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Lisa Ann Carl Papers

Identifier: MC-029

Scope and Contents

The Lisa Ann Carl Papers include a variety of materials related to Dr. Carl's time as a visting professor at Pratt from 1996-1999. These include course reading lists, syllabi, assignment and exam questions, typed and handwritten student work, photocopies of course readings, handwritten notes, and memos. Materials related to the planning of the Writing the Arts conference in 1996 include correspondence, handwritten notes, contracts, and research on participating artists which include Allen Ginsberg, Adrian Piper, Sandra María Esteves, Robert C. Morgan, and Kathe Sandler. The collection also includes reports and notes related to the Strategic Planning initiative at Pratt from 1996-1998, a copy of Dr. Carl's doctoral dissertation from 1993, and an accreditation report from 1992.


  • 1992 - 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1996 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, contact Pratt Institute Archives, Pratt Institute Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Lisa Ann Carl was a Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Humanities in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Arts and Design at Pratt Institute from 1996-1999. She served as the director of the Writing the Arts conference at Pratt in June 1996 and as the director of the Writer’s Forum in 1999. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2003, she has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Literature and Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University.


1.75 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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The Lisa Ann Carl Papers documents academic and extracurricular activities related to writing at Pratt and date from 1992 to 2003. The collection includes course materials, student work, correspondence, and research related to her role as a Visiting Professor of English and Humanities and Fine Arts at Pratt from 1996-1999 and as director of the Writing the Arts conference in 1996. The collection also includes a copy of her doctoral dissertation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as records related to a Strategic Planning initiative at Pratt.


The records are arranged in 4 series: Series 1. Teaching, 1996-1999; Series 2. Writing the Arts conference, 1996-1997; Series 3. Strategic Planning, 1996-1998; Series 4. Miscellaneous, 1992-2003.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Pratt Institute Archives, Pratt Institute Libraries. To use this collection, please contact the Pratt Institute Archives at 718-687-5381 or

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lisa Ann Carl, date unknown.


No additions are expected.

Related Materials

Records of the School of Art and Design (PI-010)

Harmful Language Statement

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Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid was written by Elizabeth Kobert, Archives Graduate Assistant, in September 2019.Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Lisa Ann Carl Papers
Elizabeth Kobert
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

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