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Finding Aid for the M. A. Zeitlin collection of reproduced manuscripts in Spanish, ca. 1931-1993
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: M. A. Zeitlin collection of reproduced manuscripts in Spanish
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1931-1993
    Collection number: 1264
    Creator: Zeitlin, M. A. (Marion Albert), collector.
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Abstract: M. A. Zeitlin (1899-1993) was a professor in UCLA's Department of Spanish and Italian, founded the departmental program in Portuguese, helped to develop a curriculum in Latin American studies, and was a member of the initial committee on Latin American Studies. The collection consists of photographic copies and one transcription of manuscripts in Spanish.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: 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.

    Administrative 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Marion A. Zeitlin, October, 1980.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], M. A. Zeitlin collection of reproduced manuscripts in Spanish (Collection 1264). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Zeitlin was born on August 29, 1899 in Chicago. He moved to Arizona and attended the University of Arizona where he received his B.A. in 1918. In 1920 he earned his M.A. from Stanford University. Zeitlin continued his study of French in Brussels and at the Sorbonne. He accepted a teaching position at the University of California Southern Branch in 1925. Two years later, he moved to Berkeley, and earned a Ph.D in romance languages with Spanish as a major from UC Berkeley in 1931. Zeitlin returned to UCLA that same year as an assistant professor, later becoming chair of the Department of Spanish and Italian, as well as a full professor. During his professorship, he founded the departmental program in Portuguese, helped to develop a curriculum in Latin American studies, and was a member of the initial committee on Latin American Studies. In 1967 he was named Comendador of the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique by the Portuguese government and in 1968 he was awarded the title of Oficial of the Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul. Additionally, he was awarded the UCLA Medal for Distinguished Service in 1980. After the death of his wife Zell in 1967, he married Frances Kirschenbaum, the medieval and renaissance bibliographer at the UCLA University Research Library. Zeitlin died on September 8, 1993.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of photographic copies and holograph transcriptions of manuscripts in Spanish. Works in this collection of facsimiles include various books of the Bible, originally housed in the Escorial library of Spain, as well as other medieval works from Isidore of Seville and Pedro López de Ayala.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Manuscripts, Spanish --Facsimiles.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    facsimiles (reproductions)

    Related Material

    M.A. Zeitlin papers (Collection 353)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.