New book celebrates life of University of Texas at Austin historian
The late Joe B. Frantz, a former University of Texas at Austin history professor and director of the LBJ Oral History Project, is the subject of a new biography recently published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Frantz also was a former director of the association, which is based at the university. Travels with Joe, The Life Story of a Historian From Texas: 1917-1993 was written by David G. McComb, a former student of Frantz’s. McComb is now a professor at Colorado State University and is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.
The book is based on Frantz’s personal papers, interviews and writings. It includes three essays by Frantz, a directory of some of the doctoral students he influenced and a list of his books.
For more information, contact Leslie Y. Sharpe, Texas State Historical Association, (512) 232-1524.
University of Texas at Austin artist exhibits paintings
James B. Janknegt is exhibiting oil paintings in the west lobby of the Bass Concert Hall at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to being an artist, Janknegt is the operations manager of the Performing Arts Center. He is a graduate of the university’s Art Department and has master’s and master of fine arts degrees from the University of Iowa. He has shown his paintings around Texas as well as in New York and Washington, D.C. His work can be viewed on the Web at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~janknegt/. The paintings in the Bass Concert Hall can be viewed during scheduled events or by appointment by calling 471-0649.