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  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andrew F. Rolle Papers
    Dates: 1951-1982
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator: Rolle, Andrew F.
    Extent: 70 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
    URL:http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Correspondence related to the academic career and writings of Andrew F. Rolle. Includes copies of outgoing correspondence from Rolle and incoming letters from colleagues, including Ray Allen Billington, Louis B. Wright, and K. Ross Toole. The letters focus on Rolle's published books and articles, including those on Italian-Americans in the Western United States.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information

    Access

    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following website .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andrew F. Rolle papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Andrew F. Rolle, December 15, 2010. Some material in library as of c.1983.

    Biography

    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).

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence related to the academic career of Andrew F. Rolle. Includes copies of outgoing correspondence from Rolle as well as letters from his colleagues Ray Allen Billington, Louis B. Wright, and K. Ross Toole. Most of the correspondence focuses on Rolle’s published books and articles, including those on Italian-Americans in the Western United States, various articles written for the Historical Society of Montana, writings on the history of Occidental College, the manuscript “Flight Below the Border” (1959), and the article “The Historic Past of the Unconscious” (1980). The collection also includes some personal correspondence and references to other historians, including Robert Glass Cleland. Also included are newspaper articles and ephemera relating to Billington’s death in 1981.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically.
    A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981.
    Cleland, Robert Glass, 1885-1957.
    Rolle, Andrew F.
    Toole, K. Ross (Kenneth Ross), 1920-1981.
    Wright, Louis B. (Louis Booker), 1899-1984.

    Corporate Names

    Montana Historical Society.
    Occidental College

    Subject

    Historians--United States--Correspondence
    Italian-Americans--History--Book reviews

    Geograhic Areas

    California--History--19th century--Book reviews
    California--History--20th century

    Genre

    Letters (correspondence)--California--20th century