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Texas Heritage Society Meeting

June 16, 2011,  6:30 p.m.

The next quarterly meeting of the Texas Heritage Society will held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 18 West Shaker Court in The Woodlands. See map here. We have lined up another great speaker and author,  Dr. Louis J. Marchiafava, who will speak to us about how to conduct oral histories and to aid the THS in starting our own oral history program.

Louis J. Marchiafava received his Ph.D. in history from Rice University.  For the past twenty-four years, he has served as a consultant and director of oral history and local history research projects.  He has taught local history at the University of Houston - West Houston Institute and most recently a graduate course on oral history  at the University of Houston, Main Campus.

In 1976, Marchiafava served as Assistant Archivist at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center of the Houston Public Library (HMRC) and as Archivist at HMRC from 1980-2000 when he retired to become a full-time consultant.  While Archivist, he also was Editor of The Houston Review.  He was Contributing Editor of Houston Monthly Magazine from 1977 to 1989. His published works include The Houston Police, 1878-1948 as well as articles on local history subjects and contributions to several multi-author publications.  He is a member of the Harris County Historical Commission as well as a member of professional and scholarly organizations.