Andrew F. Rolle Papers

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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

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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


Collection Contents

 

Correspondence

 

1952, June 20. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74900. 

 

1952, July 1. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74901.

 

1953, Jan.26. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74902.

 

1953, Feb.13. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74903.

 

1953, Dec.22. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74904.

 

1954, Sep.17. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74905.

 

1954, Sep.18. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74906.

 

1955, Oct. 4. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74907.

 

1955, Oct.28. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74908.

 

1955, Nov.1. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74909.

 

1955, Dec.23. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74910.

 

1956, Jan.18. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74911.

 

1956, Feb.14. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74912.

 

1956, Mar.30. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74913.

 

1956, Apr.4. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74914.

 

1956, June 21. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to K. Ross Toole.  HM 74915.

 

1956, July 2. Toole, K. Ross. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74916.

 

1956, July 8. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to K. Ross Toole.  HM 74917.

 

1957, Mar.8. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74918.

 

1957, May 13. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74919.

 

1957, June 1. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74920.

 

1957, Aug.22. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74921.

 

1957, Sep.6. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to K. Ross Toole.  HM 74922.

 

1957, Sep.10. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74923.

 

1957, Oct.30. Kennedy, Michael. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74924.

 

1957, Nov.26. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74925.

 

1957, Dec.2. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74926.

 

1958, June 13. Schuyler, Katharine. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74927.

 

1959, June 16. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74928.

 

1959, June 18. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74929.

 

1959, June 23. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74930.

 

1959, Aug.3. Carlisle, Henry C. 1 letter to John T. Hawes.  HM 74931.

 

1959, Aug.10. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Ray Allen Billington.  HM 74932.

 

1959, Dec.7. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74933.

 

1960, Feb.8. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74934.

 

1960, Feb.15. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to K. Ross Toole.  HM 74935.

 

1960, Mar.17. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to K. Ross Toole.  HM 74936.

 

1960, May 21. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74937.

 

1961, Jan.5. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74938.

 

1961, Feb.24. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74939.

 

1961, Mar.1. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74940.

 

1961, Mar.7. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74941.

 

1961, Apr.10. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to K. Ross Toole.  HM 74942.

 

1961, July 2. [Rolle, Andrew F.]. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74943.

 

1962, Jan.5. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74944.

 

1962, Jan.29. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74945.

 

1962, Apr.13. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74946.

 

1963, Jan.9. Billington, Mabel. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle and France Rolle.  HM 74947.

 

1963, Jan.13. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74948.

 

1963, Feb.12. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. and Frances Rolle.  HM 74949.

 

1963, Apr.3. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74950.

 

1963, May 8. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74951.

 

1964, Apr.21. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74952.

 

1964, June 11. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74953.

 

1965, Mar.19. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74954.

 

1966, Dec.1. Sterling, Graham L. 1 letter to Ray Allen Billington and Mabel Billington.  HM 74955.

 

1969, Mar.7. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74956.

 

1973, Feb.15. Gerberding, William P. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74957.

 

1974, Dec.24. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74958.

 

1978, May 11. Rolle, Andrew F. 1 letter to Louis B. Wright.  HM 74959.

 

1978, May 15. Wright, Louis B. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74960.

 

1980, Feb.22. Ryf, Robert S. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74961.

 

1980, May 8. Billington, Ray Allen. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74962.

 

1981, May 19. Gilman, Richard C. 1 letter to Mabel Billington.  HM 74963.

 

1982, Sep.14. Gilman, Richard C. 1 letter to Mabel Billington.  HM 74964.

 

Undated. Axeen, David. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74965.

 

Undated. Toole, K. Ross. 1 letter to Andrew F. Rolle.  HM 74966.

 

Miscellaneous, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

 

1981, Mar.10. Rolle, Andrew F. Remarks on Ray Allen Billington.  HM 74967.

 

1981, Mar.11. Exerpt of minutes of the faculty meeting of Occidental College.  HM 74968.

 

1981. Newspaper clippings on the death of Ray Allen Billington.  HM 74969.

 

Undated. Ephemera (5 pieces).