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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Description
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dr. Andrew F. Rolle Letter Collection
    Dates: 1969-1986
    Collection number: 066
    Collector: Andrew F. Rolle
    Collection Size: 4 items (one pamphlet binder)
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: The collection consists of one document folder containing three letters from Franciscan priests concerning, for example, their research on California history written to Dr. Andrew F. Rolle and one letter written in response to them by Dr. Rolle.
    Physical location: Section H, Aisle 67, Row A, Bay 6, Shelf 6
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dr. Andrew F. Rolle Letter Collection, 066, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Donation of Dr. Andrew F. Rolle, 2003. Accession number: 2003.71

    Biography

    Source: Huntington Library biography of Dr. Andrew F. Rolle from the Andrew F. Rolle Papers
    California and Western American historian Andrew F. Rolle graduated from Occidental College in 1943. He served as a military intelligence officer in Europe and as American Vice Consul in Genoa, Italy, from 1945 to 1948. He earned a PhD in history from UCLA in 1953 and taught at Occidental College from 1953 to 1988. Rolle studied psychoanalysis at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute in 1976 and specialized in psychohistory. His published works include California: A History (1963), The Italian-Americans: Troubled Roots (1980), and John Charles Fremont: Character as Destiny (1991).

    Collection Description

    The collection consists of one document folder containing three letters from Franciscan priests concerning their research on California history written to Dr. Andrew F. Rolle and one letter written in response to them by Dr. Rolle. Father Francis F. Guest, O.F.M., authored two of the letters and one details his position on the forced conversion of Native Americans in the Mission period of California history. This view, Father Guest maintains, should be included in the revised version of Dr. Rolle's history of California. There is a carbon copy of the response from Dr. Rolle and his sympathetic view of Father Guest's position.
    The contents of the collection are:
    1. Handwritten letter to Dr. Rolle from Reverend Maynard Geiger, O.F.M., November 29, 1969
    2. Typewritten letter to Father Francis F. Guest, O.F.M., from Dr. Rolle, January 8, 1985
    3. Typewritten letter to Dr. Rolle from Father Francis F. Guest, O.F.M., (4 pages) January 17, 1985
    4. Typewritten letter to Dr. Rolle from Father Francis F. Guest, O.F.M., June 24, 1986

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rolle, Andrew F.
    Guest, Francis F., O.F.M.
    Missions -- California -- History
    Indians of North America -- Missions -- California -- History