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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1134

Collection of the Rose City Rollers, 2007-2010


Programs, ticket stubs, and ephemera of the Rose City Rollers, a women's roller derby league.


  • 2007-2010

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Rose City Rollers as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.21 linear feet ((½ file box) plus 1 oversize folder)

The collection consists of programs for several Rose City Rollers tournaments. The rules of Roller Derby, and accepted behavior during play, are described in the programs, which include advertising, sponsors, and team lineups. Ticket stubs and wrist bands are laid into some of the programs. A wooden paddle and a paper skate mounted on a popsicle stick are also included in the collection.


The Rose City Rollers is a roller derby league, founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2004. The league's mission is to serve girls, women, and gender-expansive individuals interesting in playing the team sport of roller derby, connecting with an inclusive community, and realizing their power both on skates and off. The league consists of four home teams (Break Neck Betties, Guns N Rollers, Heartless Heathers, and the High Rollers); an internationally-ranked travel team (the Wheels of Justice) composed off all-stars from the home teams; two junior derby teams (Rosebuds and Rose Petals); a developmental competitive program; and a recreational program with skaters ranging in age from seven to sixty years old. The league is primarily run by volunteers.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M72

The Rose City Rollers collection was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Lizzy Young Bookseller in May 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2021

By: Susan Earle

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Fund, Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, and Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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