RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 63580324 LA English A1 McNeil Center for Early American Studies., YR 1959 AB The records, 1959-1968, 1976-1992, for the McNeil Center for Early American Studies document the efforts the consortium to fulfill its mission. The Administrative series, 1976-1992, although small in size, offers the researcher insight into the operation of the Center from its inception to its demonstrated success over a span of fifteen years. There are planning files, 1976-1985; annual reports, 1984-1988; announcements, 1979-1985; brochures, 1978-1992; correspondence files, 1976-1986; personnel information, 1977-1985; and mailing lists, 1984-1989. The Fellowship files, 1977-1990, constitutes the bulk of the collection. This series contains files on all applicants for doctoral, post-doctoral, and travel fellowships. Applicant files contain statements of purpose, letters of recommendations, and writing samples, often in the form of research papers, speeches, articles, and book chapters. As a result, there is a wealth of scholarly research within this series. The Seminar series, 1978-1989, also offers a variety, although somewhat smaller in scope, of scholarly work. The final Project series, 1959-1968, 1977-1988, includes administrative information on the various national conferences supported by the Center.