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From: Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Volume 117, Number 3, January 2014
pp. 298-312 | 10.1353/swh.2014.0015

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We would like to invite all readers of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly to make plans to attend the 118th Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, March 6–8, 2014, at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. There will be forty-four sessions covering various aspects of Texas history. Also scheduled is a presidential address featuring current TSHA President Gregg Cantrell. Other speakers include Elizabeth Hayes Turner for the Women in History Luncheon, Bill Fisher for the Book Lover’s and Texana Collector’s Breakfast, and Michael Olivas for the Fellows and Awards Luncheon. You can also attend the TSHA Publications Workshop, the Handbook of Texas Workshop, and the Educator Workshop.

Please visit https://tshasecurepay.com/annual-meeting/ for more information, including how to register. Early registration continues until January 31, and late registration will be available until February 22. Onsite registration will be available at the meeting.

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San Fernando Cathedral and City Hall, San Antonio, Postcard, 1905.

Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes, Dallas, Texas, University of North Texas Libraries Special Collections.

In Memoriam

Sara Reid Massey passed away from metastatic breast cancer on her seventy-fifth birthday, August 17, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Reid (“Todd”) and April Massey, in Comfort, Texas. Sara was born to Al Moses Reid and Stella Deitz Reid in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on August 17, 1938, and grew up on their farm in Ohio. She graduated from the University of Colorado and earned a master’s degree from the University of Denver in the history and a doctorate in humanistic education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Sara taught in the Denver Public Schools and then moved to Maine, where her family had often vacationed, to work at the University of Southern Maine and to found the New England Institute in Education, where she directed the New England Teacher Corps Network. Returning west, she became an associate professor of education at Incarnate Word College (now University of the Incarnate Word) in San Antonio and then became a curriculum specialist on the Hopi reservation in Arizona for ten years. Sara later worked as an education specialist at the Institute of Texan Cultures at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She edited The Black Cowboys of Texas (Texas AandM University Press, 2000), which received the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award from the Texas Historical Commission and Texas Women on the Cattle Trails (Texas AandM University Press, 2006), which received the Liz Carpenter Award from the Texas State Historical Association.

Charles D. Spurlin, former chairman of the Victoria College Social Sciences Department and former director of the Texas and Local History Collection at the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library, died on August 15, 2013. He served as president of the South Texas Historical Association, as president of the South Texas Social Studies Association, as chairman of the Victoria County Historical Commission, and as a member of the Texas State Historical Association Executive Council. He was the author or editor of numerous professional articles, book reviews, and books, including West of the Mississippi with Waller’s 13th Texas Cavalry Battalion, CSA, The Civil War Diary of Charles A. Leuschner (Hill Junior College Press, 1971) and Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War (Eakin Press, 1998). Among his awards and honors were the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, Jefferson Davis Medal for Historical Achievement, and Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.

Historian Lawrence Goodwyn, a longtime professor at Duke University (1971–2003) and author of such books as Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America (Oxford University Press, 1976) and Texas Oil, American Dreams (Texas State Historical Association, 1996), died in Durham, North Carolina, on September 29, 2013.

The son of a career army officer, Goodwyn was born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in 1928. He majored in English at Texas A&M University (his father forced him to become an Aggie after Goodwyn’s older brother flunked out of The University of Texas), He served as an Army captain during the Korean War and returned to Texas to work in the oil business.

When he moved to Austin in the late...

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