Charles Southward Singleton papers
Scope and Contents
Collection is largely research notes dealing with Singleton's later work with some correspondence, family photographs, and awards.
- Creation: 1919-1985
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Collection is open for use once processed.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Southward Singleton (1909-1985) was professor of Hispanic and Italian studies at The Johns Hopkins University. He specialized in early Italian literature especially the works of Dante and Boccaccio. His best known works were his 6-volume English translation with commentary of Dante's "Divine Comedy" (1975) and his edition of Boccaccio's "Decameron" (1982).
20 Cubic Feet (2 record center cartons, 25 letter size document boxes, 13 legal size document boxes, 2 flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches), 3 flat boxes (11 x 9 x 3 inches), 1 flat box (14 x 10.5 x 4.25 inches), 1 cardfile box (10.5 x 6 x 4.75 inches), 1 Album box, 1 over-sized folder)
Language of Materials
Charles Southward Singleton (1909-1985) was professor of Hispanic and Italian studies at The Johns Hopkins University. Collection is largely research notes dealing with Singleton's later work with some correspondence, family photographs, and awards.
Other Finding Aids
A legacy online finding aid for this collection is available: https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-626/20170504021924/http://ead.library.jhu.edu/ms.192-finding-aid.pdf
The items in Boxes 4, 5, and 6 were left in Mrs. Marthiel Duke Mathews home where some of the Singleton papers were stored after his death. When Cynthia Requardt removed the Singleton material from Mrs. Mathews home in August 1986, these items were overlooked. When Mrs. Mathews died, her papers went to Western Maryland College where these Singleton items were removed by the college archivist. See Alice G. Chambers's letter of March 14, 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed to the University by Charles S. Singleton.
This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
- Singleton, Charles S. (Charles Southward), 1909-1985 (Person)
- Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 (Person)
- Alighieri, Dante, 1265-1321 (Person)
- Guide to the Charles Southward Singleton papers
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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