This collection chiefly contains correspondence related to the academic career and writings of California historian and Occidental
College professor Andrew F.
Rolle (born 1922). The letters focus on Rolle's published books and articles, including those on
Italian-Americans in the Western United States.
California and Western American historian Andrew F. Rolle (born 1922) 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).
70 items in 1 box and 1 folder
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