Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.
Title
Nathaniel Hawthorne society records
ID
M086
Date [inclusive]
1974- undated
Extent
5.8 linear feet
Language
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.

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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."


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M086.1 Correspondence, 1974- , n.d.   1.25 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
1 1

1974, Kesterson 

    1 2-3

    1974-1976, Kesterson 

      1 4

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

        1 5

        1974-1976, Kesterson 

          1 6

          1977-1978, Frazer 

            1 7

            1977-1979, Kesterson 

              1 8-10

              1979-1980, Turner 

                1 11

                1980-2002, n.d., Kesterson 

                  1 12-15

                  1981-1982, Gollin 

                    1 16-20

                    1983-1984, Flibbert 

                      1 21-24

                      1985-1986, Idol 

                        1 25-27

                        1987-1988, Idol 

                          2 1-3

                          1989-1990, Newman 

                            2 4

                            1991-1992, Newman 

                              2 5

                              1993-1994, Person 

                                2 6

                                1995-1996, Herbert 

                                  2 7

                                  1997-1998, Martin 

                                    2 8

                                    1999-2000, Martin 

                                      2 9

                                      2001-2002, Bell 

                                        2 10

                                        2003-2004, Herbert 

                                          2 11

                                          2005-2006, Fisk 


                                             M086.2 Meeting Materials, Minutes, and Newsletters, 1974-   2.3 linear feet

                                            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.

                                            Box
                                            5

                                            1974-1980, cassette tapes of Hawthorne Society meetings 

                                              5

                                              1974-1980, index cards with member names and addresses 

                                                Box Folder
                                                2 12

                                                1974, founding conference, New York, NY 

                                                  2 13

                                                  1975, second annual meeting, San Francisco, CA 

                                                    2 14

                                                    1976, Hawthorne conference, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 

                                                      2 15

                                                      1976, MLA, New York, NY 

                                                        2 16

                                                        1977, Salem Conference, Salem, MA 

                                                          2 17

                                                          1977, MLA, Chicago, IL 

                                                            2 18

                                                            1978, MLA, New York, NY 

                                                              2 19

                                                              1979, MLA, San Francisco, CA 

                                                                2 20-22

                                                                1980, Concord Conference, Concord, MA 

                                                                  2 23

                                                                  1980, Concord Conference, Concord, MA 

                                                                    2 24-25

                                                                    1980, Concord Conference - paper submissions 

                                                                      2 26

                                                                      1980, MLA, Houston, TX 

                                                                        2 27

                                                                        1980, MLA, Houston, TX 

                                                                          2 28

                                                                          1980, MLA, Houston - paper submissions 

                                                                            2 29

                                                                            1981, MLA, New York - paper submissions 

                                                                              2 30

                                                                              1981, MLA, New York - snapshots 

                                                                                Box
                                                                                6

                                                                                1982-1986, cassette tapes of Hawthorne Society meetings 

                                                                                  Box Folder
                                                                                  2 31

                                                                                  1982, Hawthorne-Melville Conference, Pittsfield, MA 

                                                                                    2 32-33

                                                                                    1982, Hawthorne-Melville Conference - paper submissions 

                                                                                      3 1-3

                                                                                      1982, MLA, Los Angeles, CA 

                                                                                        3 4

                                                                                        1982, MLA, Los Angeles, CA 

                                                                                          3 5-6

                                                                                          1982, MLA, Los Angeles - paper submissions 

                                                                                            3 7

                                                                                            1983, MLA, New York, NY 

                                                                                              3 8

                                                                                              1983, MLA, New York, NY 

                                                                                                3 9

                                                                                                1984, Boston Conference, Boston, MA 

                                                                                                  3 10

                                                                                                  1984, MLA, Washington, DC 

                                                                                                    3 11

                                                                                                    1984, MLA, Washington, DC - paper submissions 

                                                                                                      3 12

                                                                                                      1985, MLA, Chicago, IL - paper submissions 

                                                                                                        3 13-16

                                                                                                        1988, Cambridge-Salem Conference, MA 

                                                                                                          3 17

                                                                                                          1988, Cambridge-Salem Conference, MA 

                                                                                                            3 18-19

                                                                                                            1988, Cambridge-Salem Conference - paper submissions 

                                                                                                              3 20

                                                                                                              1989, ALA, San Diego, CA 

                                                                                                                3 21

                                                                                                                1989, MLA, Washington, DC 

                                                                                                                  3 22-24

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

                                                                                                                    3 25

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

                                                                                                                      3 26

                                                                                                                      1990, North Adams State College Conference - paper submissions 

                                                                                                                        3 27

                                                                                                                        1990, MLA, Chicago, IL 

                                                                                                                          3 28

                                                                                                                          1994, Concord Academy Conference, Concord, MA 

                                                                                                                            3 29

                                                                                                                            1994, MLA, San Diego, CA 

                                                                                                                              3 30

                                                                                                                              1996, MLA, Washington, DC 

                                                                                                                                3 31

                                                                                                                                1996, NHS, Concord and Salem, MA 

                                                                                                                                  3 32-33

                                                                                                                                  1996, Concord-Salem Conference - paper submissions 

                                                                                                                                    3 34-35

                                                                                                                                    1998, MLA, San Francisco, CA - paper submissions 

                                                                                                                                      3 36

                                                                                                                                      1998, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society meeting in Rome, Italy 

                                                                                                                                        4 1

                                                                                                                                        2000, Suffolk University Conference, Boston, MA 

                                                                                                                                          4 2

                                                                                                                                          2002, Smith College Conference, Northampton, MA 

                                                                                                                                            4 3

                                                                                                                                            2004, Bicentennial Conference, Salem, MA 

                                                                                                                                              4 4

                                                                                                                                              2004, MLA material 

                                                                                                                                                4 5

                                                                                                                                                2006, ALA material 

                                                                                                                                                  4 6

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

                                                                                                                                                    4 7

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

                                                                                                                                                      4 8

                                                                                                                                                      2008, MLA material 

                                                                                                                                                        4 9

                                                                                                                                                        2009, ALA and MLA meetings 

                                                                                                                                                          4 10

                                                                                                                                                          2010, ALA material 

                                                                                                                                                            4 11

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

                                                                                                                                                              4 12

                                                                                                                                                              2011, MLA material 

                                                                                                                                                                4 13

                                                                                                                                                                2012, MLA material 

                                                                                                                                                                  4 14

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

                                                                                                                                                                    4 15

                                                                                                                                                                    2013, ALA and MLA material 

                                                                                                                                                                      4 16

                                                                                                                                                                      2014, ALA and MLA material 

                                                                                                                                                                        4 17

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

                                                                                                                                                                          4 18

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

                                                                                                                                                                            4 19

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

                                                                                                                                                                              4 20

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

                                                                                                                                                                                4 21

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  4 22

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    4 23

                                                                                                                                                                                    Newsletters: 1975-1981 


                                                                                                                                                                                       M086.3 Bylaws, Images and Miscellaneous Materials, 1974- , n.d.   1.25 linear feet

                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                      4 23

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        4 24

                                                                                                                                                                                        Census of Hawthorne courses - spring newsletter, 1978 

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 25

                                                                                                                                                                                          Census of Hawthorne courses - spring newsletter, 1979 

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 26

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              4 27

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ephemera - manuscript, 1985, n.d. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 28

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ephemera - printed, 1985- , n.d. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 29

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                    7

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 30

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                        7

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 31

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 32

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 33

                                                                                                                                                                                                              NHS Hawthorne Calendar, 1977-1979 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 34

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Project - Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, NEH Grant, 1977 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 35-38

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4a 1-4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4a 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Resumes, n.d. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4a 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Snapshot - unidentified, n.d. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4a 7

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M086.4 John L. Idol, Jr.'s Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Files, 1975-1995, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 1-7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1975-1982 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 8

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 9-26

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1983-1995 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 27-29

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  n.d. (undated)