NCTE/Executive Secretary's Committee File, 1937-2002
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Brief Description: Committee file of J. Nicholas Hook (1953-60), James Squire (1960-68), Robert Hogan (1968 -1977) containing minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, convention plans, conference materials, booklists, newsletters, papers addressing NCTE publications and research, questionnaires, recruitment, and the structure of the council. Includes the correspondence of executive secretaries James Squire (1960-68), Robert Hogan (1968-69), J. Nicholas Hook (1953-60), deputy executive director Charles Suhor (1983-94) with council presidents, vice-presidents, journal editors, elementary, secondary and college section chairman, committee chairman and Commission Directors concerning affiliation with other professional organizations; proposals and resolutions of Council committees; appointment of committee chairmen and members; annual conventions (location, speakers, agendas); Council publications and journals; speaking engagements and workshops for state and local affiliate English organizations. Committee topics include curriculum development, possible classroom activities, evaluation procedures for educators, the effect of censorship and bias in education, strategies to address varying student needs and abilities, approaches for promoting the reading of literature, poetry, folklore, and drama, potential ways to use mass media in the classroom, the instruction of rhetoric and speech, the role of libraries and librarians, and the teaching of English as a second language.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 15/71/10
Volume: 22.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/03/2007. 11/11/2008
More information is available at
Subject Index
Classroom Instruction
Curriculum Development
Acquisition Notes: Nancy Wilson, NCTE