FOR THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION'S
106TH ANNUAL MEETING
The Texas State Historical Association's (TSHA) 106th annual meeting, featuring thirty-five engaging sessions on Texas history topics, and a live and silent auction, will take place in Corpus Christi during the city’s Sesquicentennial year at the Omni Hotel, March 7–9, 2002. The meeting is open to anyone. For registration information visit www.tsha.utexas.edu.
A few of the 35 sessions and special events which may be of particular interest are highlighted below. Unless otherwise noted, all of the events will take place in the Omni Hotel Bayfront.
David G. McComb of Colorado State University will present “A Conversation with Joe B. Frantz,” at the Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 8, followed by a book signing.
The Saturday breakfast will feature “John Wayne and the Making of The Alamo” by Ronald L. Davis of Southern Methodist University, who has written a new biography of Wayne.
Caroline Castillo Crimm of Sam Houston State University will speak on “Tempest in a Teacup: Petra Vela de Vidal Kenedy and the Sources” at the Women and Texas History Luncheon at noon on Thursday.
TSHA president Jerry Thompson, of Texas A&M International University, has chosen the United States war with Mexico as the context for his Presidential Banquet talk on Friday evening, “Winfield Scott’s Army of Occupation as Pioneer Alpinists: Epic Ascents of Popocatepetl and Citlalteptetl.”
Silent Auction Bidding Thursday, March 7 10:00 – 5:00, and Friday March 8, 8:00 – 6:00. Checkout will be Saturday March 9 from 9:00 – 11:00.
Auction of Texana Display Thursday 10:00 – 5:00, Friday 8:00 – 2:30. The auction will occur on Friday at 3:00 p.m.
"Corpus Christi at 150: The Emergence of Modern Corpus Christi.” on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m., featuring Alan Lessoff’s presentation “The Harland Bartholomew Plans for Corpus Christi,” and Mary Jo O’Rear’s paper “The Hurricane of 1919: Nature Denied.”
Joint sessions are being held with the following organizations: Presbyterian Historical Society, Texas Baptist Historical Collection, Texas Catholic Historical Society, Texas Folklore Society, Texas Historical Commission, and the Texas Oral History Association.
Other session topics will include the Matamoros Expedition, the Rio Grande Campaign, Indians of the San Antonio Missions, Mexican Texas, and LaSalle’s Expedition to Texas. Military history panels will discuss the Civil War, the Texas Revolution, and the frontier army. Additional panels will feature such varied topics as Texas folk medicine, race relations on the frontier, the writing of Texas Indian history, Tejana women, and western horsewomen.
The Women's History Forum will meet on Thursday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. This year's topic is Asian Women in Texas. An informal meeting on the Spanish Borderlandswill be held at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 8. Both meetings are open to registered conference participants.
Several college student will present their papers on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. followed at 10:30 by the annual meeting of the Texas history oranization for college students, the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society. The Webb annual meeting is highlighted by the awarding of the Clifton M. Caldwell Awards for excellence in student historical writing
A Presidential Reception will be held aboard the Captain Clark’s Flagship on Thursday at 5:45.
A tour of the King Ranch will begin at noon on Saturday.
*The banquets, reception, and tour are open to anyone who purchases a special ticket for these events.
For a complete listing of the annual meeting program, and for registration information, visit www.tsha.utexas.edu or call (512) 471-1525.
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