Finding Aid for the M. A. Zeitlin collection of reproduced manuscripts in Spanish, ca. 1931-1993

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234057 

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Bible, s. xiv 1, in Spanish, Escorial I.j.6, from Proverbs through Apocalypse, fol. 1-196v, on photographic prints (5x7").

Box 1, Folder 2

Bible, s. xiv 1, in Spanish, Escorial I.j.6, from Proverbs through Apocalypse, fol. 197-358, on photographic prints (5x7").

Box 1, Folder 2

Bible, s. xiv 1, in Spanish, various books, fol. 1 - 93v, on photographic prints (5x7").

Box 1, Folder 3

Bible, s. xiv 1, in Spanish, various books, fol. 94- 357v, on photographic prints (5x7").

Box 1, Folder 4

Holograph transcription, St. Isidore of Seville (ca. 560-636 C.E.), De Summo Bono, n.d., on paper (5.5x8.5"), approx. 220 pp., unbound.

Box 2, Folder 1

López de Ayala, Pedro (1332-1407), Rimado del Palacio, s. xv, on photographic prints (7x9.5"), fol. 1-141.

Scope and Content Note

Note: Facsimile of Ms. 4055 from the Biblioteca Nacional de España.
Box 2

1López de Ayala, Pedro (1332-1407), Razon del la Union de la Iglesia , n.d., fol. 68v-72r, holograph transcription on paper (9x5.5") and on photographic prints (7x9.5").

Scope and Content Note

Note: Facsimile of Esp. 216 from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
 

22López de Ayala, Pedro (1332-1407), Rimado del Palacio, n.d., Escorial III.h.19, fol. 1-79v, on photographic prints (7x9.5").

 

23López de Ayala, Pedro (1332-1407), Rimado del Palacio, n.d., Escorial III.h.19, fol. 80-161v, on photographic prints (7x9.5").

 

24López de Ayala, Pedro (1332-1407), Flores de los Morales de Job, s. xiv/xv, Escorial II.b.7, fol. 1-106v, on photographic prints (7x9.5").

Scope and Content Note

Note: Includes Ayala's excerpts from St. Gregory's Moralia in Job.
 

2St. Isidore of Seville (ca. 560-636 C.E.), De Soberano Bien, n.d., on paper (9x6.5"), 112 pp., bound in green cloth hardcover with gilt spine title lettering.