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Annotated History Project

The appendices noted below are from the Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, and they may include annotations like many of the events described in the first 12-13 years of the West Kingdom's history. All of this (including this website) is based on the work of Wilhelm von Schlüssel, now available here: The History of the Kingdom of the West, Volume 1: The First 12 Years.

Please note that this history only covers through Purgatorio, AS XIII, and so much of the information is not current (such as the Officer Listings, and so on).

This is a menu of the items in the Appendices that have not be inserted into the text of the events themselves. In the original document some of these were moved to the Appendices to make the text more readable, and some of these items were added to enhance the information in the original document.

Officer Lists
Royalty Lists
A Timeline
Award Creation Dates and Related Info
Ceremony for Twelfth Night, AS II (First Knighting/Master of Arms Ceremonies, Dukes, Laurels)
The Original Articles of Incorporation
Misc. Questions (Questions asked some of the 'Oldtimers', and their responses)
Magic Moments
Where Are They Now? (Current as of late 2000, only covers folk discussed in the History ...)

The Bylaws of the SCA
The following was found online by Henrik of Havn, and he pointed me at it. I obtained permission to use it here. -- Hirsch

What This Is The edition I'm taking these excerpts from appears to have been published around 1975, by Lady Linda-Muireall von Katzenbrasse, then Chronicler of the Society, and Sir Thorvald the Grim, Steward. It was intended for the sole use of officers, to the degree that when you stepped down, you were supposed to either pass it on to your successor, or surrender it to the Kingdom Seneschal. (The warning at the beginning sounds remarkably worried that someone else might get it.)

It collects the Bylaws of the Society, and the first four volumes of Corpora. "Volume of Corpora?", I hear you say querulously. Yes, Corpora in those days looked a lot different from today. Instead of being structured as a single coherent document, it instead looked a lot like the current Governing and Policy Decisions -- a bunch of short decisions, on assorted subjects, in the order that those decisions were made. Each "Volume" corresponds roughly to a year; the first four volumes run from 1971 thru 1975.

This transcription isn't 100% complete; I omitted a few bits because they were long and not terribly interesting. Similarly, there are undoubtedly at least a few typos scattered herein. It's reasonably faithful to the original, though...

This transcription is done entirely without permission. Technically, this is probably violating copyright, but almost everything in here is public domain anyway, and I rather doubt anyone cares that much...

One thing should be made very clear: these are old documents. They are not currently operative; almost all of them have been superceded over the years. They are intended solely in order to present some historical background about the Society.

Editorial comments will be tossed in as appropriate, in italics (like this). Also, I'll have some commentary after many segments, pointing out the more fascinating implications of the segment. I try to keep my politics within reasonable bounds, but I do have some opinions, and they sometimes show. One overall change: most of the section titles in the original are in all-caps; I've generally changed this to mixed case to make it more comfortable to read (and write)...

Justin du Coeur
Deputy Eastrealm Royal Historian

For what it's worth, I have attempted to reformat this to a bit closer to the original, putting the section titles back in all-caps, and removing Justin's comments. -- Hirsch

Bylaws of the SCA, 1969
Ammendments to the Bylaws, 1971
Corpora, Volume 1, 1971
Corpora, Volume 2, 1972/73

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