Scope and Content
Title: Sandra McPherson Papers
Date (inclusive): 1962-2009
10.4 linear feet
Abstract: Sandra McPherson served as Professor of English at the University of California, Davis where she taught creative writing and
poetry-as-literature courses. The Sandra McPherson Papers contain her literary publications, the majority of which are her
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-551
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Sandra McPherson was born in 1943 in San Jose, California. She received a B.A. from San Jose State University and completed
graduate work at the University of Washington.
Before joining the faculty of the English Department at the University of California, Davis in 1985, she taught for four years
in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and served as Holloway Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. At
Davis, McPherson taught creative writing and poetry-as-literature courses.
Scope and Content
The Sandra McPherson Papers contain her literary publications, the majority of which are her published poems. Also included
are interviews of McPherson, reviews of her writings, as well as sources that mention her work.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in three series: Works by Sandra McPherson, About Sandra McPherson and Her Works, and Correspondence.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Poets, American--20th century
American poetry--20th century
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle
Xie. The finding aid was primarily derived from a list provided by McPherson.
Gift of Sandra McPherson in 2012.
[Identification of item], Sandra McPherson Papers, D-551, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.