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Margaret Cruikshank Papers

Identifier: Tretter-210

Scope and Content

The papers contain correspondence, writings and photographs. Coverage is given to Cruikshank's published writings and materials for courses she taught at Mankato State University, City College of San Francisco and the University of Maine. Although the collection contain photocopies of corresponence and published materials from the 1970s, the original documentation spans from circa 1985-2014.


  • Creation: circa 1985-2014

Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

Margaret Cruikshank is an American lesbian feminist and academic, and a recipient of several Fulbright fellowships. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Cruikshank (B.A. The College of St. Scholastica; M.A. San Francisco State University; Ph.D Loyola University) has served as teaching faculty at Loyola, St. John's University, Mankato State University and San Francisco State University. She is the author of several books on diverse topics, including lesbians teaching in higher education, lesbian literature and lesbians and aging.


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The collection contains the papers of lesbian author and academic Margaret Cruikshank.


The Margaret Cruikshank papers are maintained in original order.

Source of acquisition

The Margaret Cruikshank Papers, circa 1985-2014, were donated to the Tretter Collection by Margaret Cruikshank.

Related Materials

Margaret Cruikshank papers, UCLA Library Special Collections

Margaret Cruikshank Papers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries

Processing Information

This collection was processed on several occasions. Processors include: Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Andrea Hoff. Most recent processing efforts completed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Margaret Cruikshank Papers
Heather Dahlgren and Susan Hoffman
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area