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Finding Aid for the Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts, ca. 1420-1915
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
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  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1420-1915
    Collection number: 828
    Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Theodore E. Cummings in honor of her husband, Spring 1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts (Collection 828). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Hebrew manuscripts, mainly Eastern European and some Iraqi, including Cabalistic works such as Pardes rimonim by Moses Cordovero (16th century) and 'Ez Hayyim by Hayyim Vital (1705); prayer books including one from Yemen in the late eighteenth century; a red and black manuscript of 1588 on Jewish chronology and calendar; and The Scroll of Saragossa, ca. 1420, commemorating the miraculous salvation of a community of Spanish Jews. The entire collection is in Hebrew.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232919 

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.



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