The Junior Historian, Volume 19, Number 2, November 1958 Page: Front Inside
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THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
1897-THE OLDEST LEARNED SOCIETY IN TEXAS-1897
MERLE DUNCAN H. BAILEY CARROLL
FRED R. COTTEN GEORGE P. ISBELL Cor. Sec. and Treas.:
STUART McGREGOR MRS. CORAL HORTON TULLIS
THE JUNIOR HISTORIAN
The Texas State Historical Association
Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center
Box 8011, University Station,
University of Texas, Austin 12, Texas
H. BAILEY CARROLL
CHESTER V. KIELMAN JANICE KLAPP
"No man is fit to be entrusted with the control of the PRESENT
7who is ignorant of the PAST, and no People who are indifferent
to the.r PAST need hope to make their FUTURE great."
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VALUES IN HISTORICAL TRAINING
by JAMES D. CARTER
Probably at no time in human experience
has the work of the social scientist been more
important than at the present moment. For
thousands of years the social, economic, and
political institutions of man have been based
upon needs inherent in a comparatively slow-
moving rural and agricultural life. The in-
dustrial and commercial developments of the
modern age, with mounting emphasis on more
and more organization, power, and speed, are
forcing-man to rebuild his institutions. Here-
toford, natural evolution, sometimes called
trial and error, has been the process by which
institutions were created. It now appears that
this process can be refined and speeded up by
advance planning-for the supreme achieve-
ment of man is his discovery of the power to
aim at ideal ends freely chosen by his own
will and intelligence.
It is a function of the historian to identify
the forces that shape the course of events, to
trace their progress, and to record their re-
sults. A great amount of training and skill is
required to do this work successfully, and one
who wishes to engage in it should begin early
to study and learn the necessary techniques.
The Junior H istlorian is an ideal medium
in which the young historian may display the
results of his labor, training, and ability and
compare his efforts with those having similar
experience. It cannot be recommended too
strongly that young Texans take advantage
of this opportunity, even though at a later
time they may pursue some other field of
study-the capacity to express oneself clearly,
logically, and concisely is of inestimable value
in any activity and is a source of great satis-
faction throughout life. With time, patience,
and perseverance one may overcome all things,
even an editor's criticisms and objections.
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