Scope and Content
Title: A collection of Ethiopic manuscripts
Date (inclusive): various dates
Collection number: 937
Abstract: Collection contains 64 Ethiopian manuscripts.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in Ethiopic (Ge'ez), Agaw, and Amharic.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
Processed by Kesis Melaku Terefe, October 2008.
Ge'ez descriptions available
To obtain a copy of this finding aid which contains Ethiopic language (Ge'ez) descriptions of the material, please contact
UCLA Library Special Collections. A computer with the Ge'ez font installed is necessary to view the Ge'ez descriptions.
[Identification of item], A collection of Ethiopic manuscripts (Collection 937). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Scope and Content
Collection contains 64 Ethiopian manuscripts. Of these, 14 are magical prayers, 10 of which are in scrolls. Most of the manuscripts
are service books of Ethiopian Orthodox Church. There is one manuscript which is the prayer book of Beta Israel (Ethiopian
Jewish community); it is one of very few Jewish manuscripts written in Ethiopic (Ge'ez) and Agaw. Most of the manuscripts
are written in the Ethiopic (Ge'ez) language but there are some manuscripts in Amharic.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.