Finding Aid for the Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Papers, 1930-1972

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Descriptive Summary

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.
Repository: 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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: [c in circle] The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Giselle von Grunebaum, 1979.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Papers (Collection 1239). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

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.


Container List

Box 1

Sources for Islamic Governemnt (Hist. Islam).

Box 1

Good and evil in Islam (Bremen) - 2 parts. 1967-1968

Box 1

Heriosography.

Box 1

Extract from “Zur Frage der Struktureinheit 'Alterer und Moderner Lyrik'” July 1960

Creator/Collector: Jauss, Hans Robert

Note

From: Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift (vol.10, no.3), pp.231-233.
Box 1

Extract from “L'histoire A-T-Elle Engendré le Roman? Aspects Francois de la Question au seuil du Siècle des Lumieres.” 1955

Creator/Collector: May, George

Note

From: Revue d'Histoire Litteraire de la France (vol.55, no.2).
Box 1

Evil/Fuhrmann--Journals.

Box 1

Excerpts from: Richard Foster Jones, Ancients and Moderns. A Study of the Rise of the Scientific Movement in 17th Century England. 1961

Box 1

Modern Aesthetics/Ar-Pers.

Box 1

Dreams.

Box 1

Research notes: manuscript notes in von Grunebaum's hand.

Physical Description: (8 items on letter size notepads)
Box 2

27th International Congress of Orientalists (ICO). 1967

Box 2

[No further description available].

Box 2

Correspondence with Hourani, Rosenthal, Sinor, Wilson.

Box 2

Panels

Box 2

General.

Box 2

Islamic art. R. Ettinghausen.

Box 2

Islamic history. Bernard Lewis.

Box 2

Islamic philosophy. G.F. Hourani.

Box 2

ICO participants - not on cards, A - Z.

Box 2

Conference on history of human imagination.

Box 2

A - F.

Box 2

G - K.

Box 2

L - Z.

Box 2

Non-participants.

Box 2

History of human imagination.

Box 2

[Dr. von Grunebaum's notes].

Box 2

London conference. July 1958

Box 2

Comparative studies in society and history. Religious movements of a millenarian character-Chicago. April 1960

Box 3

Research notes.

Physical Description: (4 items)

Note

(2 black binders, 1 red notebook, notes in manila envelope. In various languages)
Box 3

Extracts from various publications.

Box 3

Correspondence with Dr. Mahmood Hasan, Public Service Commission, East Pakistan, and articles by von Grunebaum and others re survival of religion, aesthetic analysis of Arabian and Persian literature, reflections on the community aspect of the Muslim identification.

Box 4

Notes and research material.

Box 4

Notes--extracts from various publications.

Box 4

Notes--extracts from various publications.

Box 4

International Islamic Colloquium, Lohore, University of the Punjab. 1958

Physical Description: [Photograph]
Box 4

Bibliography. Gustav von Grunebaum.

Box 4

Draft of early work.

Physical Description: (In pink folder)
Box 4

Vienna.

Physical Description: (In pink folder)
Box 4

New York. 1938-1943

Physical Description: (In pink folder)
Box 4

Vienna. Excerpts from poems.

Physical Description: (In grey folder)
Box 4

Literatur zur Handschrift Indian.

Box 4

Artemis-Symposium.

Box 4

Abu Zubaid at-Tai.

Box 4

Notes taken in Vienna at the University.

Physical Description: (In pink folder)
Box 4

Notes in Arabic.

Physical Description: (Orange folder)
Box 4

Notes in Arabic.

Physical Description: (Pink folder)
Box 5

Notes toward new editions.

Physical Description: (In manila envelope)
Box 5

Comparative studies in history and society correspondence.

Box 5

International Islamic Colloquium. University of Punjab. Lohore, Pakistan.

Box 5

Traditions and change--problems of progress. Islam in the modern world.

Box 6

Acculturation in Comparative (?) Arabic Literature.

Box 6

Notes and extracts from various articles.

Box 6

Copenhagen.

Box 6

Proplyäen.

Box 6

Muslim institutions.

Box 6

Artemis Jubilaeum. October 1968

Box 6

Comments on von Grunebaum's article, “Parallelism, convergence and influence in the relations of Arab and Byzantine philosophy, literature and piety.”

Box 6

“L' histoire technique de guerison regle de vie, voie de perfectionnement” by J. de Ajuriaguerra; “Deafferentation partielle et psychopathologie” by J. de Ajuriaguerra and G. Garrone.

Box 6

Seminar. 1965/1966

Box 6

Modern Islam.

Box 6

Antike, Islam.

Note

(Altertum, India & Egypt--Philos. Soc.) Antike, Andalus(?).
Box 7

Miscellaneous correspondence.

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 7

Correspondence with Paul Dodd, Wolf Leslau, Tietze about coming to UCLA.

Box 7

Committee work.

Box 7

Plans for Near Eastern Center (UCLA).

Box 7

Book reviews and introductions.

Box 7

Pakistan adventure.

Box 7

Pakistan.

Box 8

Bicultural humanities.

Box 8

Culture consciousness.

Box 8

Culture consciousness study - grant. 1954

Box 8

Encyclopedia of Islam.

Box 8

French-African literature.

Box 8

Hellenismos, latinitas, arabiyya.

Box 8

Hellenismos, latinitas, arabiyya.

Box 8

Lectures and speeches.

Box 8

Literary history (material).

Box 8

Model culture/classicism.

Box 8

Nationalism and cultural trends in the Arab Near East.

Box 8

Political ideas (proposal).

Box 8

“The place of parapsychological phenomena in Islam.”

Box 8

Psychiatry.

Box 8

Specialisation (English).

Box 9

Materials: Also for Roman-Arab Analogs, Hellenism ...

Box 9

I'Jaz.

Box 9

Imagination.

Box 9

Institute Research Council.

Box 9

The nature of the Fatimid achievement.

Box 9

Reader I-II.

Box 9

Reader Translations.

Box 9

Reason.

Box 9

Spoleto conference.

Box 9

Studia Islamica.

Box 9

Toynbee.

Box 9

Urbanisation (Research materials).

Box 10

Bordeaux.

Box 10

Correspondence (publications).

Box 10

Form.

Box 10

Frankfurt.

Box 10

Ghazzalt, St. Anjelm, St. Thomas.

Box 10

Gibbon (materials).

Box 10

Historia Mundi.

Box 10

Interchange (cultural).

Box 10

Islam: Experience of the holy and concept of man.

Box 10

Islam: religion, power, civilization.

Box 10

Islamic manual conference.

Box 10

Kedonnic additions.

Box 10

Lectures--Bremen, Tübingen. 1961

Box 10

Liege conference.

Box 11

Cambridge medieval history.

Box 11

Harvard [Regional studies 201]-conquests.

Box 11

Islamic history.

Box 11

Literary theory (material).

Box 11

Love (literature/history material).

Box 11

Manual-Reader.

Box 11

Manuscript-Egyptian Library.

Box 11

Marquqi.

Box 11

Medieval man.

Box 11

Miscellaneous materials.

Box 11

Miscellaneous materials (unclassified).

Box 11

Muhammad, sayings.

Box 11

Oriental Institute--Policy, budget, proposed projects and miscellaneous.

Box 11

Outlook of Islam on other religions.

Box 11

Paideia, etc.

Box 12

Festivals, Muhammedan.

Box 12

Fischer history (Part 2).

Box 12

Ford Foundation--personal grant.

Box 12

Islamic history.

Box 12

Universities-Frankfurt.

Box 12

Urbanization.

Box 13

Divination.

Box 13

Dreams.

Box 13

Dumbarton Oaks.

Box 13

An economic and social history of Arabia to 650 (SEHA).

Box 13

Economic and social history of the Orient (SEHA)--Brill, Leiden.

Box 13

G.E. von Grunebaum (Mainz report, etc.).

Box 13

Reviews.

Box 13

Rockefeller grant-Chicago.

Box 13

Stamps.

Box 13

Taste (material).

Box 13

Thought motifs.

Box 13

Urban research and the University of Chicago.

Box 13

Urbanization Symposium. Chicago. 1958

Box 14

Acceptability (materials).

Box 14

Additions to Baqillani, Abu Du'Ad, etc.

Box 14

Arabia (Nationalism).

Box 14

Arabia poetry.

Box 14

Bibliographies (miscellaneous).

Box 14

Classicism.

Box 14

Education, Islam in humanistic (English-French).

Box 14

Epic.

Box 14

Effective presence of Islam in Arab. Early & today. Importance of Islam in India (Mexico). June 1970

Box 14

Men and beasts.

Box 14

Miscellaneous materials.

Box 14

Qastdah Sasaniya.

Box 14

Rockefeller Foundation. Anthology of Islam. 1-5050-49-2665.

Box 14

Saints.

Box 14

Saints.

Box 14

Social function of Adab.

Box 14

Urbanization.

Box 15

Classizismus & Kulturverfall (German and English).

Box 15

Culture consciousness.

Box 15

Facsimile series.

Box 15

Hellenism and mysticism (Miscellaneous notes).

Box 15

Hellenism in Islam.

Box 15

Islam.

Box 15

Piety (II).

Box 15

Princeton.