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Bruce Dickins Papers

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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


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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 IV: Notes (handwritten)
Box 1
Folder 1: [Timeline], 1907-1914
Folder 2: [Copy of Times Literary Supplement with personal notations written on back], 1952
Folder 3: [Piece of brown paper with personal note written on it], 1/6/1950
Folder 4: [Notes pertaining to An Orkney Scholar], 1963-1966
Folder 5: [Notes and research material|subject not identified], 1965
Folder 6: [Notes and two photos for the article written on Edward the Confessor], 1/28/1965
Folder 7: [Personal notes|shorthand], no date
Folder 8: [Leather bound book keeping journal with notes], no date
Folder 9: [Hard cover research journal with notes], no date
Folder 10: [The Times Accountant Department paper with notes on the backside], no date
Folder 11: [Lecture notes], no date
Folder 12: [Loose leaf binder with notes|Baragamara Saga], no date
Folder 13: [Loose leaf binder with notes|Division of, no date
Folder 14: [Bibliographic Citations], no date
Folder 15: [Note comparing the U.S. to England], no date
Folder 16: [Notes found in research journal|3 photos], no date
Folder 17: [Research notes|subject not identified], no date
Folder 18: [Research notes|runes], no date

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Publications],
[Series II: Newspaper Articles],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Notes (handwritten)],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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