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Annual Meeting of ASU Friends of Library to Feature Local Author

September 02, 2011

A talk by the author of a new photographic history of San Angelo and the presentation of two scholarships will highlight the annual meeting of the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, on the Angelo State University campus.

The meeting in the gallery area of the West Texas Collection on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center will feature a talk by Dr. Virginia Noelke, former head of ASU’s History Department, on her newest book Early San Angelo. The book, published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of America series, documents through photographs from the West Texas Collection and other sources the growth of San Angelo from a frontier town to modern city.

The Friends meeting is open free to the public. Copies of Early San Angelo will be available for purchase at $21.99 apiece and for signing by the author.

As part of the program, ASU history graduate student Zach Dowdle will be recognized as recipient of the Joe Bill Lee Scholarship for an outstanding student assistant working in the library or West Texas Collection. Nursing student Alicia Cunningham will be honored as recipient of the Dr. Henry Ricci Scholarship in the field of nursing.

Both the Lee and Ricci scholarships are sponsored each year by the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection.