Gerald Scott Cawelti. Papers, ca. 1954-2006

Collection Overview

Title: Gerald Scott Cawelti. Papers, ca. 1954-2006

Record Series: 14/03/02/08

Creator: Gerald Scott Cawelti

Date: ca. 1954-2006

Extent: 8.75 linear feet, 7 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Gerald Scott Cawelti Papers, ca. 1954-2006, Archives Record Series 14/03/21, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note


Professor Cawelti taught composition, literature and film classes at the University of Northern Iowa.


Box 1 - Classroom teaching material

Argument and Persuasion, fall 1981

Film and Literature, fall 2002, fall 2004, fall 2005

Film Theory and Criticism, spring 2005, spring 2006

Introduction to Film, fall 1977, spring 1978, fall 1979, spring 1984, spring 1987, fall 2002, fall 2004, spring 2006

Introdution to Literature, fall 1977, fall 2002, spring 2005, spring 2006

Personal Essay, spring 1994, spring 1995, spring 1996, fall 1997, spring 1998, fall 1998, spring 1999

Seminar in Rhetoric and Non-Fiction Film, spring 2005,

Theory and Practice of Writing, fall 2004, fall 2005

Box 2 

Minimum standard of mechanics in freshman composition, fall 1954

Sentences--relating teaching materials, mid-1970s?

Student writing example:  "Trip to Arizona", from HiDuke

Student papers:  "Walk", 1981?

Student assignments:  writing exposition, 1978?

Writing Competency Examination material, 1978-1979

Examples of student papers, spring 1979

Examples:  introductions, late 1970s?

Letters:  student examples of audience differences

Four steps in theme writing, examples, 1970s

Film notes

62:003, useful material from Barbara Lounsberry

Word connotations

Handout:  "Two Memorable Experiences", late 19870s or early 1980s

Student arguments, 1981 or 1982

Student work, undated

Student evaluations of classes taught by Professor Cawelti, 1968-1975

Crossover; the Writing Across the Curriculum newsletter, 1989-1990

Iowa English Bulletin, correspondence with Miriam T. Chaplin, 1988

Iowa English Bulletin, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" article, 1977

Iowa Language News, "Ten Premises about Writing for Writing Teachers", fall 1992

Shakespeare in the Lobby, handouts

Qualities of an Educated Person project, Professor Cawelti's files relating to his participation

Boxes 3-4 - Student as Critic Conference files, 1971-1993

The files in Boxes 3-4 contain correspondence, programs, and publicity material relating to all aspects of this long-running series of conferences.  The material is arranged, overall, chronologically, but with some aspects of the conference broken out by subject.  Researchers should consult both boxes to insure complete coverage.

Box 5

Material assembled by Professor Cawelti in preparation for academic promotion in rank.  These files include teaching evaluations, records of service activities, and examples of scholarship.

Boxes 6-7

Print and audiovisual material used by Professor Cawelti in his "The Erotic in Film and Literature" seminar.

Processing Information

Boxes 1-5 processed by Library Assistant David K. Glime; boxes 6-7 processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February 2014. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 13, 2017.

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