Department of English Records
Scope and Contents
- 1899 - 2021
- Other: Majority of material found within 1942 - 2010
- Department of English (Organization)
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Biographical or Historical Information
In 1963, the Department of English established a Master's Program and in 1968, it became the first arts and sciences department to launch a Ph.D. program. Between 1969-1972, the department grew dramatically as the faculty increased to 42, making it the largest arts and sciences department on campus. However, during the 1970s, the Department of English faced a crisis as other competitive writing programs began to bloom across the country. The result was that in 1979, the faculty actually voted to dissolve the program unless more money was dedicated to it. Recognizing the severity of the issue, the new Chancellor William Moran, diverted more funds to it ultimately saving the program for future students.
In 1985, the department set up a writing center to provide individual help to students at any level in the College of Arts and Sciences. By the 1990s, the writing program had once again risen to national distinction. Today, most students at UNCG have been connected to the Department of English through the mandatory freshman compositions courses primarily taught by Ph.D. students.
3.59 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
The records of the Department of English contains annual reports, correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, publications, and an archive of the department's website which document the activities of the department from 1899-2018.
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- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dept. of English
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Dept. of English
- Department of English Records
- Sean A. Mulligan
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