A Finding Aid for the National Council of Teachers of English Convention Collection 1989-2004

Collection Summary

Collection Title: National Council of Teachers of English Convention Collection

Creator: National Council of Teachers of English

Dates: 1989-2004

Abstract: This collection consists of programs from the organization's annual convention and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. These conventions were attended by Ferris faculty members.

Language: English

Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet; 1 records center box

Identification: MSS-9

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program

Historical Note

The National Council of Teachers of English was founded in 1911 as part of the progressive education movement. It began following a conference on the teaching of language arts. The organization's purpose is to advance teaching, learning and student achievement in English language arts at all levels.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication was first held in 1949. The first conference was at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Topics on the agenda for the two day meeting including: basic freshman composition courses concepts, course organizational theories, the need for research, keeping competent staff and the need to integrate composition between the high school and college levels.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of programs gathered by Language and Literature departmental faculty members who attended programs by the National Council of Teachers of English as a part of their professional development. The collection consists solely of programs, some of which are annotated. It lists program activities but does not provide transcripts of the actual presentations. It is possible, although not clear from the records, that a Ferris faculty member may have actually presented at the conference.

Arrangement

The papers are contained in a single series.

Access Information

Conditions of Access

The National Council of Teachers of English Convention Collection are open for research to all users in accordance with University Archives and Records Management access policies. It is available in the reading room of the Ferris State University Archives.

Conditions of Use

Requests for permission to publish material should be directed to the University Archivist. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Copyright interests for this collection have not been transferred to Ferris State University. For more information, contact the University Archivist.

Subject Headings

Below are a list of names, organizations and subjects relating to the collection. Names have been taken from Library of Congress Authority headings whenever possible.

Related Materials

None specified.

Administrative Information

Citations

Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Folder, Box. National Council of Teachers of English Convention Collection. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Provenance (Acquisition Information)

These records were donated to the University Archives by Ruth Mirtz, Language and Literature departmental faculty member, in May 2006.

Processing Information

The National Council of Teachers of English Convention Collection was processed to the folder level by Melinda McMartin Isler in May 2006. A finding aid was prepared in a word processing format and converted to EAD 1.0. A collection level MARC-21 record was prepared and placed in the library online public access catalog. Description based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004).

Technical Requirements

This collection consists of paper based materials. No specialized software or hardware is required for viewing.

Content Listing

Series 1. Conference on College Composition and Communication. 1989-2003.

This series consists of approximately 1.0 cubic feet of records. The series contains programs from the convention.

These records are arranged chronologically by year.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Conference program. 1989.
1 2 Conference program. 1997.
1 3 Conference program. 1998.
1 4 Conference program. 1999.
1 5 Conference program. 2000.
1 6 Conference program. 2001.
1 7 Conference program. 2002.
1 8 Conference program. 2003.

Series 2. Conventions. 2003-2004.

This series consists of approximately 0.5 cubic feet of records. This series contains programs from the convention.

These records are arranged chronologically by year.

Box Folder Contents
1 9 Conference program. 2003.
1 10 Conference program. 2004.