Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Thomas Barker:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1980-1995, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Barker, Thomas
Title: Thomas Barker Papers,
Dates: 1980-1995
Abstract: The collection deals with Barker's work with the English Microlab Registry project at Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 382.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Engliash Microlab Registry (EMR) was a compilation of information about college and university microcomputing facilities used to teach composition, business and technical writing. By 1986, over 105 labs were listed on the registry. One of the uses for the registry cited by Dr. Barker was "For researchers, the EMR works like a bibliography of sites that, surveyed and questioned, can provide insight into such topics as trends in locally-developed software, networking, and applications."


Scope and Content

The collection documents English professor Thomas Barker's activities with the Microcomputer Learning Laboratory and its English Microlab Registry (EMR) project at Texas Tech University. Included are Barker's papers that he presented at conferences on the project, lesson plans, samples of student writing using computers, background information on computer usage in academics at the time, newsletters and publications of the EMR, and applications by other computer centers to be listed on the EMR publication.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Barker, Thomas.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University.
Texas Tech University. Dept. of English.
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Computer-assisted instruction.
Education--Data processing.
Microprocessors.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Barker Papers, 1980-1995, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2012-0105-B

Gift, 2012

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2012


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Alumni Questionnaire Cards, 1995
2 Draft for Hemingway and the Roman Stoics, 1981
3 The English Microlab Registry (ERM) - includes 5 floppy discs, 1984
4 The English Microlab Registry (EMR), Spring 1985
5 The English Microlab Registry (EMR), Spring 1986
6 The English Microlab Registry (EMR), Fall 1986
7 The English Microlab Registry Forms (Blank), undated
8 The English Microlab Registry (EMR), Spring 1985
9 The English Microlab Registry Order Forms, 1984
10 The English Microlab Registry Order Forms, 1984
11 The English Microlab Registry Order Forms, 1984-1985
12 The English Microlab Registry Order Forms, 1984-1985
13 Guidelines for Opening a Multipurpose Microcomputer Lab in an English Department, 1980-1983
14 Guidelines for Opening a Multipurpose Microcomputer Lab in an English Department, 1983-1986
15 Merit Salary Application by Thomas Barker, 1983
16 The Microcomputer Learning Laboratory User’s Guide, 1985
17 Microlab Lesson Files, 1986 and undated
18 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1984
19 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1986
20 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1986
21 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): Assembly on Computers in English (ACE), 1986
22 Publications on the English Microlab Registry by Thomas Barker, 1984-1985
23 Reading Material on Writing and Computers, 1983
24 Student Writing Samples, 1984 and undated
25 UCLA’s Computers and Writing Conference, 1984-1986
26 Wordshop: Tools for the Craft of Writing, 1984