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Language of Material:
University of California, Davis General Library, University Archives
Title: University Writing Program Records
California, Davis. University Writing Program
Identifier/Call Number: AR-222
4 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1980s-2004
Abstract: 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.
Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
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.
Scope and Contents
The collection includes business operation records, budgets, student handouts, course materials, and general information concerning
the teaching of writing courses in the English Department during the 1980s and 1990s, the operation of the Campus Writing
Center, and the work of the University Writing Program in its current form. Also included are newspaper clippings and recordings
of guest speakers and events.
Collection is open for research.
This collection was processed by Liz Phillips with help from student assistant Monica Doan.
[Identification of item], University Writing Program Records, AR-222, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Higher)
University of California, Davis. University Writing Program -- Archives