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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Sponsor
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Ellen Bass papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2227
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1990-2002
    Abstract: Ellen Bass is an American poet as well as co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. This collection contains an interview transcript from 2002 with Ellen Bass and co-author Laura Davis addressing the publication of the book and Bass's activist work in Santa Cruz, California. Also included are Betacam tapes created to accompany The Courage to Heal, none of which were ultimately used.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Bass, Ellen

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ellen Bass Papers (Collection 2227). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    June Mazer Lesbian Archives, transfer, 2012. Original provenance unknown.
    This collection is part of an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) , and the UCLA Library .

    Processing History

    Processed by Stacy Wood, 2014. Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Sabrina Ponce in 2018.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7566316 

    Sponsor

    The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive  at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) , and the UCLA Library . These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large. This partnership was initiated by CSW and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize more than eighty Mazer collections pertaining to lesbian and feminist activism and writings.

    Biography

    Ellen Bass was born in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an American poet as well as co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Bass grew up in Margate City, New Jersey. She attended Goucher College, receiving her bachelor's degree in 1968. She then earned her master's degree from Boston University, where she studied with poet Anne Sexton. From 1970-1974, Bass worked as an administrator at Project Place, a social service center in Boston. She is currently teaching in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Pacific University in Oregon and has been teaching workshops on "Writing About Our Lives" in Santa Cruz, California since 1974. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of journals, anthologies, and magazines including Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction books, including The Courage to Heal have sold over a million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. She has won several awards including a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review's Larry Levis Award, the Greensboro Poetry Prize and the Elliston Book Award for Poetry.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains an interview transcript from 2002 with Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, authors of The Courage to Heal, addressing the publication of the book and Bass's activist work in Santa Cruz, California. Also included are Betacam tapes created to accompany The Courage to Heal, none of which were ultimately used.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials arranged by type.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bass, Ellen -- Archives.
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
    Lesbian activists--Archives.