Department of English records
Scope and Contents
The records contain department newsletters, brochures, and writing guides. Also included is “English as a Subversive Activity: An Unofficial Guide for English Majors at MSU,” issues of the journal Gypsy Scholar: a Graduate Forum for Literary Criticism, “A Half Century Ago: Michigan in the Great Depression” Symposium Proceedings, a placement test for freshmen, and plagiarism policies. There are also photographs of English Department faculty and staff some of which are identified.
- 1876 - 2007
- Majority of material found within 1938 - 2007
- Michigan State University. Department of English (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
English classes have been taught at MSU since the beginning of the university. The Department of English has had many names over the years: Department of English Literature (1857-1880), Department of English Language and Literature (1880-1891), Department of English and Modern Languages (1891-1932), English Language and Speech (1932-1937), and English Department (1937-1944). In 1944 the School of Science and Arts was created and consisted of four divisions with various departments under them. The Division of Language and Literature contained the English Department. In 1963 the School of Science and Arts became the College of Arts and Letters and was reorganized eliminating the divisions but keeping the various departments The English department continues to be administered by the college today.
0.5 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University
Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Department of English Records
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- K. Owens
- March 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.