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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:

Jill P. May papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555
Scope and Contents The Jill P. May papers document the life and career of Professor of Emerita of the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Education, Jill P. May. The majority of the papers date from the mid-1970s to May’s retirement in 2011. The collection documents the private and professional life of May, particularly her professional activities during her tenure at Purdue University. Some personal papers include May’s early life and education, in addition to correspondence with family members...
Dates: 1923 - 2018; Majority of material found within mid-1970s - 2011