Guide to the Lawrence V. Berman Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
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Overview

Call Number: SC0361
Creator: Berman, Lawrence V. (Lawrence Victor)
Title: Lawrence V. Berman papers
Dates: circa 1967-1988
Physical Description: 34.5 Linear feet
Summary: 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).
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Cite As

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

Processing Notes

The collection is unprocessed.

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).

Access Terms

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


Collection Contents

 

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)