Barbara Ramusack Papers in the University Archives

Professor Emerita of History Barbara Ramusack has donated her professional papers covering the years 1958-2009 to the University Archives. Ramusack began teaching at UC in 1967 and served as professor, graduate studies director, head of the Department of History, and Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History, teaching in the areas of Women’s Studies and Asian Studies, with a research focus on India. Additionally, she served on a multitude of departmental, university, and professional committees. She retired on September 1, 2009 after 42 years of service to the University.

The new collection consists of 16 boxes including papers from Ramusack’s undergraduate and graduate work, Department of History records, committee work, professional papers, conference participation, curriculum design and records of the Women’s Studies and Asian Studies academic programs. The collection offers insight to the development of the Department of History and the programs with which Ramusack was involved during the 42 years of her service.  Her papers, presentations, and course outlines on India, Asia and Women’s Studies can provide researchers with expert material for use in their studies.

A complete inventory of the collection, accessioned as UA-10-03, can be found on the Archives website at An OhioLink finding aid is also available at

The Archives holds three additional collections of Ramusack’s papers:

UA-85-12 –

UA-93-38 –

UA-94-11 –

– Janice Schulz