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An update from the writing centers research project archive.

Thanks to generous contributions from many of you, the WCRP Archive has grown substantially during the past year. Recent acquisitions include a sizeable gift from the Purdue Writing Lab (Muriel Harris and Mary Jo Turley), which includes conference materials, writing lab training documents, and copies of writing center dissertations. Neal Lerner has also continued his support of the WCRP this year, donating copies of several dissertations, numerous out-of-print books, and other historical documents. Other recent donations include administrative reports from Marquette University's writing center (Paula Gillespie); a large collection of letters, memos, and NWCA reports (Jay Jacoby); ECWCA correspondence and administrative papers dating back to the early eighties (Cindy Johanek); SCWCA newsletters and NWCA conference materials (Jim McDonald); and promotional materials from a variety of writing centers across the country (Denise Stephenson).

In addition, the following writing center scholars have generously provided copies of their dissertations for the archive: Jim Bell, Anne Ellen Geller, Eric Hobson, Neal Lerner, Susan Wolff Murphy, Rick Sheets, and Jeanne Simpson. And just as exciting are the recent additions to the WCRP Digital Archive. As of April 2003, the writing center community may access complete issues of The Writing Center Journal, volumes 1.1 through 8.1 and 18.2-20.1 by visiting the WCRP web site (

Those who wish to contribute materials may contact the WCRP for further information (see below). Currently, the WCRP is actively seeking originals of regional and national conference proceedings from any year in addition to the standing request for writing center materials produced before 1995. This includes writing center related correspondence, administrative reports, tutoring documents, audio and video tapes, ephemera, promotional materials, and other in-house documents from local writing centers. A more comprehensive list is available at the WCRP web site. For information on the WCRP, contact Carol Mattingly, WCRP Director, 312 Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, (502) 852-2173,,

Finally, to everyone who has helped to create this valuable resource for research, scholarship, and historical preservation, the WCRP extends its sincerest thanks!

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Wheelock College seeks an experienced individual to direct Writing Center services for undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities include teaching writing courses (one each semester); helping to facilitate a Writing Across the Curriculum program; developing and administering writing proficiency exams; coordinating tutoring services and faculty development workshops; and supervising Writing Center Staff. Qualifications: Doctorate in English composition, literature or related area; successful experience working in a writing center and teaching First-Year composition; demonstrated interest in working with a diverse student body; ability to work effectively as a team member with faculty and other individual offices that influence the teaching and learning experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Dr. Andrea Hoffman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215-4176, fax: 617-879-2395, email:

Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting acceptance and tolerance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, or condition of handicap. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences. Wheelock College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity.
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Publication:Writing Center Journal
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Date:Mar 22, 2003
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