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educator , historian

Ruth Elizabeth Wright Clinefelter, American historian, educator. Recipient Pioneer award for contributions to women Mortar Board, 1997; named Woman of the Year, Akron Area National Organization of Women, 2001, Organizational Woman of the Year, History Project, 1993, 1998.


Clinefelter, Ruth Elizabeth Wright was born on November 2, 1930 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Cyril and Ruth Elizabeth (Dresher) Wright.


Bachelor, University Akron, Ohio, 1952. Master of Arts, University Akron, Ohio, 1953. Master of Library Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1956.


Serial library University Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1953-1961, social science research library, 1961-1976, humanities research library, 1977-1983, social science humanities bibliographer, since 1983. Lecturer in general studies University Akron, 1960, instructor bibliography, 1956-1959, assistant professor bibliography, 1959-1977, associate professor bibliography, 1977-1984, professor bibliography, 1984-1999, professor emeritus, since 2000. Resource person National Endowment of the Humanities, Ohio.

Member joint study committee American History Research in Ohio, Ohio History Society, 1969-1970. Member academy affairs committee Ohio Faculty Senate, 1971-1972. Member history abstracts bibliographic service ABC Clio Users Board, 1978-1979.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journal.


Trustee Akron Area Women's History Project, Summit County History Society,1997-. Active Citizens Against Sys. Abuse, Humane Society Greater Akron, National Trust for History Preservation, Progress Through Preservation, Cascade Locks Park Association, Pet Guards Shelter.

Member Academy Library. Association Ohio, American Association of University Professors, American History Association, Association for Bibliography of History, North American Conference British Studies, North Center Women'sStudies Association, Ohio Academy History, Ohio Classical Association.


Cyril Wright

Ruth Elizabeth (Dresher) Wright