Scope and Content
Title: Arthur Patch McKinlay Collection of Arator Manuscripts,
Date (inclusive): 1500-1900
Collection number: 116
McKinlay, Arthur Patch, 1871-1958
Extent: 26 boxes (13.0 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Arthur Patch McKinlay (1871-1958) was a professor of Latin at the Latin department at Lincoln High School, the University
of California at Berkeley (1913), UCLA (1919-1941), and at the University of Texas (1943-44). He was known by his literary
research, which dealt with parallels between ancient and modern times. Boxes 1-8, 24-27 include photostatic reproductions
of manuscript copies (9th-14th centuries) of the works of Arator, subdeacon in Rome (fl. 513-544).
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.
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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
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-8, 24-27. Inquiries regarding these materials should
be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
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[Identification of item], Arthur Patch McKinlay Collection of Arator Manuscripts (Collection 116). Department of Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
McKinlay was born on April 8, 1871 in Osborn, Missouri; AB, University of Oregon, 1893; AM (1904) and Ph.D (1906), Harvard;
assistant professor in Latin, University of Oregon (1902-3) and University of Idaho (1906-7); headed Latin department at Lincoln
High School, Portland, Oregon (1907-12); instructor in Latin and Greek, University of California at Berkeley (1913); chairman,
department of languages, Lincoln High School (1914-19); assistant professor (1919-26); associate professor (1926-29), professor
(1929-41), and professor emeritus of Latin, UCLA; professor of Latin and Greek, University of Texas (1943-44); he was known
by his literary research, which dealt with parallels between ancient and modern times; wrote articles for the Harvard Studies
in Classical Philology series with emphasis on Arator, and wrote a series of articles on the classical attitude to drinking
and sobriety; also translated letters of Cicero, published 3 books of his own sonnets, and edited
Arator: the codices and Arator - de actibus apostolorum; died in Los Angeles, California on September 8, 1958.
Scope and Content
Boxes 1-8, 24-27 include photostatic reproductions of manuscript copies (9th-14th centuries) of the works of Arator, subdeacon
in Rome (fl. 513-544).
Expanded Scope and Content Note
The McKinlay Collection of Arator Manuscripts consists of photostatic reproductions, gathered by Professor Emeritus Arthur
Patch McKinlay, of manuscript copies (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Centuries) of the works of Arator, subdeacon in
Rome (fl. 513-544). Originals were, before World War II, located in various libraries of Austria, Belgium, England, France,
Germany, Holland, Italy, and Switzerland. Some of the originals, as at Monte Cassino, may have been destroyed.
For a guide to this material, see: Arator, the codices, ed. by Arthur Patch McKinlay (Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Medieval
Academy of America, 1942.) This guide contains a description of the codices, a hand list of codices by number, a handlist
of codices containing Arator by centuries, a hand list of codices by locale, an index of authors and subjects, a discusiion
of the place of Arator in medieval culture as may be gathered from the manuscripts, and 37 plates.
Descriptions which follow are arranged in the order of Professor McKinlay's guide and are numbered for identification in the
guide. Sections following 116/46 contain photostatic copies of the printed editions of Arator.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
McKinlay, Arthur Patch, 1871-1958--Archives.
Arator, Subdiaconus, fl. 513-544.