More than 100 historians and students will make presentations on historical subjects of interest at the annual fall meeting of the East Texas Historical Association Sept. 22-24 at the Hotel Fredonia. The association is headquartered on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Among the session topics are "African Americans in East Texas," "East Texas Religious Influences," "Law and Order in East Texas," "Literary Texas" and two sessions that will discuss the practice of public history in the region. Representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities and from throughout Texas and the South will participate.

A Sept. 23 banquet will feature an address on the intersection of history and memory by association president Tom Crum of Granbury. It will be followed by a reception in the Old Town Center hosted by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The nominal registration charge allows for entry to all sessions for the entire length of the meeting; there also is a special one-day registration. Both may be purchased at the event.

The East Texas Historical Association was founded on the campus of SFA in 1962 and is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of East Texas' unique heritage. The association encourages the preservation of historical buildings and, through its primary publication, The East Texas Historical Journal, strives to share the rich history with which this section of Texas is endowed.

For additional information concerning the meeting or the association, call (936) 468-2407 or e-mail