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Following the Presidential Reception, all meeting attendees will be transported from the meeting hotel to Texas Southern University (TSU) for a keynote address by Darlene Clark Hine, the Inaugural Director of the Center for African American History at Northwestern University. Merline Pitre has been instrumental in arranging the address by Dr. Hine and the venue at TSU.

Friday, March 2, begins with the Book Lovers’ and Texana Collectors’ Breakfast. At noon, the Fellows Luncheon and Presentation of Awards will recognize significant contributors to the study of Texas history. Following the afternoon sessions, the Graduate Student Mixer will gather graduate students and TSHA Fellows. Then, the Presidential Banquet will honor 2011–12 President Merline Pitre and feature her presidential address.

Throughout the meeting, recent publications by the leading publishers of Texas and Southwest history and rare books will be for sale in the exhibit hall. The Texana Auction will continue, with the Silent Auction offering Texana items for bidding March 1–2. With the help of Heritage Auction Galleries, the Live Auction will be held at 2:00 pm. on Saturday, March 3 at the Omni Houston Hotel.

After the sessions end at noon on Saturday, March 3, conclude the meeting with one of three optional tours of Houston: 1) San Jacinto Tour: Jeffrey Dunn and Gregg Dimmick will guide an extensive tour of the San Jacinto Battleground that will conclude with a visit to the San Jacinto Monument; 2) African American Tour of Houston: Visit the Gregory School; Texas Southern University for the Biggers Collection of murals, the Barbara Jordan Archives, and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library; and Project Row Houses; 3) Houston City Tour: Visit Glenwood Cemetery and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, for a docent-guided tour of Ima Hogg’s home, its exceptional furnishings and collections, and Bayou Bend’s Gardens.

Annual Meeting Sponsorships

Presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting? Lure even more to your session with coffee provided in your meeting room and receive special recognition.

Session sponsorships ($750) include complimentary coffee service for the session’s attendees, recognition for the sponsoring individual or institution, and complimentary meeting registration for the presenters. Special recognition is given orally and with signage at the session, in the session listing and in the sponsor list in the Annual Meeting program, in the Riding Line newsletter, and on the TSHA website. If three presenters share the cost, that’s just $250 each, with a complimentary registration. Institutions, university history departments, and organizations who present sessions jointly with TSHA at the meeting are especially encouraged [End Page 194] to support their presenters and TSHA with a sponsorship. Other sponsorship, ranging from $500 to $25,000 are listed at

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Use a session sponsorship to showcase your session and your institution and provide refreshments to pack the room as full as this from the 2010 meeting

TSHA Nominating Committee

The 2011 Nominating Committee solicits recommendations for Second Vice-President of the Texas State Historical Association for the term beginning in March 2012. The Committee also solicits applications for open positions on the Board of Directors. Please send recommendations to:

  • Mrs. Dianne Garrett Powell, Chair, SellMark, 909 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 717, San Antonio, TX 78209,

  • Mr. John W. Crain, The Summerlee Foundation, 5556 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225

  • Dr. Lynn Denton, 13325 Trail Driver Street, Austin, TX 78737-9531

  • Mr. Jeffrey D. Dunn, 4128 Purdue Ave, Dallas, TX 75225-6701 [End Page 195]

  • Dr. Sam W. Haynes, UTA Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, Box 19497, 702 Planetarium Place, Room 650, Arlington, TX 76019

  • Mrs. Gayle W. Strange, 3001 Carmel Street, Denton, TX 76205-8315

Calls for Papers

The program committee for the 117th Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, to be held February 28–March 2, 2013, in Fort Worth, is now calling for proposals for sessions and papers to be presented at the meeting.

Each complete session is strictly limited to seventy-five minutes. To allow time for introductions and questions, each presentation in three-paper sessions should not exceed twenty minutes (about ten typewritten pages...


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