SAMLA History

Founded in 1928, SAMLA has a rich and expansive history. Its diverse membership can testify to the many happenings within the organization over its existence.

Below you will find portions of SAMLA’s history as recounted by some of its distinguished members.


South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 1928-78: A Brief History
Clifford Lyons, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

History of SAMLA, 1976-1983
Donald Kay, University of South Carolina
 
History of SAMLA, 1984-89
Siegfried Mews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
History of SAMLA, 1990-94
Robert Bell, The University of Alabama
 
History of SAMLA, 1996-98
Richard J. Finneran, University of Tennessee

If you have any questions about or corrections to these records, contact the SAMLA office by email.