Scope and Content
Title: Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1972
Collection number: 1239
Creator: Von Grunebaum, Gustave E. (Gustave Edmund), 1909-1972
Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Gustave E. Von Grunebaum (1909-1972) was a professor of history and founder and director of the Near Eastern Center at UCLA
(1957- ), and a noted scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish studies. The collection consists of von Grunebaum's research
notes, manuscripts, correspondence, and administrative and professional files.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of 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 the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Von Grunebaum was born September 1, 1909 in Vienna, Austria; Dr. Phil., University of Vienna, 1931; post-doctoral fellowship,
University of Berlin, 1932-33; leader of extension institute, Oriental Institute, Vienna, 1936-38; came to the U.S. in 1938;
assistant professor of Arabic and Islamic studies (1938-42) and chairman of the Department of Arabic (1942-43), Asia Institute,
New York; assistant professor (1943-46), associate professor (1946-49), and professor of Arabic (1949-57), University of Chicago;
in 1957, became professor of history and founder and director of the Near Eastern Center, UCLA; was noted scholar of Arabic,
Persian, and Turkish studies, and publications include
Medieval Islam: a study in cultural orientation (1946) and
Islam: essays in the nature and growth of a cultural tradition (1955); he died on February 27, 1972.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of research notes, manuscripts, correspondence, and administrative and professional files of UCLA professor
G.E. von Grunebaum. Includes handscript and carbon copies of articles, lectures, teaching notes, and ongoing research including
incompleted studies of pre-Islamic poetry, dream literature, and the process of acculturization. Also includes drafts on the
concept of a center for Near Eastern Studies.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Von Grunebaum, Gustave E. (Gustave Edmund), 1909-1972--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
Gustave E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies--Archival resources.
History teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material
Manuscripts for publication.