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   Arthur Jeffery Papers [ca. 1920]-1959.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur Jefrey Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Arthur Jeffery (1892-1959) was Professor of Semitic languages at Columbia University from 1938 until his death. This collection of manuscripts, typescripts, manuscript notes and typescript notes with some related correspondence reflects Jeffery's research and writing on the vocabulary and history of the text of the Koran.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0674
Bib ID:4078954 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Jeffery, Arthur.
Title:Arthur Jeffery Papers [ca. 1920]-1959.
Physical description:32 linear ft. (62 document boxes and 2 flat boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: 1-52. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

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Description

Scope and Content

Manuscripts, typescripts, manuscript notes, and typescript notes with some related correspondence reflecting Jeffery's research and writing on the vocabulary and history of the text of the Qu'ran. There are also materials on Islam, pre-Islamic Arabia, Semitic religions and languages, Christianity, the Eastern Churches, the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnosticism, general religion, and theology.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: 1-52. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts. The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur Jefrey Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 2, 2008 Finding aid written in English.
    2008-12-02 File created.
    2009/01/15 xml document instance created by Patrick Lawlor

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Arabic language--Foreign words and phrases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arabic literature--Translations into English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bible.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Christianity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dead Sea scrolls.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eastern churches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gnosticism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Islam.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Islamic literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jeffery, Arthur.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Koran--Criticism, Textual.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Koran--Language, style.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Koran--Readings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Koran.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Middle Eastern philology.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Religion.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Semites--Religion.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Semitic languages--Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theology.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Arthur Jeffery (1892-1959) was Professor of Semitic languages at Columbia University from 1938 until his death. His professional life was spent conducting historical studies of Middle Eastern manuscripts. Jeffrey is perhaps best know for his books Materials for the history of the text of the Qur'an: the old codices and The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an, which traces the origins of 318 foreign (non-Arabic) words found in the Qur'an. Some of Jeffery's studies are included in The Origins of The Koran: Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book, edited by Ibn Warraq.

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