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Records of the Illinois State University Department of English, 1934-2010 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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Title: Records of the Illinois State University Department of English, 1934-2010Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1970-1990

ID: AA/IAI19XX_58

Primary Creator: Illinois State University Department of English

Extent: 10.6 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Records of the Illinois State University Department of English is arranged into five series by type of materials. The collection contains reports, correspondence, budget information, syllabi, event invitations, and publications.

Subjects: Department of English. Publications Unit., English language - Study and teaching (Higher) - Illinois - Normal., Illinois State Normal University. Department of English., Illinois State University. Department of English, Illinois State University at Normal. Department of English., Literature - Study and teaching (Higher) - Illinois - Normal.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Records of the Illinois State University Department of English contains materials relating to the administration of the department. Items include strategic plans, reports, committee information, correspondence, budget materials, course information, event invitations, and publications.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administrative Files, 1934-2010 contains strategic planning documents, reports, committee materials, correspondence, and meeting minutes.

Series II: Business, 1948, 1975, 1982-1983, 1985-1989, 1991-2008 holds budget materials, blueprints, service requests, and telecommunications information.

Series III: Academic Affairs, 1938, 1946, 1948, 1952-1954, 1958, 1960-1963, 1966-2010 includes syllabi, degree information, correspondence, employment information, grant proposals, student handbooks, internship materials, and scholarship information.

Series IV: Events, 1971, 1979, 1982, 1986-1987, 1989, 1992, 1995-2007, 2009 consists of invitations, event planning documents, retreat minutes, and conference information.

Series V: Publications, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1972, 1975-1981, 1984, 1989-2008, holds information on the publications unit, booklets, brochures, and newsletters published by Illinois State University as well as off-campus publications.

Collection Historical Note

The Department of English is currently one of the eighteen departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University. The students who enrolled in the first year at Illinois State Normal University participated in a course of study that included English grammar and English literature. By 1950, there were ninety-four English majors. That number grew to six-hundred and seventeen English majors in 1966. In 1958, President Bone presented the Teacher's College Board with a plan to increase advanced education beyond the master's of science in education. The board approved the plan and the English department began drafting a Master's in Art in English. In the late 1960s, the English department began planning for doctorate studies in English. In 1970, the Doctor of Arts in English degree was approved. Also in the 1970s, a minor in English was added to the program. In 1976, English 101 was required of all students that attended the university. The English department began a pilot in 1984 of using computers in the English 101 classes. Due to an influx of non-native students, the English Language Institute was established in 1987. In the 1990s, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved a request to convert the Doctor of Arts in English to a PhD. Presently, there are multiple degrees available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Subject/Index Terms

Department of English. Publications Unit.
English language - Study and teaching (Higher) - Illinois - Normal.
Illinois State Normal University. Department of English.
Illinois State University. Department of English
Illinois State University at Normal. Department of English.
Literature - Study and teaching (Higher) - Illinois - Normal.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured by the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: These materials were transferred to the University Archives after the year 2000. The exact year of transfer is not known. They were inventoried as part of the larger University Archives collection in 2011.

Preferred Citation: Records of the Illinois State University Department of English, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were placed in acid free folders and boxes. Paper clips were removed.

Other URL: https://english.illinoisstate.edu/


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[Series I: Administrative Files, 1934-2010.],
[Series II: Business, 1948, 1975, 1982-1983, 1985-1989, 1991-2008.],
[Series III: Academic Affairs, 1938, 1946, 1948, 1952-1954, 1958, 1960-1963, 1966-2010.],
[Series IV: Events, 1971, 1979, 1982, 1985-1987, 1989, 1992, 1995-2007, 2009.],
[Series V: Publications, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1972, 1975-1981, 1984, 1989-2008.],
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Series I: Administrative Files, 1934-2010.Add to your cart.
Series I contains materials relating to the administration of the Department of English.  This includes strategic plans, reports, correspondence, committee materials, department directories, meeting minutes, and state association information.
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Folder 1-2: Strategic Planning, 1967, 1988, 1993-2001, 2004-2005, 2007-2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 3-4: Department Organization, 1969-1971, 1973, 1981, 2000, 2004, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 5-9: Annual Reports, 1968-1971, 1984-1994, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Department Evaluations, 1966, 1976, 1996-1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 10A: Letterhead, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Committees, 1944, 1946-1949, 1952-1955, 1958-1959, 1969, 1973-2009.Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Ad-Hoc English Education Committee, 2001-2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Committee Assignments, 1973-2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Committee Elections, 2002-2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Committee on Subject Matter, 1946-1947.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Curriculum Committee, 1949, 1953-1955, 1958, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2003-2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 16-17: Department Council, 1969, 1975-1976, 1978, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1992, 1994-1995, 2000-2009.Add to your cart.
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Folder 18-21: Department Council, 1969, 1975-1976, 1978, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1992, 1994-1995, 2000-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 21A: Department Council miscellaneous items, 2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: External Committees, 1952-1953, 1959, 2003-2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Freshman English Committee, 1948.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Graduate Committee, 1974, 1985-1995, 1998, 2005-2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Miscellaneous Committees, 1944, 1959, 1968, 1975, 1981, 1992, 2003, 2005-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2003-2004, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Unit for Contemporary Literature Advisory Committee, 1994, 2001-2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Writing Committee, 1973, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990.Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Correspondence, 1947-1950, 1955, 1960-1961, 1966-1970, 1981-1985, 1990-1991, 1996-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Department Directories, 1978-1993, 1995-2000, 2004-2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 31-37: Department Meetings, 1934-1976, 1983-1985, 1988-1994, 1997, 2000-2007.Add to your cart.
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Folder 38: Department Meetings, 1934-1976, 1983-1985, 1988-1994, 1997, 2000-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Mailboxes, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Policies, 1970, 1974, 2003, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Records Retention, 1999, 2006-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 42-43: Reports, 1968, 1976, 1985-1990, 1995-1996, 2000-2003, 2006-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 50: University Registrar Authorizations, 2002, 2005-2006.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: State Associations, 1961, 1980, 1982-1985, 1987-1988, 1990-1992, 1994, 1998-2002, 2010.Add to your cart.
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Folder 44-46: English Articulation Task Force, 1982-1985, 1987-1988, 1990-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1961, 1984, 1999-2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Illinois State Writing Project, 1994, 1998, 2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Statewide Review of English, 1980.Add to your cart.

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[Series I: Administrative Files, 1934-2010.],
[Series II: Business, 1948, 1975, 1982-1983, 1985-1989, 1991-2008.],
[Series III: Academic Affairs, 1938, 1946, 1948, 1952-1954, 1958, 1960-1963, 1966-2010.],
[Series IV: Events, 1971, 1979, 1982, 1985-1987, 1989, 1992, 1995-2007, 2009.],
[Series V: Publications, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1972, 1975-1981, 1984, 1989-2008.],
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