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Department of English records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.43

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.

Dates

  • 1876 - 2007
  • Majority of material found within 1938 - 2007

Creator

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.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Title
Department of English Records
Status
3 Ready For Cataloging
Author
K. Owens
Date
March 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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