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Guide to the Roy Caston Flickinger Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1927-1944
Creator: Flickinger, Roy Caston (1876-1942)
Extent: 8.25 linear feet.
Collection Number: RG99.0044
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary: University of Iowa professor of classics.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries after the death of Professor Flickinger in 1942. Collection processed by Robert M. Hedges in August 1964. Guide posted to the Internet in 2000; updated January 2008.

Preferred Citation: Roy Caston Flickinger Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney

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.

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.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • "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 meeting of American Philological Association at Syracuse University - 1932
  • Archaeological Institute correspondence - 1928-1939
  • Box 2:
  • Names beginning letter B
  • Correspondence concerning Horace Bimillenium
  • Letters of acknowledgment - 1927-1941
  • Box 3:
  • Letter B
  • Box 4:
  • Letter C
  • Box 5:
  • Letter C
    discarded Classical Journal advertising December 8, 1983
  • Box 6:
  • Letter D
  • Box 7:
  • Letter D
  • Box 8:
  • Letters E-H
  • Box 9:
  • Letters H-K
  • Box 10:
  • Letter L
  • Box 11:
  • Letters M-R
  • Box 12:
  • Letter R and a miscellaneous folder
  • Box 13:
  • Letter S
  • Box 14:
  • Letters T-Z
  • Box 15:
  • Horace 2000th Birthday Celebration - 1935-1936
  • Box 16:
  • Student letters and papers
  • Box 17:
  • Student materials

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

University of Iowa Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Associates' Papers