The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944 Page: 393
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One hundred and seventeen new members have been added to
the Association's membership roll since September of last
year. Interest in history in general and in Texas history is
on the upgrade. The present membership should aid the
movement by nominating new members to the Association's
office. Make your recommendations inclusive, for we will not
contact any person who is already a member. Send for ad-
ditional nomination blanks, if the ones mailed you recently
were not enough.
The following announcement from the Huntington Library
in California of a $50,000 Rockefeller Foundation grant for
study of the Southwest should interest many members of the
Association. Some have misunderstood the Rockefeller grant
to the Association and have made applications here that, it
seems, might more properly have been directed to the Hunting-
ton Library, San Marino, California.
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION GIVES HUNTINGTON LIBRARY
$50,000 To EXPAND STUDY OF SOUTHWEST
The Huntington Library has received a grant of $50,000 from the
Rockefeller Foundation to be expended in support of the program for
regional studies of the Southwest, it was announced today. The project
will be carried on under the supervision of Dr. Robert Glass Cleland,
historian of California and the American Southwest, and member of the
Library's research staff.
The Library has long been interested in the development of a study,
chiefly economic, cultural, and social, of southern California and the
adjacent states of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. Their
territory constitutes a natural geographic unit with a common historical
background illustrating the impact of three frontiers and cultures-
the Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo-American.
The collections of Californiana at San Marino are everywhere recognized
as of foremost importance, but the institution has almost equally valuable
material relating to New Mexico and for several years it has been
acquiring items relating to Utah and Mormon history. Additional
acquisitions of manuscripts, newspapers, government documents, business
papers, memoirs, etc., relating to the southwestern states will be made
as frequently as possible.
An important part of the enlarged program will be the continuation
of the conferences and seminars at the Library in which scholars from
other parts of the country as well as from local institutions participate.
A limited number of fellowships and grants-in-aid will be made available.
Dr. Cleland emphasized that the regional study represents no departure
from the existing program of research at the Library in the history of
Anglo-American civilization. On the contrary the Rockefeller grant merely
makes possible the extension of the Library's study of Anglo-American
culture and civilization to our own Southwest, and enables the Library
to do in the new field what it has long done with distinction in the
"It should be made unmistakably clear," Dr. Cleland said, "that the
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