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Records of the "Shakespeare and the Public" Conference

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/11/17

Scope and Contents

This series, filling one box and spanning the years 1974-1977, consists of the records of the “Shakespeare and the Public” Conference, including correspondence, transcriptions of speeches, reports, printed Conference materials, news clippings, and financial records. The records document Conference planning, programming, expenses, and publicity. The correspondence concerns participation in the Conference, arrangements made for speakers, registration, and requests for information or copies of transcripts. A supporting NEH grant is well documented by a copy of the original grant proposal, budget information, a copy of the final project report to NEH, and related correspondence. An incomplete set of transcribed speeches given at the Conference includes transcripts in the form of rough drafts or edited versions as well as final copies. Financial information consists of requisitions, vouchers, budget statements, and expense reports. Also included are records pertaining to the concluding banquet, a reception given by the Oxford University Press in honor of Samuel Schoenbaum, Conference publicity, and printed flyers and program information.

Dates

  • 1974-1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This series, filling one box and spanning the years 1974-1977, consists of the records of the “Shakespeare and the Public” Conference, including correspondence, transcriptions of speeches, reports, printed Conference materials, news clippings, and financial records. The records document Conference planning, programming, expenses, and publicity. Also included are records pertaining to the concluding banquet, a reception given by the Oxford University Press in honor of Samuel Schoenbaum, Conference publicity, and printed flyers and program information.

Arrangement Note

All records are arranged first topically then chronologically by date within folders, with the exception of incoming and outgoing correspondence that had been stapled together.

Method of Acquisition

The University Archives acquired these records from the Department of English on January 23, 1980 (Ancession #80-18).

Separated Materials

One-half box of printing plates for Samuel Schoenbaum's Renaissance Drama, Volume I, was deacessioned on April 16, 1981, and transferred to the Special Collections Department of the Northwestern University Library. About two linear inches of Samuel Schoenbaum's personal papers, consisting primarily of expense reports, related documentation, and correspondence, have been separated as accession #86-19.

Processing Information

Alissa M. Berman; February-March, 1986.
Title
Guide to the Records of the "Shakespeare and the Public" Conference
Author
Alissa M. Berman
Date
01/02/1986
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635