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William Zaranka Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M343

William F. Zaranka was born December 22, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1969, "Bill" first came to Colorado and the University of Denver as a creative writing student where he earned his PhD in creative writing and literature in 1974. He took his first position as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to DU in 1978 to chair the creative writing program. He has taught poetry and literature since 1974, and is a published author of several poetry and literary works. William “Bill” Zaranka served as Dean of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Denver, 1984 - 1989), and Provost (University of Denver, 1989 - 2001). This collection consists of papers relating to administrative matters at the University of Denver collected during Professor Zaranka's tenure as Dean and Provost.

Dates

  • 1976 - 2011

Creator

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of papers relating to administrative matters at the University of Denver collected during Professor Zaranka's tenure as Dean and Provost. Includes information and meeting minutes regarding the University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC) and core curriculum during the 1970's and 1980's.

Biographical / Historical

William F. Zaranka was born December 22, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. His education includes: Upsala College (Bachelor of Arts, 1966), and Purdue Unversity (Masters of Art, 1969). In 1969, "Bill" first came to Colorado and the University of Denver as a creative writing student where he earned his PhD in creative writing and literature in 1974. He took his first position as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to DU in 1978 to chair the creative writing program. His published works include: A Mirror Driven Through Nature (Sparrow Press, 1981), The Brand-X Anthology of Poetry (Apple-wood Books, 1981), The Brand-X Anthology of Fiction (Apple-wood Books, 1983), Literature in Briefs: Great Writers Indecently Exposed (Apple-wood Books, 1983), Blessing (Wayland Press, 1986), and The Astronaut: Poems By William F. Zaranka. He has taught poetry and literature since 1974, searved as Dean of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Denver, 1984 - 1989), and Provost (University of Denver, 1989 - 2001). He resides in Englewood, Colorado.

Arrangement

Papers are unarranged other than as received.

General

These records are primarily the records of the Office of the Provost (U121) and the records of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (U006); Zaranka's faculty service, research, and teaching records should remain with M343, other materials need to be re-associated with these University Archives collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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