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Center for Writing

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG14-13

Scope and Content

This collection contains two series. Series 1 contains records pertaining to Writing Across the Curriculum while Series 2 holds the Center for Writing records. This series is broken down into the following files: General Records and Writer’s Workshop. The collection is mostly arranged chronologically within each series.


  • 1975-2007


Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Historical Note

The Writer’s Workshop and the Writing Across the Curriculum Collaborative (WACC) programs were both founded in 1982 by Professor Patricia Bizzel. Bizzel was the director of both programs early on, until new directors were selected. The programs operated outside of the English Department, having their own established budget and reporting to the Provost’s Office. However, many directors were also a part of the English Department faculty and handling both positions proved difficult. Therefore in the early 1990s it was decided that a Writing Center should be established to oversee the programs, overseen by a single director.

Since 2015, the Center for Writing has been led by director Laurie Ann Britt-Smith. In 2021, Gabriel Morrison was hired as the Interim Assistant Director of the Center for Writing.


.92 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes)

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Corinne Tabolt
October 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

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Worcester MA 01610