The Texas Historian is one of the few historical journals in the nation dedicated to publishing the work of secondary students in Texas. First issued in 1941 under the title Junior Historian, it was described by Walter Prescott Webb as an experiment founded on the belief that Texas boys and girls are competent to collect the history, tradition, and lore of their separate communities and to write out the results of their investigations in a way worthy of publication.
This journal is made available for our readers as part of our partnership with the University of North Texas Portal to Texas History project. To view or search issues of this journal, please visit the Portal to Texas History - Texas Historian website (external link). For older issues of this journal (when it was called "The Junior Historian"), please visit the following link instead: Portal to Texas History - Junior Historian (external link)