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Guide to the James Porter Moffett Papers
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Biographical/Personal Information – by and about JPM

Box 1

General – incl. Phillips Exeter Bulletin, 1961

Box 1

Curriculum Vitae – by family, ca. 2001

Box 1

Harvard – incl. commencement, 1953

Box 1

"James Moffett Remembered," articles by Jan Moffett, Judy Moffett, James Brewbaker, Fran Claggett, Tom Gage, James Gray, Nancy Harray, Gloria Pipkin, Robert Romano, Mary Ann Smith, Betty Jane Wagner, and Lois Weiner, California English, 3, 2 (Winter 1997)

Box 1

Memorial and related

Box 1

Photos

Box 1

"A Tribute to James Moffett," Regina Foehr, with Miles Myers, Donald R. Gallehr, Richard L. Graves, Sheridan Blau, and Betty Jane Wagner, Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, vol. 3 (Winter 1997-1998); 1-12

 

Correspondence

 

Professional – Education related (incoming/outgoing)

Box 1

1961-1970, 1973-1985

Box 2

1986-1996

Box 2

Currently with editors, 1992-1995

Box 2

Publishing, ca. 1965-1995

Box 2

Miscellany, 1976, 1988

 

Interaction Controversy

Box 3

Series of textbooks, published by Houghton-Mifflin, created by JPM, became the focus of a textbook censorship scandal in Kanawa County, West Virginia – includes correspondence with Houghton-Mifflin and others, articles, interviews, publicity, reports, reviews, testimonials, and other related materials, ca. 1966-1976

 

Professional Activities – conferences and organizations

Box 4

Aspen Curriculum Congress, 1990

Box 4

Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, 1992-1996

Box 4

Carleton University, 1988

 

Conferences, Symposia, Workshops – many with JPM as speaker

Box 4

1970s

Box 4

1980s

Box 4

1990s

Box 4

International Federation for the Teaching of English [IFTE], 1984

Box 4

Joint Committee on Educational Goals and Evaluation (California Legislature, State Capitol, Sacramento) – Evaluation Retreat, Santa Barbara, Apr. 6-7, 1973

 

National Council of Teachers of English

Box 4

General, 1991

Box 4

English Coalition Conference, [latter 1980s]

Box 4

Snow Mountain – "Lit Crit and Holy Writ," 1995

Box 4

Writings about JPM and his impact, 1970s-1980s

 

Project Files

 

Research/teaching/writing projects, including some related correspondence.

Box 5

ACR [Alliance for Curriculum Reform], 1991-1992

Box 5

Active Voices, ca. 1987

Box 5

Active Voices III Correspondence, 1983-1986

Box 5

Agnosia Correspondence, 1984-1986

Box 5

Almost Heaven

Box 5

Applications of Ideas, 1976-1988

Box 5

Article Publishing, 1982-1987

Box 5

Beyond Frameworks

Box 5

Book Lists, 1971-1988

Box 5

Bread Loaf, 1985-1993

Box 5

CAP [California Assessment Program]Writing, 1989

Box 5

Coming on Center, 1980-1987

Box 5

E Pluribus Unum

Box 5

Education Book, 1980-1982

Box 5

Edvantage Software – Correspondence, 1996

Box 5

Elementary Correspondence, 1986

Box 5

English in the Eighties (Third International Conference on the Teaching of English), 1980

Box 5

Esoteric Evolution, ca. 1985-1986

Box 5

General Semantics, 1958-1968

Box 5

Gig Notices and Programs, 1970-1975

Box 5

Global Alliance for Transforming Education [GATE], 1991-1992

Box 5

Grassroots IV Correspondence, 1984-1985

Box 5

Harmonic Learning, 1991-1995

Box 5

History / Conspiracy, ca. 1971

Box 5

HMCo [Houghton Mifflin Company] College Correspondence, 1970-1980

Box 6

Interdisciplinary Education

Box 6

Journal Methods, 1981-1987

Box 6

Junior High Correspondence, 1984-1986

Box 6

Kanawha County, 1973-1983

Box 6

Learning Institute – Northern Virginia Writing Project, 1990-1991

Box 6

Literary Criticism and Holy Writing [Lit Crit / Holy Writ]

Box 6

Literacy

Box 6

Literacy Kit, 1990-1994

Box 6

Mapping the Universe of Discourse (English 720), 1982-1984

Box 6

Middlebury College, 1986-1989

Box 6

Moral Articles, 1988

Box 6

NJRA – re The Universal Schoolhouse: Spiritualizing Society, 1993

Box 6

Notes on United States, etc., 1993

Box 6

Notes on Writing, ca. 1965

Box 6

Origen (Alexandrian philosopher and theologian)

Box 6

People Reading, 1980-1981

Box 6

Perish the Thought

Box 6

Permissions, 1993-2001

Box 6

Points of Departure, 1983-1984

Box 6

Points of Departure – Correspondence, 1984-1986

Box 6

Points of View [P.O.V.], 1965-1995

Box 6

Points of View – Correspondence, 1964-1996

Box 6

Points of View – Permissions, 1992-1993

Box 6

Psychological Research

Box 6

San Diego, 1984

Box 6

SCLAR ( Student-Centered Language Arts and Reading), 1980-1982, 1991

Box 6

SCLAR Readers, 1967

Box 6

SCLAR Reviews, 1992-1994

Box 6

SCLAR Revision, 1980-1982

Box 6

Selected HMCo (Houghton Mifflin Company) Contracts, 1981-1983

Box 6

Soul School, 1983-1984

Box 7

"Sound Out" (a videocassette for learning to read and write, by JPM and Bobby Seifert), 1982-1993

Box 7

"Sound Out" Correspondence, 1982-1993

Box 7

Spiritual Sites of Composing, 1991-1992

Box 7

Storm in the Mountains, 1987-1996

Box 7

Teaching Writing, 1966

Box 7

Think Tank, 1988-1992

Box 7

Tri-University Project, 1969-1970

Box 7

UCSD (University of California, San Diego), 1978

Box 7

UCSD TA Notes on Assignments, 1983

Box 7

Underground Spirituality, ca. 1985-1992

Box 7

Universal Schoolhouse, 1992-1996

Box 7

University of Calgary

Box 7

Upcoming Gigs, 1994-1996

Box 7

Writing and Meditation, ca. 1976-1985

Box 7

Writing Samples, ca. 1982-1985

Box 7

Yearbook Chapter, ca. 1987

Box 8

Talks / Speeches/Consulting

 

Writings by JPM – Books

 

Includes copies, and some correspondence, publicity, and related material. Some other related material in the project files.

Box 8

Active Voice: A Writing Program across the Curriculum

Box 8

Active Voices II: A Writer's Reader for Grades 7-9, with Phyllis Tashlik

Box 8

Active Voices III: A Writer's Reader for Grades 10-12, with Patricia Wixon, Vincent Wixon, Sheridan Blau, and John Phreaner

Box 8

Active Voices IV [A Writer's Reader for College], with Miriam Baker and Charles Cooper

Box 8

Coming on Center: English Education in Evolution

Box 8

Drama: What Is Happening: The Use of Dramatic Activities in the Teaching of English

Box 8

Harmonic Learning: Keynoting School Reform

Box 8

The Moffett Literacy Program in Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Punctuation ... (Sept. 1975)

Box 8

Points of Departure: An Anthology of Nonfiction, edited by James Moffett

Box 8

Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories, edited by James Moffett and Kenneth R. McElheny

Box 9

Storm in the Mountains: A Case Study of Censorship, Conflict, and Consciousness (1988)

Box 9

Student-Centered Language Arts, K-12, 4th edition, with Betty Jane Wagner

Box 9

Teaching the Universe of Discourse

Box 9

The Universal Schoolhouse: Spiritual Awakening through Education

Box 9

Publishers' blurbs

Box 9

Writings by JPM – Shorter Works

 

Articles, handouts, interviews; also reviews of works and references to JPM's work.

 

Unpublished writings by JPM

Box 10

"Bajan Bestiary" – poems, n.d.

Box 10

Creative Writing – copies

Box 10

"Education and Spirituality"

Box 10

Esoteric Evolution, n.d.

Box 10

Essays – college

Box 10

"Good at War," [1990s]

Box 10

Group Souls and War – book summary, n.d.

Box 10

Growing Up Sober – short fiction, play, with analysis and commentary re alcoholic families, JPM's in particular, also sometimes titled Writing to Heal, ca. early 1990s

Box 10

"Literacy by All and for All," n.d.

Box 10

"Old Sweet Me" [a play], 1963, 1993

Box 10

Poem drafts

Box 10

Things Are not What They Seem – Thank God, n.d.

Box 10

Underground Spirituality, n.d.

Box 10

Unpublished Essays – late life, 1994-1995

Box 10

Virginia Woolf thesis, 1952

Box 10

"Writings across the Curriculum"

Box 10

Miscellany

 

A/V

 

Audiocassettes

 

A10111/CS  Lit Crit and Holy Writ – U. of Wyoming, 1986

 

A10112/CS  Bajans and Lit Crit and Holy Writ – Snow Mountain, 1995

 

Videotapes (VHS)

 

V1879/VHS  Jim Moffett – Cheyenne, 1996

 

V1880/VHS  Jim Moffett – Interview and promo, Dec. 1996

 

V1881/VHS  Jim Moffett – National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE]