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West Chester University Department of English Collection

Identifier: 052
This collection is divided into six series: Correspondence, Departmental and Course Materials, Newsletters, Promotional Materials, WCU Poetry Conference, and WCU English Colloquium.

Series 1 Correspondence inclues letters about programs, publications, and departmental matters.

Series 2 Departmental and Course Materials includes information about majors and minors, meeting minutes, proposed curriculum and policy changes, and faculty research and scholarship.

Series 3 Newsletters features "Limited Omniscient", a monthly newsletter of the Rhymers' Circle for English Students and Faculty, and "Reaction: A Creative and Critical Outlet for Students of English".

Series 4 Promotional Materials has flyers, invitiations, and programs, for events led or sponsored by the department.

Series 5 WCU Poetry Conference and Series 6 WCU English Colloquium both contain materials related to conferences and colloquiums put on by the English department. Series 5 has programs from the annual WCU Poetry Conference, and Series 6 includes correspondence, flyers and title cards related to WCU English Colloquium presentations.


  • 1930 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1947
  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1990

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Collection is open for research.


1 Boxes (1 document box)

0.42 Linear Feet


The West Chester University Department of English Collection contains materials related to the evolution of the English department's majors, minors, and programs. This collection includes correspondence, departmental and course materials, information on the WCU Poetry Conference and the WCU English Colloquium, newsletters, and promotional materials for events.

Biographical / Historical

The West Chester University Department of English offers a variety of interdisciplinary courses that provide students with skills in analysis, rhetoric, and writing. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Enligh and Master of Arts degrees in Literature, Writing, Teaching, and Criticism, and Creative Writing. They offer a Graduate Certificate in Publishing and minors in the following areas: African/African American Literature, Business and Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Film Criticism, Journalism, Linguistics, and Literature and Diverse Cultures.


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic and chronological order.
West Chester University Department of English Collection
Jenna (Bossert) Falkenberg; Allison Magerr
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository