Collection Number: 40194

Collection Title: Shakspere Club Records, 1885-1907

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Abstract The Shakspere Club was organized during October 1886 by professors of the University of North Carolina Department of English, led by Thomas Hume, Professor of English Language and Literature. Hume served as president of the Club from 1886 until it disbanded upon his retirement in 1907. The initial purpose of the Shakspere Club was to stimulate and guide scholarly studies of Shakespeare and his work. However, the scope of the Club's activities expanded to include comparative studies of dramatic literature and English composition in general. Meetings, conducted as seminars, were held monthly and were devoted to the presentation of papers by members. The Club envisioned publication of its proceedings, but only the 1886-1887 Journal of the Shakspere Club appeared. Records of the Shakspere Club include executive committee minutes, Club meeting minutes, and the Journal of the Shakspere Club, 1886-1887.
Creator Shakspere Club (University of North Carolina (1793-1962)).
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Shakspere Club Records #40194, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
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The Shakspere Club was organized during October 1886 by professors of the University of North Carolina Dept. of English, led by Thomas Hume, Professor of English Language and Literature. Hume served as president of the Club from 1886 until it disbanded upon his retirement in 1907. The initial purpose of the Shakspere Club was to stimulate and guide scholarly studies of Shakespeare and his work.

However, the scope of the Club's activities expanded to include comparative studies of dramatic literature and English composition in general. Meetings, conducted as seminars, were held monthly and were devoted to the presentation of papers by members. The Club envisioned publication of its proceedings, but only the 1886-1887 Journal of the Shakspere Club appeared.

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Records, 1885-107, of the Shakspere Club include executive committee minutes, Club meeting minutes, and the Journal of the Shakspere Club, 1886-1887.

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Records, 1885-1907, of the Shakspere Club include executive committee minutes, Club meeting minutes, and the Journal of the Shakspere Club, 1886-1887.

Folder 1

Executive Committee Minutes, 1886-1891 #40194, Series: "Records." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Club Meeting Minutes, 1886-1901 #40194, Series: "Records." Folder 2-3

Folder 4

Journal of the Shakspere Club, 1886-1887, Raleigh, 1887 #40194, Series: "Records." Folder 4

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