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Finding Aid for the John Fiske Papers, 1865-1917
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Fiske Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1865-1917
    Collection number: 303
    Creator: Fiske, John, 1842-1901
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John Fiske (1842-1901) was born Edmund Fisk Green in Hartford, Connecticut. He wrote books on a variety of subjects including: Darwinism and Other Essays (1879), The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789 (1888), and Essays Historical and Literary (1902). The collection consists of John Fiske's correspondence with various persons about historical and philosophical writings, as well as letters from various persons to his wife, Abbey (Brooks) Fiske. It also includes Fiske's manuscripts on historical, theological, and philosophical subjects.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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, Department of 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Purchased from Fiske Library, 1926.
    • Purchased from Mrs. Otis D. Fisk, 1955.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Fiske Papers (Collection 303). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    John Fiske was born Edmund Fisk Green on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut attended Betts Academy; graduated from Harvard, 1863; married Abby Morgan Brooks in 1864; lecturer in history beginning 1879; served temporary appointments at Harvard and Washington University (St. Louis); wrote books on a variety of subjects: Darwinism and Other Essays (1879), The Idea of God as Affected by Modern Knowledge (1885), The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789 (1888), Through Nature To God (1899), and Essays Historical and Literary (1902); died on July 4, 1901.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of John Fiske's correspondence with various persons about historical and philosophical writings, as well as letters from various persons to his wife, Abbey (Brooks) Fiske. It also includes Fiske's manuscripts on historical, theological, and philosophical subjects, including The Bacon-Shakespeare Folly, Evolution of Language, The Jesus of History, and various essays. Also contains catalog cards of Fiske's library.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence of John Fiske and his wife, Abbey M. (Brooks) Fiske with various persons (Box 1).
    2. Holograph writings of John Fiske (Boxes 1-2).
    3. Misc. books and papers (Boxes 1-2).
    4. Catalog cards of Fiske's library (Boxes 3-5).
    5. Photographs illustrating a tour through Europe (Box 6).

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    Fiske, John,--1842-1901--Archives.
    Historians--United States--Archival resources.
    Philosophers--United States--Archival resources.