Constitution and By-Laws
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The official name of this organization shall be: THE INTERNATIONAL
ARTHUR SCHNITZLER RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.
The object of this Association shall be to stimulate interest in
and to promote study and research on Arthur Schnitzler and his
- Subject to approval by an officer of the Association, any
person may become a member on payment of the dues currently fixed in
the By-laws and may continue a member by the payment of the annual
- Distinguished individuals may be elected to the Honorary Board
of Directors by the Association on nomination by the Executive
Council, but the number of Honorary Directors shall not at any time
- IV. Officers
- The officers of the Association shall be: a President, a
Vice-President, a Secretary-Treasurer, an Archivist, and an
- The President and the Vice-President shall be elected for two
calendar years by mail ballot in accordance with provisions of the
By-laws. The Secretary-Treasurer, the Archivist, and the Editor shall
be chosen by the Executive Council and shall hold office for such
terms and under such conditions as the Council may specify.
The administration of the Association shall be in the hands of the
Executive Council, consisting of the President and Vice-President of
the Association, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Archivist, and the
Editor. In addition, the retiring President, in a purely advisory
capacity without vote, shall become a member of the Council for a
tern of two years, or until the incumbent president retires and
replaces him on the Council.
Amendments to this Constitution must first be approved by a
majority of the members of the Executive Council, must then be
published in the Journal, and afterwards ratified by a majority of
the votes received in a mail ballot of the membership of the
An affirmative vote by a majority of those present at a meeting of
the Association to be held in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 26, 1962,
shall be sufficient for provisional ratification of this
Constitution, to be confirmed by a majority of those members casting
ballots by mail.
I. Membership and Dues
Any person eligible to membership may become a member in on of
the following categories on payment of the annual dues specified:
a. Active membership at five dollars, open to those actively
engaged in Schnitzler research. Active members will be privileged to
use the Archive and other research facilities to the Association.
b. Associate membership at three dollars, open to those evidencing
a genuine interest in works of Schnitzler and sympathy with the aims
of the Association.
c. Institutional membership at five dollars, open to libraries and
other interested agencies. Such members shall have no vote.
Honorary Directors shall be exempt from dues.
II. Election of the President
The President and the Vice-President shall be nominated by a
Nominating Committee of three members. This Committee shall be
appointed by the President, one member being appointed by the
President, one member being appointed in each even-numbered year to
serve a six-year term. The senior member of the Committee (normally
the member serving his sixth year) shall be the chairman.
The Committee shall nominate a candidate, whose name shall be
announced in the appropriate Spring or Summer issue of the
Any member of the Association may initiate a petition proposing
one additional name and forward it to the Secretary-Treasurer not
later than October 15.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall enter on an official ballot the
name of the candidate proposed by the Nominating Committee, together
with the name receiving the largest number of supporting signatures
among those proposed by the members of the Association, provided that
no name be entered on the ballot that is not supported by five
Members may vote for either of the persons on the official
ballot by forwarding their ballots, duly signed, by mail. All ballots
to be counted must be received by the Secretary-Treasurer not later
than December 15.
The name on the ballot receiving the highest number of votes
shall be declared the elected President for the ensuing two-year
III. Duties of the Officers
The President and Vice-President shall serve for two calendar
years and thereafter until his successor is chosen. The President
shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Executive
Council. In his absence, his duties shall fall upon the
Vice-President or, in his absence, upon the Secretary-Treasurer.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall also act as Secretary of the
Executive Council. He shall be custodian of all current funds,
collecting membership fees and other monies due the Association, and
paying bills properly incurred. He shall also keep the records of the
Association and have charge of the business arrangements for all
publications of the Association. This report may be audited by a
committee named by the President.
The Archivist shall be responsible for the operation and
maintenance of the Schnitzler Archive.
The Editor shall insure the publication of the Journal four
times a year, if feasible, with supplementary issues as the occasion
arises. He may select assistants as required.
The Executive Council may fill any vacancy occurring among the
officers of the Association. In the case of a vacancy in its own body
it shall appoint a member of the Association to fill out the
IV. Standing Committees
The standing committees shall be as follows: An Editorial and
Publications Committee, a Committee on Research Activities, and such
others as may be appointed by the Executive Council. The membership
and term of office of each committee shall be determined by the
Executive Council. The chairman of each committee shall report of the
work of his committee upon request of the Executive Council. The
names of the committee members and their terms of appointment shall
be published at least once a year in the Journal.
The Editor of the Journal shall be the chairman of the
Editorial and Publications Committee, which shall have charge of the
Journal. It shall also select the monographs and other books to be
published by the Association.
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Research Activities to
further the research activities of the Association and its members.
It shall maintain a registry of research projects. It shall also
consider projects of research that may be proposed to it, report such
projects with its recommendations to the Executive Council, and may
recommend grants from such funds as are available.
The President, the Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer shall
plan and arrange meetings of the Association.
The By-laws may be amended, after approval of the majority of the
members of the Executive Council, by a majority of the votes received
in a mail ballot of the membership of the Association.