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Finding Aid of the Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1926-1964
    Collection number: 1272
    Creator: Brightfield, Myron Franklin, 1897-1964
    Extent: 36 boxes (18 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Myron Franklin Brightfield (1897-1964) was a professor of English at UC Berkeley (1926- ). His published works include Theodore Hook and his novels (1928), The issue in literary criticism (1932), John Wilson Croker (1940), and Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870 (1968). The collection consists of research notes, drafts, and card indexes related to Professor Brightfield's studies of Victorian England, and class notes, syllabi, and examinations for courses taught by Brightfield while professor of English at UC Berkeley.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers (Collection 1272). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709474 

    Biography

    Brightfield was born on October 31, 1897 in Belleville, Illinois; AB, 1919, AM, 1921, Ph.D, 1926, Harvard University; instructor in English, Indiana University, 1922-24; assistant professor, 1926-35, associate professor, 1935-44, and professor of English, UC Berkeley; published works include Theodore Hook and his novels (1928), The issue in literary criticism (1932), John Wilson Croker (1940), and Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870 (1968); he died in 1964.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of research notes, drafts, and card indexes related to Professor Brightfield's studies of Victorian England, and class notes, syllabi, and examinations for courses taught by Brightfield while professor of English at UC Berkeley. Includes research material for his books, Victorian England and its novels, 1840-1870, and John Wilson Croker. Also contains two reels of microfilm relating to Victorian novels.

    Expanded Scope and Content Note

    The collection consists of research notes, drafts, and card indices related to Professor Brightfield's studies of Victorian England, and class notes, syllabi, and examinations for courses taught by Brightfield while Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, 1928(?) to 1964.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series
    • Victorian England and its novels (Boxes 1-14, 36).
    • John Wilson Croker (Box 15).
    • Research notes (Boxes 16-28).
    • Chart, Brightfield article reprints (Box 29).
    • Class notes and materials, including essays (Boxes 30-32).
    • Card indexes (Boxes 33-34).
    • Theodore Hook and his novels, microfilm (Box 35).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Brightfield, Myron Franklin, 1897-1964--Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of English--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Literature teachers--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.