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Phyllis Rosser Papers, 1976-1983 (ongoing)
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 297

Abstract:
Journalist; Sculptor; Futurist. Papers include writings, notes, and printed material on education, sex-bias in testing, feminist women and a variety of topics, mostly from the early 1980s. Also included are several Smith College class of 1956 25th Reunion (1981) photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Phyllis Fewster Rosser was born 30 Dec 1934. Graduated from Smith College in 1956. Attended the New York School of Interior Design, 1957, and worked as an interior designer for five years. After third child was born in 1972, became an apprentice at Ms. magazine with Smith College classmate Gloria Steinem. Worked as freelance writer and contributing editor to Ms. (1973-1988). Director of the Equality in Testing Project (1987- ), which researches sex bias in standardized tests. Co-chair of the Sex-Bias Committee for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing (1986-1987).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Papers include writings, notes, and printed material on education, sex-bias in testing, feminist women and a variety of topics, mostly from the early 1980s. Also included are several Smith College class of 1956 25th Reunion (1981) photographs.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Phyllis Rosser Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Phyllis Rosser in 1984.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Processed in 1995.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English


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Subjects
  • Feminism--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Feminists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Journalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Rosser, Phyllis
  • Sex discrimination in education--United States--History--Sources
  • Sexism in educational tests--United States--History--Sources
  • Steinem, Gloria.
  • Test bias--United States--History--Sources
  • Women journalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women sculptors--United States--Biography--Sources


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