The Thoreau Society Bulletin is mailed to each member for free on a quarterly basis as a benefit of membership. Edited by Mark Gallagher (email@example.com), the Bulletin contains Society news, additions to the Thoreau Bibliography, and short articles about Thoreau and related topics.
Submissions: Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Bulletin before submitting any items for potential publication. In general, submissions to the Bulletin should be no longer than 1500 words. All submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Whenever possible, the Thoreau Edition texts (Princeton University Press) should be used for quotations from Thoreau's writings. Contributors need not be members of the Thoreau Society, but non-members are heartily encouraged to join. Send submissions for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thoreau Society, in collaboration with UMass Lowell and the Digital Commonwealth at the Boston Public Library, has digitized the entire back run of Bulletin issues from 1945 through 2012. These issues are now freely accessible as full-text-searchable PDF documents at the Internet Archive.
Since its founding in 1941, the Thoreau Society has published over 30 Booklets on various themes ranging from "A Thoreau Iconography," which details images of Thoreau made in his lifetime, to "Sophia Thoreau's Scrapbook," which places in context clippings, poems, and ephemera that Thoreau's sister Sophia assembled in remembrance of her brothers. Many interesting and scarce images were published in the Booklets, but the quality of the printing was poor. Consequently, as we digitize more and more materials from our collections, we plan to republish the Booklets with the original text as written, but enhanced by updated digital versions of the images whenever possible. As this process moves forward, we will update members on our progress.
Note: In recent years, the Thoreau society has circulated an e-newsletter that features selected articles from our publications archives. We are currently updating the newsletter as we make all of our publications more available in digital form. If you would like to receive our newsletter via email, please click here. You can also view an archive of the e-newsletter here.