Archive for October, 2010
John Miller Morris is an associate professor of geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he has taught since 1992. He received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored four books, including From Coronado to Escalante (1992), El Llano Estacado (1997), A Private in the Texas Rangers (2001), and Taming the Land (2009).
Morris will be speaking to the Friends about his latest book, Taming the Land, a book that reflects the interest of Texans in the postcard graze that gripped the country from 1905-1920. During this time, hundreds of people took up cameras, and photographers of note chose some of their best works for photo postcards, which sold for a nickel and mailed for a penny to friends and relatives. Morris will show the Friends many of these revealing cards and discuss what they reveal about Texas and Texans in the early part of the 20th century.
Copies of the book will be sold during the reception following his presentation.
Wednesday, October 6
12:00-1:30 Presentation and reception with light refreshments
Central Library 6th floor Parlor
Free and open to all. Reservations are not required.
Barton Weiss is an award-winning independent film and video producer, director, editor and educator and consultant who has lived in Dallas since 1981. Weiss was Associate Producer of Vatican II Productions and he has taught film and video at Texas A-M’s Visualization Lab, Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Austin and Arlington, and West Virginia State College.
Weiss is a co-president of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), past Vice President of the Texas Association of Film and Tape Professionals (TAFTP), founder and past President of the West Virginia Filmmakers’ Guild, and co-founder of the Dallas Video Festival and the Video Association of Dallas. He is currently the producer for “Frame of Mind” a monthly show of independent film and video for KERA /KDTN Public Tele-vision in North Texas. Mr. Weiss received an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University in 1978.