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Texas State Historical Association

History

Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897, the 61st anniversary of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Texas State Historical Association has long been regarded as one of the nation's most dynamic regional history organizations. Reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship and educational programs, its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, and publication of related historical material.
 
In June 1897, the Association inaugurated publication of the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, and fifteen years later the title was changed to the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, reflecting a need for additional content and recognizing the broader scope of Texas history. Appearing in 1918, Ephraim D. Adams’s British Diplomatic Correspondence concerning the Republic of Texas, 1838-1846 was the first book published under the TSHA imprint.
 
Headquartered in Austin, the Texas State Historical Association continues to pursue—in the words of Walter Muir Whitehill—the “actual doing of history,” from research, writing, and publications, to the strong programs that support teaching Texas history in the public school system. Founding TSHA president Oran M. Roberts, in his inaugural address, asserted that “any and everything that the people do or think, that tends to form habits of life, or to build up prevailing institutions affecting society, constitutes material for history.” It is under such principles that the TSHA operates today, ensuring the vitality of Texas history for generations to come.

Books

Specializing in books relating to Texas history, the TSHA publishes new titles as well as reprints of Texas history classics. The Association currently has more than one hundred books in print, including biographies, general histories, cartographic studies, and books on art and photography.

All TSHA books are submitted to rigorous peer review. In addition to new scholarly works, the Association publishes several book series on specific subjects. The Association also has two endowed publications series: the Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas History Reprint Series, focused on Texas history classics, and the Fred Rider Cotten Popular History Series, which consists primarily of monographs on historic sites such as the Alamo and San Jacinto.
 

Texas Almanac

In 2008, the Association acquired the Texas Almanac, a respected reference book and educational resource. First published in 1857 and now in its 64th edition, the Texas Almanac was donated by the Dallas Morning News. The Texas Almanac is published in full color every two years and includes more than 240 photographs, as well as maps of Texas and each of its 254 counties. In-depth sections feature articles on archeology, history, environment, recreation and sports, government, culture and the arts, religion, health and science, education, business and transportation, and agriculture.
 

Contact Information

 

Rosie Hatch, Managing Editor, Texas Almanac

 
Ryan Schumacher, Managing Editor, TSHA Press and Southwestern Historical Quarterly
 
Phone Number: (512) 471-2600
 
Fax Number: (512) 473-8691
 
Address:
 

Texas State Historical Association
3001 Lake Austin Blvd., Ste. 3.116
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 471-2600
(512) 473-8691 Fax

 

 

 

 
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By Kenneth Hafertepe
 
paper / 978-0-87611-101-7 / $16.95
limited edition / 978-0-87611-103-1 / $75.00 x
cloth / 978-0-87611-102-4 / $29.95 s
 
Abner Cook has long been acknowledged as the most important architect in antebellum Texas, but this extensively illustrated volume is the first to document fully his life and ... More
Edited by Jack Jackson
Translated by John Wheat
 
paper / 978-0-87611-207-6 / $24.95
 
In late 1833 Mexico began to have serious fears that its northeastern territory in Texas would be lost to North American colonists. To determine the actual state of ... More
By Geoff Winningham
 
cloth / 978-0-87611-189-5 / $39.95
limited edition / 978-0-87611-190-1 / $125.00 x
 
For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff Winningham explored and photographed Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, and the landscape he found along the way. As he ... More

Donald E. Chipman

 
paper / 978-0-87611-251-9 / $15.95
 
 Cabeza de Vaca’s mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary definition of the word “pedestrian.” By ... More
By William Goetzmann
 
paper / 978-0-87611-110-9 / $19.95 s
 
First published in 1959, this book tells the story of the U.S. Army's role in exploring the trans-Mississippi West, particularly the role of the Topographical Engineers. An interdisciplinary ... More
J'Nell L. Pate
Foreword by Kay Granger
 
paper / 978-1-62511-000-8 / $29.95
 
Named after Mexican War general William Jenkins Worth, Fort Worth began as a military post in 1849. More than a century and a half later, the defense industry ... More
By Richard B. McCaslin
Foreword by J. P. Bryan Jr.
 
cloth / 978-0-87611-216-8 / $39.95
 
"History like that of Texas is rare. . . . Is it not discreditable to the people of Texas, that they should leave the collection of material for ... More
By David C. Humphrey
 
paper / 978-0-87611-162-8 / $9.95
 
State capital and home of the University of Texas, Austin is the one city that belongs to all Texans. This finely written book, illustrated with historic photographs, tells ... More
By John H. Jenkins
 
cloth / 978-0-87611-086-7 / $39.95 s
 
Anyone interested in Texas history will find Jenkins's bibliography indispensable. After fourteen years of research into the more than 100,000 books published on Texas since Cabeza de Vaca's Relación ... More
By James W. Pohl
 
paper / 978-0-87611-084-3 / $9.95
 
Part of the inscription on the base of the San Jacinto Monument reads: "Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world." ... More