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Texana Auction

Donations and Consignments are now being accepted for the Texas State Historical Association’s 2012 Texana Auction, which is presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction will be held March 1–3, 2012, at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston. Sell your rare Texas books, maps, documents, currency, fine art, and other items. Our consignment rates are negotiable and the lowest around. Dealers and private individuals are welcome.

Texana collectors have long been a part of the mix of people, both academic and nonacademic, who have made the Texas State Historical Association successful in its efforts to “foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas” since 1897.

Consign your Texas memorabilia items now by completing the online form at, calling 940-369-5200 or emailing

Calls for Papers

The Texas State Historical Association will hold its 117th annual meeting, February 28–March 2, 2013, in Fort Worth, and the program committee is now calling for proposals for sessions and papers to be presented at the conference.

A complete session proposal includes the following:

a) session title; b) complete name, address, phone number, a one-page vita, and institutional affiliation (or hometown, in the case of lay historians) of the session chairman, paper presenters (either two or three), and commentator (for sessions with two paper presenters); c) titles of the two or three individual papers; and d) a brief summary of each paper.

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) and in two-paper sessions each should be limited to twenty-five minutes (about twelve pages).

Individuals may submit a proposal for a single paper rather than a complete session. Although single papers are often difficult to combine into coherent sessions, committee members will make every effort to include such proposals in the program.

Papers presented should not have been delivered at a scholarly meeting or published prior to the 2013 Texas State Historical Association meeting. There are, of course, no objections to the papers being given again or published after the meeting.

Individuals who are to present papers at the 2013 meeting will be [End Page 296] required to have a copy of their paper and a one-page vita in the hands of their session chairman and session commentator (in two-paper sessions) by January 27, 2013.

As much as possible, participants in a given session should be from different institutions. Historians from outside Texas, but doing work in Texas-related studies, are encouraged to participate.

Individuals who participate in the TSHA’s annual programs may present a paper once every three years or serve as a commentator once every two years. Session chairs may repeat annually, although the committee will make every effort to avoid repetition.

Proposals should be submitted to: Susan Manuel, TSHA, 1155 Union Circle #311580, Denton, TX 76203-5017 or electronically to Proposals for the 2013 Fort Worth meeting must be received by February 1, 2012.

If you have questions, please contact Carl Moneyhon, Chair of the Program Committee for 2013, at, or Randolph “Mike” Campbell, Chief Historian of the TSHA, at (940) 369-5223 or

Building Houston: From Allen’s Landing to the Moon,” sponsored by the Houston History Association and cosponsored by the Texas State Historical Association, University of Houston Center for Public History, and Houston History Magazine will be held June 2, 2012, at the Hilton-University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center. The theme for this second annual Houston History Conference is “Building Houston: From Allen’s Landing to the Moon.” Thinking broadly about the concept of “building,” how did Houston emerge from the log hut settlement of its founding in 1836 to become the international city of magnificent and beautiful skyscrapers of today? Who were the people who built this amazing city? What obstacles did they face? How did they celebrate their successes and cope with their failures? What are...


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