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Preliminary Guide to the South Atlantic Quarterly Records, 1926 - 1986

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
South Atlantic Quarterly records 1926 - 1986
Creator
Duke University Press.
Extent
25.0 Linear Feet, , 25000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

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.

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Contents of the Collection

The South Atlantic Quarterly Records are only preliminarily processed. The lists of materials within each box represent major subjects, but they are not folder lists.

Correspondence, A-Jo

This correspondence is regarding manuscript submissions and editing issues. It is organized alphabetically by correspondent name.

Box 1
Correspondence, Jo-Wa

This correspondence is regarding manuscript submissions and editing issues. It is organized alphabetically by correspondent name.

Box 2
Correspondence, We-Y

This correspondence is regarding manuscript submissions and editing issues. It is organized alphabetically by correspondent name.

Box 3
Files on various types of writings, i.e. fiction, poems, book reviews
Box 3
Reprint Permissions
Box 3
Press Prize Award
Box 3
Duke Press Info
Box 3
Board of Directors Minutes
Box 3
Frank C. Brown correspondence
Box 3
Yearly correspondence
Box 3
Manuscripts and correspondence about accepted manuscripts
Box 4
William Kenneth Boyd correspondence
Box 4

This series contains correspondence regarding manuscript submissions and editing issues. It is organized alphabetically by correspondent name.

Correspondence, A-Gi
Box 5
Correspondence, Go-Mo
Box 6
Correspondence, Mu-Z
Box 7

This series contains correspondence regarding manuscript submissions. It is organized alphabetically by correspondent name.

Correspondence, A-Br
Box 8
Correspondence, Br-Do
Box 9
Correspondence, Dr-Gr
Box 10
Correspondence, H-Ke
Box 11
Correspondence, Ke-Me
Box 12
Correspondence, Me-Pi
Box 13
Correspondence, Pi-Sh
Box 14
Correspondence, Sh-Ty
Box 15
Correspondence, U-Z
Box 16
"Foul" Manuscripts, 1982-1983
Box 17
Correspondence
Box 18
List of contents of South Atlantic Quarterly, 1969-1986
Box 18

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Bassett (John S.) Collection, 1802-1998 (Duke University Archives)
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  • Watson (Richard L) Papers, 1941-1989 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], South Atlantic Quarterly Records, University Archives, Duke University.

Provenance

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.