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Collection Number: 04992

Collection Title: Publishers Association of the South Records, 1985-2003

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Size 15 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6,500 items)
Abstract The Publishers Association of the South (PAS), an organization of book publishers and related firms and individuals, was established in 1985 to promote book publishing in the South and to provide information and educational opportunities to its members. Records of the Publishers Association of the South (PAS) document the organization's development and efforts to promote book publishing in the South. Included are correspondence files, newsletters, meeting minutes, membership records, financial records, and a few other items. Most of the files relate to PAS's exhibits at American Booksellers Association (ABA) and Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) conventions and to the organization's meetings, seminars, and workshops. Also included are newsletters of the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), 1999-2002, and newsletters and directories of the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), 1997-2003.
Creator Publishers Association of the South.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Publishers Association of the South Records #4992, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ted Parkhurst of Little Rock, Ark., in September 1999 (Acc. 98464) and March 2001 (Acc. 98875); from Pat Sabiston of Panama City, Fla., in February 2001 (Acc. 98856) and September 2003 (Acc. 99619); and transferred from Collection Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in August 2007 (Acc. 100758).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Publishers Association of the South (PAS) was officially created at a meeting of the founding steering committee on 19 January 1985 in Atlanta, Ga., to advance book publishing in the South. To achieve that purpose, PAS undertakes educational efforts to heighten the professionalism of members and communication efforts--with booksellers, libraries, and the media--to expand awareness of the variety of books published in the South.

PAS represents its members at such trade shows and exhibits as the American Booksellers Association (ABA) convention and the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) convention. PAS services to members include a newsletter; annual meetings and workshops held in conjunction with the Southeast Booksellers Association trade show; liaison with the Southeast Booksellers Association and high profile at SEBA trade show; affiliation with the Association of American Publishers (AAP), including access to AAP educational activities; a central office to facilitate communication within PAS; promotion of best-selling titles through a PAS basic stock list distributed to booksellers; a variety of learning and exhibition opportunities; and listing in the PAS directory of members. PAS also offers a mini-trade show featuring vendors specializing in various aspects of book production, which is held prior to the SEBA convention; and access to PAS's general counsel, King & Ballow, a firm experienced in publishing law.

Membership in PAS is available to book-publishing firms in the South. In addition, associated firm memberships are available to non-publishing corporations related to the business of publishing and supporting the industry; associated individual memberships are available to persons who, through their profession and interest in the business of publishing, ally themselves to the industry.

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Records of the Publishers Association of the South (PAS) document the organization's development and efforts to promote book publishing in the South. Included are correspondence files, newsletters, meeting minutes, membership records, financial records, and a few other items. Most of the files relate to PAS's exhibits at American Booksellers Association (ABA) and Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) conventions and to the organization's meetings, seminars, and workshops. Also included are newsletters of the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), 1999-2002, and newsletters and directories of the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), 1997-2003.

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Contents list

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About 6000 items.

Records of the Publishers Association of the South (PAS) documenting the organization's efforts to promote book publishing in the South. The majority of the files relate to PAS's exhibits at American Booksellers Association (ABA) and Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) conventions and to the organization's meetings, seminars, and workshops. Also included are correspondence files, newsletters, meeting minutes, membership records, financial records, and a few other items.

The arrangement of the collection is essentially as received. The following box list shows the major topics or types of materials included in each box.

Box 1

By-laws #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 1

Correspondence #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 1

Publicity material #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 1

Newsletters #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 1

Operations #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 1

Trade show, 1995-1996 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 1

Box 2

Trade show, 1988-1994 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 2

Fall seminars, 1988-1996 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 2

Meetings #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 2

Box 3

Catalog and stock lists #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 3

American Booksellers Association, 1987-1996 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 3

Other exhibits and trade shows #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 3

Box 4

Winter conclaves, 1990-1996 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 4

Publishers directory, 1992-1996/7 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 4

Box 5

Membership, 1986-1994 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 5

Box 6

Membership, 1995-1996 #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 6

Services #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 6

Box 7-8

Box 7

Box 8

Financial records #04992, Series: "Records, 1985-1996." Box 7-8

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About 200 items (1.5 linear feet).

1985-2001.

Newsletters, brochures, press releases, directories, minutes of meetings, and other records of the Publishers Association of the South. Also included are newsletters of the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) and newsletters and directories of the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN).

Box 9

Eastern National Review Copy Procedures #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

Proposal for Student Writing Program #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

Publishers Association of the South (PAS) brochures #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

PAS Directory of Southern Publishers, 1995/6-1999/2000 #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

PAS Executive Board Minutes, 1999-2001 #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

PAS Fall seminars #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

PAS Newsletters, 1985-2000 #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

PAS Revised By-laws and ballot information #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

PAS Winter Conclave, 2001 #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) Newsletters, 1999-2000 #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) Newsletters, 1997-2000 #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

SPAN directories #04992, Subseries: "Additions of February and March 2001 (Acc. 98856 and 98875)" Box 9

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Processing Information

Processed by: Linda Sellars, December 1999

Encoded by: Linda Sellars, December 1999

Finding aid updated in June 2001 by Linda Sellars; in March 2004 by Matthew Turi.

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