Chapter History

Curious about the history of the NY-NJ MLA Chapter?  You’ll find plenty of resources here…

Essays on the Chapter History

An essay covering the history of the NY-NJ MLA Chapter from its origins as the New York Regional Group of MLA in 1950 through to 1985, when the essay was published.

Continuing on from Judith Topper’s earlier essay, Erich Meyerhoff writes about the chapter’s history from 1985-1996.


Annual Meetings
Learn about previous and upcoming chapter Annual Meetings.

Past Events
Read about some of the past events held by NY-NJ MLA Chapter.

Chapter Awards
Find out about awards received by the chapter.


Past Chapter Chairs
Previous names of chapter chairs starting with J.  Alan McWatt in 1951, through to the present chair.

NY-NJ MLA Chapter, Member Awards and Honors
Members who were individual recipients of NY-NJ MLA Chapter awards, honors and grants.

MLA Presidents from NY-NJ Chapter
Members of the NY-NJ MLA Chapter that went on to become MLA Presidents.

MLA Awards to NY-NJ Chapter members
Members of the NY-NJ MLA Chapter that were given MLA Awards.

Chapter Photo Archive
Discover photos from chapter meetings and events from the 1950s to present.

Inquiries about the Chapter’s archives and photo collection should be directed to:

Pamela Kerns