The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 86
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are required to file with state and federal governments; but
these are the dry skin and bones of history. They become the
basis of some textbooks and of speculative discourses on trends,
but the average citizen cannot understand them, and they are
easily misconstrued. We need a knowledge of the human facts
behind the figures. Perhaps we shall never get them, but
business men and their legal advisers-some of whom are
excellent historians-might profitably devise a system for giv-
ing us more than we have. For example, what do we know, or
what could we learn, about the Texon Company, its successors
and assigns after Ricker and Pickrell and Krupp and Crom-
well played their respective roles in the history of Santa Rita?
There must be other dramatic and heroic chapters in the story.
I offer three suggestions for the consideration of business:
Follow the example of the Army and Navy and employ a
historical staff for each important unit, or open the records
to historians with as few reservations as possible, or deposit
the records-or selected blocks of records-in public depositories.
The University of Texas and the Texas State Historical As-
sociation would gladly receive such deposits and would ad-
minister them faithfully.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945, periodical, 1945; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146055/m1/90/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.