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.
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.
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.
PBS Documentary on Simms and Woodlands Plantation produced by
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
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.
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