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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The lo2nd annual meeting of the TSHA, March 5-7, 1998, at the
Renaissance Hotel in Austin, promises to be an exciting gathering. For
starters, we have more sessions than ever-about loo presentations in
all--on topics ranging from art to Indians, oil to the Texas Rangers, and
myriad others. As is the case every year, you will find papers on virtually
every aspect of the Texas experience whether your interest is military
history; women's studies; art, music, and culture; exploration; or politics.
Headliners at the meeting include the First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Laura
Bush, a former school librarian with a great interest in history, educa-
tion, and literacy, who will speak at the Women and Texas history lun-
cheon on Thursday, March 5. Also addressing the meeting is James
Farmer, a Marshall native who was one of the leading civil rights figures
in post-World War II America. As the head of the Congress of Racial
Equality and later as assistant secretary of Health, Education, and
Welfare, he worked with presidents Johnson and Nixon. Farmer's talk at
the Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 6, will deal with his relationship
with President Johnson during the time that the Civil Rights Act of 1964
was passed. The Friday evening banquet will feature the presidential
address of TSHA president Margaret S. Henson, which will focus on
Lorenzo de Zavala, the subject of her recently published biography.
Speaking at the Fellows' Luncheon on Saturday, March 7 is Arnoldo De
Leon, a longtime TSHA member and prolific scholar on the Tejano
experience. In addition to this stellar group of banquet speakers, we can
look forward to a session presentation by Stanley Marcus on "The Ten
Most Critical Decisions that Shaped the Growth and Eventual Success of
Neiman-Marcus, 1907-1997" in a session on "Neiman-Marcus: Ninety
Years of World Acclaim."
As always, the extracurricular activities will be fun too, including the live
and silent Texana auctions of rare books, maps, and artifacts. There will be
many tables of book displays by the leading publishers of Texas, Southern
and Western history, plus numerous book signings by recent book authors.
It will be an exciting mix of history and good fellowship. We hope that you
will join us and that you will introduce a friend to the pleasures of a TSHA
annual meeting. Mark March 5-7, 1998, on your calendar.
The Society for Historical Archaeology is holding its 3oth annual
Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology at the Crowne
Plaza Ravennia Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, January 7-11. Call Lawrence E.
Babits for information, 919/328-6788.
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