Call For Papers

Rereading the Past: New Methodologies and Approaches to the History of the Book
38th Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference Claremont, California
June 24-27, 1997

From the Calls for Papers in English & American Literature Listserv

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of Association of College Research Libraries of the American Library Association, is seeking proposals for papers presenting current research related to the history of manuscript and print culture for presentation at the 1997 Annual Preconference to be held at the Claremont Colleges in southern California, June 24-27,1997. Selected participants will have twenty minutes to present a paper on completed research or work in progress. Papers will be presented in small group sessions. Audience response will be encouraged. Research papers should not have been submitted for publication or published.

Four copies of the paper proposal should be submitted no later than September 1, 1996 to Nora J. Quinlan, Chair, RBMS Preconference Program Committee, c/o Archives and Special Collections, Richter Library, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 33124-0320 (NQUINLAN@UMIAMI.IR.MIAMI.EDU). Proposals should be no longer than one letter-sized page, double spaced (not to exceed 250 words) and should include a cover sheet with title, author's name and affiliation, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address, if available. Applicants should note if they are a member of RBMS. Faxes and e-mail will not be accepted. Please indicate if the paper has been previously submitted or accepted by any other national or international conference or convention, and, if so, how it has been revised. Final papers should not exceed 3000 words in length or ten double spaced letter-size pages. Speakers will be notified by January 31,1997.

Submissions are encouraged from all interested individuals although priority will be given to proposals from members of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section of ACRL, ALA. Final acceptance of papers will be based on the relevance of the paper to the theme of the Preconference, as well as its originality, currency, and interest to RBMS members.

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