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Arthur Jeffery papers, 1920-1959

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, 1920-1959
Physical Description 32 linear feet (62 boxes and 2 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Description

Summary

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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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2008-12-02 File created.

2009/01/15 xml document instance created by Patrick Lawlor

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Arabic language -- Foreign words and phrases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arabic literature -- Translations into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christianity Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eastern churches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gnosticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Islam Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Islamic literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jeffery, Arthur Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Middle Eastern philology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Religion Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Semites -- Religion Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Semitic languages -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.