Heritage, Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 1988 Page: 32
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NASHVILLE, TENN. GALVESTON
AASLH OFFERS NEW
All institutional members of AASLH are
invited to participate in the new AASLH Library
Program. Created in conjunction with the
University Publishing Associates, Inc., in Lanham,
Maryland, the AASLH Library offers assistance
in editing, publishing, marketing and
distributing historical publications.
Historical societies, museums, and other
history-related groups create some of the most
imaginative and significant books in the fields
of history and material culture. These publications
frequently represent the highest standards
of scholarship and design. Too often, however,
the publishing organizations lack the resources
and expertise needed to market and distribute
books in today's sophisticated and competitive
bookseiling environment. In some cases, excellent
manuscripts remain unpublished for lack of
a cost effective way to see them into print.
The AASLH Library will include three
categories of publications. Titles selected will
be evaluated for their contributions to the
understanding of some aspect of North American
history and culture. Their emphasis,
though, may be local, regional or national.
In the first category-Tier A- manuscripts
will represent the best scholarship of AASLH
member organizations. Each selected title will
bear the "AASLH Library" imprint and will be
published in cloth edition.
In the second category-Tier B-titles will
be jointly published by the AASLH Library and
the member institution. These titles include
edited volumes, documentary editions, proceedings,
monographs, reprints, guides,
children's books and exhibition catelogues.
The member institutions will be responsible for
editorial costs (referrals to qualified copy editors
will be available) and for placing a prepublication
order for 1,000 copies at a 50 percent
discount off the list price. Each title will bear the
imprint "Published by the AASLH Library for
(name of sponsoring organization)."
The last category of books-Tier C-includes
titles already published by AASLH
member organizations and sold on a consignment
basis through the AASLH Library. Books
selected for inclusion in this program will bear
the imprint of the publishing organization and
will include "Distributed by arrangement with
the AASLH Library" on the copyright page.
This fall AASLH is concentrating on books
already in print for distribution through the
arrangement described in Tier C. If you have a
book that you would like to submit, please send
one copy to Candace Floyd, AASLH Library,
172 Second Avenue, North, Suite 102, Nashville,
Tennessee 37201. Please note that this
submittal copy will not be returned.
ANNUAL HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
Galveston Island is blessed with a legacy of lovely 19th and early 20th
century homes, ranging from raised cottages to elegant mansions. Each
May for 14 years, the owners of some of the finest of these private homes
have generously opened them for visitation through the Annual Homes
Tour of Galveston Historical Foundation.
This year's Tour is scheduled May 7,8 and 14, 15. Seven private homes
in two of Galveston's famed historic residential districts will be shown
along with the Grand 1894 Opera House. Lectures, exhibits and special
events round out the festivities as the Island celebrates the renaissance of
its Victorian past.
Visitors this spring will tour the fanciful Sweeney-Royston House,
built for daughter Matilda in 1885 as a wedding gift by Colonel James
Moreau Brown of Ashton Villa.
On one of Galveston's prominent avenues is an early 20th century
Mission-style home. Beautifully restored wooden floors, stairwell railings
and pillars radiate warmth inside, while a mass of blooms fills the gardens
of this elegant home, designed by architect A. J. Bellis. Interestingly, the
oldest home on the tour, the 1853 Chubb House, has been renovated to
create one of the most sophisticated contemporary interiors.
Another of the treats served up for this May is the 1907 Hawley House,
now a gracious bed and breakfast establishment known as The Virginia
Point Inn. Again, the gardens are not to be missed.
Homes Tour visitors not only tour the historic homes, but also listen
in on life stories of the builders and former occupants. There is even a
good murder mystery in one of the homes shown this year!
Advance tickets good for all four days of Galveston Historical
Foundation's Annual Historic Homes Tour are available for $9 prior to
March 1; for $ 10 from March 1 through May 6; and to all groups of 20 or
more for $9 with advance reservations. All tickets purchased after May
6 are $12. For ticket and island accommodations information, contact
GHF, 2016 Strand, Galveston, Texas 77550, or call (409) 765-7834.
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