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Francis G. Fike graduated as Salutatorian, Verona High School 1950; B.A. Duke University, 1954; Ordained Deacon, United Methodist Church, 1955; M. Div., Union Theological Seminary, 1957; Recipient, Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, 1957, Stanford University; Ordained Elder, United Methodist Church, 1957; M.A., Stanford University, 1958; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1964 (Dissertation Topic: “The Influence of John Ruskin on the Poetic Theory and Practice of Gerard Manley Hopkins”); Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, 1958-1961; Acting Instructor, Stanford University, 1961-63; Instructor, Cornell University, 1963-1965; Assistant Professor of English, Cornell University, 1965-1968; Associate Professor of English, Hope College, 1968-1984; Professor of English, Hope College, 1984-1998; Professor of English Emeritus, Hope College, 1998- .

The collection includes biographical information, publications list, miscellaneous correspondence, documents related to the Hope College Administrative Affairs Board, Conference on Christianity and Literature, curriculum reform, Department of English, his work as editor of Perspectives magazine, and samples of his calligraphic work. Also included are selections of his published works.


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