Academics • History • West Texas Symposium and Journal of History

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This year's Symposium will be held Saturday, March 22 in Room 101 of the F. Marie Hall Academic Building, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until 3:00 p.m. Registration fees are: $2.50 for MC students and faculty (ID necessary) and $5.00 for all others. Lunch will be provided.

Papers may cover any subject in a historical perspective – traditional history, political science, literature, philosophy, and the teaching of these areas. The West Texas Journal and Symposium of History is designed to showcase faculty at community colleges and lower division branches of universities in the Greater West Texas region. The Journal is refereed.

The presentations for the 2014 symposium are:
Damon Kennedy, Ph.D. "Samuel Burk Burnett and the 6666 Ranch"
Terry Gilmore, Ph.D. and J. Don Wallace "Frank Welch, Architect: His Legacy in Midland, Texas"
Sara Peterson and Katanna Zachary - "Fifty Years After the Warren Commission: Re-Examining The Evidence"
Will Morris, Ph.D. - "Evaluating and Ranking U.S. Presidents"

For more information, please contact:
William G. Morris, Henry Professor of History
Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-6810 •

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  • 2013 West Texas Journal of History (Adobe .pdf file) 

The articles from the 2013 symposium are:
Paula Marshall-Gray "The Saint of the Impossible Smiles on West Texas: Memory, Myth, and the Making of the Big Lake Oil Field"
William Morris "Railroads and the Presidential Election of 1924"
Cecilia Miranda - "An Old, Grainy Photo: Alfredo Rueda Quijano and the Mexican Revolution of 1911"
Christopher Buck - "Before and Beyond Spindletop: The ‘Other’ Texas Economy"

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