Lewis Carroll Society of North America Archives
Language of Materials
The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) is an organization dedicated to celebrating the works of Lewis Carroll. The collection is composed of documents and correspondence related to the activities of the Society, including publications and meetings.
Biographical / Historical
The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) was established in by Stan Marx in 1974. LCSNA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to "furthering Carroll studies, increasing accessibility of research materials, and maintaining public awareness of Carroll's contribution to society." The organization meets twice a year, and has an active publications program.
The materials are arranged at the collection-level by material type, project, and publication, and each series is either organized alphabetically or chronologically. Pre-processing of the collection was done by the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA). Materials from the 2012 remained in the order in which they were received from the donor and added, using the previously-established arrangement scheme, to Series I: Constitution and Organic Documents, Series II: Publications, Series III: Membership Records, and Series VII: Miscellaneous.
Materials from the 2016 accretion remained in the order in which they were received from the donor and were added to the collection as a separate series.
Scope and Contents
The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) Archive contains documents that date between 1972 through 2015 and are related to all aspects of LCSNA's activities. Materials includes a copy of LCSNA's Constitution, legal documents, financial statements, meeting minutes, correspondence among Society members (both letters and cards), publication contracts, membership lists, a copy of the Members' Opinion and Interest survey from 2007, a few Alice's Adventures in Wonderland pins, and copies of the Society newsletter "The Knight Letter."
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-2596.
Identification of item, date; Lewis Carroll Society of North America Archives; MSS 148; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) Archive was initially donated to the Fales Library in March 2003. An accretion was received from LCSNA in November of 2012, and a second accretion was donated by LCSNA member August Imholtz in 2014. In July 2016, an accretion of material was once again received by August Imholtz; the accession number associated with this gift is 2016.052.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Audio materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.
Printed books were separated from the archive and individually catalogued. They are accessible through BobCat and include the following:
Feeding the Mind: A Centenary Celebration of Lewis Carroll's Visit to Alfreton in 1884. Edited by Selwyn Goodacre. Carroll Studies No. 7, 1984.
The Hunting of the Snark, illustrated by Barry Moser. Carroll Studies no.7, 1983
The Hunting of the Snark, illustrated by Jonathon Dixon. Deluxe Edition, 1992.
The Hunting of the Snark, illustrated by Jonathon Dixon. Regular Edition, 1992.
In Memoriam-- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898, edited by August Imholtz Jr. and Charlie Lovett, 1998.
Lewis Carroll: an Annotated Bibliography 1960-1977, edited by Edward Guiliano, 1977.
Lewis Carroll: an Annotated Bibliography for 1974, edited by Edward Guiliano. Carroll Studies no.1, 1974.
Lewis Carroll and the Kitchins, edited by Morton M. Cohen. Carroll Studies no.4, 1980.
Lewis Carroll at Texas, Carroll Studies no. 8, 1985
Lewis Carroll in the Popular Culture, edited by Byron Sewell, 1976.
Lewis Carroll's Library, edited by Jeffrey Stern. Carroll Studies no.5, 1981.
The Mathematical Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces, edited by Francine Ables, 1994.
The Political Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces: A Mathematical Approach, edited by Francine Ables, 2001.
Proceedings of the 2nd International Lewis Carroll Conference, edited by Charles Lovett, 1994.
Soaring with the Dodo, edited by Edward Guiliano, 1982.
Thimbles and Hope, edited by August A. Imholtz, Jr, 1999.
The Wasp in a Wig, limited deluxe edition, red cloth boards, 1977.
The Wasp in a Wig. Carroll Studies no. 2, 1977.
About this Guide
Decisions concerning arrangement, description, and physical intervention prior to 2016 have not yet been recorded. The 2016 accretion materials were transferred to acid-free folders, and the Alice in Wonderland pins were placed in a protective, paper sleeve before all materials were placed in a half manuscript box. Materials for this accretion were added to the collection as a separate series in keeping with the existing arrangement scheme.
On February 2019, box 8 was rehoused in preparation for offsite storage.