The collection includes business operation
records, budgets, student handouts, course materials, and general information concerning the teaching of writing courses at
UC Davis. Also included are newspaper clippings and recordings of guest speakers and events.
The University Writing Program "promotes excellence in written communication among UC Davis students and faculty and emphasizes
the importance of writing in the larger community." The program, founded in 2004 as an expansion of the UC Davis Campus Writing
Center, offers discipline-specific writing classes for undergraduates and workshops for graduate students as well as an undergraduate
minor in writing and a graduate-level interdisciplinary emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. It is the
administrative home of Writing on the Edge, a journal on writing and teaching of writing, and Prized Writing, which publishes juried undergraduate writing.
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission
to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.