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Guide to the Conference in the Study of Twentieth-Century Literature Records
MS-L011  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Conference in the study of twentieth-century literature records,
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1967
    Collection number: MS-L011
    Creator: Conference in the Study of Twentieth-Century Literature
    Extent: 2.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection documents in only a partial manner the activities of the Conference, which was held annually for 7 years in East Lansing, Michigan, to promote scholarship and teaching of contemporary literature and was attended by several prominent founding UCI faculty members. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts of papers presented, audio recordings of the discussion sessions, and transcriptions of those audio tapes. In addition, it includes published proceedings (1961-1963), programs, correspondence, and lists of participants.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Access to original audio recordings is restricted; copies are made for researcher use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Conference in the study of twentieth-century literature records. MS-L11. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Carl Hartman, 1977

    Processing Information

    Processed by Eddie Yeghiayan in 2000-2001.

    Organizational History

    University during 1962-1969 before he moved to the University of California at Irvine and, at some point, the chairman of the committee on Arrangements for the Conference, and the principal editor. The mark of his editing is evident throughout the records. Several of the particpants, including Hazard Adams, Murray Krieger and Stephen Shapiro also came to Irvine in the 1960s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection documents in only a partial manner the activities of the Conference, which was held annually for 7 years in East Lansing, Michigan, to promote scholarship and teaching of contemporary literature and was attended by several prominent founding UCI faculty members. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts of papers presented, audio recordings of the discussion sessions, and transcriptions of those audio tapes. In addition, it includes published proceedings (1961-1963), programs, correspondence, and lists of participants.
    Papers were at first presented to the Conference, though later in the history of the Conference they were distributed prior to the event and the sessions were devoted entirely to their discussion. Proceedings for only the 1961-1963 sessions were published and sent to all registrants. Sessions were tape recorded and a text -- heavily edited and condensed by Carl Hartman and the authors -- of the discussions were printed in the proceedings. There are relatively complete Conference files for the 1st (1961), and 4th (1964)-7th (1967) sessions. There are manuscripts and transcriptions for the 1st (1961) session and none for 2nd (1962) and 3rd (1963), and no audiotapes for these early sessions (1961-1963) or transcriptions for 1962-1963. For the years 1964-1967, when the proceedings were not published, there is full coverage of papers, correspondence, audiotapes, and transcriptions.

    Arrangement

    The Conference in the Study of Twentieth-Century Literature is arranged in two series.
    • Series 1. Conference session files, 1961-1967
    • Series 2. Audio recordings, 1964-1967