Collection consists of 24 bound manuscripts. Subjects include astronomy and astrology, belles-lettres, grammar, history, philosophy
Rudolf Gelpke (1928-1972) was an Islamic scholar of Swiss nationality. After taking his doctorate in Islamic studies from
the University of Basel in 1957, Gelpke held positions at the University of Teheran and the University of Bern, and was an
Associate Professor at UCLA from September 1962 to May 1963. After living in Teheran for eight years as a freelance writer,
Gelpke returned to Switzerland, where he died of a stroke at the age of 43. In addition to several papers, Gelpke was the
author of Vom Raush im Orient und Okzident (On Inebriation in the East and the West), Ernst Klett Verlag, Stuttgart, 1966.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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Regents do not hold the copyright.
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