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University of Nevada, Reno. Department of English Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0618
The records include material about the history of the Department of English and the Frandsen Building, departmental publications, and assessment material for English 1, English 100i, English 101, English 102, English 105, English 106 and the English as a Second Language Program. Other records include correspondence, instructors' orientation material, publications (the program's Student Handbook and Students' Essays from the Core Writing Program), instructional enhancement grant material, and one VHS videocassette. Dr. Kathleen Boardman was the lead investigator for the 2000 English 102 Portfolios assessment project. Departmental publications include an Information Bulletin and several issues of "English Newsletter."

Dates

  • 1946-2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

14.5 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)

Overview

The Department of English is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. Collection includes material about the history of the Department of English and the Frandsen Building, departmental publications, assessment material for English 1, English 100i, English 101, English 102, English 105, English 106, and the English as a Second Language Program, and the Core Writing Program.

Administrative History

The Department of English is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. First situated in Morrill Hall, it was at times located in quonset huts and what is now known as the Jones Center until moving into the Frandsen Humanities Building. The English Department was the first humanities unit to offer a Ph.D. degree at the University. Its Core Writing Program offers a series of first year writing courses designed to meet the needs of incoming students.

Arrangement

Arranged in following series: 1) History; 2) Brochures, Programming, and Publications; 3) Curriculum; 4) Core Writing Program; 5) English as a Second Language Program; 6) Faculty; 7) Renovation Convention

Technical Requirements

Audio, computer files, and/or video items may not be available for listening/viewing on demand due to their older genre formats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic transfers from the Department of English: 1996, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by University Archives:

Robert M. Gorrell Papers (AC 0175); Broadside Honoring Robert A. Hume (AC 0583); Writing Center Records (AC 0602); UNR Public Occasions Board Records (AC 0624); New Voices (PS 508 .C6 N48).
Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno Department of English Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
April 2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)