The Repository's exhibits consist of focused sets of materials organized by individual authors or teams of authors to shed insight on a particular topic or issue.

Dartmouth '66 Seminar Exhibit
Dartmouth '66 Seminar Exhibit

The “Anglo-American Seminar in the Teaching of English,” funded by the Carnegie Corporation, brought 49 American and British English educators to the Dartmouth campus for three weeks in late summer 1966 to discuss what the study and curriculum of English was and should be. This gathering, often called the “Dartmouth Seminar” or “Dartmouth Conference” in our literature, has been documented by historians of Composition (Harris, Kynard, Medway, et al., Trimbur) and is often thought of as an origin point for the field of Composition, as well as a lasting influence on K-12 education in the Anglophone world. This collection brings together primary and secondary materials on the Seminar, including correspondence of the organizers, reports on the Seminar, participant lists, interviews and notes from participants, and a bibliography of published work discussing the Seminar immediately and long afterward. Primary materials are shared from the Carnegie Corporation archives, with permission. This collection is designed to serve researchers in the fields of Composition and Education to teach and learn about this history in our fields. Although much has been published on the Dartmouth Seminar, this archive provides a collection of materials that may facilitate new interpretations and uses. 

Annette Vee
University of Pittsburgh
January 2021

Digital WPA: A Digital Writing Instruction Resource
Digital WPA: A Digital Writing Instruction Resource

DigitalWPA is a resource for WPAs, educators, and researchers interested in how FYW programs implement and support digital writing assignments. Built as an Omeka database by Kerri Hauman, Stacy Kastner, and Alison Witte in conversation with over 100 administrators, educators, graduate students, and academic staffers, DigitalWPA curates materials from six CCCCs Certificate of Excellence FYW programs that required digital writing assignments from 2018-2019.

The goal of the DigitalWPA is to provide modest program profiles and brief conclusions and to ensure that resources—actual pedagogical and professional development materials—live in an open access space online where they showcase the extraordinary administrative and pedagogical work of folks in our field, invite remixing by other educators, and create a historical record of what these programs were doing at a particular moment in time.

Key Features of DigitalWPA: 

  • An exhibit for each institution (Marquette University, the Ohio State University, Purdue University, Salt Lake Community College, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and University of Texas-El Paso) that includes information about their digital writing assignment/s and their program’s professional development.
  • A searchable repository of research materials, curricular materials, professional development materials, techno-ecological maps from faculty tracing techno-pedagogical influences across their life histories, and information about each campus’ technological infrastructure gleaned from interviews within and beyond writing programs.