NCTE/Executive Secretary's Committee File, 1937-2002
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Brief Description: Executive Secretary's Committee Files contain minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, convention plans, conference materials, booklists, newsletters, papers addressing NCTE publications and research, questionnaires, recruitment, histories, and structure of NCTE committees formed around testing, research, curriculum development, classroom activities, teacher preparation, evaluation procedures for educators, censorship and bias in education, strategies to address varying student needs and abilities, approaches for promoting the reading of literature, poetry, folklore, and drama, inclusion of 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; includes correspondence of executive secretaries (retitled executive directors in 1978) 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.
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; 05/28/2020
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Subject Index
Classroom Instruction
Curriculum Development
National Council of Teachers of English
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Nancy Wilson, NCTE