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Finding Aid for the Wolf Leslau Papers, 1940-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wolf Leslau Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1979
    Collection number: 255
    Creator: Leslau, Wolf
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 32 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Wolf Leslau (1906- ) was a professor of Hebrew and Semitic linguistics at UCLA (1955-76) and the author of many books. The collection consists of a manuscript with holographic corrections and research materials relating to Leslau's English-Amharic context dictionary (1973) and materials relating to Etymological dictionary of Gurage (Ethiopic) (1979).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Wolf Leslau, 1980.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wolf Leslau Papers (Collection 255). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Leslau was born on November 14, 1906 in Krzepice, Poland; lic. es lett. (1934) and Ph.D (1953), Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1934; diploma, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1934; diploma, Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales, 1935; lecturer in southern Arabic, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1936-39; professor of Semitic studies, Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes (New York City), 1942-46; associate professor, Asia Institute (New York City), 1946-51; associate professor of Near Eastern languages, Brandeis University, 1951-55; professor of Hebrew and Semitic linguistics, UCLA, 1955-76, then professor emeritus; fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; author of many books, including Ethiopic documents: Gurage (1950), Ethiopic and South Arabic contributions to the Hebrew lexicon (1958), Amharic-English and English-Amharic vocabulary (1963), An annotated bibliography of the Semitic languages of Ethiopia (1965), and English-Amharic context dictionary (1973).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of a manuscript with holographic corrections and research materials relating to Wolf Leslau's English-Amharic context dictionary (1973) and materials relating to his Etymological dictionary of Gurage (Ethiopic) (1979).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Vol. II Etymological section.
    2. Card file of annotated entries, arranged alphabetically.
    3. Vol. II English-Gurage index.
    4. Manuscript of English-Amharic context dictionary.
    5. Proofs relating to Etymological dictionary of Gurage (Ethiopic).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Leslau, Wolf--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Linguistics--Faculty--Archives.
    Lexicographers--Archival resources.
    Linguists--Archival resources.
    Amharic language--Dictionaries--Research.
    Gurage languages--Dictionaries--Research.
    Manuscripts for publication.