|Creator:||Phelps, Louise Wetherbee, 1940-|
|Title:||Louise Wetherbee Phelps Papers|
|Size:||3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)|
|Abstract:||The Louise Wetherbee Phelps Papers contain writings, speeches and other materials related to her time as a Syracuse University professor.|
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Louise Wetherbee Phelps (1940- ) was a Syracuse University professor in writing and rhetoric. She received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies and started teaching at the University of Southern California as an assistant professor in 1979. Phelps taught there until she moved to Syracuse University in 1986, becoming a professor of Writing and Rhetoric. While at Syracuse, she became the founding director of the Writing Program and was the co-founder of the graduate consortium of Doctoral Programs in Composition and Rhetoric. In addition, Phelps served on the Academic Affairs Committee of the Syracuse University Senate from 2002 until 2007. During her career at the University, she gained increased attention toward the Writing Program. In 2009, Phelps retired from Syracuse University and joined Old Dominion University as an adjunct professor of Rhetoric and Writing.
The Louise Wetherbee Phelps Papers contain materials related to her work in writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University. This collection is divided into five series: Correspondence, Coursework, Speeches, The Writing Program and Writings.
The Correspondence series contains letters mostly from other faculty and administrators from Syracuse University about her work at the University and the Writing Program.
The Coursework series includes materials relating to the classes and programs in which Phelps taught.
The Speeches series includes keynotes and lectures Phelps gave at conferences and other events.
The Writing Program series contains materials relating to Phelps' work with the program. Included are small publications in which Phelps contributed as well as her reports and agendas from her time as director.
The Writings series includes the written works, mostly articles in her field, authored by Phelps during her time as a Syracuse University professor.
Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.
Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Records of the Writing Program were separated from this collection and transferred to the Writing Program Records. Phelps' personal materials relating to the Writing Program remain in her papers.
The Archives holds portrait and clipping files on Louise Wetherbee Phelps as well as the Writing Program Records.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Louise Wetherbee Phelps Papers,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
Louise Wetherbee Phelps donated her papers to the Archives in 2011.
Materials were rehoused in archival folders and boxes.
Created by: Anna Smallwood
Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
|Box 1||Discussions of TAs and Portfolios 1987|
|Box 1||Odyssey Project 1992|
|Box 1||Proposal for a 50% Administrative Assignment 1994|
|Box 1||Proposal for Improving Conditions for Writing Instructors 1989|
|Box 1||Proposal for Linking Communication and Curriculum 1987|
|Box 1||Teacher Evaluation 1989|
|Box 1||The Writing Program 1992|
|Box 1||Xerox Corporation 1989|
|Box 1||Assignments Volume Contributions undated|
|Box 1||Class Catalogue Descriptions 1987|
|Box 1||Diagram of Span of Professional Career 1994|
|Box 1||ENG 613: Reflective Practicum in Teaching Composition Syllabus 1988|
|Box 1||Five-Week Invitational Syllabus: Studio II, Writing 205 undated|
|Box 1||Mini Studios Syllabus 1992|
|Box 1||Mini Studios Syllabus 1994|
|Box 1||Objectives and Missions of the Major 2008|
|Box 1||Proposal for a Doctorate in Philosophy in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric 1996 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Board of Visitors Talk 1986|
|Box 1||"Changers of Change: Preparing Graduate Students for Faculty Life in Tomorrow's Institutions" 1994|
|Box 2||"Composition and the Reform Agenda for Higher Education" 1995|
|Box 2||"A Different Ideal and Its Practical Results" 1991|
|Box 2||"The Discourse of Controversy in Composition Studies" 1990|
|Box 2||"Everyone Publishes: A Writing Program that Writes" 1989|
|Box 2||Fall Teaching Conference Keynote 1989|
|Box 2||"Fresh Eyes: Composing a New Signature for the Writing Program 2000" 1999|
|Box 2||"If I Were President: Incorporating Top-Down Perspectives in Reform Proposals" 1997|
|Box 2||"In the Face of the Storm: Toward a New Alliance between 'Faculty' and 'Administration'" 1994|
|Box 2||Library Talk 1990|
|Box 2||"Near the Edge of Chaos: Staying Inventive in the Second Decade" 1997|
|Box 2||"No Strings: Composing Composition/Rhetoric in a Freestanding Ph.D. Program" 1999|
|Box 2||"The Problems in the Conversation: English and Writing" 1990|
|Box 2||Project Advance Talk 1987|
|Box 2||"The Question of Advanced Writing: Toward a Working Definition for Pedagogy and Curriculum" 1998|
|Box 2||"Telling a Writing Program Its Own Story: A Tenth Anniversary Speech" 1998|
|Box 2||"Tradition, Innovation and Inquiry Revisited" 1991|
|Box 2||The Writing Program 1986-1988|
|Box 2||"The Writing Program Administrator in the Program" 1998|
|Box 2||The Writing Program Keynote Speech 1991|
|The Writing Program|
|Box 2||Agendas 1986-1995|
|Box 2||Annual Report 1990-1991|
|Box 2||Annual Report 1991-1992|
|Box 2||Director's Journal 1989-2000|
|Box 2||"Exploiting Synergies: Repositioning the Writing Program for the Nineties" 1991|
|Box 2||Highlights of the Writing Program 1999-2000|
|Box 2||My Goals for the Writing Program 1986|
|Box 2||Organizing Principles in the Writing Program 1991|
|Box 2||Studio I: Working Papers from the Curriculum Group 1987|
|Box 3||"Windows on the Writing Program: The Syracuse Self-Study Portfolio 1992|
|Box 3||"The Writing Program: A Design Perspective, A Strategic Plan for Program Development" 1988|
|Box 3||Writing Program Goals 1988-1992|
|Box 3||"The Writing Program at Syracuse: A Brief Overview" 1989|
|Box 3||The Writing Studios 1995|
|Box 3||The Writing Studios: What the Freshman Can Expect 1987|
|Box 3||"Difficult Conversations: Developing the Rhetoric of Community Among Writing Teachers" with Charles Howell 1992|
|Box 3||"Making Faculty Work visible: Reinterpreting Professional Service, Teaching and Research in the Fields of Language and Literature" 1996|
|Box 3||"Making Writing Visible at Syracuse" 1987|
|Box 3||"The Social Architecture of the Writing Program" with Faith Plvan 1992|