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Guide to the Ellen Rosser Smith papers, 1972-1978
MSS 1986/03  
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  • Custodial History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Accrual Information
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical / Historical Note

  • Title: Ellen Rosser Smith papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 1986/03
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet (2 record cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1978
    Abstract: Ellen Rosser Smith was an English professor at California State University, Sacramento. She was also involved in developing the Women's Studies Program at the University as well as being active in the Women's Caucus, the United Professors of California, and both of the University's and UPC's Affirmative Action Committee. The collection includes material used in teaching and material that relates to her activities in the women's movement. Of special interest are the papers that discuss discrimination against women and minorities in the California University system.
    Language of Materials: English.

    Custodial History

    Ellen Rosser Smith assembled these papers over many years as part of her effort to address discrimination against women and minorities, and to further advance women's studies.

    Scope and Contents

    Ellen Rosser Smith was an English professor at California State University, Sacramento. She was also involved in developing the Women's Studies Program at the University as well as being active in the Women's Caucus, the United Professors of California, and both the University's and UPC's Affirmative Action Committee. The collection includes material used in teaching and material that relates to her activities in the women's movement. Of special interest are the papers that disucss discrimination against women and minorities in the California University system.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Special Collections and University Archives staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 1986/03, Ellen Rosser Smith papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Accrual Information

    No additions are expected.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Acquisition Information

    The Ellen Rosser Smith papers were given the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by Ellen Rosser Smith in 1987.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Ellen Rosser Smith was born in 1936. She received her B.A. and her M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin. She received her PH D from the University of Michigan. Her thesis topic was titled Yeat's Cultural Touchstone: the period from Dante to Shakespeare. She was an English professor at California State University, Sacramento and was also involved in the women's movement. She published volumes of collected poetry, printing the material of her own press. Random Collective, printed in 1974 and Hard Pressed, published in 1975 are two such collections. She called her press Ellen's Old Alchemical Press.
    After retirement in 1986, she has been active in the antiwar movement against involvement in the Middle East. She has also taught at the Pierian Springs Academy, a senior learning facility, located in Sarasota, Florida. Her most recent course listing is Islam and The History of the Middle East in the 20th Century.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Smith, Ellen Rosser
    Affirmative action programs--California.
    California State University, Sacramento. College of Arts and Letters
    California State University, Sacramento. English Dept.
    Women's studies.