The Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Presents
The 9th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of
Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn

Dr. James Leonard
Professor of English
The Citadel
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
4:00 p.m. - CAS 157

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A Bibliography of Library Collections and Web Sites

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    Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies
    Established in 1983, the Center for Mark Twain Studies awards internationally-renowned scholars Quarry Farm Fellowships, hosts "The Trouble Begins at Eight" lecture series, and offers a graduate certificate in Mark Twain Studies. The Center also hosts a quadrennial Mark Twain Conference and published the Quarry Farm Paper series.

    The Mark Twain House & Museum

    The mission of the Mark Twain House & Museum is to foster an appreciation of the legacy of Mark Twain as on of our nation's defining cultural figures, and to demonstrate the continuing relevance of his work, life and times. The Mark Twain House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963. The restoration was largely completed for the house's centennial in 1974. In 1977, the National Trust for Historic Preservation honored the museum with the David E. Finley Award for "exemplary restoration."

    Mark Twain Project Online
    Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades' worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents. The ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, full annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote. MTPO is a collaboration between the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library, the California Digital Library, and the University of California Press.

    The Mark Twain Papers & Project Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
    The Mark Twain Papers contain the private papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) that he himself segregated and made available to his official biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine. From Paine's death in 1937 until 1979, they were under the care of four successive editors who were also literary executors for Clemens's estate: Bernard DeVoto at the Houghton Library of Harvard University, Dixon Wecter at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and later here at Berkeley, followed in turn by Henry Nash Smith and Frederick Anderson, both at Berkeley. This basic core of original documents by and about Mark Twain was deposited at Berkeley in 1949 and bequeathed to the University of California upon the death in 1962 of Mark Twain's sole surviving daughter, Clara Clemens Samossoud. Since 1949 the Library has added, and continues to add, original documents to that basic core: letters, manuscripts, a dozen scrapbooks kept by Clemens and his brother Orion, first editions and other rare printings, photographs, and various important collateral documents, such as the diaries of Mark Twain's secretary, Isabel V. Lyon.

    Mark Twain in His Times
    This interpretive archive, drawn largely from the resources of the Barrett Collection, focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. The goal is to allow readers, scholars, students and teachers to see what Mark Twain and His Times said about each other, in a way that can speak to us today. Contained here are dozens of texts and manuscripts, scores of contemporary reviews and articles, hundreds of images, and many different kinds of interactive exhibits. Written by Stephen Railton, Department of English, University of Virginia . Produced by the Electronic Text Center , University of Virginia .