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Teachers Encouraging a Love for Literature



  • Existence: 1989 - 2000s

Historical Information

Teachers Encouraging a Love for Literature (TELL) began in 1989 as a collaboration between Lauralee Foerster from the Lafayette (Indiana) School Corporation and Jill P. May, professor of children's literature at Purdue University. It was governed by an elected board of active members who were classroom teachers, librarians, and Purdue faculty and graduate students. TELL encouraged professionals to collaborate with others in the field of children's literature and share stories that could increase literacy and cultural understanding for their students. The organization was active until the late 2000s.


MSF 555, Jill P. May papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Professional Career, 1923 - 2018

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555, Series 3
Scope and Contents The Professional Career series holds materials related to May's extensive career at Purdue University and is categorized under three sub-series: Teaching, Writing and Research, and Professional Activities. A large portion of this series includes writings and research May conducted in addition to her teaching duties, and also her participation in many professional organizations such as the Children's Literature Association. Types of materials include teaching materials, manuscripts, research...
Dates: 1923 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2018