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Guide to the Poe Studies Association Records, 1967-2004

Summary

Non-profit educational organization of college teachers and other interested persons. It was created to exchange information and ideas relating to Edgar Allen Poe biography and criticism both in the U.S. and abroad. The Association publishes a newsletter and meets in conjunction with Modern Language Association meetings. Honorary members have included Jay B. Hubbell and Richard Wilbur. Collection contains such items as the Association by-laws, correspondence, minutes, publications, and an address by Maureen Cobb Mabbott. Correspondence is divided into alphabetical and chronological files whose items discuss the workings of the Association, program arrangements, publications, and research ideas. The collection is part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01029
Title
Poe Studies Association records
Date
1967-2015
Creator
Poe Studies Association (U.S.)
Extent
3 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains such items as the Association by-laws, correspondence, minutes, publications, and an address by Maureen Cobb Mabbott. Correspondence is divided into alphabetical and chronological files whose items discuss the workings of the Association, program arrangements, publications, and research ideas. The collection is part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography.

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Contents of the Collection

Chronological correspondence, 1977-2004 and undated
(29 folders)

Administrative correspondence concerning a variety of elections, reviews of Poe-related works, reserving hotels for conferences, etc.

Box 1
Chronological Correspondence, 1985-2012
(3 folders)
Box 2
Carlson, Eric Walter, 1967-1985
(2 folders)

General correspondence regarding setting up meeting times and enrolling in seminars.

Box 1
Dameron, John Lasley, 1924-1983

General correspondence including a letter of recommendation for Dr. John Lasley Dameron to be granted the Distinguished Research award by Memphis State University for his work on Poe.

Box 1
DeFalco, Joseph Michael, 1978-1980

Correspondence discussing essays and books regarding Poe.

Box 1
Forclaz, Roger, 1974-1982

Correspondence regarding an essay called "Tarr and Fether"

Box 1
Gargano, James W., 1974-1984
Box 1
Kennedy, John Gerald, 1976-1979
Box 1
Levine, Stuart George, 1977
Box 1
McElroy, John Harmon, 1974-1977

Correspondence regarding edits and revisions on an essay called "The Black Cat"

Box 1
Ljungquist, Kent Paul, Undated
Box 1
Miller, John C., 1976-1979
Box 1
Reilly, John Edward, 1972-1983
(2 folders)

Correspondence regarding the formation of the Poe Studies Association. These include letters to the Dickens Society seeking guidance, the initial bylaws of the group, etc.

Box 1
Turner, Arlin, Undated

Includes a copy of a 1977 newsletter.

Box 1
Stauffer, Donald Barlow, 1976-1984
Box 1
Black, Lynette C., 1986
Box 2
Carlson, Eric W., 1986-1987
Box 2
Dameron, J. Lasley, 1984-1986
Box 2
Fisher, Ben, 1985-1986
Box 2
Gordian Press, 1986
Box 2
Hall, G.K., 1986-1987
Box 2
Harrison, George W. M., 1986
Box 2
Hovey, Ken, 1987-1988
Box 2
Irwin, John T., 1986
Box 2
Kaplan, Sidney, 1988
Box 2
Kennedy, Gerald, 1987
Box 2
Ketterer, David, 1986
Box 2
Ljungquist, Ken, 1984-1985
Box 2
Peter Lang Publishing, 1986-1987
Box 2
Miscellaneous Poe Material, Undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous Poe Material, 1986-1987 and undated
Box 2
Conferences, 1988 May 19-21
Box 1
Conferences, 1999 Oct. 7-10

1st International Poe Conference

Box 1
Conferences, 2002 Oct. 3-6

2nd International Poe Conference

Box 1
First International Conference, 1999
Box 2
Second International Conference, 2002
Box 2
Third International Conference, 2009
Box 2
Fourth International Conference, 2015
(2 folders)
Box 2
Miscellaneous Conference Documents, 1994-2009
Box 2
Meeting Notes, Undated
Box 1
Meeting Notes, undated
Box 2
Bylaws, Undated
Box 1
Bylaws, undated
Box 2
Member List, Undated
Box 1
Member Lists, 1985-1986 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Miscellaneous Notes, 1986 and undated
Box 2
Miscellaneous Financial Documents, 1986-2002
Box 2
PSA Publications and Presentations, Undated
Box 1
PSA Flyers, 1996 and undated
Box 2
PSA Newsletter, 1986-1991
(2 folders)
Box 2
Newsletter Notes and Materials, 1986-1987
(3 folders)
Box 2
 

Historical Note

Biographical and Historical Note

Non-profit educational organization of college teachers and other interested persons. It was created to exchange information and ideas relating to Edgar Allen Poe biography and criticism both in the U.S. and abroad. The Association publishes a newsletter and meets in conjunction with Modern Language Association meetings. Honorary members have included Jay B. Hubbell and Richard Wilbur.


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Provenance

The Poe Studies Association Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1998, 2008, and 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, June 2016; Paul Sommerfeld, November 2016

Accessions included in this guide: 2008-0266, 2016-0037, 2016-0287