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Elizabeth Long academic papers

Identifier: UA 0355
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

These papers include research files, course materials, selected student papers, and documents related to the daily and annual business of the sociology department, including financial reports, departmental memos, faculty evaluations, and correspondence. In addition there are drafts, typescripts, and published articles written by Elizabeth Long.


  • Creation: 1978 - 2014


Access restrictions

The materials in this collection are restricted due to the sensitive information contained therein. Materials will be restricted until 2054. Contact for information. or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Use restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Elizabeth Long Academic Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Long is Professor of Sociology at Rice University. She majored in History at Stanford University, and worked for several years in publishing for Simon & Schuster and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in New York City. She completed her doctorate at Brandeis University in 1979, teaching Women's Studies and doing administrative work at Wellesley College and M.I.T. during graduate school. She joined the faculty at Rice University in 1978. She was chair of the department of Sociology at Rice University from 2004-2013.

Professor Long has published in the fields of cultural sociology, sociology of gender, the sociology of knowledge, qualitative sociology, and contemporary sociological theory, as well as in the interdisciplinary fields of American Studies, cultural studies, and women's studies. Her most recent book is Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life (University of Chicago Press, 2003). Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has served on several Editorial Boards, including Communication Review, Book Research Quarterly, and Socialist Review. She has also served as Chair of the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association, and on the Program Committee for the American Sociological Association and the American Studies Association. At Rice University, she has won several teaching awards, including the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Julia Miles Chance Award for teaching excellence and gender sensitivity.

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Historical note

Although courses in sociology were being taught at Rice as far back as 1924, the sociology department did not become an autonomous unit at the university until 1971, when it split from the previous Department of Anthropology and Sociology, established ten years earlier. The department, though beginning with only four professors, grew to offer 15-20 courses in 2004, as well as many opportunities for research and publication.


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Related Archival Materials

Rice University Sociology Department Records, 1975-2004, UA 139


Guide to the Elizabeth Long academic papers, 1978-2014
Lee Pecht
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA