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Society of Early Americanists Mission

The purpose of this Society shall be to further the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1830. The Society shall promote the exchange of ideas and information among its members through a newsletter, which serves as the primary forum for members’ concerns, through an electronic bulletin board, and through meetings, joint research projects, and any other means the Society might deem appropriate.

[1994; Revised and Approved, May 4, 2017]

Statement of Non-Profit Status: The Society shall be a general not-for-profit organization as described in the appropriate sections of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States of America and shall meet requirements set forth in that Code.

In light of the acceptance, by the Advisory Officers, of the Bylaws and Constitution of the Society of Early Americanists, we the undersigned, Executive Officers of the Society of Early Americanists, confirm our acceptance of the said Bylaws and Constitution. In a general meeting, we will discuss the Bylaws and Constitution with the membership and thereafter conduct a vote before the membership on the general acceptance of the Bylaws and Constitution.

Carla J. Mulford, Founding President
Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy, Founding Vice-President
Sharon M. Harris, Founding Executive Coordinator
(1994)

William Bartram (1739-1823), Franklinia alatamaha, American Philosophical Society. Permission to publish required.

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