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McPherson (Sandra) Papers
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Sandra McPherson Papers
    Creator: McPherson, Sandra
    Identifier/Call Number: D-551
    Physical Description: 12.6 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1962-2019
    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 published poems.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    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.


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Sandra McPherson in 2012.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sandra McPherson Papers, D-551, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. 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 Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American poetry -- 20th century
    Poets, American -- 20th century
    McPherson, Sandra--Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives