Border States Home Page Border States: Journal of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association, No. 1 (1973)


By Way of Introduction . . .

A regular publication by and for the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association seemed inevitable when Professors Berkley Kahn and Clayton Robinson of Memphis State University edited some of the papers from the 1971 annual meeting for a special edition of the Mississippi Valley Collection Bulletin. The association decided at the 1972 meeting to establish the office of editor, whose major responsibility immediately would be to find a way to publish the papers presented at that meeting and to include other material of interest to members.

Border States is thus the result of more than two years of thinking and planning. This Number 1, 1973, is the first of what should become a regular— annual, if not more frequent—report of meetings as well as a forum for ideas generated by members of the association. The papers presented in this first issue are substantially the same as read at the Georgetown College meeting in April 1972. Current plans call for papers of each annual meeting to be published as soon as possible after that meeting. When Border States becomes a little more stable, perhaps a second issue can be published each year, with invited or submitted papers from both within and without the Kentucky-Tennessee ASA. Reception of this first issue will, in part, determine the future course of the publication.

Frank L. Stallings, Jr.

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