South Atlantic Quarterly records, 1926 - 1986
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- Duke University Press
- The South Atlantic Quarterly was founded in 1901 at Trinity College (later Duke University), and faculty from Trinity College and Duke University have served on its editorial board since its inception. The periodical, published by Duke University Press since 1930, began as a scholarly and literary journal about southern topics, and has since expanded to discuss national and international issues. The South Atlantic Quarterly Records consist mainly of correspondence regarding manuscript submissions and editing issues. Other materials include Board of Directors minutes, subject files, and content lists for individual issues of South Atlantic Quarterly. English.
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- University Archives Record Group:
- 07 -- Academic Affairs
07 -- Academic Affairs > 08 -- Duke University Press
- Scope and content:
The South Atlantic Quarterly Records consist mainly of correspondence regarding manuscript submissions and editing issues. Other materials include Board of Directors minutes, subject files, and content lists for individual issues of South Atlantic Quarterly. The materials date from the mid-1920s to the mid-1980s. The collection is organized according to accession number, from earliest to latest.
- Biographical / historical:
The South Atlantic Quarterly was founded in 1901 by John Spencer Bassett, a professor of English at Trinity College (later Duke University). Funded by Trinity College faculty and administrators, as well as by philanthropists, the scholarly and literary journal was devoted to discussing and critiquing southern topics. The first issue was published in January 1902. Bassett published an essay in the October 1903 issue that was critical of racist political tactics and drew national attention to Trinity College and the issue of academic freedom.
In approximately 1908, Trinity College, and later Duke University, began to support the journal financially. The South Atlantic Quarterly has been published by the Duke University Press. The journal has been continually published with a volunteer editorial staff. Faculty members from the Departments of English and History have served as the journal's editor. Over time, the journal's focus has expanded to include not only southern topics but also those of national and international interest.
- Acquisition information:
- The South Atlantic Quarterly Records were received by the University Archives as a deposit in 1958, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1985, and 1991.
- Processing information:
Processed by Valerie Gillispie
Completed November 8, 2004
Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, November 10, 2004
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