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Scholarship | 1993
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SIMMS SOCIETY NEWS


SIMMS LEGAL COUNSEL

Before Simms was a professional writer, he was a lawyer. It is thus fitting
that one of his profession has volunteered his legal expertise to The Simms
Society as legal advisor. The Society wishes to express its thanks to Mr. Hal D.
Cooper, Esq., of Cleveland, Ohio, for this service. Mr. Cooper and his wife
Connie are Charter Life Members and attended the Arkansas Simms Symposium
in April of this year. They are avid collectors of rare books, and valued Societ
members.

RECENT BUSINESS SESSION
The Executive Council of The Simms Society met and conducted business
at the South Atlantic Modem Language Association in Atlanta on 5 November
1993. In attendance were John Guilds, presiding, Rayburn Moore, Thomas
McHaney, David Aiken, James Kibler, and Mary Ann Wimsatt. Peter
Shillingsburg and David Moltke-Hansen met with the Council to present
proposals, give information, and seek advice.

SCHEDULE OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS
The Executive Council of The Simms Society will meet annually in the
fall, alternating as feasible, between the meetings of the South Atlantic Modern
Language Association and the South Central Modern Language Association.
(SCMLA meets in New Orleans on November 11-13, 1994). The Executive
Council will also meet whenever a Simms symposium is held, presumably in the
spring of odd-numbered years.


SIMMS SOCIETY TO BE REPRESENTED ON NEW ORLEANS PANEL

John C. Guilds, President of The Simms Society, will be part of a panel
discussion of heads of author societies at the Third Biennial Conference of the
Society for the Study of Southern Literature at New Orleans, 24-26 March 1994.