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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Alabama Writers' Conclave records MSS.0054

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-09T14:58-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Alabama Writers' Conclave records

Unit ID:

MSS.0054

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

8.0 Linear feet (includes photographs)

Dates:

1923-1995

Abstract:

Signed copies of seven Alabama authors' and poets' published works, two volumes of the Alabama Poet Society’s journal The Sampler, and framed photographs of conclave presidents from 1923 to 1961.

creator

Alabama Writers' Conclave .

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains signed copies of seven Alabama authors' and poets' published works, two volumes of the Alabama Poet Society’s journal The Sampler, and framed photographs of conclave presidents from 1923 to 1961.

Preferred Citation:

Alabama Writers' Conclave records, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Loan, 1995; additional materials, 1996

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

The Alabama Writers' Conclave was organized in 1923 and has been in continuing existence since. Through the years, the Conclave has moved its conferences around the state to provide writers everywhere better access to its resources.

The Conclave is responsible for nominating, for the governor’s appointment, Alabama's Poet Laureate. Conclave members mostly hail from Alabama, although many states are represented. Members include fiction and non-fiction writers, novelists and short story writers, poets, writers of business and scientific works, freelance journalists, romance writers, publishers, patrons, and teachers.

Source: "History," Alabama Writers' Conclave. http://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/history.html (accessed 11/9/2012)

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama - Authors (Local)

Alabama - Poetry - 20th Century (Local)

Authors (lcsh)

Books and Book History (localbroad)

Dialect poetry - Southeastern States (lcsh)

Fiction (lcsh)

Literature and Authors (localbroad)

Photographs (aat)

Alabama Writer's Conclave Box 6663