Title: William Albert Nitze Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1956
Collection number: 192
Nitze, William Albert, 1876-1957
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
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[Identification of item], William Albert Nitze Papers (Collection 192). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Nitze was born on March 20, 1876 in Baltimore, Maryland; AB (1894) and Ph.D (1899), Johns Hopkins University; studied at European
universities, 1896-98; lecturer in romance languages, Columbia University, 1899-1903; associate professor and professor of
romance languages, Amherst, 1903-08; professor, UC Berkeley, 1908-09; became professor and head of the department of romance
languages and literatures at the University of Chicago in 1909; Pyne professor, Princeton University, 1932; professor of French,
UCLA, 1942-46; named Chevalier, Legion of Honor (France), 1928; served as president of the Modern Language Association, 1929-30;
trustee of the Newberry Library, 1935-42; editor of
Corneille's selected works (with S.L. Galpin, 1907); other publications include
The Old French Grail romance Perlesvaus: a study of its principal sources (1902),
A history of French literature from the earliest times to the great war (1922), and
Arthurian romance and modern poetry and music (c. 1940); he died on July 5, 1957.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Nitze, William Albert, 1876-1957--Archives.
French teachers--United States.