Educator Award Awarded by East Texas Historical Association
The Sons of the Republic of Texas - Community
Mr. Grauer is the author of W. Herbert Dunton: A Retrospective, co-author (with his wife, Paula) of the Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1800-1945, co-author of Frank Paul Sauerwein: The Biography, and co-author of A Fine Sense of Poetry: The Life and Art of Joseph Amadeus Fleck. Mr. Grauer also wrote the essay on 20th-century Texas art for Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History, the essay on Texas patrons of Taos art for Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950, wrote biographies on Dunton and W. R. Leigh for the Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Book and Magazine Illustrators to 1920, and an essay on Dunton for a forthcoming book on the Taos Society of Artists. Mr. Grauer's articles have appeared in American Art Review, Southwest Art, Persimmon Hill, The Pastel Journal, Western Art & Architecture, and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review.
Danteworlds - University of Texas at Austin
Initial restoration work began on San José Mission in 1933. Congressman and Archbishop had agreed to work for the formation of a mission park. The church, Bexar County, and the San Antonio Conservation Society hired architect to coordinate the restoration of San José. Local authorities agreed to furnish materials, and federal relief agencies provided labor. By 1935, in preparation for the , the United States Department of the Interior and the Texas Centennial Commission agreed to work to preserve San José and other historic sites. The agreement of 1941 among the National Park Service, the Texas , and the San Antonio Conservation Society formalized the joint efforts of local, state, and national agencies to preserve the mission as a historic site. This document assured the of the right to retain title to the mission church, empowered the parks board to preserve, manage, and interpret its mission properties, and enabled the Department of the Interior to designate San José Mission as a national historic site.