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Finding Aid for the William Albert Nitze Papers, 1908-1956
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Albert Nitze Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1956
    Collection number: 192
    Creator: Nitze, William Albert, 1876-1957
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [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

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233501 


    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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.