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North American Conference on British Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2187

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains records, correspondence, meetings minutes, reports and memorandum pertaining to the North American Conference on British Studies from 1949-2009.

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.

Dates

  • 1949-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1949 - 2009

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

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.

Extent

31 Linear Feet (35 document boxes and 62 digital objects)

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains records, correspondence, meetings minutes, reports and memorandum pertaining to the North American Conference on British Studies from 1949-2009.

Collection Organization

Organized into four series: Original donations, Executive Secretary records, President's records and the records of Susan Groag Bell.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Acquisition Information

Orignal donation in 2000 by the North American Conference on Britsh Studies. Subsequent donations by individual members of the organization have been added.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the North American Conference on British Studies records, 1949-2014
Status
Folder Inventory
Author
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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