Siegfried B. Rolland Papers, 1945-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Siegfried B. Rolland, 1918-1989
Title
Siegfried B. Rolland Papers
Dates
1945-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG368 (collection)
Summary
Papers relating to history professor Rolland's work on university and statewide committees, lecture notes and other material related to his teaching, material documenting his historical research, especially on Cadwallader Colden, notebooks from his graduate student days, and correspondence, both professional and personal.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Siegfried B. Rolland was born in New York City February 12, 1918. He attended Ferrar Modern School, an experimental grade school in Stelton, New Jersey and Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Although he never received a high school diploma he earned a baccalaureate and master's degree from Wayne University at Detroit, Michigan, in 1941 and 1947, and a doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin which was awarded in 1952.

He served in the United States Army from February 1941 to June 1946. He taught at Wayne University for three years before coming to the University of Idaho in 1952. He was offered the job in the social science department at Idaho without even applying for it, after university officials heard a recommendation from the history department chairman at Wisconsin. Rolland stayed at the University of Idaho for 32 years before retiring as head of the history department in April 1984. During his career he taught U.S. history, diplomatic history, Latin American history, Idaho history, Pacific Northwest history, and his specialty, U.S. colonial history.

He was frequently asked to consult on historical projects and speak on historical topics. He published scholarly articles in both professional and popular magazines.

He spearheaded the drive for better wages and benefits for UI faculty, and served as a member of at least 20 professional and scholarly organizations, boards, and faculty committees. He was also active in improving student-faculty relations at the university.

He married Julia Edgar at Pontiac, Michigan, on June 15, 1948. They had two daughters and one son. Rolland died of a heart attack on January 19, 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Siegfried B. Rolland span the years 1945 to 1988, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1948 to 1984.

The papers include records relating to his work with university committees and non-university organizations; lecture notes and other material concerning his teaching at the University of Idaho; material representing his historical research, especially on Cadwallader Colden, a prominent figure in New York colonial history; lecture notes and class notes from his days as a graduate student and his pre U of I teaching career; and finally a collection of correspondence, both professional and personal, the latter being from his father and step-mother.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original inventory, 1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

1 item

Series I. Committees and Organizations, 1952-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2-4
Academic Calendar Committee
124 items
1963-1969
1/5
American Federation of Teachers
8 items
1975-1976
1/6
American Studies Committee
8 items
1974-1975
1/7
Appeal Hearing Committee
35 items
1983-1984
1/8-10
Archives Advisory Council
45 items
1975-1977
1/11-15
Archives and History Committee
258 items
1952-1965
1/16
Blue Ribbon Committee
8 items
1984
1/17
Center for Native American Development
10 items
1970-1976
1/18
College of Letters and Science
9 items
1968
1/19
Core Curriculum Committee
21 items
1981
1/20
Council of Faculty Chairmen
7 items
1973-1974
1/21-22
Council of Higher Education Faculties
118 items
1974-1985
1/23-27
Council on Regional Historical Research in Progress
388 items
1956-1960
1/28
Foreshadow
16 items
1957-1976
1/29
Facilities
3 items
1963
1/30-34
Faculty Affairs Committee
291 items
1973-1980
1/35
Affirmative action
6 items
1976-1977
1/36-37
Appeals board
24 items
1973
2/38
Appeals board
18 items
1974-1977
2/39
Evaluations and reviews
38 items
1974-1976
2/40
Evaluations/Salaries
60 items
1977-1978
2/41
Extension (consolidation of staff)
5 items
1975-1976
2/42
Faculty at large/Professional exempt staff
8 items
1974-1976
2/43
Financial exigency
3 items
1974
2/44
Insurance
20 items
1974-1977
2/45
Mandatory sabbatical leaves
3 items
1973-1976
2/46
Miscellaneous
51 items
1973-1976
2/47
Promotion and tenure
25 items
1974-1977
2/48
Retirement
29 items
1970-1975
2/49
Salary
65 items
1972-1977
2/50
Savings bond drive
8 items
1975
2/51
Faculty Council
31 items
1973-1974
2/52
Collective bargaining
10 items
1973
2/53
Communications
2 items
1973
2/54
Chairman letters to faculty
6 items
1973-1974
2/55
Forest History Foundation
6 items
1957-1964
2/56
Hay plan
56 items
1976-1977
2/57-59
Health Insurance Advisory Group
91 items
1982-1983
2/60-61
History Dept. minutes and memos
82 items
1969-1976
2/62
Idaho Historic Sites Review Board
18 items
1969-1983
2/63
Idaho Historical Society
94 items
1956-1961
2/64
Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board
5 items
1975-1980
2/65
Inland Empire Waterways Association
24 items
1961-1964
2/66
Port of Lewiston
8 items
1962-1964
2/67
Juntura
29 items
1974-1976
2/68
Legislative Coordinating Committee
1 item
1976
2/69
Library Associates
3 items
1971
2/70
Minority Student Program Coordinator selection committee
45 items
1974
2/71
Oregon National Historic Trail Advisory Council
9 items
1979-1983
2/72
Organization of American Historians
13 items
1974-1975
2/73
Pacific Northwest Labor History Conference
2 items
1973-1974
2/74
Pettyjohn bequest committee
11 items
1979-1980
2/75
Presidential search committee
4 items
1977
2/76
Social Sciences Coordinating Committee
38 items
1969-1972
2/77
Student evaluation of teaching faculty
12 items
1969-1970
2/78
Summer session and continuing education
5 items
1972
2/79
University Bicentennial Committee
5 items
1975-1976
2/80
White Pine Program
1 item
1972

Series II. Teaching and Related Material, 1953-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/81
Black Studies: Program development
29 items
1969-1973
2/82
Budgets, etc.
14 items
1970
2/83
Coordinating committee
18 items
1974-1976
3/84-85
Class material
22 items
1975-1976
3/86-87
Lecture notes
24 items
1976
3/88
Tests
4 items
1972-1973
3/89
Black student union
9 items
1972-1973
3/90
Audio visual material available
13 items
1975
3/91
Booklists
20 items
1970-1973
3/92-93
Magazines and newspapers
11 items
1970-1973
3/94
Publications
3 items
1974-1975
3/95-97
History 9: Introduction to U.S. History
18 items
1953-1968
3/98-102
History 10: Introduction to U.S. History
28 items
1953-1968
3/103
History 101: History of Civilization, syllabus
1 item
undated
3/104-108
History 111: Latin America
43 items
1957-1963
3/109-111
History 112: Latin America
32 items
1957-1963
3/112-113
History 115: U.S. Diplomatic History
29 items
1954-1958
3/114-115
History 116: U.S. Diplomatic History
47 items
1954-1958
3/116-120
History 123: Idaho and the Pacific Northwest
64 items
1953-1960
3/121-123
History 124: Idaho and the Pacific Northwest
103 items
1953-1960
3/124
History 209: Dr. Hause's rules for writing papers
1 item
undated
3/125-128
History 411: American History, Colonies to 1763
41 items
1970-1973
4/129-131
History 412: The American Revolution
23 items
1984
4/132-134
History 413: U.S. History 1790-1828
22 items
undated
4/135-137
History 423: Idaho and the Pacific Northwest
69 items
1965-1983
4/138
History C423, Correspondence study
16 items
1971
4/139
History 441: Greece, syllabus
1 item
1982
4/140
History 442: Rome, syllabus
1 item
1982
4/141
History 446: Medieval Europe, syllabus
1 item
1982
4/142-145
Social Sciences 1
57 items
1951-1958
4/146-151
Social Sciences 2
61 items
1951-1958
4/152
Advising
37 items
1969-1981
4/153
Evaluation
5 items
1966
4/154
Evaluations of staff
5 items
1967-1971
4/155
Graduate program information
9 items
1966-1970
4/156
Graduate student committees
42 items
1960-1982
4/157
Ph.D. program review
3 items
1987
4/158
Ph.D. preliminary exams
13 items
1961-1982
4/159
Lecture notes: The Greek mind
1 item
undated
4/160
Colonial labor supply
3 items
undated
4/161
Recent American history 1917-1948
1 item
undated
4/162
Letters of recommendation
43 items
1970-1983
4/163
NDEA History Institute: Latin America
2 items
1966
4/164
Research guides and bibliographies
5 items
undated
4/165
Reserve book lists
5 items
1959-1961
4/166
Student paper outlines for History 290
41 items
1959-1963
4/167
Tenure review policy
4 items
1974
4/168
Workshop: The Indian in Pacific Northwest history
2 items
1955
4/169
Miscellaneous notes and test answers
2 items
undated

Series III. Research, 1948-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. Cadwallader Colden
1948-1972
Box/Folder
4/170-171
Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, final draft with advisor's comments
4 items
1952
5/172
Colden dissertation, summary and obsolete pages
13 items
1951-1952
5/173
Colden dissertation, chapter outlines
10 items
1950
5/174
Seminar paper: Cadwallader Colden, historian
1 item
1948
5/175
Dissertation outline with Kelley's comments
1 item
1950
5/176
Paper: Cadwallader Colden, imperial statesman, 1760-1776
3 items
1952
5/177
Indian land policy (chapter 11)
1 item
1952
5/178
An interpretation of the colonial opposition to Parliament, 1760-1775 (chapter 12)
1952
5/179
Exponent of imperial control (chapter 10) article for Bench and Bar
1 item
1952
5/180
Cadwallader Colden and the administration of the public lands in New York, 1718-1760, with comments by Fred Winkler
4 items
196-
5/181
Cadwallader Colden, philosopher, typescript
1 item
196-?
5/182-183
Cadwallader Colden in the revolutionary era, 1760-1776, typescript submitted to William and Mary Quarterly
6 items
1955
5/184
Cadwallader Colden, imperial statesman, 1760-1776, presented at Idaho Historical Conference, Boise
5 items
1968
5/185
Maps of colonial New York
2 items
undated
5/186
Research proposal to University Research Committee
7 items
1967
5/187
Correspondence re: research on Colden biography
47 items
1961-1972
5/188
Correspondence with American Philosophical Society re: grant for Colden book
14 items
1961-1966
5/189
Microfilm reels ordered from various repositories
13 items
1962
5/190
List of broadsides at New York Historical Society
2 items
1962
5/191
Reprints of monographs on Colden by Saul Jarcho
3 items
1955-1956
5/192
Photostats of Colden letters, dated 1726 and 1757
2 items
1950
5/193
Photostats of Colden letters and University of Michigan, 1714-1715
3 items
5/194
Colden's essay on morality, typescript of original
1 item
undated
5/195
Index to Colden copy book in possession of A.S.W. Rosenbach
1 item
undated
5/196
Livingston family tree
1 item
undated
5/197
Transcripts of manuscripts at University of Michigan, 1742-1753
2 items
undated
5/198
Transcripts of manuscripts at New York Historical Society, 1720-1776
6 items
undated
5/199-200
Notecards: Subject file
2 items
undated
6/201
Subject file
1 item
undated
6/202
Papers by location
1 item
undated
6/203
Bibliography of manuscripts in New York Historical Society
1 item
undated
6/204
Annotated record of sources
1 item
undated
6/205
New York history, chronological file
1 item
undated
7/206
Microfilms: American Philosophical Society: Miscellaneous Colden scientific papers, 1721-1726
1 item
7/207
Bancroft Library: Colden papers, v.2
1 item
7/208-209
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library: Livingston family papers
2 items
undated
7/210
University of Michigan: George Clinton papers, Sir Henry Clinton papers, Brisbane papers
1 item
undated
7/211
University Microfilms: Champagne, Roger James. The sons of liberty and the aristocracy in New York politics. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin
1 item
1960
7/212
Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Logan papers
1 item
undated
7/213-214
New York Historical Society: Cadwallader Colden scientific writings
2 items
undated
7/215
January 1963 Colden acquisition
1 item
undated
7/216
Joseph Reed papers
1 item
undated
7/217
Miscellaneous selections from 15 collections
1 item
undated
7/218
New York Public Library: Chalmers papers relating to New York, v.4
1 item
undated
7/219
William Smith diary, v.4
1 item
undated
7/220
Unidentified source: James Duane papers, 1680-1766
1 item
B. Other
1954-1987
Box/Folder
7/221
Book reviews
22 items
1956-1987
7/222
Consulting
28 items
1977-1981
7/223
Encyclopedia articles: Colliers
43 items
1969-1973
7/224
ENC: World Book
10 items
1969
7/225
Alias Harry Orchard: a case of reasonable doubt. Project proposal and transcript of script
2 items
1980
7/226-227
Video cassettes
2 items
1980
7/228
Idaho territorial centennial
22 items
1960-1963
7/229
Lewis and Clark
7 items
1954-1963
7/230
Mining and minerals
3 items
1963
7/231
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and maps
6 items
1963-1964
7/232
Miscellaneous history material
9 items
1960-1967
7/233
Typescripts: Idaho's other senators
3 items
undated
7/234
Oral history project
5 items
1957-1960
8/235
Nez Perce handbook project
3 items
1979
8/236
Salmon River project, "Beyond the still waters"
8 items
1981
8/237-238
Bibliography cards: American history
2 items
undated
8/239
Miscellaneous history
1 item
undated

Series IV. Student and Pre-Idaho Teaching Material, 1945-1951Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. Wayne University
1945-1951
Box/Folder
8/240
Michigan history, lecture notes
14 items
undated
8/241
The rise of industrial America to 1900, class notes
15 items
undated
8/242
Publications on social reform
2 items
1855-1879
8/243-244
Thesis draft: The Detroit English language labor press 1839-1889
2 items
1946
8/245-246
Bibliography cards: Thesis and related topics
2 items
1945-1946
8/247
History 101: Original lecture notes
12 items
1951
8/248
Students' term papers
6 items
1951
8/249
History 2: Exams and student papers
17 items
1949-1951
8/250
History 101 and 2: Tests and review sheets
9 items
1949-1951
B. University of Wisconsin
1947-1949
Box/Folder
9/251
Greek and Hellenistic world, class notes, maps, etc.
8 items
1948
9/252
Bibliographies: various classes
8 items
1947-1948
9/253
Reports for philosophy classes
5 items
1948
9/254
Paper on rationalism for History 203
1 item
1948
9/255-257
History I "Foundations of Western Civilization," lecture notes
13 items
undated
9/258
History 3: Term papers
9 items
1947-1948
9/259
Exams taken, including Ph.D. prelims, (questions only)
14 items
1947-1948
9/260
Term paper: "Wages and prices in 17th century New England and Virginia
1 item
1947
Box
9
Spiral bound notebooks
Box/Folder
9/261
History 3A
1 item
undated
9/262
History 113A
1 item
1947
9/263
History 127
1 item
1948
9/264
History 131
1 item
1948
9/265-266
History 208
2 items
1940
9/267
History 216
1 item
1940
9/268-269
Colonial America
2 items
1947
9/270
Diplomatic history of the U.S.
1 item
1948
9/271-273
Greek history
3 items
1948
9/274-275
Medieval culture
2 items
1948
9/276
Medieval & Renaissance history
1 item
undated
9/277
Medieval learning and literature
1 item
undated
9/278
The reform impulse
1 item
undated
9/279
Philosophy 139, American philosophers
1 item
1948
9/280-281
Political Science 165
2 items
1948-1949
9/282-283
History of science
2 items
1948-1949

Series V. Personal and Other Material, 1954-1988Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/284
Accident report
1 item
1987
9/285
Book acquisitions
4 items
1969-1972
9/286
Correspondence
65 items
1954-1988
9/287-290
Correspondence: Hugo and Siphra Rolland
180 items
1955-1971
9/291
Hartung's 4 year plan for the university
2 items
1975
9/292
Promissory note
1 item
1962
9/293
Vita
10 items
1966-1980
9/294
Poster: Where is the eagle--gone (Chief Seattle to President Franklin Pierce, 1855)
1 item
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Historians -- Idaho -- Records and correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Rolland, Siegfried B., 1918-1989--Archives.