Pat seemed to think we really should find 106i instructors to get involved. Based on the materials we looked at, Purdue seemed so vastly different then. We should ask the woman who's doing PW as a secondary area if she's teaching 106i next semester. Also, we should talk to Tony Silva about a few things: (1) who he would recommend contacting/thinks may be interested, and (2) to see if he has info or knows where to get info about the history of international students at Purdue. Alongside reconstructing Berlin's assignments via documents and conversations with former mentees, we might need to do a bit of historical work about the school itself. Along with this we will to get some idea what 101/102 were like and how and when they became 106. Also, at some point Purdue had a prep class for fyc (not everyone went directly to 106). This may have been 101. I'm not sure. This info is probably more important for an article, but might also help inform the changes we make to an assignment, readings, etc.
I found the Purdue newsreels, which give some info. It looks like 1987 (Berlin's first year?) was a big year for beginning steps toward getting more international students, particularly from China. It's mentioned in this newsreel video.