The AHA Review Board: A Preliminary Report: Letter of Transmittal
Letter of Transmittal
TO: All members of the American Historical Association
FROM: The Review Board
DATE: September 17, 1972
We herewith submit for consideration and comment by the entire membership the preliminary report of the AHA Review Board. We will submit our final report to the membership in the spring of 1973, after all members have had the opportunity to discuss with us this preliminary report. We emphasize, therefore, that this document is not submitted for the vote of the membership at this time. Instead, we seek criticism of and commentary on our proposals and for that purpose offer two means by which all members may express their views.
First, there will be a general meeting of the membership to consider the report on the morning of Friday, December 29, 1972, in the Rivergate Convention Center in New Orleans. At that time we will briefly present the report and solicit comments from those in attendance. Because of necessary limitations on speaking time and because of our desire to have the full views of everyone accurately, we ask that those who comment from the floor also submit to us afterwards their thoughts in writing. Needless to say, those who cannot, or care not to, speak at that time are requested to send us their written views.
Second, from those who do not present their views to us in New Orleans or who do not attend the convention, we ask that written comments be sent to the Review Board, c/o American Historical Association, 400 A Street S.E., Washington, D. C. 20003, no later than January 31, 1973.
Our final report will come before the membership for action at the annual meeting of December 1973.
We wish to take this occasion to express our appreciation to all those who have given us the benefit of their views. In particular, we want to thank all the members of the staff of the Washington office, who have willingly answered all our many requests for information and aid.
James M. Banner, Jr.
John W. Blassingame
Raymond F. Betts
University of Kentucky
Wade H. Boggs
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
Holy Names & Mills Colleges
Letitia W. Brown
George Washington University
Joseph C. D’Oronzio
State University of New York College at New Paltz
Hanna H. Gray, Chairman
Alessandra L. Levenbook
Northwood Senior High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
David H. Pinkney
University of Washington
Roger W. Shugg
University of New Mexico
Henry R. Winkler