||Harry Hayden Clark; Jay B Hubbell; Kenneth Ballard Murdock; Fred Lewis Pattee; Arthur Hobson Quinn; Ralph Leslie Rusk; Robert Ernest Spiller
Duke University Press.
Consists of correspondence, editorial commentary, and other material, which relates to editorial policy, Duke Press, reviewers, the Norman Foerster Award, publicity, and the American Literature Group/Section of the Modern Language Association. In addition to documenting the journal's history in great depth, this collection sheds light on the initial organization of the field of American literary studies and illustrates changing approaches to literary criticism. Papers generated by many scholars are contained in the collection. All of the Editorial Chairs' papers as individuals are also housed in the Hubbell Center: Jay B. Hubbell, Clarence Gohdes, Arlin Turner, Edwin Cady, Louis Budd, and Cathy Davidson. The function of the Editorial Board members is to read and write commentary on submitted articles. Four members whose individual papers are housed in the Hubbell Center are: Ralph Rusk, Henry Pochmann, Gay Wilson Allen, and Sacvan Bercovitch. Some of the scholars who have served on the Editorial Board, generating editorial commentary contained in the American Literature collection are: Norman Foerster, Robert Spiller, Harry Hayden Clark, Willard Thorp, Henry Nash Smith, William Charvat, Roy Harvey Pearce, Annette Kolodny, Nina Baym, Martha Banta, Marcus Klein, and Werner Sollors. The collection also includes a significant amount of correspondence from Louise Pound. Accession (2009-0177) (7.5 lin. ft.; 5625 items; dated 1993-2000s) includes correspondence and editorial comments, organized alphabetically by last name. Only A-L are represented in this accession. This accession is restricted: permission is required by editors.