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School of General Studies Literature-Writing theses, 1984-2007

Summary Information

Abstract

Theses submitted to meet the requirements for the undergraduate degree in Literature-Writing in Columbia University's School of General Studies.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0157
Bib ID 7290850 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. School of General Studies
Title School of General Studies Literature-Writing theses, 1984-2007
Physical Description 15 linear feet (15 linear feet 12 record cartons)
Language(s) English
Access

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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. Series I: Theses and Other Writings, 1984-2007 Series II: Miscellaneous Material.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of undergraduate writing projects submitted to the School of General Studies to qualify for graduation with a literature-writing major.

  • Series I: Theses and Other Writings

    This series, made up of the undergraduate writing theses and writing projects, comprises the bulk of the collection.

  • Series II: Miscellaneous Material

    This series contains a small amount of non-thesis material including some class compilations, related course material, and departmental material such as poetry calendars.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); School fo General Studies Literature-Writing Theses; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2009-10-29 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Theses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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College students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of General Studies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Writing Division Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Creative writing (Higher education) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The School of General Studies began to formally offer a major in literature-writing for the 1984-1985 academic year. Though the School had offered a creative writing curriculum before this time, this program linked creative writing and literature courses into one cohesive major.

This program offered courses in a wide array of types of writing-- poetry, criticism/reviews, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, science writing, and fiction as well as magazine editing and publishing. The magazine editing and publishing class produced the Quarto, a literary magazine that contained creative work by General Studies students. One of the graduation requirements for a Literature-Writing major was the completion of an independent project-- either of new work created to fulfill the thesis requirement, or a portfolio of the student's writing.

The School of General Studies discontinued the literature-writing major in 2009.