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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
EST. 1954 WINTER 2000
VOLUME 18 NUMBER 1
FEATURES COVER SECTIONS
Who Designed the Saving the Colors: President's Message 4
Lone Star Flag? 16 Flag Preservation in Texas 7
BY CHARLES A. SPAIN JR. BY ROBERT MABERRY JR., PH.D. Sponsors and Contributors 5
The Lone Star flag of Texas is recog- Relegated for years to boxes, many of the
nized around the world as unique historic flags of Texas are now being con- The Historic Flags of Texas
among state banners, but there is still served and readied for public display at an Project: An Introduction 6
great speculation, controversy, and exhibit scheduled for Houston in 2001.
scholarly debate about just who de- Texas Archives:
signed this unique icon. T T L r
H E 1RI TAG rE The TiltedLone Star
A Grassroots Effort - PLCt OF .IE TEXA ISTOICAL FDAIO EST 1 E NTR By Robert Maberry Jr., Ph.D. 30
To Preserve the Past 22 Bok R s
Book Reviews 33
BY CYNTHIA HARRIMAN of Texas
Faced with the loss of their collection John P. O'Neill
,-r- , 111.^*M K ^ ju-WJohn P. O'Neill
of Texas artifacts, which lay in storage,
the United Daughters of the Confed- G U
eracy Texas Division rallied to save its HISTORICGrant Update 34
historic flags and find a new home for S w -
the banners and other priceless relics. TES )- Foundation Membership
Honor Roll 35
A Flag's Story 26
BY FONDA GHIARDI i Texas Historical Museums
THOMSEN Listings 36
Flags are more than fabric. They tell the
story of sacrifice and the struggles of the Texas State Parks and
men who carried them. Fonda Thom- Historical Sites 37
sen, considered to be one of this ON THE COVER
country's premiere textile conservators, Historic flags of Texas. Photos by Dan Classified Ads 37
says that these banners deserve to be Hatzenbuehler; Sagamore Hill Historical
treated with respect and great care in Site; Texas State Library and Archives; and Sensing Place 39
order that the stories within their folds Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp
are not lost forever. Mabry. Design by Blake Trabulsi.
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Founda- pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation activities are given priortion,
P.O. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763, email email@example.com 2000. Opin- ity. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and photos or artwork accuions
expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas rately labeled. Submissions become the property of the Texas Historical FoundaHistorical
Foundation. THF is a private, nonprofit organization supported by tion unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope for return of documents,
membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsolicited articles not exceeding literature, and photographs or drawings from archival storage. Layout/design by
2,000 words will be accepted by a review committee for publication. Articles Gene Krane; Feature article layout/design by Blake Trabulsi.
EDITORIAL STAFF Commission, Oliver Franklin, Cynthia Harriman, Dan Hatzenbuehler,
Editor, Gene Krane; Guest Editor, Robert Maberry Jr., Ph.D.; Book Lewis A. Jones, Karla Keeton-Page, Gene Krane, Robert Maberry Jr.,
Review Editor, John Peterson; Proofreader, Betty Hall Ph.D., John Peterson, Sagamore Hill Historical Site, Charles A. Spain
Jr., Whitney Smith, Sul Ross State University , Texas Military Forces
CONTRIBUTORS Museum, Texas State Library and Archives, Fonda Ghiardi Thomsen,
Austin Library-Austin History Center, Friends of the Texas Historical Blake Trabulsi, United Daughters of the Confederacy-Texas Division
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