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Reginald French Papers, 1930-1977
2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Amherst College Professor of Romance Languages. Papers include his dissertation (Harvard University, 1933), "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco," as well as extensive notes, a few articles and some miscellaneous photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards and correspondence.

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Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Reginald French Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Reginald French Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Reginald French was educated at Dartmouth College (A.B., 1927) and Harvard University (M.A., 1928, Ph.D., 1935). He was a fellow at the University of Rome, 1929-1930, and then taught at the University of Missouri, 1930-1931 and Williams College, 1931-1935. In 1937 he joined the department of Romance Languages at Amherst College, where he taught until 1972.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Reginald French Papers consist mainly of French's notes relating to his dissertation (Harvard University, Department of Romance Languages, 1933), "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco." A copy of this thesis is also included. Most of the notes seem to date from later in French's career, especially the 1960s and 1970s. Included with the notes are documents and other materials relating to the courses he taught in the department of Romance Languages at Amherst College. The papers also contain a small number of reprints and essay manuscripts, along with some miscellaneous photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards and correspondence.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Reginald French Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Reginald French Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Reginald French Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Accession numbers: 2000-069, 2000-084, 2000-169

Processing Information

Processed: 2003 Nov


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: DOCTORAL THESIS,
1933


Series 1, DOCTORAL THESIS, 1933, consists of a copy of Reginald French's dissertation (Harvard University, 1933), "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco."

Thesis (1 of 2) "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco"
1933

Box 1: folder 1
Thesis (2 of 2) "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco"
1933

Box 1: folder 2
Series 2: NOTES ON THESIS, ca.
1933-1977


Series 2, THESIS NOTES AND TEACHING MATERIALS, ca. 1933-1977, includes French's notes relating to his thesis as well as notes, photocopies, quizzes and other materials from the various courses he later taught. This series is arranged by topic and spans his entire professional career.

Notes on Thesis: "Bonifacio Pent"
1964, 1965, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Notes on Thesis: "Bonifario"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Notes on Thesis: "Citta"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Notes on Thesis: "Dante Forma"
1955, 1971, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Notes on Thesis: "Farinata"
1962-1969, n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Notes on Thesis: "Francesca"
1953, 1958, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Notes on Thesis: "Gen. Structure" (folder only)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Notes on Thesis: "Grace Dante 1975-76"
1960-1975, n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Notes on Thesis: "Gracciono Terrestre"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
Notes on Thesis: "Guardiani Bestie Diavoli"
1955, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Notes on Thesis: "HAL Applications" (folder only)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Notes on Thesis: "Hymnology"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Notes on Thesis: "Ladies' Dante"
1972, n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
Notes on Thesis: "Latini"
1957-1973, n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Notes on Thesis: "Modicum" (1 of 2)
1976, n.d.

Box 1: folder 17
Notes on Thesis: "Modicum" (2 of 2)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
Notes on Thesis: "Nita Nuna" (folder only)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 19
Notes on Thesis: "Odds: Apotheosis"
1965, 1972, n.d.

Box 1: folder 20
Notes on Thesis: "Paradiso"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 1
Notes on Thesis: "Paradiso General"
1964, n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Notes on Thesis: "Penitential Psalms"
1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 3
Notes on Thesis: "Pier delle Vigne"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Notes on Thesis: "Plan"
1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 5
Notes on Thesis: "Process della Chiesa"
1969-1972, n.d.

Box 2: folder 6
Notes on Thesis: "Psalm 30: In te Domini"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
Notes on Thesis: "Simonia Propina"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Notes on Thesis: "Sinner of Inferno"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Notes on Thesis: "Summae Deus Clementiae"
1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 10
Notes on Thesis: "Timetable"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
Notes on Thesis: "Typus/Persona"
1969, 1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 12
Notes on Thesis: "Ugolino"
1964, 1974, n.d.

Box 2: folder 13
Notes on Thesis: "Ulisse"
1956-1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
Notes on Thesis: Untitled
1974, 1977, n.d.

Box 2: folder 15
Notes on Thesis: "Variais"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 16
Notes on Thesis: "Veneraus Centes"
1972, 1974, n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
Series 3: OTHER WRITINGS,
1937-1964


Series 3, OTHER WRITINGS, 1937-1964, contains two manuscripts copies of essays by French and reprints of five of his articles from various journals.

"Chapter 3: The Giostra de Bolognesi" (typescript) + notes
1958

Box 2: folder 18
Paper on minstrels of the Renaissance
n.d.

Box 2: folder 19
"The Identity of Francesco Cieco de Ferrara" (PMLA reprint, 2 copies)
1937 Dec

Box 2: folder 20
Misc. Reprints: "Oral or Aural?"
"Bread and Books in Italy"
"Simony and Pentecost"
"Note on a State of Mind: 1948"
1949-1964, n.d.

Box 2: folder 21
Series 4: MISCELLANEOUS,
1937-1972 and n.d.


Series 4, MISCELLANEOUS, 1937-1972 and n.d., includes a small number of greeting cards, newspaper clippings, photographs, concert programs and correspondence.

Misc. greeting cards, newspaper clippings
1937-1969, n.d.

Box 2: folder 22
Misc. family photographs and documents
1937-1972, n.d.

Box 2: folder 23

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Cieco, Francesco, 15th cent.
  • French, Reginald F.

Contributors
  • French, Rachel.

Genre terms
  • Photographs--Amherst College.


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