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Ringler (William A.) Papers
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: William A. Ringler papers
    Creator: Ringler, William A., 1912-
    Identifier/Call Number: mssRingler
    Physical Description: 60.46 Linear Feet (109 boxes, 1 envelope)
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1986
    Abstract: A collection of the research and working correspondence of the Renaissance and Elizabethan literary scholar and educator William A. Ringler.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. William A. Ringler papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. William Ringler, 1987.

    Biographical / Historical

    William Andrew Ringler, Jr. (1912-1987) literary scholar and educator was born in New Jersey. Ringler was Professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1962 to 1979, Senior Research Associate at the Henry E. Huntington Library from 1979 to 1987, and faculty associate at California Institute of Technology from 1982 to 1987. Ringler was the author of works on Renaissance and Elizabethan literature, including "The Poems of Sir Philip Sidney" (1962), and "Bibliography and index of English verse" (1988). Ringler died in Pasadena, California, in 1987.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of approximately 10,000 items from 1929 to 1986, it consists of William A. Ringler's professional correspondence and research notes. The collection includes bibliographies, various indices, including first line indices of English verse, lectures, research notes and microfilm of manuscripts from other research libraries. The material was originally stored in multiple metal filing cabinets and card files; after Ringler's death, this material was removed to storage cartons and various other storage boxes and Ringler's original order was retained, where possible.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1995. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged by subject and format.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    College teachers -- United States
    English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
    English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Indexes
    English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
    English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Indexes
    English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
    English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Indexes
    English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
    English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Indexes
    European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism
    Literary historians -- United States
    Lectures -- United States -- 20th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century
    Research (document genres) -- United States -- 20th century
    Professional papers -- United States
    University of Chicago -- Faculty