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Myres, Sandra L. (1933–1991) - Western U.S. History

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Sandra L. Myres was born on May 17, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to George Y. Swickard, a physician, and Lucille (Stockdale) Swickard. She attended Rice University from 1950 to 1951 and in 1953 married Charles E. Myres, a chemist. (She was divorced in 1973.) Myres received a B.A. in 1957 from Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) in biology. She received an M.A. in history from Texas Tech in 1960 and from 1960 to 1961 was an instructor in history at Kerriville, Texas. In 1961 Myres privately published S.D. Myres: Saddlemaker . In 1967 she received a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University and in 1968 published Force Without Fanfare . She became an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, and in 1969 published The Ranch in Spanish Texas: 1690–1800 and edited, with Harold M. Hollingsworth, Essays on the American West . In 1970 she was a contributor to One Man, One Vote: Gerrymandering vs. Reapportionment . In 1971 Myres was named associate professor and was a contributor that same year to Indian Tribes of Texas . In 1974 she was editor, with Margaret F. Morris, of Essays on U.S. Foreign Relations . Two years later she contributed to Broken Treaties and Forked Tongues and in 1977 wrote the introduction to Cavalry Wife: The Diary of Eveline Alexander, 1866–67 . She also contributed to McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography and Readers Encyclopedia of American West .

From 1980 to 1987 Sandra Myres was chair of the Walter Prescott Web Lecture Series, and from 1987 to 1988 she was president of the Western History Association, the second woman to have filled that post. During this time she authored Westering Women and the Frontier Experience , a History Book Club selection and winner of recognition from the Western University Press and Choice magazine. She died on October 16, 1991. At the time of her death she was writing Plainswoman: The Canadian and United States Experience for the University Press of Kansas and Victoria’s Daughters: Nineteenth Century Frontiersmen in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States West . During her career, Sandra Myres published over 200 articles, reviews, essays, and book introductions.

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