Guide to the Raymund F. Wood Iskandar al-Magribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Raymund F. Wood Iskandar al-Magribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman Collection
Identification: SC/RFW
Creator: Wood, Raymund F.
Physical Description: 0.84 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Spanish;Castilian

French
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: 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.

Biographical Information:

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.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Microforms
Paper records

Personal Name:

Cherif, Abdallah
Iskandar al-Maghribi

Topical Term:

Arabic literature -- Fiction
Erotic literature

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Raymund F. Wood Iskandar al-Magribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Scope and Contents

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.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Administrative Records, 1968-1992

Box 1, Folder 2

El Rosal de las Rosas de Púpera (photocopies)

Box 1, Folder 3

Iskandar Al-Maghribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman: Genuine or Fabrication? Drafts

Box 1, Folder 4

Iskandar Al-Maghribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman: Genuine or Fabrication? Final Printed Version

Box 1, Folder 5

Iskandar Al-Maghribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman: Genuine or Fabrication? Foreward and Translation of First Book

Box 1, Folder 6

Iskandar Al-Maghribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman: Genuine or Fabrication? Prepared Final Draft

Box 1, Folder 7

Iskandar Al-Maghribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman: Genuine or Fabrication? Prepared Typed Manuscript

Box 1, Folder 8

Le Divan d'Amour du Cherif Soliman, Book I Translations

Box 1, Folder 9

Le Divan d'Amour du Cherif Soliman, Books II-IV Translations

Box 1, Folder 10

Le Divan d'Amour du Cherif Soliman, Books V-VI Translations

Box 1, Folder 11

Le Divan d'Amour du Cherif Soliman, Photocopies and Transcription

Box 2, Folder 1

Publication Correspondence, 1969-1992

Box 2, Folder 2

Research Correspondence, 1965-1994

Box 2, Folder 3

Research Notes, 1968-1974