Kayann Short (born 1959) is an alumna of Colorado State University who graduated with a B.A. in literature and women's studies in 1981. As a student, Short participated in the Feminist Group, a student organization that challenged sexism on campus. Following her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1994, Short became a professor concentrating on women's literature at the University of Colorado Boulder, retiring in 2011. Her collection concentrates on feminist issues and feminist presses and includes published articles and book reviews written by Short, publishers' press releases of upcoming titles, newsletters, and Short's manuscript of Out into the World: Feminist Presses and Feminist Politics. This digital collection, with materials dated 1978 to 1994, contains Short’s dissertation, “Publishing Feminism in the Feminist Press Movement, 1969-1994,” and the contents of the CSU Feminist Group Archive: “Feminist Perspective” newsletters, pamphlets, and letters to the editor of the Rocky Mountain Collegian.

Short's masters thesis, "Too Disconnected/Too Bound Up": The Paradox of Identity in Mercé Rodoreda's The Time of the Doves, can be found in CSU Theses and Dissertations.

Recent Submissions

  • Feminist perspective, vol. III, no. 2, November 21, 1980 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1980-11-21
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. III, no. 1, September 1, 1980 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1980-09-01
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. II, no. 2, March 26, 1980 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1980-03-26
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. II, no. 1, October 15, 1979 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1979-10-15
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. II, no. 2, January 30, 1980 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1980-01-30
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. I, no. 4, April 23, 1979 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1979-04-23
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. I, no. 1, January 22, 1979 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1979-01-22
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. I, no. 2, February 26, 1979 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1979-02-26
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Feminist perspective, vol. I, no. 3, March 26, 1979 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, publisher
    Date Issued:1979-03-26
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletter produced by the CSU Feminist Group.
  • Guest editorial: identifying the issues behind Playboy Club 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, author
    Date:1979-01-31
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    A guest editorial by members of the Feminist Group describing the negative results of the Playboy Club on campus.
  • In response: letters to the editor 

    Creator(s):CSU Feminist Group, compiler
    Date:1979-01-24
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    A page of letters to the editor of the Fort Collins Journal (Rocky Mountain Collegian) both denouncing and defending the Playboy Club in Ingersoll Hall and sexism on campus.
  • Women's inter-disciplinary program ill-received 

    Creator(s):Kastler, Lisa, author
    Date:1978-11-21
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    An article in the Fort Collins Journal (Rocky Mountain Collegian) covering the Women's Studies program and the problems it is facing.
  • Sex roles: girls in pink and boys in blue 

    Creator(s):Cloud, Pat, author
    Date:undated
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    An article in the Rocky Mountain Collegian reporting on male-female sex role identity beginning in early childhood and the need for action to be taken at a political level to change sexist roles in society.
  • Feminist perspective: defining "man" 

    Creator(s):Holt, Jo, author
    Date:1978-12-13
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    An opinion column in the Fort Collins Journal (Rocky Mountain Collegian) discussing the use of the word "man" and the negative connotations for women.
  • Feminist perspective: masculinity vs. femininity 

    Creator(s):Short, Kayann, author
    Date:1978-11-09
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    An opinion column in the Fort Collins Journal (Rocky Mountain Collegian) discussing the importance of ending sex biases.
  • Letter to the editor - a few bricks shy 

    Creator(s):Crews, Don, author
    Date:1981?
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    A letter to the editor in the Rocky Mountain Collegian stating firm opposition to filling the lagoon with water during College Daze.
  • Letter to the editor - strong stand 

    Creator(s):Banning, James H., author
    Date:1980?
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    A letter to the editor written by James H. Banning, Vice President of Student Affairs, denouncing the sexual assaults and harassment of women at the College Daze event.
  • Abortion 

    Creator(s):Hayes, Pollyanna, author
    Date:undated
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    A page in the Rocky Mountain Collegian containing pro and con views of abortion as well as an article about the science of abortion.
  • Letters to the editor - College Daze assaults 

    Creator(s):Clark, Roger S., author; Demos, Val, author; Short, Kayann, author
    Date:1980?
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    Two letters to the editor, one written by Roger S. Clark and one written by Val Demos and Kay Short, regarding security during College Daze and sexism in daily life.
  • Sexual assault ignored 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author "Silano"
    Date:1980?
    Format:clippings (information artifacts)
    A clipping from a newspaper regarding sexual assaults during the College Daze event.

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