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Register of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Records
MSS 0148  
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Description
The records (1969-1985) of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese 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 includes correspondence, conference programs and papers, meeting minutes, financial and tax records, 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) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL.
Background
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.
Extent
1.60 linear feet (4 archives boxes)
Availability
Researchers must first obtain permission in writing from the General Secretary of the Society, whose name and address are listed in the current issue of the Bulletin.