Guide to the Lawrence V. Berman Papers SC0361

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
May 2011

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Title: Lawrence V. Berman papers
Identifier/Call Number: SC0361
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 34.5 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): circa 1967-1988
Abstract: The materials consist of correspondence, research files and teaching materials, and texts of the Nicomachean Ethics that have been collected in Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. Also included is his 1959 Ph.D. thesis "Ibn Bajjah and Maimonides: A Chapter in the History of Political Philosophy" (in Hebrew with English summary).
creator: Berman, Lawrence V. (Lawrence Victor)
creator: Berman, Lawrence V., ((Lawrence Victor))

Biographical/Historical note

Lawrence B. Berman was the first Stanford University professor to specialize in Jewish Studies. After earning undergraduate degrees at the College of Jewish Studies in Chicago and the University of Chicago, he did graduate work at Brandeis University (M.A. 1954) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Ph.D. 1960). He joined the Stanford faculty in 1967. Berman's particular interest was the effect of the translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics on the transmittal of its philosophical concepts. He taught courses in both Judaism and Islam, and at the time of his death in 1988 was developing a course on the Abrahamic tradition, attempting to compare the Jewish tradition with Christianity and Islam.

Scope and Contents note

The materials consist of correspondence, research files and teaching materials, and texts of the Nicomachean Ethics that have been collected in Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. Also included is his 1959 Ph.D. thesis "Ibn Bajjah and Maimonides: A Chapter in the History of Political Philosophy" (in Hebrew with English summary).

Processing Information note

The collection is unprocessed.

Preferred Citation note

[identification of item], Lawrence V. Berman Papers (SC0361). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aristotle., Title of a work--Nicomachean ethics.;
Berman, Hannah
Stanford University. Dept. of Religious Studies. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
Greek literature.
Hebrew literature.
Philosophy.
Religion.
Translations.

 

Papers

 

Research

Box 1

Microfilm; copies of Nicomachean Ethics (Greek, Arabic, Latin into Hebrew), and/or Kuzri/Judah Halevi

Box 2

Microfilm; computer tape

Box 3

Microfilm; computer tape; 1 phono tape

Box 4

Data printouts

Box 5

Data printouts; original data

Box 6

Data printouts

Box 7

Data printouts

Box 8

Research notes (on cards)

Box 9

Research notes (on cards)

Box 10

Research notes (on cards)

Box 11

Research notes (in binders)

Box 12

Iben Kaspi, honor's thesis, data. David Niemer

Box 13

Computer tapes

Box 14

Data

Box 15, 16A, 16B

Correspondence

 

Correspondence, subject files, and research data:

Box 17

A – Asp

Box 18

Auer – Berman

Box 19

Bern – Dau

Box 20

Dav – Heb

Box 21

Heb – HL7

Box 22

HL9 – IBN

Box 23

IBN – miscellaneous

Box 24

Mor – OV

Box 25

P – Ser

Box 26

Sha – Zov

Box 27-34

Course work and teaching materials

Box 35

Copy of Berman's Ph.D. thesis "Ibn Bajjah and Maimonides: A Chapter in the History of Political Philosophy," 1959 (in Hebrew with English summary)