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Nathanial Hawthorne Society Records M086

Title:
Nathaniel Hawthorne society records
Creator:
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.
ID:
M086
Date [inclusive]:
1974- undated
Extent:
5.8 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence, minutes, agenda, memos, financial statements and other records of Nathaniel Hawthorne Society; the records relate to the organization and activities of the Society, particularly its annual and biennial meetings, and journal.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society was established in 1974 at the Modern Language Association convention and held its first symposium at Bowdoin College in the fall of 1976. The Society is dedicated to the study of the life and works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and publishes a refereed journal, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review. Meetings are held twice yearly at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention and the American Literature Association (ALA) annual conference; the Society's biennial meeting is held at locations important to Hawthorne's life and work.

Correspondence, minutes, agenda, memos, financial statements and other records of Nathaniel Hawthorne Society officers including Rosemary Fisk, Joseph Flibbert, Rita K. Gollin, T. Walter Herbert, John L. Idol, Jr., David Kesterson, Millicent Bell, and Robert Martin. The records relate to the organization and activities of the Society, particularly its annual and biennial meetings, and journal; meeting records also include audio recordings and submissions of papers from Hawthorne scholars. Other correspondents include Gloria Erlich, Arthur Monke, Lea Newman, and Arlin Turner. The collection also includes images, chiefly copy prints of photographs of Hawthorne, his family and related locales that were donated to the Society by Raymond E. Hull, documents pertaining to Neal Smith's work as managing editor of the centenary edition, The Letters/Nathaniel Hawthorne (Ohio State University Press, c1984-c1987), and material for the project "Prophetic Pictures."

Series Description:

Correspondence, the bulk by Nathaniel Hawthorne Society officers concerning meetings, newsletters, and the organization of the Society. The name of the chief correspondent is noted on each folder.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1974, Kesterson

Box 1 Folder 1

1974-1976, Kesterson

Box 1 Folder 2-3

1974-1981, Kesterson (Arthur Monke is frequent correspondent)

Box 1 Folder 4

1974-1976, Kesterson

Box 1 Folder 5

1977-1978, Frazer

Box 1 Folder 6

1977-1979, Kesterson

Box 1 Folder 7

1979-1980, Turner

Box 1 Folder 8-10

1980-2002, n.d., Kesterson

Box 1 Folder 11

1981-1982, Gollin

Box 1 Folder 12-15

1983-1984, Flibbert

Box 1 Folder 16-20

1985-1986, Idol

Box 1 Folder 21-24

1987-1988, Idol

Box 1 Folder 25-27

1989-1990, Newman

Box 2 Folder 1-3

1991-1992, Newman

Box 2 Folder 4

1993-1994, Person

Box 2 Folder 5

1995-1996, Herbert

Box 2 Folder 6

1997-1998, Martin

Box 2 Folder 7

1999-2000, Martin

Box 2 Folder 8

2001-2002, Bell

Box 2 Folder 9

2003-2004, Herbert

Box 2 Folder 10

2005-2006, Fisk

Box 2 Folder 11

Series Description:

Agendas, memos, financial records, paper submissions, audio recordings, minutes, and other material related to Nathaniel Hawthorne Society meetings, and newsletters.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1974-1980, cassette tapes of Hawthorne Society meetings

Box 5

1974-1980, index cards with member names and addresses

Box 5

1974, founding conference, New York, NY

Box 2 Folder 12

1975, second annual meeting, San Francisco, CA

Box 2 Folder 13

1976, Hawthorne conference, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Box 2 Folder 14

1976, MLA, New York, NY

Box 2 Folder 15

1977, Salem Conference, Salem, MA

Box 2 Folder 16

1977, MLA, Chicago, IL

Box 2 Folder 17

1978, MLA, New York, NY

Box 2 Folder 18

1979, MLA, San Francisco, CA

Box 2 Folder 19

1980, Concord Conference, Concord, MA

Box 2 Folder 20-22

1980, Concord Conference, Concord, MA

Box 2 Folder 23

1980, Concord Conference - paper submissions

Box 2 Folder 24-25

1980, MLA, Houston, TX

Box 2 Folder 26

1980, MLA, Houston, TX

Box 2 Folder 27

1980, MLA, Houston - paper submissions

Box 2 Folder 28

1981, MLA, New York - paper submissions

Box 2 Folder 29

1981, MLA, New York - snapshots

Box 2 Folder 30

1982-1986, cassette tapes of Hawthorne Society meetings

Box 6

1982, Hawthorne-Melville Conference, Pittsfield, MA

Box 2 Folder 31

1982, Hawthorne-Melville Conference - paper submissions

Box 2 Folder 32-33

1982, MLA, Los Angeles, CA

Box 3 Folder 1-3

1982, MLA, Los Angeles, CA

Box 3 Folder 4

1982, MLA, Los Angeles - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 5-6

1983, MLA, New York, NY

Box 3 Folder 7

1983, MLA, New York, NY

Box 3 Folder 8

1984, Boston Conference, Boston, MA

Box 3 Folder 9

1984, MLA, Washington, DC

Box 3 Folder 10

1984, MLA, Washington, DC - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 11

1985, MLA, Chicago, IL - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 12

1988, Cambridge-Salem Conference, MA

Box 3 Folder 13-16

1988, Cambridge-Salem Conference, MA

Box 3 Folder 17

1988, Cambridge-Salem Conference - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 18-19

1989, ALA, San Diego, CA

Box 3 Folder 20

1989, MLA, Washington, DC

Box 3 Folder 21

1990, North Adams State College Conference, North Adams, MA

Box 3 Folder 22-24

1990, North Adams State College Conference, North Adams, MA

Box 3 Folder 25

1990, North Adams State College Conference - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 26

1990, MLA, Chicago, IL

Box 3 Folder 27

1994, Concord Academy Conference, Concord, MA

Box 3 Folder 28

1994, MLA, San Diego, CA

Box 3 Folder 29

1996, MLA, Washington, DC

Box 3 Folder 30

1996, NHS, Concord and Salem, MA

Box 3 Folder 31

1996, Concord-Salem Conference - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 32-33

1998, MLA, San Francisco, CA - paper submissions

Box 3 Folder 34-35

1998, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society meeting in Rome, Italy

Box 3 Folder 36

2000, Suffolk University Conference, Boston, MA

Box 4 Folder 1

2002, Smith College Conference, Northampton, MA

Box 4 Folder 2

2004, Bicentennial Conference, Salem, MA

Box 4 Folder 3

2004, MLA material

Box 4 Folder 4

2006, ALA material

Box 4 Folder 5

2006, Transatlanticism in American Literature: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe, Oxford, England

Box 4 Folder 6

2008 Jun, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society summer meeting, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Box 4 Folder 7

2008, MLA material

Box 4 Folder 8

2009, ALA and MLA meetings

Box 4 Folder 9

2010, ALA material

Box 4 Folder 10

2010 Jun, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society summer meeting, Concord, MA

Box 4 Folder 11

2011, MLA material

Box 4 Folder 12

2012, MLA material

Box 4 Folder 13

2012 Jun, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society summer meeting, Florence, Italy

Box 4 Folder 14

2013, ALA and MLA material

Box 4 Folder 15

2014, ALA and MLA material

Box 4 Folder 16

2014 Jun, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society summer meeting, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Box 4 Folder 17

2016 Jun, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society summer meeting, The Stoweflake Inn, Stowe, VT

Box 4 Folder 18

Meeting Minutes, Lists of Officers, and Miscellaneous Administrative Material: 1986-2000

Box 4 Folder 19

Meeting Minutes, Lists of Officers, and Miscellaneous Administrative Material: 2001-2005

Box 4 Folder 20

Meeting Minutes, Lists of Officers, and Miscellaneous Administrative Material: 2006-2012

Box 4 Folder 21

Meeting Minutes, Lists of Officers, and Miscellaneous Administrative Material: 2013-

Box 4 Folder 22

Newsletters: 1975-1981

Box 4 Folder 23

Series Description:

Bylaws and information on the founding of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, as well as form letters, stationery, and other miscellaneous material. Also included are images used in or considered for Nathaniel Hawthorne: the English Experience, 1853-1864, by Raymond E. Hull, L. Neal Smith's editorial material for The Letters/Nathaniel Hawthorne, and material for the project "Prophetic Pictures."

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Bylaws and information on the founding of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, 1974-1988, 1993, 2001-2002, 2010, 2014, 2016 n.d.

Box 4 Folder 23

Census of Hawthorne courses - spring newsletter, 1978

Box 4 Folder 24

Census of Hawthorne courses - spring newsletter, 1979

Box 4 Folder 25

Disks - computer and floppy, 1988, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 26

Ephemera - manuscript, 1985, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 27

Ephemera - printed, 1985- , n.d.

Box 4 Folder 28

Images used in Nathaniel Hawthorne: the English Experience, 1853-1864

Box 4 Folder 29

Image (oversize) used in Nathaniel Hawthorne: the English Experience, 1853-1864

Box 7

Images not used in Nathaniel Hawthorne: the English Experience, 1853-1864

Box 4 Folder 30

Images (oversize) not used in Nathaniel Hawthorne: the English Experience, 1853-1864

Box 7

Information sheets, form letters, and stationery, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 31

Interview, WCHL - John Idol and Brenda Wineapple (CD), 2003 Dec 11

Box 4 Folder 32

NHS Hawthorne Calendar, 1977-1979

Box 4 Folder 33

Project - Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, NEH Grant, 1977

Box 4 Folder 34

Project - Neal Smith's editorial materials for The Letters/Nathaniel Hawthorne, c1984-c1987

Box 4 Folder 35-38

Project - "Prophetic Pictures," 1975-1982, n.d.

Box 4a Folder 1-4

Resumes, n.d.

Box 4a Folder 5

Snapshot - unidentified, n.d.

Box 4a Folder 6

"Two hundredth birthday letters," - comments and greetings solicited by John Idol from writers for Hawthorne's bicentennial celebration, 2003, 2004

Box 4a Folder 7

Scope and Content:

John L. Idol, Jr.'s files, chiefly from his tenure as editor of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society newsletter (1983-1985) and editor of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (1986-1992). The Society's newsletter was rechristened the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review in 1986 to more accurately describe its content. The Review, published twice a year, features articles and notes, letters to the editor, a current bibliography, book reviews, abstracts of papers presented at Society meetings, and news of the Society and its members. Also included in this series are records relating to Idol's roles as president of the Society (1985-1986) and Charter member ex officio.

Series Description:

Arranged chronologically by year.

1975-1982

Box 8 Folder 1-7

1982-1994, n.d., Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan material

Box 8 Folder 8

1983-1995

Box 8 Folder 9-26

n.d. (undated)

Box 8 Folder 27-29
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