|Description||Typescripts of 'Petrarch and the Renascence', by Whitfield, 1943; a translation of Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili , 1936; A Short History of Italian Literature by Whitfield , 1958; The Humanism of A Lepoardi by Whitfield, 1953; correspondence and papers relating to the Italian Libraries Rescue Fund, of which Whitfiled was a committee member. |
|Administrative History||John Humphreys Whitfield, 1906-1995; Serena Professor of Italian Language and Literature at University of Birmingham, 1947-1970. |
Reference: Deposit file.
For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).