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NCTE/Executive Secretary's Committee File (Digital Surrogates)

Executive Secretary's Committee Files (Digital Surrogates), 1937-2002 contains minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, convention plans, conference materials, booklists, newsletters, papers addressing NCTE publications and research, questionnaires, recruitment, histories, and structure of NCTE committees formed around testing, research, curriculum development, classroom activities, teacher preparation, evaluation procedures for educators, censorship and bias in education, strategies to address varying student needs and abilities; includes correspondence of executive secretaries Robert Hogan (1968-69), deputy executive director Charles Suhor (1983-94) with council presidents, vice-presidents, journal editors, elementary, secondary and college section chairman, committee chairman and Commission Directors concerning affiliation with other professional organizations; proposals and resolutions of Council committees; appointment of committee chairmen and members; annual conventions (location, speakers, agendas); Council publications and journals; speaking engagements and workshops for state and local affiliate English organizations.

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