Finding Aid for the José Benoliel Papers LSC.1625

Finding aid prepared by Jasmine Larkin, 2021.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2021 January 22.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: José Benoliel papers
Creator: Benoliel, José, 1888-1937
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1625
Physical Description: 18.5 Linear Feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Date (inclusive): 1900-1937
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of collection unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections reference ( for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source and date of receipt unknown.

Biographical History

Bénoliel was born in 1888 in Tangiers, Morocco; he was educated in Paris and taught French and Hebrew in various colleges in Lisbon from 1881 to 1921; returned to Morocco in 1921, where he was active in the Jewish Community of Tangiers, serving as president for several years; was a member of various learned academies and institutes of Spain and Portugal; his major work was the Dialecto judeo-hispano-marroquí o hakitía; published in the Bóletin de la Real Academia Española, vols. XIII, XIV, XV, and XXXII (1926-52); he also published a French-Portuguese dictionary, seven volumes of original poetry, critical studies of Luiz de Camões, and numerous translations both from and into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew, including a translation of part of The Lusiad into Hebrew; he died in 1937 in Tangiers.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230369 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], José Benoliel papers (Collection 1625). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of biographical and bibliographical material, copies of published books and articles of Bénoliel and Xavier da Cunha, letters, manuscripts of published and unpublished books, notebooks, clippings, press notices, and manuscripts of other writers. In addition to Spanish, collection materials are also in Portuguese, French, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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