus $1 for handling and 6 /8s percent sales tax (for Texas
residents). Orders of fifteen or more are $4.2o per copy. Write the
THC, P.O. Box 12276, Austin 78711.
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