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Huntsville Literary Association Collection

Identifier: MC-86
Fifty notebooks from the Huntsville Literary Association and full series of "Poem" magazine from November 1967 - November 2014


  • 1967-11-01 - 2022

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6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

"Founded by a group of literary enthusiasts in 1967," the the Huntsville Literary Association "sponsors or co-sponsors" the publication of the literary magazine POEM, various writing contests, talks by guest authors, book discussion groups, and performances by the American Shakespeare Center on Tour. "In addition, several annual social gatherings give members the opportunity to enjoy the literary arts in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere."

The goals of the Huntsville Literary Association are:

1. To promote and encourage the understanding, appreciation, and study of all forms of literature.

2. To publish and distribute a literary journal or magazine; to sponsor lectures, and generally engage in any form of activity or promotion for the encouragement, appreciation and understanding of literature.

3. To raise funds for the accomplishment of all of the above by all means proper and legal, and to use such funds for the furtherance of the purposes of this organization.

(from the Articles of Incorporation of the Huntsville Literary Association and the HLA's website)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rebecca Harbor Jones, 2014.

Processing Information

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Vaughn Bocchino
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Edition statement
2020 revision by Stephanie Dempsey

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America