Scope and Content
Title: Rochelle Owens Papers
Date (inclusive): 1950-1984
1 linear foot
Abstract: Rochelle Owens (1936- ) is an American playwright and poet. The collection contains books, clippings, correspondence, promotional
material, and programs relating to some of her works.
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many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-062
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Rochelle Owens, poet and playwright, was born on April 2, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. Her works include:
Not Be Essence That Cannot Be,
The Joe Eighty-Two Creation Poems,
He Wants Shih!, and
The Karl Marx Play, among others.
Scope and Content
The collection contains books, clippings, correspondence, promotional material, and programs relating to Owens' works.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Works by Owens, 2. About Owens and Her Works, 3. Correspondence, 4. Works by
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Poets, American--20th century
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.
Gift of Rochelle Owens in 1976.
[Identification of item], Rochelle Owens Papers, D-062, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
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