North American Conference on British Studies records
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains records, correspondence, meetings minutes, reports and memorandum pertaining to the North American Conference on British Studies from 1949-2015 with the bulk of the records dating 1968-2011. The collection also includes the North American Conference on British Studies website, added in 2023.
These records document the scholarship and award-granting activities.
This collection is not fully processed. Much of the material arrived loose and has been foldered into broad topics. It is available for use, but may require more additional research time to understand the order. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
- Creation: 1949-2023
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1968-2011
- Harris, Barbara J. (Barbara Jean) (Author, Person)
- North American Conference on British Studies (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Historical or Biographical Note
The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) is a scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British civilization. The NACBS sponsors a scholarly journal (and other, online publications), an annual conference, as well as several academic prizes, graduate fellowships, and undergraduate essay contests. While the largest single group of its members teach British history in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, the NACBS has significant representation among specialists in literature, art history, politics, law, sociology, and economics. Its membership also includes many teachers at universities in countries outside North America, secondary school teachers, and independent scholars.
Founded in 1950, the NACBS was known in its early years simply as the Conference on British Studies(CBS). The conference became affiliated with the American Historical Association(AHA) in 1952, and was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1965. It adopted its current name in 1980. The NACBS is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization and may accept gifts to endowment or for other purposes. The Conference is the principal scholarly organization in North America in the field of British studies. It has close ties with the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, the Royal Historical Society, the Historical Association of Great Britain, and other learned societies, libraries, and institutions.
32 Linear Feet (37 document boxes and 62 digital objects)
Language of Materials
This collection contains records, correspondence, meetings minutes, reports and memorandum pertaining to the North American Conference on British Studies from 1949-2015. The collection also contains archived versions of the North American Conference on British Studies website.
Organized into seven series: Original donations, Executive Secretary records, President's records, Records of Susan Groag Bell, Recores of Linda Levy Peck, Records of Dane Kennedy, and Websites (captured using the Internet Archive's Archive-it service in 2023 and then once a year after that).
Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Orignal donation in 2000 by the North American Conference on Britsh Studies. Subsequent donations by individual members of the organization have been added.
Reparative Description Projects
This finding aid was revised in March 2023 to address harmful descriptive language. During that revision, staff edited the Biographical/Historical note of Series 4. To see the description prior to revisions, please view the previous version of the North American Conference on British Studies records .
- Preliminary Guide to the North American Conference on British Studies records, 1949-2015
- Folder Inventory
- Finding aid prepared by Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English