NO TEXAS COMMMTEE 1r FOR THE HUMANITIES • 1604 Nueces Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 473-8585 Members William P Wright, Jr. Chair Abilene Rene D. Zentner Past Chair University of Houston Ellen Temple Vice Chair Austin Marvin G. Kimbrough Treasurer Houston-Tillotson College Edward V. George Secretary Texas Tech University Francis E. Abernethy Stephen F. Austin State University Bradford R. Breuer San Antonio Betty Sue Flowers University of Texas at Austin Nicolas Kanellos University of Houston Francisco D. Lopez-Herrera Texas A&1 University Natividad Lopez Harlingen Wendy Marsh Amarillo Carol McKay Fort Worth J. Sam Moore, Jr. El Paso Ruben Munguia San Antonio Ben Procter Texas Christian University Gene Alice Sherman Austin Lois Stark Houston R. Hal Williams Southern Methodist University James F. Veninp Executive Director March 19, 1986 Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Cumberland Hill, 1901 North Akard Dallas, Texas 75201 Dear Governor Clements: I write concerning our mutual support for the HANDBOOK OF TEXAS project of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). The support of the Texas Committee for the Humanities (TCH) for this important project began November 30, 1983, with a grant award of $29,500. In the summer of 1984, TCH agreed to provide additional support through the Gifts and Matching Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The TSHA certified to us that $100,000 had been raised for the project and for matching purposes. Unfortunately, a dramatic decrease in federal funds to the TCH resulted in our ability to provide matching funds on $60,000 of the $100,000 raised. When completed in 1995, the revised and expanded HANDBOOK will make a significant contribution to scholarly and public understanding of Texas history. Last week, the Executive Subcommittee of the TCH met and approved our release at this time of a partial match on the $40,000 in private gifts that could not be matched in the fall of 1984. We are able to provide a 25 percent match, $10,000, on these gifts. You are one of fifteen donors whose original contributions could not be matched. We will be certifying shortly the $40,000 to the National Endowment, requesting release of the matching funds on an unrestricted basis in support of the state humanities program in Texas, with $10,000 earmarked for the HANDBOOK OF TEXAS project. Enclosed please find a copy of the original transmittal form signed by you. For our records, we /Iced to receive from you acknowledgment of this letter and our commitment of $10,000 at this time to the TSHA. Please sign at the appropriate place on the transmittal form, and return to me in the enclosed envelope. Your commitment to the HANDBOOK OF TEXAS project is deeply appreciated, and we are pleased that we are finally able to provide some additional support on the basis of contributions received for this project. SiccerelT yours, . / J es F. Vera ga E ecutive Director 16.