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Electronic Resources for Simms Scholarship



Simms Summer Research Fellowships at the University of South Caroliniana Library (USC): Visiting Research Professor and Research Scholar Awards are offered. Applications must be postmarked by January 31st.




The Watson-Brown Foundation supports a variety of educational initiatives throughout the South, including student scholarships and research grants. A number of Simms Society Conferences and publishing initiatives have been made possible through the generosity of the Watson-Brown Foundation. 




The Simms Initiatives at USC began in 2010, with major support of the Watson-Brown Foundation and the University of South Carolina Libraries. Its goal is to produce a comprehensive bibliographic database and a complete digital edition of the significant editions of the separate writings, together with many of the serial publications, of William Gilmore Simms. The Initiatives invite the community's help. Every entry in the database has a place to record comments and exchange thoughts about the work in question. Also, users may nominate additional information, whether about further printings or issues or about separate copies of the work. Overseas contributors may also nominate editions of Simms in translation for inclusion.

The result will be a dramatically richer engagement in and understanding of the issues, places, times, and people with whom Simms interacted in person, through his editorial work, or in his voluminous writings.




Shared History: PBS Documentary on Simms and Woodlands Plantation produced by Felicia Furman.




Bibliography of Southern Literature: an ongoing bibliographic record of all books and articles by and about southern writers. Headquartered at Mississippi State University, the project produces an annual annotated bibliography published by the Mississippi Quarterly.


The University of Arkansas Press: Simms's biography, Poetry and the Practical, and recent scholarly editions of many of his novels and stories are available.



The University of South Carolina Press: Many Simms editions are available, including a short story collection, the Golden Christmas, and A Sober Desire for History (Simms as Historian.) In cooperation with the Simms Initiatives at USC, the Press plans to issue 70 volumes of Simms's works in paperback editions by the end of 2013





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