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Finding Aid for the Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers, 1860-1923
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1923
    Collection number: 815
    Creator: Blackburn, Francis Adelbert
    Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Francis Adelbert Blackburn (1845-1923) taught high school in San Francisco, California and Old and Middle English at the University of Chicago. He retired in 1913 and relocated to Hollywood, California. The collection consists of diaries, travel journals, correspondence, legal papers, sketch books, photographs, family records, and lecture and research notes of Francis A. Blackburn.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers (Collection 815). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709377 


    Blackburn was born in 1845; BA, University of Michigan; Ph.D, University of Leipzig, Germany; taught high school in San Francisco, California; taught Old and Middle English, University of Chicago; moved to Hollywood, California after retiring in 1913; died in 1923.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of diaries, travel journals, correspondence, legal papers, sketch books, photographs, family records, and lecture and research notes of Francis A. Blackburn. Includes journals from trips in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Also includes University of Michigan and University of Chicago memorabilia.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Diaries (Boxes 1-3).
    2. Journals of various trips (Box 4).
    3. Legal papers, correspondence, and sketch books (Box 5).
    4. Class notes, lecture notes, and research material (Boxes 7-15).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Blackburn, Francis Adelbert--Archives.
    English teachers--United States--Archival resources.