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Albion Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: RB.8017

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Title: North American Conference on British Studies (1976-2003) This series contains records related to the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), a scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British civilization. The NACBS sponsors a scholarly journal the Journal of British Studies, online publications, an annual conference, several academic prizes, graduate fellowships, and undergraduate essay contests. The records in the NACBS series range in date from 1976-2003 and document the relationship between the Albion Journal and NACBS. The majority of the records are comprised of Correspondence, Meeting Agendas and minutes for the NACBS Council, annual reports of the Editor Dr. Michael Moore, statements of cash receipts and disbursements, current readership surveys, advertising information, information related to subscription rates and publication proposals. The records also contain circulation and marketing reports for the Journal of British Studies, the official publication of the NACBS. The Journal of British Studies is the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and book reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion creating one journal for NACBS membership. Much of the costs of publishing Albion were underwritten by Appalachian State University. Series 2: Title: Albion Collection, General Correspondence This series contains correspondence related to the production and operation of the British journal Albion which was edited by Dr. Michael Moore of Appalachian State University. It covers the time period from 1972-1996. Items included in this series are operational correspondence, submission of articles and book reviews for publication, and reports to the members of Albion and #8217;s editorial board. Prominent names mentioned in this series are Dr. David Spring, Dr. Lawrence Stone, Dr. R.J.Q. Adams, Dr. Joel M. Rodney, and Dr. Barry M. Gough. In this series, the operational correspondence is arranged alphabetically, and the contents of each folder are arranged chronologically. Folders pertaining to an individual or particular subject are arranged chronologically. Series 3 Title: Albion Collection, Contributors Volumes 25-35 This series contains files from Volume 25 through Volume 35 of the Albion Journal. The records consist of correspondence between Dr. Michael Moore, editor of the Albion Journal, and individuals who contributed to the publication and #8217;s contents. Each volume is comprised of four separate parts. The documentation for each volume spans several years, although the year in which a particular volume was and #8216;sent to print and #8217; serves the purpose of chronological arrangement. The files are arranged chronologically by the date of publication, with the records of each volume ordered from oldest to most recent. Each file and #8217;s contents correspond to a single issue, of a particular volume; however, a few of the issues generated an expansive amount of documentation. There, these issues comprise two files, with one of the folders marked as Part I, and the second as Part II. The first document of each issue and #8217;s file is a coversheet that includes the basic information, such as advertising and printing information related to the issue/volume. These records are then followed by the corresponding advertising requests and receipts. Finally, manuscripts published in the issue are filed with all correspondence, including letters to and from the contributing authors and the article/book reviews. Series 4 Title: Albion Collection, Promotional Material (1978-1986) This series consists of Albion and #8217;s business records, comprising seven alphabetically arranged files ranging in date from 1978-1986. The bulk of the documentation is general correspondence, made up primarily of letters and memorandums. However, brochures, reviews, and publicity documents are also included. All of these documents pertain to promotional campaigns for the Albion Journal. Frequent personal names appearing in this series are Ray Herbert, Thomas Moore College, and Michael Moore. Series 5 Title: Publisher Agreements/Proposals (1972-2002) This series consists of Albion and #8217;s business records comprising eight alphabetically arranged files ranging in date from 1972 through 2002. The bulk of these documents are letters and contracts pertaining to publishing agreements and/or proposals. A few invoices and promotional brochures are included. Important corporate names include UnCover, University Microfilm, Faxon Express, Haskins Society, Magyar Tudomanyo, Galen-Thompson Institute for Scientific Information, and University Publications of America Series 6 Title: Publisher Information (1990-2004) This series consists of Albion and #8217;s business records, comprising fourteen alphabetically arranged files ranging in date from 1990 to 2004. The bulk of the documents are letters and faxes regarding publisher information, such as copyright clearances. Two folders in the series contain documentation and correspondence related to the Rowcom Bankruptcy proceedings. Also included in the series are mailing and publication lists, subscription forms, reviews, and sample issues. Important corporate names include Bumpus Dawson, Faxon, Swets Blackwell, EBSCO, Holtzbrinck, Rowcom, and Serials Management Systems. Series 7 Title: Subscription Information (2001-2004) Part I This section of the series consists of Albion and #8217;s subscription records for 2001 and 2002, arranged alphabetically by year. Documents are mostly related to journal subscriptions and payment information, including invoices and copies of check payments. Several letters, postcards, waivers, press releases, and purchase orders are also included. Important corporate names include EBSCO, Divine, Faxon, Rowcom, and Swets Blackwell. Part II This section of the series consists of Albion and #8217;s subscription records for 2003 and 2004, arranged alphabetically by year. Documents consist mostly of subscription invoices forms and payment information, including copies of checks received in payment. Several letters, postcards, waivers, press releases, and purchase orders are also included. Important corporate names include EBSCO, Divine, Rowcom, and Swets Blackwell. Series 8 Title: Rejected Manuscripts This series of the Albion Collection contains all of the rejected manuscripts that were sent in for publication in the journal. The files are arranged chronologically from oldest to newest, based on the rejection date, and then further divided by the time period corresponding to the manuscripts and #8217; subject. The historical categories assigned to the rejected manuscript files include Medieval, 16-17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century. There are manuscripts in this collection received from major universities located around the world. Most of these files include a copy of Dr. Moore and #8217;s rejection notice. Some rejected manuscripts were replied to via e-mail. Series 9 Title: Albion Journals, Volume 1-36 (1969-2005) This series of the Albion Collection contains copies of each journal issue for Volume 1 through Volume 36, published between 1969 and 2005.

Dates

  • 1969 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 1983 - 2004

Physical Description

Good

Extent

16.4 Cubic Feet (26 Hollinger flip top boxes; 6 Record Storage Cartons *ORGANIZATION and ARRANGEMENT*:These records are arranged into nine series. The order of the records varies according to individual series)

Physical Description

Good
  • Contracts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Copyright Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Meetings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Planning Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Schedules, School Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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