Texas Historical Board

By: Dick Smith

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: August 1, 1995

The Texas Historical Board was established by the state legislature in 1923 and was composed of five members appointed by the governor. Its chief function was to submit recommendations to the legislature in regard to preserving historic relics, marking historic spots, purchasing historic grounds, and placing commemorative monuments. The board was abolished in 1951. Two years later the legislature established the Texas State Historical Survey Committee (see TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION).

Dick Smith, A Layman's Guide to the Texas State Administrative Agencies (Austin: Bureau of Municipal Research, University of Texas, 1945).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Dick Smith, “Texas Historical Board,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/texas-historical-board.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 1, 1995