Papers of Roy Caston Flickinger
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Scope and Contents
The correspondence and papers of Roy C. Flickinger are in the University of Iowa Library through the courtesy of the Classical Languages Department and the Flickinger family. Correspondence is primarily between faculty members concerning their day-to-day administrative matters.
Roy Caston Flickinger was born December 17, 1876 in Seneca, Illinois. In 1895 he graduated from Jefferson High School in Chicago. He received his BA from Northwestern University in 1899, and took his MA from the same institution in 1901. He was granted a PhD in 1904 by the University of Chicago, and married Lillian Cook August 25 the same year. He was married a second time to Minnie Keys on December 21, 1932.
From 1899 to 1901 he was an Instructor of Greek at Evanston Academy. He then went to Epworth University where he was Professor of Greek and Latin from 1904 to 1905. He then went to Northwestern University from 1905 to 1923, where he was an instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Greek and Latin, and from 1919-1923 was Dean of Liberal Arts.
Professor Flickinger arrived at the State University of Iowa in 1925, and served as the Head of the Department of Classical Languages until his death July 6, 1942. During his tenure, he served as the business manager of Classical Journal, 1927-1933, and editor-in-chief of that periodical, 1928-1933.
Box Contents List
"Carmina Latina" songbook: selected popular songs translated into Latin, 1919 -- 1923
Letters of acknowledgement, 1928 -- 1941
Institute Correspondence and other materials, 1927 -- 1938
Syracuse minutes: minutes of 1932 meeting of American Philological Association at Syracuse University
Archaeological Institute correspondence, 1928 -- 1939
Names beginning letter B
Correspondence concerning Horace Bimillenium
Letters of acknowledgment, 1927 -- 1941
Letter C [Discarded December 8, 1983, Classical Journal advertising]
Letters E -- H
Letters H -- K
Letters M -- R
Letter R and a miscellaneous folder
Letters T -- Z
Horace 2000th Birthday Celebration, 1935 -- 1936
Student letters and papers