Abstract

The records (1969-2009) of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document the Society's administrative and program activities for the promotion and support of historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields. The material covers primarily the periods 1969-1985 and 1997-2001 and includes correspondence, conference programs and papers, meeting minutes, financial documents, and a microfilm of six volumes of the Society's Bulletin, 1969-1981. The material is arranged in three series: 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, and 3) ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS.

Administrative History

The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies was formally established at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 19, 1969, during the Symposium on the Spanish Republican Emigration of 1939. This symposium was organized by Clara E. Lida (Wesleyan University), Carlos Blanco Aguinaga (University of California, San Diego), Edward Malefakis (Northwestern University), Nicolas Sanchez-Albornoz (New York University), and Iris M. Zavala (State University of New York, Stony Brook). At a meeting composed of historians and public attendees, the group voted to establish a Society with the mission of promoting historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields. The members of the organizing committee became the Society's first Executive Council for 1969-1970 and voted to add two more members, Thomas Glick (University of Texas, Austin), and Juan Marichal (Harvard University). Thomas Glick was editor of the Newsletter (later re-named the Bulletin), the Society's publication, and Clara E. Lida was the first General Secretary.

The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies establishes awards for outstanding work in the field and holds an annual conference in the spring. Since 1978, the Society has occasionally held panel discussions at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.

Scope and Content of Collection

The records (1969-2009) of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document the organization's professional activities between the periods of 1969-1985 and 1997-2001. Records include correspondence, conference programs and papers, meeting minutes, financial documents, and a microfilm of six volumes of the Society's Bulletin, 1969-1981. The records are arranged in three series: 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, and 3) ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS.

SERIES 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE is arranged chronologically and reflects the administrative concerns of a professional association including membership, funding sources and program planning. The majority of letters are by the Society's officers during this period-- Douglas W. Foard, Ellen G. Friedmann, Carla Lida, Marvin Lunenfield, Carla R. Phillips, David Ringrose, Joan C. Ullman, and Douglas Wheeler-- in contact with their colleagues, and the Society's members, regarding conference attendance, travel plans, program topics, and funding sources. There are also letters from, among others, Julio Caro Baroja, Raymond Carr, J.H. Elliott, Gabriel Jackson, Juan Linz, Stanley Payne, and Pierre Vilar. Correspondence is also found in SERIES 2.

SERIES 2: ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Arranged chronologically, the ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS series contains draft and final programs, correspondence regarding topics, speakers, venues, funding, and occasional typescript copies of papers presented at the annual conferences held each spring. As an affiliate of the American Historical Association, the Society also held meetings, social gatherings or presented panel discussions at the winter meetings of the American Historical Association. Material from these sessions is filed prior to the Society's spring conference.

SERIES 3: ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS

This series contains the Society's constitution and meeting minutes, a news release, promotional and reference material, financial and nonprofit status documents and a microfilm of the Society's Bulletin, (originally Newsletter), 1969-1981. It is arranged alphabetically by topic.

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

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1 1 1968.
1 2 1969.
1 3 1970.
1 4 1971.
1 5 1972.
1 6 1973.
1 7 1974.
1 8 1975.
1 9 1976.
1 10 1977.
2 1 1978.
2 2 1979, January - June.
2 3 1979, July - December.
2 4 1980.
2 5 1981.
3 1 1982.
3 2 1983.
3 3 1984.
3 4 1985.
3 5 1997.
3 6 1998.
3 7 1999.
3 8 2000.

ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

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3 9 1970. First Annual Conference, April 18-19. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
Program, promotional material, list of registrants, budget, and correspondence. Includes typescripts of some Conference papers.
3 10 1971. Second Annual Conference, April 17-18. State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.
Program, promotional material, expense report, and correspondence. Includes list of sources on Spanish history held by institutions in France and typescripts of some conference papers.
3 11 1972. Third Annual Conference, April 22-23. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Expense report and typescripts for some conference papers.
4 1 1973. Fourth Annual Conference, April 7-8. The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Program and correspondence, 1969-1973. Includes the March 15, 1973, issue of the Society's Newsletter (later Bulletin) and the "Secretary's Report."
4 2 1974. Fifth Annual Conference, March 22-24. University of California, San Diego.
Program and correspondence, 1972-1973. Includes "Comments" by Susan Schneider on some of the papers presented. Also includes "Old Christian Merchants and the Foundation of the Brazil Company, 1649," by David Grant Smith.
4 3 1975. Sixth Annual Conference, April 11-12. City University of New York.
Program and correspondence, 1974.
4 4 1976. Seventh Annual Conference, April 9-11. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Program only.
4 5 1977. Eighth Annual Conference, March 25-26. University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Draft program, information on panel topics and panelists, list of registrants and correspondence, 1976-1977.
4 6 1978. American Historical Association Annual Convention.
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "Clandestineness and Secret Cells in the Spanish Anarchist Movement, 1868-1937," correspondence only.
4 7 1978. Ninth Annual Conference, March 31-April 1. The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.
Program, correspondence 1977-1978, minutes of business meetings. Includes typescript of "Canovas del Castillo and the Count-Duke of Olivares," by D.R. Headrick.
4 8 1979. American Historical Association. Annual Convention.
Reception. Correspondence only.
4 9 1979. Tenth Annual Conference, March 24-25. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
List of registrants, minutes of business meeting and correspondence.
4 10 1980. American Historical Association. Annual Convention.
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "The Spanish Civil War: The International Impact." Correspondence only.
4 11 1980. Eleventh Annual Conference, April 11-12. The Spanish Institute, New York.
Program, list of registrants and correspondence, 1979.
4 12 1981. American Historical Association. Annual Convention.
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "Political Economy of Urban Elites in Early Modern Spain." Correspondence only, 1981.
4 13 1981. Twelfth Annual Conference, April 24-25. Toronto, Canada.
Program and correspondence, 1980-1981.
4 14 1982. American Historical Association. Annual Convention.
Reception. Correspondence only, 1982.
4 15 1982. Thirteenth Annual Conference, April 16-18. University of California, Berkeley.
Preliminary program and correspondence, 1980-1983.
4 16 1983. Fourteenth Annual Conference, April 22-24. Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts.
Program, minutes of business meeting and Noticias de Espana, number 5, April 1-15, 1983.
4 17 1984. American Historical Association. Annual Convention.
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "The Future of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in the United States." Correspondence, 1984-1985 and outline notes.
4 18 1984. Fifteenth Annual Conference, April 6-8. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Program, agenda and notes for business meeting and correspondence, 1983-1984. Includes "The Real Crisis in Iberian Historical Studies: By 2004 Will There Be a New Generation of Trained Modern Specialists in the Classroom?" by Douglas L. Wheeler, General Secretary of the Society, address given at the business meeting.
5 1 1998. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 8-11. Seattle , Washington.
5 2 1998. Symposium: Philip II of Spain and His Times, December 3-5, 1998. New York, New York.
5 3 1999. Thirtieth Annual Conference, April 15-18. University of California, San Diego.
5 4 2000. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 6-9. Chicago, Illinois.
5 5 2000. SSPHS Annual Meeting, April 27-30, 2000. New York, New York.
5 6 2001. 115th American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Jan. 4-7, 2001. Boston, Massachusetts.
5 7 2001. SSPHS Annual Meeting, April 19-22, New Mexico.

ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS

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5 8 Accountants' Report, December 31, 1971.
Prepared by Abrams, Meresman and Company.
5 9 Articles of Incorporation, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Inc., 1980.
Includes "Certificate to Resolutions and Security Agreement Governing Bank Account for Unincorporated Associations," "Notification Concerning Foundation Status," and correspondence.
5 10-12 Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 1969-2009.
5 13 Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies - Correspondence, 1998.
5 14 Constitution, 1969.
[?] Typescript copy of the Society's constitution and "Minutes of the Meeting Held on April 19, 1969," recording it's founding. Also includes typescript of proposed revisions to the constitution proposed at the 1979 Conference.
5 15 Financial statements and records, 1997-2000.
5 16 Income tax return correspondence, 1974-1975.
Includes correspondence.
5 17 Meeting minutes and organization information, 1998-2000.
5 18 Messages from the General Secretary, circa 1999.
5 19 News Release, April 10, 1969.
Typescript. Includes typescript drafts and photocopies of announcements about the Society published in the Newsletter of the American Historical Association and Hispania, Hispanic American Historical Review, and Ruedo Iberico in 1972.
5 20 Non-Profit Status Data and Applications, 1972-1982.
Exemption application, supporting documentation, Internal Revenue Service forms, and correspondence.
5 21 Miscellaneous reference material, 1966-1970.
Information about other historical associations and societies. Includes the "Report on the Spanish Newspaper Project, 1966-1970" issued by the Hispanic Foundation at the Library of Congress, April 1970.


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