Sewanee Review founded by William Peterfield Trent
Benjamin Lawton Wiggins (head of ancient languages and eventual vice-chancellor of the University) serves as a largely uncredited coeditor until his death in June 1909
Trent retires and John Bell Hennemann becomes editor
The faculty of the University of the South edit the SR under direction of Wiggins
John McLaren McBryde, Jr. becomes editor
George Herbert Clarke becomes editor
Poetry first published in the SR: Clarke publishes Donald Davidson, John Crowe Ransom, Merrill Moore, Mark Van Doren, Margaret L. Woods, and Melville Crane
William Skinkle Knickerbocker (head of English department at Sewanee) becomes editor
I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition is published with essays by Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, John Crowe Ransom, Andrew Lytle, and Robert Penn Warren; Tate and Lytle would later edit the SR, and Davidson, Ransom, and Warren would contribute fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to its pages.
Knickerbocker publishes "Trent at Sewanee," a history of the first editorship, in the spring issue
Tudor Seymour Long becomes editor
Andrew Lytle appointed managing editor
Allen Tate serves as highly involved advisory editor
Lytle sees to the publication of Randall Jarrell, R. P. Blackmur, Harry M. Campbell, Solomon Fishman, Richard M. Weaver, and Cleanth Brooks. By the end of the 1943 volume the SR's place in the era of New Criticism is firmly established in the vein of Brooks's Southern Review and Ransom's Kenyon Review.
Allen Tate serves as editor for two years and has SR sold at Gotham Book Mart in New York City
SR redesigned by P. J. Conkwright, a designer employed by Princeton University Press and frequently honored by the American Institute of Graphic Art; winter 1944 sees the characteristic SR design which prevails today
Tate frequently publishes work by RPW, Peter Taylor, Jean Stafford, Caroline Gordon, Theodore Roethke, William Meredith, Wallace Stevens, Reed Whittemore, Karl Shapiro, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Jacques Maritain, and Marshall McLuhan.
John E. Palmer becomes editor
Palmer devotes an entire issue to John Crowe Ransom, with contributions by Wallace Stevens, Lytle, Lowell, Brooks, and Howard Nemerov.
Monroe K. Spears becomes editor
J. A. Bryant, Jr.'s essay "Shakespeare's Allegory: The Winter's Tale" is published in the spring; Bryant taught in the English department at Sewanee and would contribute substantially to the issues on the Renaissance (particularly on Shakespeare, Jonson, and Middleton) over the next three decades.
Fall issue devoted to Allen Tate, featuring contributions by Ransom, Davidson, Katherine Anne Porter, Malcolm Cowley, Lowell, Van Doren, Anthony Hecht, T. S. Eliot, Nemerov, Arthur Mizener, Blackmur, J. F. Nims, Wallace Fowlie, and Bryant
Andrew Lytle becomes editor in the fall
Summer issue devoted to Flannery O'Connor, with essays on her work by Robert Fitzgerald and John Hawkes, and her story, "The Lame Shall Enter First"
Fall issue devoted to Peter Taylor, featuring his story, "At the Drugstore," and essays on his work by Morgan Blum, Brainard Cheney, and Ashley Brown
William H. Ralston named associate editor and remains so until 1973
Largest volume in SR history (nearly 1,000 pages)
Winter issue devoted to T. S. Eliot
George Core becomes editor in winter and remains so today
"Current Books in Review" section is created by Core in the winter issue; shorter reviews are now characteristically published at the beginning of every issue
Winter issue devoted to Henry James is the first "thematic issue" of the SR's history, followed by issues on literature of the British Commonwealth, the autobiography, the literature of war, the literature of travel, literature inspired by friends (within and without the world of letters), love, Jane Austen, humor, and the Renaissance
Winter issue devoted to Irish letters reprinted upon popular demand, the first and only time in SR history
Allen Tate dies and is buried in the old cemetery in Sewanee. Robert Buffington, Tate's official biographer, publishes "Young Hawk Circling," the first of several installments on Tate and his work in the SR, leading up to recent volumes
Heritage Printers, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, replaces the old university press at Sewanee in producing and distributing the magazine.
Establishment of the Aiken Taylor benefaction through the generosity of Dr. K. P. A. Taylor, a younger brother of Conrad Aiken, an annual prize of $10,000, awarded over the years to Howard Nemerov, Richard Wilbur, Anthony Hecht, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maxine Kumin, Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, Grace Schulman, Frederick Morgan, J. F. Nims, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Brendan Galvin, Anne Stevenson, Donald Hall, Louise Glück, and others.
The Centennial of the Sewanee Review
In November the SR celebrates with Helen Norris Bell's reading of "The Love Child"; Shelby Foote's reading of a selection from his monumental Civil War history; a panel discussion with Beverly Jarrett (director of University of Missouri Press), Walter Sullivan, and Louis D. Rubin, Jr.; and a keynote address by George Garrett. Harold McSween and George V. Higgins were present, as were Spears and Lytle. There was also a presentation of Revelation and Other Fiction from the Sewanee Review by William Butler (publisher of Harmony House and a graduate of the university). National attention included coverage by the Associated Press, National Public Radio, and Edmund Fuller's article in the Wall Street Journal.
Core publishes reflections on the SR's centennial by Spears
For a full narrative history of the first 100 years of the SR, see Robert Bradford's excellent article!
Andrew Lytle dies in December.
Winter issue devoted to the memory of Andrew Lytle
Monroe Spears dies in May.
Summer issue dedicated to Spears, featuring contributions by Bryant, Core, and Wyatt Prunty
Spring issue devoted to the book, featuring some of the SR's most prolific contemporary contributors: James Sloan Allen, Cyrus Hoy, Pat C. Hoy II, Michael Mewshaw, Sam Pickering, Sanford Pinsker, Fred C. Robinson, and Cushing Strout
Summer issue: Walter Sullivan publishes a tribute to Eudora Welty, who died earlier in the year
Fall issue is the last produced by Heritage Letterpress; the SR leaves for the Johns Hopkins University Press, where it is now electronically produced. It had been the oldest periodical still published by letterpress. The JHUP remains the SR's co-publisher with the University of the South.
SR becomes part of Project MUSE, an online catalogue of recent periodical publications available through JHUP
SR becomes part of the JSTOR catalogue, making every issue from 1892 to 2004 available to online subscribers
Summer issue devoted to travel, the first of its kind
The Aiken Taylor Internship, offered only to a graduating senior from the University of the South, is instituted through the continued generosity of Dr. K. P. A. Taylor's funding for the Aiken Taylor Award.
Fall issue devoted to the works of Jane Austen, one of the most-read issues in recent SR history
John E. Palmer dies after having edited the Yale Review for twenty years, and the fall issue is dedicated to him.
Spring issue devoted to literature of war, the eighth of its kind in Core's tenure