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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Handbook of Texas
The Handbook of Texas project is gaining momentum as we enter
Texas's sesquicentennial decade. Between 1986, the 15oth anniversary
of Texas independence, and 1996, the 15oth anniversary of Texas state-
hood, the new six-volume Handbook will come into being. At this point,
about 25 percent of the' 25,000 projected articles for the new Handbook
have been assigned. Nearly 2,300oo articles have been received in our
offices, some 1,400 of them in 1985 alone. Over 2,00o authors are in-
volved in the Handbook project, and many more will come on board in
The Association is very pleased that Prairie View A&M University
has joined twenty other institutions and organizations as a cosponsor of
the Handbook project. Prairie View is supporting Nolan Thompson, the
Prairie View A&M Research Fellow in Afro-Texan History. Nolan, an
American Civilization graduate student at the University of Texas, re-
searches and writes articles exclusively on the black Texas experience
for the Handbook. He is a fifth generation Texan with a B.A. in history
Dr. George Ruble Woolfolk, the distinguished historian who is re-
tired from Prairie View A&M, has recently become a member of the
Handbook's Advisory Editorial Board. This board is composed of fifty-
four of the leading scholars on various Texas topics. The members of
the board are more than mere advisors. They are a guiding and shap-
ing force of the Handbook project, and we are indebted to them for
their generous assistance. Three other new members of the board are
Dr. Albert S. Broussard of the history department at Texas A&M,
Dr. Margaret S. Henson, retired from the history department at the
University of Houston, Clear Lake, and Dr. George C. Wright, who is a
member of the history department faculty at the University of Texas at
Austin. We are pleased and privileged to have them working with us on
Yale University has acquired the business archives of the Verein zum
Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (Society for the Protection of
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