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Finding Aid for the Wolf Leslau papers, 1940-1979
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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Oral History
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Wolf Leslau papers
    Collection number: 1255
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.5 linear ft. (9 boxes. 32 oversize boxes.)
    Date: 1940-1979
    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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Leslau, Wolf

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Wolf Leslau, 1980.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wolf Leslau Papers (Collection 1255). UCLA LIbrary Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973122 

    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).

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    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).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Leslau, Wolf--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Linguistics--Faculty--Archives.
    Amharic language--Dictionaries--Research.
    Gurage languages--Dictionaries--Research.
    Lexicographers--Archival resources.
    Linguists--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publications.