• To create a community of scholars in LRA who are dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the study of the history of literacy. 

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of historiographic method as well as recent historical research as related to the field of literacy. 

  • To promote the scholarly study of the history of literacy in its varied forms in conjunction with organizations and scholars beyond LRA. 

  • To advocate that literacy professionals, both neophytes and more senior, should have a fundamental knowledge and healthy appreciation for the history of literacy and the literacy profession. 

Chair - 2015 - 2019
Norman Stahl
Northern Illinois University
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Co-Chair - 2017 - 2019
James R. King
University of South Florida
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Liaison - 2016 - 2019
Carmen Martinez-Roldan
Teachers College, Columbia University
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