William Goyen, Jr. Annotated Bibliography

Internship Title:  William Goyen, Jr. Annotated Bibliography 

Supervising Division/Department/Site: History Programs Division- Cemetery Preservation Program

Semester Internship is Available:  Summer 2021

Work Location Address: Texas State University 

Duration:  Summer Semester (June - August)

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  20/week for 8 week semester

Travel Required:  No   



The history of William Goyens, Jr.  has been recorded, written, and re-written incorrectly. A 1936 centennial marker and later “correction” describe him as a freed slave, when in fact, based on family records, he was always a free man and was born into a free family based in North Carolina. The family may have been mixed Portuguese, later marrying into the Cherokee tribe. In 1820, Goyens bought land and ran a mill west of Nacogdoches. He was also an attorney and blacksmith. Selected intern(s) will review records of Goyens life and create an annotated bibliography that will aid in the correction of historical markers and the identification of Goyens' grave, home, and mill sites. 



Intern should be able to dowload files from iCloud, Dropbox or similar online file storage platform, review documents contents, enter data into excel spreadsheet. Topics may inlcude, but are not limited to the document's origin, purpose, summary, and impact on Goyen's life as seen in published articles and historical markers. Interns will make reccomendations for corrections of historical markers and provide suggestions for possible archeological invetigations on land orignally owned by Goyens.



Historic research, public history classes, Advanced skills with Microsoft Word and Excel.



Graduate level history or related research. Must be registered in Texas State University's History 5374 Public History Internship


REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.


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