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The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. The original Handbook was the brainchild of TSHA President Walter Prescott Webb of the University of Texas history department. It was published as a two-volume set in 1952, with a supplemental volume published in 1976. 1913 advertisement for Encyclopædia Britannica. ... Prior to 1821, Texas was part of the Spanish colony of New Spain. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Walter Prescott Webb (April 3, 1888–March 8, 1963) was a 20th century U.S. historian and author noted for his groundbreaking historical work on the American West. ... American Historical Association official website History Forums - History is Happening -Discuss all historical topics, as well as current events, in an academic setting. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1996, the New Handbook of Texas was published, expanding the encyclopedia to six volumes and over 23,000 articles. In 1999, the Handbook of Texas Online went live with the complete text of the print edition, all corrections incorporated into the handbook's second printing, and about 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


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Handbook of Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (197 words)
The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin.
The original Handbook was the brainchild of TSHA President Walter Prescott Webb of The University of Texas history department.
In 1996, the New Handbook of Texas was published, expanding the encyclopedia to six volumes and over 23,000 articles.
Texas State Historical Association - The Handbook of Texas Online (131 words)
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.
The Handbook of Texas Online is a joint project of The General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association.
Produced in partnership with the University of Texas Libraries and the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin.
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