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Guide to the Raymund F. Wood Iskandar al-Magribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman Collection
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Description
The collection consists of drafts of Iskandar al-Magribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman, correspondence related to research and publication, and administrative records. It includes a Spanish translation of El Rosal de Las Rosas de Purpura and a photocopy of the French translation from the Arabic of Le Divan d'Amour du Cherif Soliman.
Background
Raymund F. Wood was born in London, England on November 9, 1911 and came to live in the United States as a child. After high school, he studied at St. Mary’s University, receiving a degree in Classics in 1931, and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Gonzaga University in 1939. Wood taught English at the University of Santa Clara from 1939-1941, then briefly worked as a teaching assistant at the University of California, Los Angeles, until enlisting in the US Army in 1942. Following the end of WWII, he completed a Library Science degree at the University of Southern California and then accepted a position as a librarian at Fresno State College, where he worked from 1950-1966. In 1966, Wood relocated to Los Angeles to accept a position as Associate Dean and Professor of Library Science at UCLA. Wood retired from UCLA in 1978. Wood’s published work focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration in California history. He also published a number of articles in journals of professional librarianship. Raymund F. Wood passed away on April 3, 1998, in Encino, California.
Extent
0.84 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.