The Texas State Library and Archives Commission celebrated its centennial in 2009. This book recounts the stories of persevering, sometimes controversial state librarians and archivists, and commission members, including Ernest Winkler, Elizabeth West, Fannie Wilcox, Virginia Gambrell, and Louis Kemp.
Foreword, by Peggy D. Rudd; Preface: Nor Is This All; Acknowledgments 1. "To Have the Texas People See the Necessity for It": Establishing the Library and Archival Functions of Government, 1835-1909; 2. "Bricks without Straw": The Winkler, Klaerner, and West Years, 1909-1925; 3. "I Don't Feel as Good as I Would If I Could": The Rogan and First Wilcox Years, 1925-1932; 4. "The State Library Needs Space, Money, and Official Understanding--and the Greatest of These Is the Last": The Middle Wilcox Years, 1932-1935; 5. "A Diffusion of Interests and Objectives": The Final Wilcox Years, 1935-1945; 6. "There Are Many Hurdles to Jump before the Race Is Won--If It Is Won": The Henshaw Years, 1946-1950; 7. "More Grief Than at Present": The Connerly and Gibson Years, 1950-1953; 8. "If and When the Glad Day Comes": The Harwell, Peace, and Beginning Winfrey Years, 1954-1962; Conclusion Appendix 1: Texas Library and Historical Commission: Members, 1909-1962; Appendix 2: Texas Library and Historical Commission: By Year and Appointment, 1909-1962; Notes; Bibliography; Index