Masters Theses


"The published histories of technical writing textbooks do not usually include many women-authored textbooks. To find out why women-authored textbooks have been marginalized in these pedagogical histories, I selected seven women-authored textbooks and four men-authored textbooks published from 1923 to 1973, investigated the backgrounds of the authors and key features of their textbooks, and used the collected data to compare the women-authored textbooks to the men-authored textbooks. I was not able to find any reason why the women-authored textbooks have been or should be marginalized in histories of technical writing textbooks; however, my study had several limitations. My thesis begins the process of recovering the contributions of these women textbook authors to the history of technical communication"--Abstract, page iii.


Malone, Edward A.

Committee Member(s)

Wright, David
Reardon, Daniel C.


English and Technical Communication

Degree Name

M.S. in Technical Communication


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2013


ix, 70 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-69).


© 2013 Melissa Nicole Wampler, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Technical writing -- Textbooks -- Women authors -- 20th century
Technical writing -- Textbooks -- Male authors -- 20th century

Thesis Number

T 10334

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