The Heritage Society in Houston passes along this infomation.
March 18, 2010 Hill/Finger Lecture The Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeill by Ginny Raska and Mary Lynne Hill The Heritage Society Tea Room 12-1 p.m., $5 admission for non-members Ginny McNeill Raska and Mary Lynne Hill will present the March 18 lecture in honor of National Women's Month. Ms. Raska and Ms. Hill have recently released their book, The Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeill, 1858-1867. This diary provides a glimpse of everyday life on an antebellum plantation in Texas and reveals the thoughts and observations of an educated young woman of the planter class. Ms. Raska, who transcribed the original diary, is a descendent of Sallie McNeill. Ms. Hill participated in the archeological field school at the Levi Jordan plantation in Brazoria County and utilized the diary as the basis of her Master's thesis.
If you would like to reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizaabeth Martin by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
We've collected a list of blogs that have some notable weight of Texana by content - mostly in historical or literary terms. As issued in August 2008 the list is about 100 titles. The annotated, illustrated list was issued as a mono-thematic August issue of the Monthly. Suggest a blog is you like. Request an email copy of the list if you like. It's now posted separately as http://texasblognotes.blogspot.com and occasionally I add new entries.
Texana librarian 30 years. Degrees:Lon Morris College, SFASU, UT. Edited S'western Lib Assn booklet on kid's books, founded TxStLiby’s subject index to state government publications monthly checklist, founded Texas Bibliographical Soc's "Texas Current Bibliography", compiled Amarillo PL's Bush/FitzSimon Bib, wrote Texana column in "Texas Library Jl", taught UT’s Library School on contemporary American publishing, conducted workshops on Texana, conservation, book arts, publishing, and archival matters, published "Arthur’s Austin ABC: Arturo en Austin: un abecedario" & "The Austin Almanac," Librarian of Houston PL's Texas Room 18 yrs, retired Dec 2005.