UA 120.012 Preliminary Inventory of the North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of English Records, 1924-2004

Collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was delivered by the Department of English.
Try experimental container filtering.

Experimental feature. Enter text in the search box to filter/search the container list. Please click here to tell us about your experience with this feature. Feedback

Filter/search the container list:clear No Container Results (Check for highlighting of series/subseries below.)


51.45 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

34 cartons, 1 half box, 1 flatfolder


For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.



Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of English


Processed by: unprocessed;machine-readable finding aid created by: Steven Mandeville-Gamble


2014 May, <date calendar="gregorian" normal="2008" era="ce">2008 June, 2014 May</date><item>Finding aid updated to include additions to the collection by Cate Putirskis; Cathy Dorin-Black, 2014 May.</item>

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, correspondence, handbooks, and annual reports pertaining to the establishment of the Dept. of English, enrollment, post-modern culture (an e-journal from the early 1990's), and a proposal for the establishment of an undergraduate major in speech communications. Personnel records are restricted.

Historical Note

The largest department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, English offers a range of undergraduate majors and concentrations, minors, and graduate programs. We also offer many courses of interest to the University community as a whole, and we work with other departments and programs -- such as Foreign Languages and Literatures, Women's Studies, Communications, Education -- to furnish multidisciplinary opportunities for NC State students.

Most students first become acquainted with the department in First-Year Writing courses, where they find focused, small-class instruction in composition and critical thinking. After the Freshman year, many students fulfil their General Humanities Requirement with an English class, others enroll in the various Professional Writing classes, while still others decide to major in English. Majors choose among concentrations in Language and Literature (LAN), in Language, Writing & Rhetoric (LWR), in World Literature (LIT), in Creative Writing (LCW), in Teacher Education (LTN), and in Literature, Language and Science (LSN). Other options include minors and courses in Linguistics, Film Studies, and Journalism.

Graduate students enroll in either the Master of Arts in English program (with concentrations in English & American literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, and World Literature), the Master of Science in Technical Communication program, or the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

In partnership with NCSU’s Department of Communication, the English Department also offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM). Built on the premise that new developments in communication media and information technologies require a dramatic shift in instruction and research, this program integrates the study of oral, written, and visual modes of communication to focus on the human dimensions of information and communication technologies.

Access to Collection

Portions of this collection have restricted access. Please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link for more information.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, fax, or our web form.


Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111


(919) 515-2273


(919) 513-1787

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of English Records, UA 120.012, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Access to Collection

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Access to Collection

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.