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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fwd: TSHA Moves to U of North Texas in Denton

Texas State Historical Association
Moving to University of North Texas in Denton
By Jesus F. de la Teja, 2007-2008 President TSHA
[Frank offered this in early spring, and matters are certainly bright in North Texas.]
"For the past year, as president of the Texas State Historical Association, I have been working on our departure from the University of Texas in Austin, where we had been housed since the organization was founded in 1897. Those of you interested in the history of TSHA's first century may consult our organizational biography by Richard McCaslin, At the Heart of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas State Historical Association, 1897-1997 (TSHA, 2007). In it, the reader will know that there were past periods of turbulence as the association evolved into its current form.
Founded by among others U.T. historian George Garrison, until 2005 the TSHA always had at its head a member of the university's history department. In 2005 the Center for studies in Texas History, the university unit responsible for collaborating with the association, was transferred from the College of Liberal Arts to the Center for American History. Efforts by the association's officers at the time to negotiate a new status for the TSHA with the university's administration were unsuccessful. In May 2007 President Bill Powers informed the association that given the divergence in interests between the two organizations, the university needed the TSHA to vacate its space in Sid Richardson Hall by no later than the end of the year. Further efforts to gain a reconsideration of the decision proved unavailing."   ....
SEE THE FULL ARTICLE IN "Will's Texana Monthly" March 2008.  Request a copy here in the Comments

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