The Santayana Edition
This past year has been one of significant advances, Including the reversal of the
preceding year's two major setbacks. NEH funding was renewed on 1 June 1994 and
extended through 31 May 1996, and The Last Puritan was published in May 1994.
Both of these successes represent major progress for the edition and for those
associated with it. hi addition, the Comite* Conjunto HIspano-Norteamericano provided
funding for a publishing subvention of The Last Puritan and for research trips requisite
for completing the Letters edition.
Many individuals merit accolades for their consideration and efforts on behalf of the
Edition. The NEH Research Division, in particular, the Editions staff, were remarkably
helpful, considerate, and understanding. They include: Doug Arnold, Margot Backas,
Guinevere L. Greist, and George Lucas.
The Dean's office at Texas A&M University provided bridge funds during the period
we were without NEH funding. Deans Daniel Fallon, Woodrow Jones, and Ben
Crouch exercised clear leadership during a time when it was decidedly needed.
In Spain, Javier Jimenez-Ugarte and Derfin Colom6, provided support at the most
opportune time; and Thomas Middleton, Deputy Executive Director of the ComM
Conjunto Hispano-Norteamericano, has followed through on funding.
Most of all, thanks are extended to the Santayana staff who worked diligently through
this past year Kris Frost (promoted to Associate Editor), Brenda Bridges (research
assistant), Denise Johnston (student assistant), and Donna Hanna-Calvert (who served
as Associate Editor for nearly nine years until this past May).
Prospects for our work are good. We are on schedule for the publication of the Letters
volume, and we are making clear progress on John McCormick's edition of marginalia.
We are slightly ahead of schedule for the publication of The Life of Reason. As well,
thanks to Texas A&M University, the Comite* Conjunto Hispano-Norteamericano, and
one of our Board members, Henny Wenkart, we have raised the $30,000 in matching
funds that are a part of our new NEH iprant. We must now begin thinking about
matching funds for a new application, due 1 June 1995, that will cover June 1996
through May 1998.
HERMAN J. SAATKAMP, JR.