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Finding Aid for the Franklin Prescott Rolfe Papers, ca. 1903-1964
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Description
Franklin Prescott Rolfe (1902- ) was a professor and administrator at UCLA. He was a English professor (1932-70), chairman of the department, (1944-48), dean of the division of humanities (1947-61), and dean of the College of Letters and Science (1961-70), emeritus dean of the College of Letters and Science (1970), and academic assistant to the executive vice chancellor (1971). The collection consists of teaching materials, correspondence, rare bookdealers' lists and newspaper clippings.
Background
Rolfe was born on November 15, 1902 in Concord, New Hampshire; BS, Dartmouth College, 1924; AM (1925) and Ph.D (1931), Harvard University; instructor of English, Stanford University, 1925-27; Sheldon travelling fellow, Harvard University, 1931-32; from instructor to professor of English (1932-70), chairman of the department, (1944-48), dean of the division of humanities (1947-61), and dean of the College of Letters and Science (1961-70), UCLA; in 1970 he became emeritus dean of the College of Letters and Science, and in 1971, academic assistant to the executive vice chancellor; co-author with Majl Ewing and Llewellyn M. Buell, A guide to better writing (1940); research interests in the history of prose fiction and Victorian literature.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.