Guide to the Ethel Romig Fuller Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fuller, Ethel Romig, 1883-1965
Title: Ethel Romig Fuller papers
Dates: 1924-1965 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.25 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 650
Summary: Ethel Romig Fuller (1883-1965) was poetry editor of The Oregonian newspaper and in 1957 she was appointed Poet Laureate of Oregon by Governor Robert D. Holmes. The collection contains poetry manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks and photographs.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Ethel Romig Fuller (1883-1965) was born in Big Rapids, Michigan and attended Ypsilanti Normal school. Romig began writing in the early 1920s. For many years she was poetry editor of the Portland Oregonian newspaper. In 1957 she was appointed Poet Laureate of Oregon by Governor Robert D. Holmes.

Content Description

The collection contains poetry manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks and photographs.

The correspondence is organized alphabetically by name or title, 1947-1965.

The poetry manuscripts include drafts, revisions, sheet music, and contracts and many are filed by date while others are filed alphabetically by title. Also included are recordings of Fuller's poetry on 78 rpm records.

The scrapbooks include poem and newspaper clippings, reviews, letters from editors, programs and correspondence, 1924-1965.

The photographs include pictures of Fuller as a youth, her family, and wildlife photographs.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Ethel Romig Fuller papers, Ax 650, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, or digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1970.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Related Materials :  

Correspondence between Ethel Romig Fuller and Oregon poet Blanche Lofton can also be found at Special Collections and University Archives in: Blanche Lofton papers, Ax 282.


  • Personal Names :
  • Fuller, Ethel Romig, 1883-1965
  • Subject Terms :
  • American poetry--Women authors
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Photographs

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