Department of English Language and Literature records
05.ELL

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Department of English Language and Literature records
ID
05.ELL
Date [inclusive]
1934-2010
Extent
1.2 Linear feet 2 archive boxes, 1 pamphlet box
Language
English
Abstract
The Department of English Language and Literature collection documents the workings of the department. The English Language and Literature Department offers classes that focus on a variety of areas in the English career world. The collection is arranged alphabetically and is divided into four series. The Administration and Curriculum series includes information on meeting minutes, handbooks and program requirements. The Proposals and Reports series includes information on several proposals and reports written to improve the English Language and Literature Department. The Publicity and Outreach series contains information on clippings, correspondence, newsletters and the summer institute. Student Publications includes samples of student work from 1934, and the 2000s. Records date from 1934 to 2010.

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Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

The Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University offers many opportunities for students who wish to study the field. There are courses available in journalism, literature, public relations, English language, and writing communication. This collection focuses on the inner workings of the department including outreach programs the department runs.

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Scope and Contents

The Department of English Language and Literature collection contains information on evaluation, faculty lists, program requirements, clippings, newsletter and the summer institute. The collection is arranged alphabetically and is divided into four series. Records date from 1934 to 2010.

The four series in the collection are: Administration and Curriculum, Proposals and Reports, Publicity and Outreach, and Student Publications. The Administration and Curriculum series has two sub series of English department meeting minutes, and handbooks. The Publicity and Outreach series has three sub series of bulletins, newsletters and summer institute. The Student Publication series includes The Spark published in 1934, and three other compilation publications that came out of the First-year Writing Experience course (ENG121) or to highlight the work of English majors.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 December 25

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

 Addition of Student Publications 2015 December 2

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Children's literature.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. Dept. of English
  • Language learning and language teaching
  • Literature.
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Student publications

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Collection Inventory

Administration and Curriculum 

Box Folder

Composition Folder 

1 1

Departmental Input Document (DID) 

1 2

English Department Meeting Minutes 

Box Folder

 1970-1979 

1 3

 1980-1987 

1 4
Box Folder

Evaluations 2000 

1 5

Faculty Lists 1939-1974 

1 6

Handbooks 

Box Folder

 1969-1970 

1 7

 1971-1972 

1 8

 1973-1974 

1 9

 1999 

1 10
Box Folder

Program Requirements 

1 11

Rationale for Interdisciplinary Majors 

1 12

Request for Course Change 1975, 1990 

1 13

Writing Outcomes, Approaches and Assessments 

1 14

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Proposals and Reports 

Box Folder

Change of 121 and 122 English Composition Proposal 1970 

1 15

Doctor of Arts in Communication Arts Proposal 

1 16

Final Technical Report NDEA Institute in English 1967 

2 1

Honors English Program Proposal 

2 2

Language Information and Technology Program Proposal 2006 

2 3

Progress Report 

2 4

Science Fiction Course Proposal 

2 5

Undergraduate Program in Written Communications Proposal 

2 6

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Publicity and Outreach 

Bulletins 

Box Folder

 1969 

2 7

 1970-1979 

2 8

 1980-1989 

2 9
Box Folder

Clippings 1960-2007 

2 10

Correspondence 1971-2004 

2 11

Eastern Association of Students of English (E.A.S.E.) 1967-1968 

2 12

Newletters 

Box Folder

Ling Gram LG Newsletter 1992 

2 13

Writing Faculty Newsletter 1983-1984 

2 14
Box Folder

News Releases 1976-2006 

2 15

Pamphlets, Flyers, and Poster 1964-2010 

2 16

Summer Institute 

Box Folder

Application 2002-2003 

2 17

Newsletter-Summer Institute 2004 

2 18

"Words in Progress" A Collection of Writings from the Summer Institute 1994 

2 19

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Student Publications 

Box Folder

Celebration of Student Writing 

3 1

Real Beginnings: First Year Creative Arts Collection 

3 2

The Spark 1934 

3 3-4

SlugHorne 2008 

3 5

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