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Janice M. Lauer papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20150911

Content Description

This collection contains materials documenting the work of Janice M. Lauer Rice, who founded the Purdue Rhetoric and Composition Program in 1979. Includes materials related to rhetoric seminars, writer's programs and conferences, courses taught, student work, publications, and scrapbooks and photo albums belonging to Lauer. Information on Lauer's work as a founder in the newly emerging field of rhetoric and composition is included.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Janice Lauer Rice.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Boxes 1 to 3 are open and available for research. Restricted materials have been placed in Box, Communal Accessions 47. Boxes 4-8 have not been reviewed and may contain sensitive information and student information protected by FERPA. Consult an archivist prior to the use of the unreviewed boxes.


  • circa 1967 - 2000s



8.333 Cubic Feet (Eight cubic foot boxes)


Box 1: Rhetoric Seminar (1978-1988); Box 2: Rhetoric Seminar, Saturday Tapes interviews with Lauer by doctoral students (1976-1988); Box 3: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums (circa 1976-2001); Box 4: Cranbrook Writer's Conference, writer's program, books written by students (1990s-2000s); Box 5: Courses Taught (circa 1976-2000s); Box 6: Courses Taught (circa 1976-2000s); Box 7: Vitae, correspondence, lectures, books written by students (1984-2007); Box 8: Books by Janice Lauer and others (1967-2002)