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Ann London Scott papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 16-4F-799

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents related to Ann London Scott. The materials included were produced by Scott, used by her, or created by others in connection to the courses she instructed. The course materials come principally from ENG 325-326: Shakespeare; ENG 327-328: Chaucer and Medieval Literature; ENG 525-526: Shakespeare; Selected Topics; and ENG 531-532: Seminar in Medieval Literature of England, taught between 1965 and 1972. The research materials primarily concern investigations of medieval English literature and similar topics. Additional resources include Scott’s personal academic works from the latter stages of her education.


  • 1962-1972


Terms of Access

The Ann London Scott papers are open for research.


Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Ann London Scott (1929-1975) was noted poet, author and women’s rights activist. She received her B.A. (1952) and Ph.D. (1970) in English from the University of Washington in Seattle. From 1965-1972, Scott taught English literature and composition at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1969, she helped established the Buffalo chapter of the National Organization for Women. Subsequently, she was elected to the national board of NOW and served as the Vice-President of Legislation, responsible for lobbying for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1970, Scott authored “The Half-Eaten Apple,” a report on sex discrimination at the University at Buffalo and at universities in general. From 1972 until her death in 1975, Scott devoted herself to NOW and Common Cause, serving on both Boards of Directors, and to the American Association for Higher Education, where she was Associate Director.


1.251 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of materials produced by or related to Ann London Scott. The majority of the documents concern her work in Medieval English literature.


This collection is arranged into three series: Coursework, Research Materials, and Writings.

Other Finding Aids

Legacy finding aid available in accession file.

Acquisition Information

A portion of the papers were donated on December 31, 1997 by Thomas J. Scott, husband of Ann London Scott, through the office of Anne Engelhart, Associate Curator of Manuscripts, Schlesinger Library, Radcliff College. Additional materials were discovered in a donation by Jerome Mazzaro to the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection and added to London’s papers in September 2014.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Joseph E. Patton, September 2014 and Archives staff, December 1997.

Finding aid encoded by Joseph E. Patton, October 2014.


Finding Aid for the Ann London Scott papers
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff
31 December 1997
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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