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Guide to the Rom Landau Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rom Landau Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1965
    Collection Number: Mss 63
    Creator: Landau, Rom, 1899-
    Extent: ca. .4 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Annex.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Rom Landau Collection. Mss 63. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1967.

    Romauld (Rom) Landau was born in England, October 17, 1899. He was a sculptor, author, educator (including University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA), foreign service officer, and specialist on Arab and Islamic culture. His particular area of interest was Morocco, and he authored numerous works about Morocco, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. He also was an art critic and book reviewer for several newspapers and periodicals, including The Spectator. Landau died in 1974.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily contains correspondence laid in books of Landau's, which were purchased by UCSB in 1967.
    There are three series in the collection: Correspondence to Rom Landau, Correspondence to The Spectator, and Ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Landau, Romauld (Rom) -- Archives.
    Authors, English.
    Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
    Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
    Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950.
    Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.

    Related Collections

    Rom Landau Middle East Collection (66.8 linear feet), 1840-1970, at the Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.
    Rom Landau Papers (11.5 linear feet), 1927-1979, at the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections, Syracuse University.