Title: Dr. Andrew F. Rolle Letter Collection
Collection number: 066
Andrew F. Rolle
4 items (one pamphlet binder)
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 represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Dr. Andrew F. Rolle Letter Collection, 066, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William
H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Donation of Dr. Andrew F. Rolle, 2003. Accession number: 2003.71
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).
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
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
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