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for this original research on Texas and assemble the checklist. My origi-
nal scrutiny of the proposed task said I could do it in three or four
months. I expected to use telecommunications and computers which
would make the job intriguing. Only the last would come true.
Now, in mid-1993, often working fulltime and with part-time help
from graduate assistants at various times, I have reached the point of di-
minishing returns and bring it to an end. We have gathered 9,584 titles
in all fields of study from 193 universities. If set in type in a master list,
these titles would fill well over 6oo pages or all of the available editorial
space in ten average-sized issues of this journal. Data gathered by fields
of study, title keywords, and/or academic disciplines, as well as a list of
all disciplines and fields of study in the master list, are available upon re-
quest (by mail only) from Marion Travis, Texas Collection, Box 97142,
Baylor University, Waco 76798.
Setting aside the master list momentarily to publish only the history
titles is more manageable. We located 954 history theses published from
January 1, 1975, to December 31, 1991. The titles, authors, and other
identifying data of about half of them are published herein; the rest will
be published in the October issue of the Quarterly. The theses and disser-
tations on this list originated at lot universities, seventy-one of which
are outside of Texas. The studies of Texas's history are from such
schools and departments as agriculture, American studies, anthropolo-
gy, architecture, economics, education, fine arts, geography, history, po-
litical science, religion, sociology, urban studies, and others. The
subject, field of study, or department appears at the end of each entry.
Occasionally you will see all three.
The checklist is at once evidence of current graduate-level research
in Texas history, and a profile of academe's contemporary vision of
Texas in history. Some studies may have been omitted, but the history
list is nearly exhaustive; a Boolean search of Dissertation Abstracts from
University Microfilms, Inc. on CD-ROM yields forty theses in history
from 1989 through 1991, while this checklist contains 177 titles from
the same period.
The national breadth of this compilation is the result of the gener-
ous support of the project by University Microfilms, Inc., of Ann Arbor,
Michigan. UMI has long been the publisher of Dissertation Abstracts in
both hardbound print editions and now on CD-ROM (Compact Disk-
Read Only Memory). UMI furnishes us with easy-to-read printouts from
its large database. Yet early on we discovered that some masters and doc-
toral theses never get outside their academic departments, or if they do,
they go no further than a campus library. Finding these sequestered vol-
umes was the goal of a first mailing from Baylor to libraries nationwide
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