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Collection Number: 00257

Collection Title: John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 270 items)
Abstract John Rose Ficklen, a native of Virginia, was a professor of history at Tulane University. The collection chiefly includes correspondence of Ficklen with his professional colleagues; personal and family letters received; and writings, lectures, and notes by him. Also included are papers, beginning in 1888, of his wife, Bessie Alexander Ficklen (b. 1861), consisting of letters from her father, Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910); correspondence about the publication of her husband's work after his death; and items relating to her own interest in poetry and art.
Creator Ficklen, John Rose, 1858-1907.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Rose Ficklen Papers, #257, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Vol. 9, "Notes for sketch of Acadians" available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Prior to 1940
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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John Rose Ficklen, a native of Virginia, was a professor of Latin, English, then later history and economics at Tulane University.

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The collection includes chiefly correspondence of Ficklen with his professional colleagues; personal and family letters received; and writings, lectures, and notes by him. Also included are papers, beginning in 1888, of his wife, Bessie Alexander Ficklen (b. 1861), consisting of letters from her father, Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910); correspondence about the publication of her husband's work after his death; and items relating to her own interest in poetry and art.

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Contents list

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About 270 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1864; 1882-1893 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 1

Folder 2

1894-1899 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 2

Folder 3

1900-1902 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 3

Folder 4

1903-1905 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 4

Folder 5

1906-July 1907 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 5

Folder 6

Bessie Alexander Ficklen papers, August-December 1907 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 6

Folder 7

Bessie Alexander Ficklen papers, 1908-1909 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 7

Folder 8

Bessie Alexander Ficklen papers, 1910-1914 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 8

Folder 9

Bessie Alexander Ficklen papers, 1915-1942 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 9

Folder 10

Bessie Alexander Ficklen papers, miscellaneous and undated #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 10

Folder 11

Bessie Alexander Ficklen writings and notes #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 11

Folder 12

Clippings #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 12

Folder 13

Writings and lectures, 1897-1900 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 13

Folder 14

Writings: "Miracles and Mysteries" #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 14

Folder 15

Miscellaneous writings and speeches #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 15

Folder 16

Pictures for Ficklen's history of Louisiana #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 1: "Reconstruction in Louisiana" #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 2: Clippings #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 3: Ficklen's notebook on the Minneapolis Municipal Reform Convention #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 4: Notes on Shreveport State Association of Teachers of the Study of History, December 1899 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 5: Notes on lecture at Berlin, on German literature #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 6: Miscellaneous notes on historical subjects; notes on graduation thesis #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 7: Graduate English history notebook, 1900-1902 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 8: Talk before Mr. Dyer's(?) school on "The Necessity of a College Course," 1904 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 9: Notes for sketch of Acadians, 1905 #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 10: Literary notes: Philosophy of Religion and Everett's Science of Thought, undated #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 11: Notes on rhetoric, undated #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 12: Notes on essay on Coleridge, undated #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 13: Chautauqua address, "Greeks and Greek Culture," and other notes, undated #00257, Series: "John Rose Ficklen Papers, 1864; 1882-1942." Folder 29

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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