Heritage, Volume 2, Number 3, Summer 1985 Page: 7
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HISTORY BY DESIGN: A
PRIMER ON INTERPRETING
AND EXHIBITING COMMUNITY
By Patrick Norris
The publication is based on a series of
sesquicentennial workshops held in 1983
that demonstrated how to collect and exhibit
local history. The workshops were
sponsored by the Texas Association of
Museums and the Texas Historical Commission
with funding provided by the
Texas Committee for the Humanities.
History By Design: A Primer on Interpreting
and Exhibiting Community History
is a step-by-step guide to help historians,
museum personnel, teachers, and
community volunteers analyze their community's
history and develop historical
The book is written in a lively, conversational
style as Mr. Norris leads the reader
through the process of developing a historical
exhibit from research to actual
An excellent source for reference, the
book also provides lists of published reference
sources on exhibit research and
preparation. In addition, it lists Texas libraries
and archive collections that serve
as resources for local historians.
A must for any museum, library, county
historical society, museum studies student,
or history teacher, History By Design:
A Primer on Interpreting and Exhibiting
Community History can be
obtained for $8.00. For more information
contact the Texas Association of Museums,
P.O. Box 13353, Austin, Texas
78711, (512) 472-0641.
By Peggy and Harold Samuels
Now available for the first time in paperback,
Frederic Remington: A Biography
gives us a vibrant portrait of the artist
whose work crystallizes for generations
to come the heritage of the American
West. This definitive biography shows
the many facets of a multi-talented American
sculptor, painter, illustrator, and
writer and establishes Remington's place
among the ranks of the great American
Peggy and Harold Samuels are private
dealers in the art of the American West,
specializing in Remington paintings.
They have written The Illustrated Biographical
Encyclopedia of Artists of the
American West and have edited The Collected
Writings of Frederic Remington.
Paperback publication date: April 15,
1985. $12.95 paperback. 547 pages with
black and white illustrations. For more
information contact Vicki Woodruff at
(512) 471-4032, University of Texas
Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, Texas
THE UNCENSORED JOHN
By John Henry Faulk
John Henry Faulk follows in the tradition
of Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and J. Frank
Dobie, identifying the absurd that grows
from the ordinary.
Born August 22, 1913, John Henry is a
unique craftsman of storytelling. He began
collecting folk stories when he was a
student at The University of Texas and
compiled his master's thesis on Texas folklore
under the direction of J. Frank Dobie.
His special interest in and documentation
of the sermons of black preachers resulted
in a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation,
and his work on the topic is stored
in the folk archives in the Library of
After college, John Henry spent several
years with WCBS as a talk show personality.
He brought the characters from his
Texas folk stories to life on his program
and, through humor, spoke his mind
about the absurdities and injustices of
The Uncensored John Henry Faulk is a
collection of the author's stories, derived
directly from the American mainstream,
which document the history of Austin and
the surrounding region with genuine heroes,
folklore language and humor.
The Uncensored John Henry Faulk is
available from Texas Monthly Press. For
more information contact Sally Balcour
at (512) 476-7085.
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