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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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Collection Overview

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 V: Publications, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1972, 1975-1981, 1984, 1989-2008.Add to your cart.
Series V includes publications created by the university as well as the publication unit in the Department of English.  These publications include booklets, brochures, and newsletters.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 197-198: Publication Unit, 1989-1995, 1997, 1999-2003, 2006, 2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 198A: Press Releases, 2004-2007.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Booklets, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1968, 1970-1972, 1975, 1978-1979, 1989, 1993-2002.Add to your cart.
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Folder 199: Creative Writing (English 247), 1978-1979.Add to your cart.
Folder 200: Miscellaneous, 1989, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 201-202: Polyglossia, 1997-2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 203-204: The Sigma Tau Delta Triangle, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1968, 1970-1972, 1975.Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 205-207: The Sigma Tau Delta Triangle, 1948-1951, 1954, 1962-1968, 1970-1972, 1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 207A: Druid's Cave, 2002.Add to your cart.
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Folder 208: Brochures, 1964, 1980, 1993-1994, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 209: Newsletters, 1963, 1984, 1991, 1993-1996, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 210: Off-Campus Publications, 1964, 1976, 1980-1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 211: Carlyle Studies Annual, 1994.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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