Leviathan

whale-trp200Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies appears three times a year in March, June, and October. We welcome articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing on the life, works, and influence of novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891). Click here for more information.

The Eaton Portrait

Herman Melville JOEaton 95ppi 250wBy permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University: 61Z-4

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Melville Electronic Library

mel-thumb-crpd-3The Melville Electronic Library is an online resource for Melville texts. Housed on a Hofstra University server, MEL is being developed and maintained by a group of Melville scholars and digital specialists.

Johns Hopkins University Press

jhup-logoTo join the Melvillle Society and subscribe to Leviathan, visit Leviathan's Johns Hopkins University Press journal site by clicking here.

Melville Society Cultural Project

Melville Society and New Bedford Whaling Museum Cultural Project The New Bedford Whaling Museum in collaboration with The Melville Society is the established home of the Melville Society Cultural Project and Melville Society Archive. The Melville Society Archive is housed at the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Research Library, where significant works from this collection are also on display. The Melville Society Cultural Project also sponsors a book donation program and presents exciting annual events including the Moby-Dick Marathon and a Birthday Lecture.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

BHS FB HM portraitHerman Melville's Arrowhead Facebook Group page of the Berkshire Historical Society. Celebrating historical Berkshire County and Herman Melville's Arrowhead, the farm and home where Melville lived while writing Moby-Dick.

The Melville Society Archive
Description of the contents of box 6

Melville Society Papers donated by Dennis Berthold

Box of Melville Society Membership Records ~1964-1993, Replaced by a Database by Dennis Berthold ~1993-1994
Merton Sealts Bequest, Notes and Documents, 2000-2002
Melville Society Cultural Project, Sales and Income invoices, 2004-2005
Treasurer’s Papers and Correspondence between Bryan Short and the transition to Dennis Berthold, 1998-2005
Tyrus Hillway, “The Melville Society Comes of Age: 1945-1966,” delivered in 1966
Bylaws and Notes on Operations
Cohen Prize Fund
Leviathan, notes and communications on origins and establishment
Murray Endowment, notes and donation rosters
William Reese, Donation of 44 Prints, 2005
Harrison Hayford Bequest, Notes and Documents, 2000
Tom Wendel Bequest, Notes and Documents, 2001
Melville Society Nominating Committee, Notes, 2003-2005
Melville Society Membership Lists, 1995, 2004-2005
Melville Society Tax Returns, 2002-2005
Incorporation Documents of the Melville Society as a Non-Profit Organization, NJ 1976, NY 1992
Calls for Papers, Melville Society Conferences, incomplete between 1982-2011
Melville Society Membership Inquiries and Correspondence to 1998

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Fellowships and Scholarships


Melville Society Archive
Walter E. Bezanson Fellowship
 
 
The Melville Society, under the auspices of the Melville Society Cultural Project in New Bedford, offers an annual fellowship to help a scholar undertake research on Herman Melville at the Society’s Archive in the Research Library of the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

Click here for more information and application details.

 

New York Public Library
Short-term Research Fellowships

 

Graduate students or other affiliated academics whose work would benefit from visiting the Manuscripts and Archives Division to view collections such as the Gansevoort-Lansing collection, and Duyckinck family papers are encouraged to apply.

 

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From Our Photo Collections

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Woodlawn Cemetary

WoodlawnWoodlawn Cemetary - final resting place of Herman, his wife, Elizabeth, and other family members. Click here to view photos of the gravesites.

125th Anniversary Celebration

125th Woodlawn

A celebration of Melville's life at Woodlawn Cemetary on the 125th anniversary of his passing.

Lansingburgh Historical Society

Melville House

Melville lived for nine years in this Lansingburgh house. It was here that he wrote Typee and Omoo

Berkshire Historical Society

ArrowheadMelville's Arrowhead home and farm in Pittsfield, MA where he wrote Moby-Dick and lived for most of the 1850s.