Collection Number: 40081

Collection Title: Department of English and Comparative Literature of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1914-2014

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Size 13.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10000 items)
Abstract Instruction in English language and literature dates to the founding of the university. The Department of English was so named by the university's Board of Trustees in 1901. It began to take on its modern form during the chairmanship of Edwin A. Greenlaw (1914-1925). Under Greenlaw, a freshman composition program and an honors program were organized, courses in speech were expanded, new courses in drama and playwriting were developed, and a comparative literature curriculum was offered. A number of these courses later formed the basis for new departments. Studies in Philology, the university's longest-running journal, was first published in 1906 by the Philological Club. Though it has never been officially recognized as a program of the Department of English, its editors have always been members of the department; and thus its records are among those of the department. In 2006, the Department of English absorbed the Curriculum in Comparative Literature, forming the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Records include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and programs in the Department of English and, later, the Department of English and Comparative Literature; also editors' correspondence and financial records of the journal, Studies in Philology. The Addition of May 2014 contains photographs of UNC-Chapel Hill Honors Presentation and Reception for the Department of English and Comparative Literature awards on 25 April 2014.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature.
Language English
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Received from the Department of English and, later the Department of English and Comparative Literature, 1982-2010 and earlier. Received from the Department of English and Comparative Literature in May 2014 (RT 20140512.2).
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The Department of English traces its origins to the earliest days of the university. Both the Samuel E. McCorkle (1792) and the William R. Davie (1795) "Plans of Education" included instruction in English grammar and literature. Through the first century of the university's history, this instruction was supplied by faculty members whose positions were variously titled Professor of Languages, Professor of Rhetoric and Logic, Professor of English Literature and History, or Professor of Moral Philosophy and English Literature. Throughout the period, English instruction was closely aligned with that of languages, especially classical ones, and the curriculum reflected a pronounced philosophical perspective. Emphasis on rhetoric was a constant theme.

With the reopening of the university in 1875, a School of English Language and Literature was included in the new College of Literature. The next quarter of a century was marked by significant diversification of undergraduate courses, increases in teaching staff, and the initiation of a formal graduate program. In the twentieth century, the university and the Department of English, so named by the Board of Trustees in 1901, continued to expand. Departmental activities included the Shakspere Club, founded in 1886, and the Philological Club, established in 1892. In 1906, the Philological Club began publication of Studies in Philology. The late 1880s witnessed the awarding of the first graduate degrees to a student of the department--both to Stephen B. Weeks--the A.M. in 1887 and the Ph.D. in 1888.

The years 1914-1925, marking the tenure of Edwin A. Greenlaw as department chairman, were ones in which foundations were laid for the modern Department of English. A program of freshman composition was organized, courses in speech were expanded, and an honors program was inaugurated. A comparative literature curriculum also was offered. Courses in drama and play-writing were developed under Frederick H. Koch. Under Louis Graves, the department offered a certificate course in journalism. From these beginnings, other programs developed: the Speech Division (granted departmental status in July 1977), the Curriculum in Comparative Literature (1934), the Department of Dramatic Art (1936), the Carolina Playmakers (1918), and the School of Journalism (1926). In addition, the influence of the Department of English upon general university administration, the Division of Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, and the development of the general faculty has been significant. Members of the department have served as President of the University (Edward Kidder Graham, 1913-1918), Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (Edward Kidder Graham, 1909-1913, and James F. Royster, 1922-1925), Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (Clifford P. Lyons, 1951-1953; C. Hugh Holman, 1953-1955; and James R. Gaskin, 1972-1978), Provost (C. Hugh Holman, 1966-1968), Dean of the Graduate School (C. Alphonso Smith, 1903-1909; Edwin A. Greenlaw, 1919-1925; James F. Royster, 1925-1929; and C. Hugh Holman, 1963-1966), and chairmen of faculty standing and special committees too numerous to mention. A more detailed history of the department can be found in Dougald MacMillan's English at Chapel Hill, 1795-1969.

In 2006, the Department of English absorded the Curriculum in Comparative Literature, forming the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

Names of the department chairs and their tenures are as follows:

1901-1909 C. Alphonso Smith
1909-1914 Edward Kidder Graham
1914-1925 Edwin Almiron Greenlaw
1925-1930 James Finch Royster
1930 Howard Mumford Jones, Acting
1930-1945 George Raleigh Coffman
1945-1946 Administrative Committee
1946-1952 Clifford P. Lyons
1952-1958 William Dougald MacMillan
1958-1963 C. Hugh Holman
1963-1966 George M. Harper
1966-1971 C. Carroll Hollis
1971-1972 James R. Gaskin
1972-1978 William R. Harmon
1978-1981 James R. Gaskin
1981-1991 Joseph M. Flora
1991-1996 Laurence Avery
1996-1997 Darryl J. Gless
1997-2001 William L. Andrews
2001-2007 James P. Thompson
2007-2008 Bland Simpson, Acting
2008- Beverly W. Taylor
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Records include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and programs in the Department of English and, later, the Department of English and Comparative Literature; also editors' correspondence and financial records of the journal, Studies in Philology. The Addition of May 2014 contains photographs of UNC-Chapel Hill Honors Presentation and Reception for the Department of English and Comparative Literature awards on 25 April 2014.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009.

This series contains files on the internal administrative structure and programs of the department as well as those relating to the department's role in the greater university. The majority of the material consists of the chairman's correspondence with other members of the department, with other administrative officials, and with public and professional organizations. Files relating to professional organizations will be found at the end of the series under the heading Outside Organizations.

Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Announcements and Bulletins, 1951-1978 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

(mimeographed notices of departmental meetings and announcements of general departmental interest including department organization charts and staff lists)

Administrative Correspondence: General, 1914-1977; 1984 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

(general information on departmental plans and programs as well as memoranda from university officials on policies and procedures)

Administrative Correspondence: Chancellor's Office: House, R. B., 1931; 1938-1957 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Chancellor's Office: Aycock, W. B., 1957-1964 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Chancellor's Office: Sharp, P. F., 1964-1965 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Chancellor's Office: Sitterson, J. C., 1971-1972 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Chancellor's Office: Taylor, N. F., 1972-1974 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Business and Finance Division: Vice Chancellor's Office, 1940-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Business and Finance Division: Contracts and Grants Reports, 1972-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Business and Finance Division: Personnel Office, 1956-1975 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Administrative Correspondence: Business and Finance Division: Physical Plant, 1971-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 1

Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Provost, 1956-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

(including requests for funds; recommendations of promotions, distinguished professorships and leaves of absence; and correspondence with other departments and schools on cooperative appointments and course offerings)

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: College of Liberal Arts, 1932-1941 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: College of Arts and Sciences, 1970-1979 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Chairmen's Conference, 1974-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Travel Committee, 1974-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: General College, 1940-1974 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Afro-American Studies, Curriculum in, 1974-1975 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: American Studies, Curriculum in, 1975 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Classics, Department of, 1940 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Comparative Literature, Curriculum in, 1971-1978 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Dramatic Art, Department of, 1918-1974 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Education, School of, 1940-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Extension Division, 1917-1964; 1971-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Library, 1932-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Bull's Head Bookshop, 1933-1935 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Peace, War and Defense, Curriculum in, 1972-1975 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures, Department of, 1967-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: Summer Session, 1939-1974 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: War Training, College for: General, 1942-1943 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: War Training, College for: Navy V-12, 1943-1944 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs Division: War Training, College for: Premeteorology, 1942-1944 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 2

Box 3

Administrative Correspondence: Graduate School, 1940-1978 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Advanced Composition, 1932-1968 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

(expository writing courses)

Affirmative Action, 1973-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Annual Reports, 1969-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

(see also Graduate Newslatter, below)

Awards (see Honors and Highest Honors in English, below; see also Prizes, Student Writing) #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Budget: General, EPA Staff, 1970-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Buildings, English Department, 1935-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

(planning for Murphey, Bingham and Greenlaw halls)

Central Faculty Position Listing Service, 1974-1978 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Commemorative Celebration and Poetry Reading Honoring Czeslaw Milosz, 2004 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Administrative Committee, 1945-1946 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

(assumed Chairman's functions after G. R. Coffman's resignation)

Committees, Departmental: Bureau of English Extension, 1950-1955 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Committee on Course Numbers, 1950-1965 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Curriculum, 1974-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Freshman Committee (see Series 2.1.) #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Graduate Studies Committee (see Series 3) #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Committee on Honors in English (see Series 2.3.) #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Majors (Undergraduate) Committee (see Series 2.2.) #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Committee on the Status of Instructors, 1940 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Committees on Evaluation of Courses and Teachers, 1972-1974; 1977-1978 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Committees, Departmental: Committee on Rank and Tenure, 1970-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Communication Skills, Proposed Curriculum in, 1973-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Creative Writing Program, 1954-1961 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

(see also Honors Program)

Dickinson, Emily, Celebration, 1986 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Eliot, T. S., Centennial Celebration, 1988 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

English for Foreign Students, 1953-1978 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Enrollment/Registration Statistics, 1956-1964 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Erickson, E. E.--Y. Z. Chang Exchange (China), 1934-1935 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Faculty Meeting Minutes, Departmental, 1946-1983; 1985-1986 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Five-Year Plan, Departmental, 1974-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Folklore Curriculum, 1954-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Gaskin, James R., Memorial Service (9 December 1995), 1995 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

(includes nine photographs; shelved separately under P-40081/1-9)

Grade Distribution Reports, 1975-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 3

Box 4

Graduate Newsletter, 1969-2009 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 4

(an annual report to graduates and friends of the department; titled Annual Report, beginning with the Summer 2000 issue)

Box 5

Guide to the English Department, 1972-1975 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, Faculty, 1971-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Honors and Highest Honors in English, 1972-2001; 2004-2007 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

(lists of recipients and photographs; photographs shelved separately under P-40081/10-22)

Paull, Michael: English 1 Disputed Theme Case, 1966 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

(includes student essays and report of special committee)

Paull, Michael: Prof. William A. McQueen's file, 1966-1969 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Permanent Records of Courses, 1953-1973 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Prizes, Student Writing: William Morrow & Company, 1959 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Prizes, Student Writing: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1952-1954 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Prizes, Student Writing: Whitfield, James Lawrence, Prize, 1999 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Renaissance Scholars Meeting (Chapel Hill), 1944-1950 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Salaries, Faculty (see Budget: General, EPA Staff) #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Self-Study, Departmental, 1972-1974 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Speaker and Visiting Scholar/Lecturer Program, 1972-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Speech Division: Administrative Correspondence, 1932-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Speech Division: Internal Evaluation of M.A. Program, May 1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Study of Post-War Problems and Goals of the English Department, 1942-1944 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Superior Students Program, 1954-1960 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Teaching Load, Departmental, 1972-1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: Association of Departments of English (ADE), 1973-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: Carolina Quarterly, 1973-1975 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: Folger Shakespeare Library, Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1974-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: College English Association (CEA), 1952-1972 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC) of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1918-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: Linguistics Institute, 1971-1972 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: Modern Language Association (MLA), 1972-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: North Carolina Committee for Continuing Education in the Humanities, 1972-1974 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: North Carolina English Composition Conference, 1976 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: North Carolina English Teachers Association (NCETA), 1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: South Atlantic Graduate English Cooperative Agreement (SAGE), 1967-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

Outside Organizations: South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 1973-1977 #40081, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1914-2009." Box 5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Undergraduate Program, 1917-1991.

The Department of English's undergraduate program consisted of two main divisions: the Freshman/Sophomore Program and the Majors (Junior/Senior) Program. Each was administered by a director assisted by a faculty committee. The department's undergraduate program also included an honors program administered by a faculty committee.

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This subseries contains files relating to the department's General College courses and curriculum. See also General College under Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs, Series 1, and for information on remedial English programs, see Composition Condition Laboratory, Series 4.

Box 6

Folder 128

Administrative Correspondence, General, 1917-1920 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 128

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Folder 138

Administrative Correspondence, General, 1917-1987 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 129-138

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Folder 139

Alumni Professorship, Freshman, 1973 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 139

Box 6

Folder 140

Composition Staff, 1985 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 140

Box 6

Folder 141

Enrollment/Registration Statistics, Freshman/Sophomore Courses, 1945-1971 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 141

Ssee also Annual Reports and Enrollment/Registration Statistics in Series 1.

Box 6

Folder 142

Florida Theme Experiment, Freshman, 1961-1962 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 142

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Folder 143-144

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Folder 144

Freshman Committee, 1971-1987 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 143-144

See also Administrative Correspondence, above.

Box 6

Folder 145

Freshman English Text Project, 1974-1975 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 145

Box 6

Folder 146

Freshman Honors Program, 1973-1976 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 146

Box 6

Folder 147

Freshman Staff Manual, 1980-1991 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 147

Box 6

Folder 148

Freshman Syllabus (English 1 and 2), 1927-1968; 1982-1989 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 148

Box 6

Folder 149

Guide to Freshman English, 1982-1989 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 6, Folder 149

Box 7

Guide to Freshman Composition, 1990-1991 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Guide to Sophomore English, 1940; 1948 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Large Section Experiment, English 2, 1960 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Memos, General Departmental, 1980-1988 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Progress Report: English 2, undated #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Reading Program, 1975-1987 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Teaching Assistants: Orientation and Training, 1979-1987 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Teaching Assistants: Teacher/Course Evaluation Forms, 1972-1987 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Teaching Assistants: Visitation/Observation, 1980-1985 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

Undergraduate Program Committee, 1972-1974 #40081, Subseries: "2.1. Freshman/Sophomore Program." Box 7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Majors (Junior/Senior) Program.

This subseries contains information on the requirements for the department's undergraduate majors including curriculum planning and new course development. See also correspondence with the Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences under Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs, Series 1.

Box 7

Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda, General, 1957; 1971-1977 #40081, Subseries: "2.2. Majors (Junior/Senior) Program." Box 7

Majors Committee, 1973 #40081, Subseries: "2.2. Majors (Junior/Senior) Program." Box 7

(see also Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda, above)

Enrollment/Registration Statistics, 1954-1960 #40081, Subseries: "2.2. Majors (Junior/Senior) Program." Box 7

(see also Annual Reports and Enrollment/Registration Statistics, Series 1)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Honors Program.

This series contains material on the development and administration of the department's "A" or honors sections. For information on the department's role in the university-wide honors program, see Arts and Sciences under Administrative Correspondence: Academic Affairs, Series 1. See also Creative Writing Program and Superior Students Program, Series 1.

Box 7

Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda, General, 1974-1977 #40081, Subseries: "2.3. Honors Program." Box 7

Committee on Honors in English, 1938; 1964-1966 #40081, Subseries: "2.3. Honors Program." Box 7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986.

The department's graduate program was administered by the Director of Graduate Studies, assisted by the Graduate Studies Committee. The director and committee supervised the graduate admissions process, the development of degree requirements, the preparation of course schedules, the awarding of fellowships and assistantships, and the scheduling of M.A. and Ph.D. examinations. For information on graduate course approvals and appointments to the graduate faculty, see Graduate School under Administrative Correspondence, Series 1. On recruitment of faculty, see also Chancellor's Office under Administrative Correspondence as well as Affirmative Action, Series 1.

Box 7

Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda, General, 1916-1977 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

Enrollment/Registration Statistics (see Enrollment/Registration Statistics, Series 1) #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

Graduate Course Offerings, 1971-1973 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

(see also Annual Reports and Permanent Record of Courses, Series 1)

Graduate Studies Committee, 1932; 1952; 1967-1975 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

(see also Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda, above)

Graduate Students: Directories, 1971-1974 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

Graduate Students: English Club: General, 1971-1977 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

(see also Speakers and Visiting Scholars/Lecturers, Series 1)

Graduate Students: English Club: Newsletter, 1980-1986 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

Graduate Students: Graduate English Women, 1970 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

Graduate Students: Placement Service, 1952-1968 #40081, Series: "3. Graduate Program, 1916-1986." Box 7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Composition Condition Laboratory (Writing Laboratory), 1931-1977.

The Composition Condition Laboratory was established in the fall of 1935 as a remedial program administered by the faculty standing Committee on English Composition through the Department of English. Initially, a majority of freshman students were assigned to the Laboratory by examination, but later assignments were made by instructors in any General College course. Removal of the "cc" or Composition Condition was a requirement for completion of the General College curriculum and/or graduation. In 1965, the name was changed to Writing Laboratory. The archival records of the Writing Laboratory include material on the Committee on English Composition, correspondence of the laboratory's director, and reports of student assignments and program completions. See also Records of the Committee on English Composition under the Faculty Affairs Division in the Archives.

Box 7

Administrative Correspondence, Memoranda and Reports, 1931-1977 #40081, Series: "4. Composition Condition Laboratory (Writing Laboratory), 1931-1977." Box 7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968.

Studies in Philology, published by the Philological Club, first appeared in 1906. Although not officially recognized as a program of the Department of English, the Studies has always been closely associated with the department and the editors have always been members of the department's staff. As the title indicates, the journal was dedicated to the study of literature in the broadest sense. In 1910, an interdepartmental committee was created to assist the editor. This committee was the predecessor of the later Editorial Board. Until 1915, Studies in Philology appeared irregularly. Under Edwin A. Greenlaw's editorship, it was published quarterly and circulation markedly increased. Later a fifth volume including Renaissance Bibliography was added. The University of North Carolina Press and the Furst Company handled printing and distribution. This seris consists of the editors' correspondence, files on the Editorial Board, and financial records from the University of North Carolina Press and the Furst Company. Names and tenures of the editors are given below.

1906-1908 C. Alphonso Smith
1910-1913 James F. Royster (Chairman of Committee)
1915-1925 Edwin A. Greenlaw
1925-1929 James F. Royster
1929-1930 Norman Foerster (Chairman of Committee)
1930-1950 George R. Coffman
1950-1965 Dougald MacMillan
1966-1969 O. B. Hardison
1969-1974 Ernest Talbert
1974-? Albrecht B. Strauss
1997-2008 Edward Donald Kennedy
2009- Reid Barbour
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Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda: General, 1914-1966 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 8

Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda: Contributor Correspondence, 1955-1966 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 8

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Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda: Contributor Correspondence, 1966-1968 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda: Editorial Board, 1937-1968 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Finance and Budget: University of North Carolina Press: Correspondence, 1945-1958 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Finance and Budget: University of North Carolina Press: Statements, 1942-1960 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Finance and Budget: Furst Company: Statements, 1930-1960 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Special Volumes of Studies in Philology: Coffman, George R., Volume (July 1951), 1950-1951 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Special Volumes of Studies in Philology: Nitchie, Mathilda, 1959-1960 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Special Volumes of Studies in Philology: Renaissance Bibliography, 1945-1956 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

Special Volumes of Studies in Philology: University of North Carolina Sesquicentennial Volume, 1943-1946 #40081, Series: "5. Studies in Philology, 1914-1968." Box 9

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of May 2014 (RT 20140512.2): Honors Presentation and Reception Photographs, 25 April 2014.

4 items.

Photographs of UNC-Chapel Hill Honors Presentation and Reception for the Department of English and Comparative Literature awards on 25 April 2014.

Digital Folder DF-40081/1

Photographs, 25 April 2014 #40081, Series: "Addition of May 2014 (RT 20140512.2): Honors Presentation and Reception Photographs, 25 April 2014." DF-40081/1

Includes document with photograph captions.

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff July 1983, August 1983, August 1984, September 1985, July 1986, January 1988, August 1988, October 1989, April 1991, May 1992, August 1993, September 1997, February 2000, January 2001, March 2008, April 2010, July 2010, February 2015

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Finding aid updated for born digital processing by Anne Ligon Harding and Amelia W. Holmes, February 2015.

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