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Guide to the Jacob Milgrom Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jacob Milgrom papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1945- 1994
    Collection number: M1002
    Creator: Milgrom, Jacob, 1923-
    Extent: 3.25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Professional correspondence, clippings, student papers, some early class work by Milgrom, notes, reprints, ephemera. His book collection is particularly strong in Bible and rabbinic literature.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Jacob Milgrom papers, M1002. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased with book collection, 1994.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Rabbi, author, and University of California at Berkeley Professor Emeritus Biblical Studies Jacob Milgrom was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 1, 1923. He studied at Brooklyn College before earning advanced degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary. In 1948 he married Jo Milgrom (nee Berman), a biblical scholar in her own right; they have four children. Jacob Milgrom's research interests include Leviticus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Tannaitic literature; over the course of his distinguished career he published five books and more than two hundred articles. He was named a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and a senior fellow of the Algright Institute of Archaelogical Research. Rabbi Milgrom retired in 1992. He and his wife now reside in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Clippings, photocopies, professional correspondence, student papers, writings by others, some early course work by Milgrom, notes, reprints, 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.


    Book collecting
    Judaica and Hebraica Collections