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"The Official Electronic Newsletter of The Arthur Ransome Society"
S2M was originated by Peter Dowden of New Zealand in 1994 as an online newsletter to which TARS members who had e-mail (by no means widespread in 1994) could sign up. Editorship moved to Doug Faunt of the United States, and the newsletter eventually stopped being produced by the end of 1995. As was common at that time it was strictly text-based.
Signals from TARSUS
North Pole News
"The Newsletter of The Arthur Ransome Society in the United States" and
"The Newsletter of The Arthur Ransome Society in Canada"
SfT was started by Ellen Tillinghast, the original coordinator of the United States branch of TARS, shortly after TARS itself was formed. Beginning in 1998 issues of SfT were made available online at the same time as they were distributed in print, and in 2009 SfT began to shift to online availability as its primary mode of distribution.
As of 2011, the TARSCanada publication, North Pole News, has been restarted and included with Signals from TARSUS as a combined publication.
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Introductory Biographies of TARSUS Members
From its inception, TARSUS encouraged its members to send introductory "resumes" or biographies, in part telling how each member discovered the Swallows & Amazons books and became an Arthur Ransome enthusiast. These short documents were circulated to the TARSUS membership, initially in the body of the periodic newsletters, and later as the latest page to a growing set of "Resumes". Each new member received the complete set up to that point. These introductions tell much about the wide variety of people who are Ransome fans, and occasionally contain other gems, such as the letter from Arthur Ransome to Taylor Myers (later Rhodes) in 1939 appointing him the Admiral of the "United States Branch" of the S's, A's, and D's! (See in Arthur Ransome Connections.)
Pictures from the 1998-2000 TARS IAGMs
These pictures from the 1998, 1999, and 2000 TARS International Annual General Meeting events were originally in the "Slide Show" section of the old Arther Ransome website which served as the original source for material for All Things Ransome (in particular the Literary Pages).