Boswell researches Texas archives

Dr. Angela Boswell, professor of history at Henderson, has completed an 11-day trip that including driving 1,500 miles to visit five cities, research six archives, and present papers at two conferences in Texas. She researched at the Woodson Research Center, the Jefferson Davis Papers, and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, all in Houston. Boswell also researched at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, the Dallas Public Library, and the University of Texas at Arlington.

She presented a paper entitled Women’s Preoccupations in Civil War-era Texas at the East Texas Historical Association in Galveston on Feb. 23, and then presented What Will Become of Me? Harriet Perry and Civil War Life in Texas at the Texas State Historical Association in Fort Worth on Feb. 28.

As chair of the Fellowships Committee, Boswell presented research fellowships on behalf of the Texas State Historical Association at the Fellows Luncheon on March 1. At the association’s Women’s History Luncheon on Feb. 28, the book Women and the Texas Revolution, to to which Boswell contributed an essay entitled Traveling the Wrong Way Down Freedom’s Trail: Black Women and the Texas Revolution, was presented the 2012 Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women.

Boswell said generous travel and research money awarded by Henderson’s Ellis College Planning and Advisory Committee contributed “significantly” to funding her travel, research and conference participation.