Heritage, Volume 7, Number 1, Winter 1989 Page: 10
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The Langford Architecture Center now
features a unique gallery for exhibition.
Shown here is an exhibit featuring "Furniture
The enthusiasm of the Foundation staff
grew as it interacted with Dean McCarthy.
They are beginning to understand that this
relationship is truly reciprocal; and further,
that preservation work is not merely local.
Universities worldwide have interests in
historic preservation, McCarthy explains.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel at
each location; all can learn from one
another's experiences. The College of Architecture
has visiting relationships with
universities in Guatamala, Japan, Italy and
Australia. Heritage may be a logical forum
for these international comparisons and
exchanges of information.
Further projects on which A&M, the
Center for Historic Resources, and the
Texas Historical Foundation can work
together were mentioned by Professor
Echols. One is to renovate and move back
on campus the Comandant's House, to
become the home of the Center and the
Foundation. Another is to provide the base
funding of $40,000 for the Repository.
What is so special about a repository, a
collection of old architectural drawings
and photographs? "Ah," says McCarthy,
"To me it is the most important. Long after
The Animal Industries Building (1930s). The art
tiles on the outside of the building were inspired
from traditional Texas Hispanic influence. In
contrast the Oceanography/Meteorology Building
stands in the background.
we are all gone, that repository will continue
to provide information, and serve future
generations as an archives of the past."
A specialized collection of valuable
information draws the best scholars to a
university, he went on to explain. And
what is in the repository is unique and
unavailable for study elsewhere. Photographs,
drawings and documents become
base data that can be used for future investigations,
even if we don't presently
know how some of the material may be
used. Researchers in the future may find
patterns that will help in further research
and improvements in techniques and approaches
to historic preservation.
The conversation took an even livelier
turn as the subject progressed to the need
for research into the relationship of historic
preservation and the well-being of
humans. While the evidence is largely
anecdotal so far, says McCarthy, this is an
area which the Foundation and the University
researchers could explore together
to the benefit of all citizens of Texas.
And that, agreed the group, is the reason
we came together-to get a clearer idea
of our goals, of what we are all working for.
We want to preserve what we can of the
unique character and history of Texas so
that this and succeeding generations can
learn from it to live and feel well. Preserving
our links with the past and researching
their impact on the future is a task that
Texas A&M University and the Texas
Historical Foundation can work on
proudly and effectively together.
Carolyn Fasel is Assistant Editor of Heritage.
10 HERITAGE * WINTER 1989
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