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Bruce Dickins Papers

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Publications

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Correspondence

Notes (handwritten)

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Bruce Dickins Papers, 1912-1978 | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: Bruce Dickins Papers, 1912-1978

ID: RBSC/SPX/002

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of Publications; Series II includes Newspaper Articles; Series III contains Correspondence; Series IV is Notes (handwritten); and Series V consists of miscellaneous items. Part of his papers are located in Special Collections Oversize.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bruce Dickins Papers consist of printed (paper-based) published articles, handwritten research/personal notes (often in shorthand), booklets/reports from committees he was active in, newspaper articles, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of Publications; Series II includes Newspaper Articles; Series III contains Correspondence; Series IV is Notes (handwritten); and Series V consists of miscellaneous items.  The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.  Part of his papers are located in Special Collections Oversize.

Collection Historical Note

Bruce Dickins (1889-1978) was born on Oct 26, 1889 in Nottingham.  He grew up mostly in the company of his grandparents in South Lincolnshire.  He later went to Nottingham High School and to Magdalene College in Cambridge, where he studied history and old Anglo-Saxon languages.  After graduation he taught English at Leeds University.  From 1917-1919 he was stationed in France to aid the British army.  When he returned he transferred to the University of Edinburgh.  Some time later he married Mollie Grierson and they had two children together; one son and one daughter (tragically the son would later die of pneumonia in Uganda).  Dickins has served on many committees, written various published articles, and was an avid sports fan.  Through his studies he became knowledgable about Old Norse, early Scottish texts, runes, English local history, bibliography, and place-names.  Dickins has contributed greatly to many academic fields; including, but not limited to, English, History, Humanities, Museum Studies, and Bibliography.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: no restrictions

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Purchased by William Baker


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Publications],
[Series II: Newspaper Articles],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Notes (handwritten)],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
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Series II: Newspaper Articles
Box 1
Folder 1: The Orkney Norm|A Discovery in Orkney Runes [An Orkney Scholar newspaper articles], 7/4/1921
Folder 2: Middle Scots Texts [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] multiple copies, 7/10/1924
Folder 3: The Owl and the Nightingale [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] 2 copies, 1927
Folder 4: Living In An Ivory Tower [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article], 9/4/1948
Folder 5: Collection of articles from the Times Literary Supplement|4 articles, 1951-1955
Folder 6: Contributions to the Interpretation of Middle Scot Texts [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] 9 copies, Feb 21
Folder 7: Collection of articles from the Times Literary Supplement|3 articles, no date
Folder 8: The Flying of Dunbar and Kennedy [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] 4 copies, no date
Folder 9: Collection of articles from the Times Literary Supplement|8 articles, no date
Box 2: Special Collections Oversize
Folder 1: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Middle English text|6 articles], 1921-1929
Folder 2: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Anglo-Saxon Era|5 articles], 1924-1929
Folder 3: Correspondence from DA|Important Discovery [articles], 10/23/1929
Folder 4: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Anglo-Saxon Era|32 articles], 1930-1939
Folder 5: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Anglo-Saxon Era|roughly 23 articles], 1930-1939
Folder 6: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles|roughly 11 articles], 1941-1949
Folder 7: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Medieval literature|roughly 14 articles], 1941-1948
Folder 8: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Middle English and Anglo-Saxon Era|roughly 8 articles], 1950-1959
Folder 9: An Orkney Scholar & Orkney's Most Distinguished Citizen [article and envelope], 5/27/1965
Folder 10: The Testiment of Cressid [Literary Supplement Newspaper Article] 5 copies, Dec 11

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[Series II: Newspaper Articles],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Notes (handwritten)],
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