Collection number: UA 9/11/1
Size: 5 boxes (1.65 cu.ft.)
About Freshman English Program
With the exception of a seven-year period between 1939 and 1946, when a student could test out of taking English, the Freshman English course has been a university-wide requirement. During the years covered in this collection, all freshmen were given a standard test on the fundamentals of English before their arrival on campus or during the orientation period. Those whose performance was found to be unsatisfactory were required to take English A (Improvement in Writing), a one-semester, non-credit course as a prerequisite to English 1. Students could also be remanded to English A at any time during their college careers if an instructor in any department of the university noticed instances of severe grammatical deficiency in the student’s work.
English 1-2 (Freshman English) is described in the undergraduate catalog as “the training of students to write correctly and with force and to read with appreciation and discernment the chief types of literature.”
In 1964, English A became English 301 and English 1-2 became English 401-402.
About the Freshman English Program files
This series contains the files of the chairs of the freshman English program from 1955-1968: John C. Richardson, 1955-56, Edmund “Ted” Miller, 1956-1962, Lee S. Baier, 1962-1966 and James T. Sullivan, 1966-1968 respectively. Included are course outlines and expectations, test results, reading lists, and correspondence.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Freshman English Files, 1955-1968, UA 9/11/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred from the English Dept. in July, 1993.
The original file titles and contents was maintained.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1955-1956||English A|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1955-1956||English 1-2|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1956-1957||English A|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1956-1957||English 1-2|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1957-1958||English A|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1958-1959||English 1-2|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1957-1958||English 1, outline|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1957-1958||English 1-2, correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1958-1959||English A|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1958-1959||English 1, outline|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1958-1959||English 1-2|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1958-1959||English 1-2, correspondence|
|Box 2, Folder 1||1959-1960||English A|
|Box 2, Folder 2||1959-1960||English 1-2|
|Box 2, Folder 3||1960-1961||English A|
|Box 2, Folder 4||1960-1961||English 1-2|
|Box 2, Folder 5||1961-1962||English A|
|Box 2, Folder 6||1961-1962||English 1-2|
|Box 2, Folder 7||1962-1963||English A|
|Box 2, Folder 8||1962-1963||English 1-2|
|Box 3, Folder 1||1963-1964||English A|
|Box 3, Folder 2||1963-1964||English 1-2|
|Box 3, Folder 3||1964-1965||English 301|
|Box 3, Folder 4||1964-1965||English 401|
|Box 3, Folder 5||1965||English 301|
|Box 3, Folder 6||1965-1966||English 401-402|
|Box 3, Folder 7||1966||English 401-402|
|Box 3, Folder 8||1966-1967||English 401-402|
|Box 3, Folder 9||1967-1968||English 401-402|
|Box 3, Folder 10||1967||Honors and Exemptions|
|Box 4, Folder 1||Exempts' Performances|
|Box 4, Folder 2||1966-1968||Experimental Sections|
|Box 4, Folder 3||1967-1968||Library Test|
|Box 4, Folder 4||Extension|
|Box 4, Folder 5||English 2, library paper|
|Box 4, Folder 6||1956-1965||English A, reports|
|Box 4, Folder 7||1949-1966||English 1, finals|
|Box 4, Folder 8||1947-1966||English 2, finals|
|Box 4, Folder 9||1959-1962||English 1-2|
|Box 4, Folder 10||1963-||writing sample material|
|Box 4, Folder 11||1962-1967||notices sent|
|Box 4, Folder 12||English 401, book orders|
|Box 5, Folder 1||1965-1966||English 401-402 meetings|
|Box 5, Folder 2||1967-1968||correspondence|
|Box 5, Folder 3||1963-1966||English committees|
|Box 5, Folder 4||1966||Freshman English Planning Committee|
|Box 5, Folder 5||1967||English 401-402, EPC business|
|Box 5, Folder 6||1966||Freshman English Planning Committee|
|Box 5, Folder 7||1967||Freshman English Planning Committee|
|Box 5, Folder 8||1968||Freshman English Planning Committee|
|Box 5, Folder 9||Freshman English reading lists|