"Just as the field of composition studies' roots are deeply imbedded in English education, so too are the field of English education's roots deeply imbedded in composition studies."
-Patricia Lambert Stock
In recent years, a number of histories of composition studies have added substantially to the field's self-knowledge and enhanced status in the academy. The scholars who have contributed essays to this collection have written another chapter of that history. In the form of representative memoirs, case studies, and analytical narratives these scholars-Patricia Lambert Stock, James Thomas Zebroski, Janet Emig, Thomas Newkirk, Anne Ruggles Gere, Sheridan Blau, Bonnie S. Sunstein, Lil Brannon, Cy Knoblauch, Charles Moran, Keith Gilyard, Kathleen Blake Yancey, and Cathy Fleischer-document composition studies' roots in the field of English education. Distinguished contributors to both fields, those about whom they write, and these scholars themselves have beneficially influenced the K-University teaching of writing for more than a century, even as they have figured significantly in founding the discipline of composition studies.