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Finding Aid for the Achmed Abdullah Papers, 1900-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Achmed Abdullah Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1945
    Collection number: 419
    Creator: Abdullah, Achmed, 1881-1945
    Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Achmed Abdullah (1881-1945) wrote screenplays, novels, plays and short stories. The collection consists of typescripts of screenplays, novels, plays, and short stories written by Abdullah.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Laura Wilck, agent.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Achmed Abdullah Papers (Collection 419). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230292 


    Born Nadir Khan-Romanoffski in Yalta, Crimea, 1881, and educated at Eton, École le Grand, Oxford, and the Sorbonne; he became a naturalized British subject and served in the British and British-Indian Army; his many writing credits include Broadway Interlude, Pagan Love, Bucking the Tiger, The Remittance Woman, and The Lives of a Bengal Lancer; he lived the later years of his life in the U.S.; he died May 12, 1945.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of typescripts of screenplays, novels, plays, and short stories related to the career of writer Achmed Abdullah.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Abdullah, Achmed, 1881-1945--Archives.
    Authors--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources.