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Guide to the Association of Professional Communications Consultants records, 1980-2017

Summary

The Association of Professional Communication Consultants (APCC) is an organization dedicated to educating new consultants and helping existing consultants expand and improve their businesses. The APCC records also include materials from the Association of Professional Writing Consultants (APWC), the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), and the Association of Business Communication (ABC). These entities often worked together on projects and workshops aimed at educating consultants and spreading knowledge about the profession. The collection comprises administrative materials, information about workshops, and documents belonging to former APCC President Barbara Shwom.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11365
Title
Association of Professional Communication Consultants records
Date
1980-2017
Creator
Association of Professional Communications Consultants
Extent
4 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection is arranged into the following 2 series: Administrative/Organizational materials and former APCC President Barbara Shwom materials. The APCC administrative and organizational materials date from 1983 to 2017 and comprise membership directories, correspondence, budgetary and financial information, meeting minutes, and workshop handouts. The Barbara Shwom materials date from the 1981 to the 2000 and comprise her personal correspondence and APWC materials.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four boxes by folder in the order it was received.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Association of Professional Communication Consultants records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Association of Professional Writing Consultants materials, 1997
Box 1
APCC new member packet, 1987-2000
Box 1
APCC manuals and booklets, 1993-1999
Box 1
APCC Website, n.d.
Box 1
listserv Correspondence, 1996
Box 1
Pat McNees materials, 1990-1999
Box 1
Testimonials and stories, 2000
Box 1
Member Survey and Volunteer List, 2000
Box 1
Deciding to shut down, 2013-2014
Box 1
Fee-setting Forum, 2003
Box 1
Summer Board Retreat Nashville, TN, 1999-06
Box 1
Administrative Materials, 2001-2004
Box 1
Board and Annual Meeting Minutes Correspondence, 1996-2000
Box 1
Board and Annual Meeting Minutes, 2001-2009
Box 1
APWC/APCC Board of Directors and Annual Meeting Minutes, 1983-1997
Box 1
Quarterly Reports, 1991-1998
Box 1
Virtual Board Meeting, Summer Minutes, Quarterly Discussion Report, 1996
Box 1
CD Archive Computer Files, n.d.
Box 1
APWC Annual Report + Quarterly Report, 1990-1992
Box 1
APWC Quarterly + Annual Reports, 1988-1991
Box 1
APWC Board of Directors Correspondence, 1982-1984
Box 1
APWC Incorporation and Tax, 1984-1997
Box 1
APWC Charter Membership letter + member list, 1983
Box 1
APCC Consulting Success II, 1999-2003
Box 1
APWC/APCC Newsletters, 1981-1998
Box 1
Membership Directories, 1993-1999
Box 1
Development Days/Events Materials, 1999-2001 and undated
Box 1
Consulting Materials, 1987-2002
Box 1
Consulting materials, 1993
Box 1
Membership Directories, 1994-2001
Box 1
APCC History and Closing Activities, Establishing Consulting Award w/ABC, 1997-2017
Box 3
By-Laws and Articles for APWC, 1986
Box 3
APWC - Association of Professional Writing Consultants - Tax Exempt, 1984-2005
Box 3
Annual Reports and President's Messages, 2004-2010
Box 3
APCC Minutes, 1996-2011
Box 3
Budgets, 1994-2007
Box 3
Financial statements, 1997-2017
Box 3
APWC Lists of Board of Directors, 1983-2003
Box 3
APCC code of ethics, elements of professional practice, and support for federal plain language legislation, 1997-2007
Box 3
Grammar Prework, 1999-2001
Box 3
Board Activities, 1986-1988
Box 3
APWC - Programs & Projects, 1983-1989
Box 3
CCCC - Seattle Presentation APWC Business, 1988-1989
Box 3
APWC/CCCC, 1990-1991
Box 3
APWC - CCCC San Diego, 1992-1993
Box 3
APWC - Current Projects, 1993-1996
Box 3
Board Reports, 1999-2003
Box 3
Board Reports & Projects, 2003-2005
Box 3
APCC Board Retreat, 2004-2005
Box 3
Board & Retreat, 2004-2006
Box 3
APCC Board Retreat Items, 2007
Box 3
Retreat Arrangements, 2006
Box 3
APCC Board, 2009-2011
Box 3
APCC, 2013
Box 3
Web Updates, 2003-2014
Box 3
Projects dropped, 1982-1985
Box 3
Policy Manual, 2000-2005
Box 3
Correspondence regarding Position Descriptions, 2005
Box 3
APWC Membership Mailings, 1995-2002
Box 3
APWC Responses pt. 1, 1995-1997
Box 3
APWC Responses pt. 2, 1989-1995
Box 3
APWC, APCC Directories, 1987-1996
Box 3
APCC Directories, 1996-2003
Box 3
CCCC, 1980-1982
Box 3
CCCC, 1983-1984
Box 3
Teaching in Corporate Settings - 1984 CCCC Workshop, 1982-1984
Box 3
CCCC Minneapolis, APWC - Workshop on Consulting, 1983-1985
Box 3
CCCC Think Tank, 1985-1987
Box 3
APWC/CCCC Program, 1984-1989
Box 3
CCCC/APWC, 1989-1990
Box 3
ABC/APCC Chicago, 1996
Box 3
APCC/ABC Washington DC, 1996-1997
Box 3
ABC/APCC Consultants Workshop Planning Notes, 1998
Box 3
APCC Workshop Master + Reprints, 1998
Box 3
Tooltime for Consultants: Both the Cutting Edge and the Basics ABC/APCC, 1998
Box 3
ABC/APCC Los Angeles 21st Century Consulting, 1999
Box 3
APCC/Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASTD Nashville, 1999-2000
Box 3
APCC/ABC Atlanta Reworking the Baseline, 1999-2000
Box 3
APCC Ready, Set, GROW Nashville, 2000-2001
Box 3
APCC Handouts, n.d.
Box 4
Dan Dietrich materials, 1985-1992
Box 4
APCC Institutes, 2007-2011
Box 4
APCC Workshop Boston, 2004
Box 4
Across the Corporate Border: Organizational Development and Leadership, 2002
Box 4
ABC/APCC Workshop San Diego, 2001
Box 4
ABC/APCC Workshop Atlanta, 1998-2000
Box 4
Workshops, 2002-2011
Box 4
APWC Materials, 1988-2000
Box 2
Barbara Shwom Personal Correspondence, 1993-1994
Box 2
APWC Meetings, 1993
Box 2
APWC Reports, 1994
Box 2
APWC Board Meeting, 1992-1994
Box 2
Fee-setting Survey, 1992-1993
Box 2
APWC Tax Exemption Information, 1984-1992
Box 2
APWC in Print, 1981-1991
Box 2
Consulting Success Materials, 1990-1993
Box 2
APWC Policy Manual, 1987
Box 2
APWC Writings and Materials, 1992-1993
Box 2
 

Historical Note

The APCC was founded in 1982 as a non-profit committed to facilitating entry into the communication consulting profession and helping existing consultants expand their businesses and improve their methods. Thus, APCC often hosted educational workshops in cities across the United States to carry out their mission. The organization frequently worked alongside organizations with similar missions, such as the Association of Professional Writing Consultants (APWC), the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), and the Association of Business Communication (ABC). There are materials from the APWC, the CCCC, and the ABC amongst the collection. The APCC was disbanded in 2014.

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Provenance

The Association of Professional Communication Consultants records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a [gift/purchase/transfer] in [year].

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Valentine [April, 2017], Michelle Runyon [March, 2019].

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0014 and 2017-0025