Skip to main content

University of Connecticut, English Department Records

Identifier: 1989-0001

Scope and Content

The collection contains records, meeting minutes, and reports of the University of Connecticut English department. The records contain correspondence received and sent by a variety of professors in the department, as well as famous writers such as Robert Frost. There is also information on graduate programs, various areas of study within the department, and course information. Other records in the collection include materials pertaining to the English Graduate Students Association, the Federation of University Teachers, and the Committee on Black Studies>. Materials in the collection date from 1944 to 1982.

For more information about the English department please visit their website at


  • 1944-1982


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


The English Department is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. It is committed to informing its majors about literature and literary history and to help them develop the writing and critical thinking skills required for literary interpretation. The English Department likewise prepares graduate students for professional careers in teaching, literary criticism, research, and writing. The department boasts a variety of programs that offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. These include unique areas of concentration such as Irish Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric and Composition. Gifted poets, novelists, essayists, and playwrights on the faculty contribute to the literary canon and provide undergraduate and graduate students with courses in creative writing. In its Freshman English courses, General Education courses, and in other upper and lower division courses, the Department serves the university community through its commitment to the teaching of critical thinking, cogent analysis, and clear written expression. Much of the Department’s research is designed to advance knowledge about literature and the cultures from which it has emerged, and to extend the critical approaches and historical perspectives through which literature can be understood and enjoyed.

For more information, please see the Department's website.


1.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains correspondence, reports, minutes and memoranda created and received by the English Department at the University of Connecticut.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transfered to the University Archives by the English Department in 1990.

University of Connecticut, English Department Records
An Inventory
Archives & Special Collections staff
2012 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US