In the late 1970's, Ellen Deering established an endowment as a memorial to the C.E. Deering family. Her intent was to support research projects about the history of Northeastern California and the history of CSU, Chico, particularly the development and organization of the University Archives. Mrs. Deering required that copies of all projects funded from the Endowment be deposited in Meriam Library Special Collections.

Proposals or questions about the 2008/09 competition may be sent to:

Carolyn Dusenbury

Ellen Deering Endowment Project Director

Meriam Library

CSU, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0295


Emailed to


Faxed to 530-898-4443

Applications must be received by or postmarked on May 2, 2008. Proposals are reviewed by the Ellen Deering Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by June 15, 2008. Contributed by Carolyn Dusenbury