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Collection Number: 04716

Collection Title: Southern Texts Society Records, 1989-1995

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract Southern Texts Society, an institution dedicated to the identification, editing, and publication of a series of book-length collections of manuscript or rare printed materials important to understanding the culture of the American South and its expressive life. Materials relating to publications of the Southern Texts Society, grouped into units according to the publication they support, and organizational records of the Society, including its mission statement, bylaws, editorial guidelines, and some correspondence. Included are four typed transcriptions of women's diaries published in "An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South," 1827-67, edited by Michael O'Brien, published for the Southern Texts Society by the University Press of Virginia, 1993. The diaries were kept by Ann Lewis Hardeman, 1850-1866; Jane Caroline North [Pettigrew], 1851-1852 (original in Pettigrew Family Papers, #592, Southern Historical Collection); Elizabeth Ruffin [Cocke], 1827 (original in Harrison Henry Cocke Papers, #1587, Southern Historical Collection); and an anonymous woman in Selma [Ala.].
Creator Southern Texts Society.
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 Southern Texts Society Records #4716, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Various.
Received from Michael O'Brien of the Southern Texts Society.
Received from Michael O'Brien in January 1998.
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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Southern Texts Society, an institution dedicated to the identification, editing, and publication of a series of book-length collections of manuscript or rare printed materials important to understanding the culture of the American South and its expressive life.

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Typed transcriptions of women's diaries published in An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67, edited by Michael O'Brien, published for the Southern Texts Society by the University Press of Virginia, 1993. Diaries were kept by Ann Lewis Hardeman, 1850-1866; Jane Caroline North [Pettigrew], 1851-1852 (original in Pettigrew Family Papers, #592, Southern Historical Collection); Elizabeth Ruffin [Cocke], 1827 (original in Harrison Henry Cocke Papers, #1587, Southern Historical Collection); and an anonymous woman in Selma [Ala.].

Materials relating to the founding and early years of the Southern Texts Society. This includes creation and operation materials which includes the society's mission statement, lists of founding board and fellows, bylaws, articles of incorporation, editorial guidelines, tax status forms lists of potential funding sources and agreements with University of Virginia Press for publication of manuscripts. There are also proposals which were submitted for consideration to be published by the society. The correspondence includes founding members discussions of non-profit status, prospective donors, board meeting plans, budget suggestions, suggestions of collections to be published, analysis of proposals, and discussions of logos and mission statement materials. Also in correspondence are letters from attorneys regarding deeds and incorporation papers, letters from other organizations of Southern history such as the Southern Intellectual History Circle and letters from non-affiliated scholars requesting information about the Text Society.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, September 1994 with subsequent addition

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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