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.
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.
2.5 Linear feet
(2 record cartons)
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