Finding Aid for the Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers, ca. 1903-1964

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Finding Aid for the Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers, ca. 1903-1964

Collection number: 1431

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1903-1964
Collection number: 1431
Creator: Rolfe, Franklin Prescott, 1902-
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers (Collection 1431). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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. Buell, 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.

Indexing Terms

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.

Related Material

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.

Container List

 

Papers, 1950s

Creator/Collector: Rolfe, Franklin Prescott, 1902-
Physical Description: (7 boxes)