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Department of English Records


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Contains inactive records of the Department of English, including curricula, annaul reports, program evaluation materials, publications, and administrative records.


State University of New York at Albany. Department of English
Date Coverage:
12.4 cubic ft. (about 12.4 boxes)

English language and literature instruction at the University dates back to the founding of the New York State Normal School in 1844. The M.A. in English was first offered in 1962, and a Ph.D. was offered the following year. A Doctor of Arts in English was introduced in 1971, intended for students preparing for a career in teaching, rather than research. The D.A. program was discontinued in 1995. Currently, the Department of English offers a B.A., an Honors B.A., a combined B.A./M.A., several minors, and graduate work leading to an M.A. or Ph.D.

This collection includes: course bulletins (1941-1995); annual reports, State Education Department program evaluation reports and supporting materials; faculty recruitment and personnel documentation; course syllabi; budget files; enrollment statistics; space planning documentation; and subject files containing correspondence with other administrative and academic departments at the University. Also included are runs of three literary magazines published by 13th Moon Press: The Quest, 13th Moon, and The Little Magazine. The bulk of the collection dates from 1970-1990.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

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Published: 2018-03-26 23:00:05 -0400

Encoded in EAD by Benjamin Covell, 2017 February 20

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Department of English Records, 1930-1997. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Department of English Records).

Contents of Collection



1: Contents for Boxes 11-16ca. 1964-1993