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Southeastern Geographer Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, November 1998, pp. 150-166 ON THE HISTORY OF PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN DIVISION, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS James O. Wheeler To virtually all of his idiosyncrasies, I, after much thought, have applied what another author once told me was the most sacred word in a great editor’s vocabulary. That word is “stet.” —Kurt Vonnegut INTRODUCTIONAND PURPOSE. The 50th anniversary (1947-1997) of the founding of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) affords this opportunity to chronicle some highlights of the publication history of this Division, one of nine regional divisions of the Association of Ameri­ can Geographers.1This paper reviews the publication of SEDAAG’s annual vol­ ume, Memorandum Folio, from 1950 through 1966, and its regional journal, the Southeastern Geographer, from 1961 to the present. The Southeastern Geographer “has become one of the profession’s most respected regional journals” (James and Martin, 1978, p. 174). MEMORANDUMFOLIO. Three years after the initial meeting founding SEDAAG in the spring of 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama, the first volume of Memorandum Folio was published on August 25, 1950, compiled and edited by Joseph R. Schwendeman, Sr., University of Kentucky, Chairman of SEDAAG.2The purpose of this volume, as with all 17 subsequent volumes, was to provide a comprehensive compilation of papers presented at annual SEDAAG meetings (Table 1). In addi­ tion, the volume would provide a record of the minutes of the business meetings (including the Treasurer's report), information on SEDAAG membership and meet­ ing registration, a listing of past officers of the Division, and directions for manu­ script preparation. Thus, Memorandum Folio contains much information on the early history of SEDAAG. Most valuable is the publication of papers from the annual meeting presenta­ tions. All 18 volumes were reproduced by mimeograph stencils. The directions for preparing papers to be published in Memorandum Folio included the following statement: “All papers appearing on the program will be included in the Memoran­ dum Folio, if the author sends stencils of his (sic) paper to the Secretary, prepared according to the above instructions.” A deadline was set for receipt of papers. For example, the stencils were to be prepared on “a typewriter with elite type” with specified margins and headings. Some meeting presentations appeared only as Dr. Wheeler is the Merle Prunty, Jr., Professor ofGeography at the University ofGeorgia, Athens, GA 30602-2502. VOL. XXXVIII, No. 2 151 TABLE 1 COMPILERS/EDITORS, MEMORANDUMFOLIO, 1950-1966“ Papers and abstracts Number Year and volume: Editor Affiliation published of Pages 1950, Vol. I Joseph R. Schwendeman, Sr. University of Kentucky 17 xxiii 44 1951, Vol. II Joseph R. Schwendeman, Sr. University of Kentucky 15 xviv 73 1952, Vol. Ill Merle C. Prunty, Jr. University of Georgia 16 viii 154 1952, Vol. IV Merle C. Prunty, Jr. University of Georgia 18 vi 57 1953, Vol. V Merle C. Prunty, Jr. University of Georgia 16 ix 98 1954, Vol. VI Rayburn W. Johnson Memphis State College 19 xiv 88 1955, Vol. VII Rayburn W. Johnson Memphis State College 20 xiv 110 1956, Vol. VIII David G. Basile University ofNorth Carolina 13 xix 49 1957, Vol. IX H. Don Hays University of Alabama 16 1958, Vol. X H. Don Hays University of Alabama 17 v 89 1959, Vol XI John R. Dunkle University of Florida 27 xix 124 1960, Vol. XII John R. Dunkle University of Florida 18 xxvii 107 1961, Vol. XIII Robert G. Long University of Tennessee 20 xix 139 1962, Vol. XIV Robert G. Long University of Tennessee 20 xviii 133 1963, Vol. XV George W. Webb East Tennessee State University 15 XXX 142 1964, Vol. XVI George W. Webb East Tennessee State University 17 XXV 138 1965, Vol. XVII Sidney R. Jumper Tennessee Technological University 19 xxxiv 112 1966, Vol. XVIII Sidney R. Jumper Tennessee Technological University 40 xxxvii 243 a Memorandum Folio consisted primarily of mimeographed papers or abstracts of papers presented at annual meetings of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. The Chair of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers was responsible for compiling and distributing Memorandum Folio from 1950 through 1955, whereupon this task became the...

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ISSN
1549-6929
Print ISSN
0038-366X
Pages
pp. 150-166
Launched on MUSE
2013-07-03
Open Access
No
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