A Guide to the Frank Burr Marsh Papers, 1906-1940
Frank Burr Marsh was born on March 4, 1880 in Big Rapids, Michigan. He earned his BA degree (1902) and PhD (1906) from the University of Michigan, going on to serve as a history instructor there for seven years. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas in 1910 and was promoted to professor in 1926. An author of books, articles, and reviews, Marsh was known as an outstanding American scholar in the history of the Roman Empire and was a member of the Royal Historical Society. He died in Dallas on May 31, 1940.
"Marsh, Frank Burr," P. M. Batchelder, Handbook of Texas Online
The Frank Burr Marsh Papers, 1906-1940, are primarily comprised of manuscripts and drafts of Marsh's books, lectures, and reviews. Notes, notecards, research materials for lectures, and correspondence regarding reviews are also included. The papers furthermore contain materials pertaining to Marsh's speaking engagement at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in St. Louis, Missouri, in December of 1921. Manuscripts and notes found in the collection relate to the history of the Roman Empire and the Ancient World, Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, extraordinary commands in Ancient Rome, and Tacitus.
This collection is open for research use.
Frank Burr Marsh Papers, 1906-1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers