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William M. Brinner papers, 1960-1990.
BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 1; BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 2; BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 3; BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 4; ...
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Title:

William M. Brinner papers, 1960-1990

Creator/Contributor:

Brinner, William M., creator

Abstract:

The William M. Brinner papers include correspondence, writings, course materials, subject files, and professional files documenting Brinner's career as a Professor in the Dept. of Near Eastern Languages at the University of California, Berkeley. It also includes materials stemming from his position as Chair of that department, as well as his position as Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley.

Date:

1960 (issued)

Subject:

William M. Brinner -- Archives
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Near Eastern Studies.
University of California (1868-1952)
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Near Eastern Languages.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Arabic language -- Dialects
Arabic literature
Hebrew language
Hebrew literature
Middle East -- Study and teaching

Note:

UNARRANGED/IN PROCESS COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
William M. Brinner papers, BANC MSS 2009/120, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of William M. Brinner, 6/18/2009.
In English.
William M. (Michael) Brinner was born in Alameda, Calif. on October 6, 1924. He received his B.A. (1948), M.A. (1950), and Ph.D. (1956) from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty of the Dept. of Near Eastern Languages at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1952, and became a full professor in 1964. He continued to teach at the University of California, Berkeley, until his retirement in 1991. Brinner also filled a variety of administrative roles at the University. He served as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies from 1965-1970, and 1987-1989, as well as Chair of the Religious Studies Program from 1982-1987. Brinner also served as Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-1970, 1972-1973, and 1975-1977. On a system-wide level, Brinner served on many advisory and steering committees, and chaired the University of California Education Abroad Program from 1984-1986. Outside of the University, Brinner was active in a number of professional organizations, including the ACLS/SSRC Joint Committee on Near and Middle East, which he chaired from 1969-1970. Upon his retirement in 1991, he received the Berkeley Citation for Academic Achievement and Distinguished Service, among the highest honors at the University.

Type:

Faculty Papers.

Physical Description:

print
6 cartons (7.5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 1
BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 2
BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 3
BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 4
BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 5
BANC MSS 2009/120 Carton 6
Banc Mss 2009/120

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

UNARRANGED/IN PROCESS COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.