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University of California, Los Angeles. Department of English records.
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: University of California, Los Angeles. Department of English records
    Identifier/Call Number: UARC.0229
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1987
    Abstract: Record Series 229 contains the administrative files of the Chair of the UCLA English Department and documents from the undergraduate program, the graduate program, and the Composition Section. Materials include annual reports, announcements, event flyers, memos, statistics, and correspondence.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Commercial use may require additional rights that must be determined and obtained by the researcher. All requests for copyright permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University of California, Los Angeles. Department of English records (University Archives Record Series 229). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from the Department of English, 1990 and 1997.

    Processing Information

    Processed by University Archives staff, 1990 May; further processing by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 February.
    This record series was reprocessed by Dylan Karlsson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  under the supervision of Lori Dedeyan, 2019. Reprocessing activities included ehancing description, further arrangement of materials, and the merging of former University Archives record series 641 (English Department records) into this record series.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3466847 

    Biographical / Historical

    The Department of English was established in 1905 as part of the Los Angeles State Normal School (LASNS). Beginning with 13 faculty members, the department taught courses on grammar, composition, and literature, and had a special staff for reading, which would later become the Departments of Theater Arts and of Speech. The English major was developed after the LASNS became the Southern Branch of the University of California, with the graduate program starting in 1935.
    In 1945, the founding of the quarterly journal The Trollopian by Bradford Booth helped bring further scholarly recognition to the department. The journal was renamed Nineteenth-Century Fiction in 1949 and Nineteenth-Century Literature in 1986, due to expanded emphasis and scope in nineteenth-century studies. The Ewing Lectures were started in 1956 to bring British and American academics to UCLA. A special program for teachers of English as a second language was started in 1957, operating in the Philippines, Colombia, and Japan.
    The Composition Section was a subdivision of the English department, offering a wide range of first-year, intermediary, and advanced courses. The Composition Section eventually became the separate entity of the UCLA Writing Programs.
    Sources:
    Stadtman, Verne A. The Centennial Record of the University of California. Berkeley: University of California Print. Dept., 1967.
    UCLA Writing Programs UCLA Writing Programs: An Overview, 1991.

    Scope and Contents

    Record Series 229 contains the administrative files of the Chair of the UCLA English Department, documents from the undergraduate program, the graduate program, and the Composition Section. Materials include annual reports, announcements, event fliers, plans, course listings, personnel records, budgets, memos, statistics, and correspondence.

    Arrangement

    This record series has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Administrative documents, 1968-1987
    • Series 2: Undergraduate program materials, 1963-1986
    • Series 3: Graduate program materials, 1961-1983
    • Series 4: Outreach and events, 1960-1984
    • Series 5: Composition Section materials, 1979-1983
    Materials in Series 1-4 are arranged alphabetically; materials in Series 5 are arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Universities and colleges -- California -- Administration
    English teachers -- California -- Los Angeles
    English -- Study and teaching
    Composition (Language arts) -- Study and teaching