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Larzer Ziff papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0639
Professor Larzer Ziff became the Caroline Donovan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University in 1981. He served as chair of the Department of English from 1991 to 1995. This collection consists of the professional and teaching files of Larzer Ziff from the 1960s to 2008. The collection primarily includes course materials, conference papers, and his writings, both published and unpublished.

Dates

  • 1960s-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

10 Cubic Feet (8 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Professor Larzer Ziff, a native of Massachusetts, attended Middlebury College and the University of Chicago, receiving his Masters and PhD from the latter in 1951 and 1955, respectively. After teaching at various institutions early in his career, Ziff became the Caroline Donovan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University in 1981. He served as chair of the Department of English from 1991 to 1995. He is primarily known for his expertise in the history of literary America.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the professional and teaching files of Larzer Ziff from the 1960s to 2008. The collection primarily includes course materials, conference papers, and his writings, both published and unpublished.

Arrangement

The papers have been left in the Ziff's original organization and the folder labels reflect the original labeling by the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of the collection is known to have been donated by the creator, Larzer Ziff, in January 1999.

Accruals

Box 1-5 are part of Accession 1998-99.MS.016. Box 6-8 are part of a later accrual, Accession 2013-14.MS.003.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in November 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA