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Texas History Grant List

TEXAS HISTORY GRANTS

For Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013

Dallas County Heritage Society
Ref No.: 965598
Dallas, TX
Two year support for a joint project between the Summerlee Foundation and the Dallas County Heritage Society to review and evaluate current governance, funding, and sustainability issues facing Texas history museums, historical societies, and house museums.
$120,000.00

Documentary Arts, Inc.
Ref No.: 965475
Dallas, TX
Matching support for the research and publication of “The Blues Come to Texas.” This study is a joint effort with Paul Oliver, a blues historian at Oxford University. The book will counter existing theories on the origin of blues music.
$7,500.00

Forest History Society
Ref No.: 965477
Durham, NC
Support for a book on the Lost Pines of Texas by Dr. Claire Williams.
$5,000.00

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
Ref No.: 965575
Austin, TX
Funding for the TCH to conduct a two year, oral history training workshop series entitled “When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain: Recollections of Texas in the Cold War.”
$8,500.00

George W. Bush Foundation
Ref No.: 965479
Dallas, TX
0401152013
Two year support to offer an interactive guide to the new George W. Bush Presidential Center. The guide will be offered at no charge to visitors. It will be available in two formats: a mobile application and a handheld device.
$100,000.00

German-Texan Heritage Society
Ref No.: 965411
Austin, TX
Support for two 30-minute public radio documentaries on German POW’s in America. Episode One focuses on locations such as Camp Hearne, where prisoners had their own art classes and worked on local farms.
$7,500.00

Holocaust Museum Houston
Ref No.: 965576
Houston, TX
Funding to digitize and preserve the 282 oral testimonies from Houston-area Holocaust survivors, political prisoners, liberators and witnesses.
$7,500.00

Houston History Association
Ref No.: 965480
Houston, TX
Support for June 2013 History Conference.
$5,000.00

Houston International Film Festival
Ref No.: 965597
Houston, TX
Support for an oral history and video project to document the story of the Caruth family of Dallas. The goal is to interview each of the descendants of W. W. Caruth, Jr. about the history of the Caruth Homeplace and the Caruth families.
$10,000.00

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Ref No.: 965596
Natchitoches, LA
Support for the “Charles Goodnight Papers Project” to chronicle the original source materials, photographs, letters, and documents pertaining to Charles Goodnight (1836-1929), the Father of the Texas Panhandle.
$50,000.00

Society of Architectural Historians
Ref No.: 965485
Chicago, IL
Support for research, photography, mapping, and programs for “Buildings of Texas” print Volume II; web-based publication of Volumes I and II.
$7,500.00

Southwestern University
Ref No.: 965513
Georgetown, TX
Support for three year research project on La Mujeres de La Raza Unida, a group founded in the early 1970’s to give voice to Mexican-American women.
$15,000.00

St. Joseph’s Indian School
Ref No.: 965641
Chamberlain, SD
Support for the maintenance of the student dormitory.
$15,000.00

Star of the Republic Museum
Ref No.: 965406
Washington, TX
Support to acquire, arrange and preserve over 1500 documents and records pertaining to Asa Hoxey, a founder of Washington-on-the-Brazos. These papers span the period from 1833 to 1900. They include correspondence, legal papers, and maps.
$7,500.00

Texas Heritage League
Ref No.: 965392
The Woodlands, TX
Support to make the Sam Houston documentary suitable for showing on KLRN in San Antonio. It will be necessary to edit the 167 minute film into three one hour segments. In addition, the music will need to be re-synced.
$5,000.00

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Ref No.: 965516
Austin, TX
Support for research on WPA and CCC projects in Texas focused on vernacular dams, culverts, roads, schools, golf courses, and amphitheaters designed and built by the WPA.
$7,500.00

Texas State University
Ref No.: 965394
San Marcos, TX
Partial funding of a new field service initiative of the Center for Texas Public History. This project supports the efforts of graduate students to assist with county historical commissions and small nonprofit museums.
$50,000.00

Texas State University – San Marcos
Ref No.: 965570
San Marcos, TX
Support for a one-day symposium on the topic of “Lone Star Unionism and Dissent: The Other Civil War in Texas” to be held in April, 2014. The papers presented at the Symposium will be utilized to create a publication at a university press.
$8,500.00

Trinity University
Ref No.: 965395
San Antonio, TX
Support for the acquisition and cataloguing of the papers of Reverend Claude Black, Jr. (1916-2009) and his wife, ZerNona Black. This collection focused on the civil rights movement spans the period 1890 to 2009.
$7,500.00

University of North Texas
Ref No.: 965488
Denton, TX
Support to create a sustainable business plan for the Co-Op and to prepare for successful implementation of the Digital Scholarship Co-Operative.
$5,000.00

Victoria College
Ref No.: 965482
Victoria, TX
Support to display and interpret artifacts recovered from Fort St. Louis. This effort is planned to correspond to the opening of the La Belle exhibition at the Bullock Museum in 2013.
$7,500.00

Grand Total

$467,000.00
(22 items)

 


For Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014

Austin Parks Foundation
Ref No.: 965584
Funds for a master plan of historic Pease Park in Austin, Texas, donated by Governor E. M. Pease in 1875. The park consists of 44 acres and runs from Enfield to 24th Street.
$7,500.00

City of El Paso
Ref No.: 965732
El Paso, TX
Support to prepare a National Register nomination for the historic Magoffin district originally designated by the City of El Paso in 1985.
$5,000.00

Conservation History Association of Texas
Ref No.: 965801
Austin, TX
Support for completing the research, writing, mapping, and publishing an environmental history atlas for Texas.
$5,000.00

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Ref No.: 965627
Dallas, TX
Support to preserve and document the 36 year history of the organization. The project has begun with video oral histories of original users, long-time donors, key Dallas leaders, and current and former dancers.
$5,000.00

Dallas County Medical Society Alliance & Foundation.
Ref No.: 965726
Dallas, TX
Support to preserve the historic Aldredge House on Swiss Avenue. Built in 1917, the house was designed by noted architect Hal Thompson and is recognized as the most important example of early 20th century architecture in Dallas.
$17,500.00

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historical Trail
Ref No.: 965746
Austin, TX
Support for videoconference programs aimed at 4th grade Texas History students in San Antonio, Rockdale, and Victoria. The focus of this educational instruction is the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.
$7,500.00

Friends of Fulton Mansion
Ref No.: 965701
Rockport, TX
Support for the restoration of the historic 1877 Fulton Mansion. The restoration will include roof, gutter, dormer, and lighting protection, wood window and door restoration, repairs to wood siding, replacement of iron beams and floors.
$7,500.0

Motley County Historical Museum
Ref No.: 965805
Matador, TX
Support for a video project to document the heritage of Motley County, Texas. This effort will focus on documenting the descendants of County pioneer families, many on the same land for five and six generations.
$5,000.00

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Ref No.: 965630
Houston, TX
Support for biennial David B. Warren Symposium presented in October, 2013. The symposium aims to advance scholarship on the pre-1900 material culture of Texas. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Ron Tyler.
$5,000.00

Preservation Texas, Inc.
Ref No.: 965695
Austin, TX
Support for “Most Endangered Places” project to highlight historic buildings and sites that are in jeopardy of being destroyed. Since inception, the program has listed 101 nominations (55 counties) and only 3 have been demolished.
$10,000.00

Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum, Inc.
Ref No.: 965635
Houston, TX
Major support to complete the restorations of two National Register Historic Houses located in Houston’s Freedmen’s Town Community. The structures will be used for a Barber/Beauty Shop Museum and an archaeological field school lab.
$5,000.00

San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy
Ref No.: 965696
Houston, TX
Support toward 2014 annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium. Moderators for the symposium will be Dr. Frank de la Teja and Dr. James Crisp. The theme of the symposium is “misguided collective memories of the Revolution.”
$3,500.00

Southern Methodist University-Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Ref No.: 965708
Dallas, TX
Support in underwriting the costs of producing a volume titled “That Day,” which feature text and images of Texas by the noted Dallas photographer Laura Wilson. The publication will coincide with an exhibition of Wilson’s work at the Amon Carter Museum.
$7,500.00

St. Joseph’s Indian School
Ref No.: 965891
Chamberlain, SD
Support for the maintenance of the student dormitory.
$15,000.00

Stephen F. Austin University
Ref No.: 965729
Nacogdoches, TX
Support to research slavery in Texas through the lens of newspaper advertisements and articles and notices for runaway slaves. Students assistants will search approximately 6500 newspaper issues that have been digitized.
$10,000.00

Texas Institute of Letters
Ref No.: 965750
Austin, TX
Support for an award for the Most Significant Scholarly Texas Book published in the year.
$10,000.00

Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation
Ref No.: 965747
Austin, TX
Support for the creation of an interactive exhibit for museum visitors to experience and highlight the First and Second Texas Navy by walking onto a deck of a warship circa 1841. The institution attracts more than 30,000 visitors with free admission.
$5,000.00

Texas Southern University
Ref No.: 965697
Houston, TX
Support for two-day 2014 Summer Workshop on African American Texas History for 20 local k-16 teachers hosted by the TSU History and Geography departments to be held June 5-6 2014. The emphasis will be from arrival in Texas to 1960’s.
$3,900.00

Texas State Historical Association
Ref No.: 965777
Denton, TX
2014 Ron Tyler Award for best illustrated book on Texas history or culture published in 2013 awarded to David Bush and Jim Parsons for their book “Fair Park Deco: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition.”
$2,500.00

Tom Lea Institute
Ref No.: 965748
El Paso, TX
Funds to republish “The Notebook of Nancy Lea” originally published by Tom Lea and Carl Hertzog in 1937. Only 25 copies of this work were printed. This work provides a rare glimpse into the development of one of our great Texas artists.
$10,000.00

Trinity University
Ref No.: 965636
San Antonio, TX
Production costs for Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson’s new book, “Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, forthcoming in 2014.
$5,000.00

University of Houston
Ref No.: 965691
Houston, TX
Support to elevate “Houston History Magazine” to a new level of excellence. By retaining additional graduate students to research, write, and edit the magazine, the publication will help build a far stronger historical consciousness.
$5,000.00

University of North Texas
Ref No.: 965637
Denton, TX
Support for the annual Teaching of History Conference to be held at the University of North Texas in September 2013. It is anticipated that the conference will receive continued support from the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation.
$8,000.00

University of Texas – Pan American Foundation
Ref No.: 965638
Edinburg, TX
Support to develop a new interpretive tour entitled “The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley.” The objective is to design a virtual tour of sites associated with the Civil War with a map/guide/brochure with web pages and pod casts.
$7,500.00

University of Texas at Arlington
Ref No.: 965862
Arlington, TX
Gift of a daguerreotype in case of General Augustus Jones of Texas, Captain in the Mexican War, taken at Potosi, Missouri on September 1847.
$7,500.00

University of Texas at Austin
Ref No.: 965639
Austin, TX
Support for an exhibition on Texas artist, Frank Reaugh. The exhibit will open in September 2015 and have a companion book published by UT Press. The applicant is hopeful that the exhibition can travel to other venues across Texas.
$5,000.00

Worldfest – Houston International Film Festival
Ref No.: 965768
Houston, TX
Initial support of the Caruth Family documentary, covering preliminary research, development and planning(Phase I).
$5,000.00

Grand Total

$190,400.00 
(27 items)