This collection consists of the personal papers of Shirley Geok-lin Lim, a Malaysian American literary scholar. It is comprised
of seven series, the bulk of which is of correspondence and drafts of her writings.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim is an Asian American writer and literary scholar born in Malaysia. She is acclaimed for her novels, collections
of poetry, books of short stories, and critical studies. Lim received the Commonwealth Poetry prize in 1980, the first time
for an Asian or woman, for her collection of poems,
Crossing the Peninsula. From 1993 to 2012 she was a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also worked in UCSB's
Women's Studies department from 1993-2002 and served as its chair. Lim's prior teaching positions were at the University of
Hong Kong, Westchester College, Hostos Community College, and Queens College in addition to numerous visiting professorships
over her career.
16.26 linear feet
(39 document boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. 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 as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
The collection is open for research.