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Friday, April 03, 2009

Dorman Winfrey Rests

Dorman Winfrey died March 27, 2009 at the age of 84.  Winfrey served, among his many contributions, as State Librarian for over twenty years.  See the Austin American Statesman article " Longtime state librarian called devoted historian: Winfrey authored several articles and books about Texas history" by Joshunda Sanders at and the Henderson Daily News at 
As a minor footnote to is remarkable career and life, Winfrey was important to the Texas Parlor's host during the 1970s.  My first job at TSLAC was in the Genealogy Dept. on Saturdays.  Thereafter he eased my transferral to several different posts through which I became aware of the broader view of Texas bibliography.  While this writer was still a student at UT, Winfrey offered essential encouragement to me toward the UT Library School "Indexing and Abstracting" class project of indexing of the TSLAC's "Texas State Documents" monthly checklist.  Then he then saw to it that it was permanently funded by the Legislature at the next biennial budget of TSLAC.  Winfrey was a fellow of graceful vision and practicality.  He left behind him a legacy of Texas history, Texas archives, and classical music.  Winfrey is now buried in the Welch Cemetery at Henderson, not far, he pointed out to me, from my hometown of Marshall.  I'll stop by there on my next trip home.  In the meantime I'll listen to and watch Toscanini conduct Verdi's "Hymn of the Nations" on Youtube at 

1 comment:

Scott Fitzgerald said...

Will - I have looked at this with two different computers and the margins are too large to show all of the text. Hope it is something you can fix.