Scope and Content
Title: Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1903-1964
Collection number: 1431
Rolfe, Franklin Prescott, 1902-
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Franklin Prescott Rolfe (1902- ) was a professor and administrator at UCLA. He was a English professor (1932-70), chairman
of the department, (1944-48), dean of the division of humanities (1947-61), and dean of the College of Letters and Science
(1961-70), emeritus dean of the College of Letters and Science (1970), and academic assistant to the executive vice chancellor
(1971). The collection consists of teaching materials, correspondence, rare bookdealers' lists and newspaper clippings.
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.
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
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers (Collection 1431). Department of Special Collections, Charles E.
Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Rolfe was born on November 15, 1902 in Concord, New Hampshire; BS, Dartmouth College, 1924; AM (1925) and Ph.D (1931), Harvard
University; instructor of English, Stanford University, 1925-27; Sheldon travelling fellow, Harvard University, 1931-32; from
instructor to professor of English (1932-70), chairman of the department, (1944-48), dean of the division of humanities (1947-61),
and dean of the College of Letters and Science (1961-70), UCLA; in 1970 he became emeritus dean of the College of Letters
and Science, and in 1971, academic assistant to the executive vice chancellor; co-author with Majl Ewing and Llewellyn M.
A guide to better writing (1940); research interests in the history of prose fiction and Victorian literature.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of teaching materials, including syllabi, reading lists, and lecture notes; notes and transcriptions,
mostly typed; note cards; correspondence; rare bookdealers' lists; and newspaper clippings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rolfe, Franklin Prescott, 1902- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of English--Faculty--Archival resources.
Literature teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Undergraduate education at UCLA [oral history transcript] / Franklin P. Rolfe, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1982. Available at
the Dept. of Special Collections, UCLA.