Finding Aid for the Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts, ca. 1420-1915

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts, ca. 1420-1915

Collection number: 828

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1420-1915
Collection number: 828
Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including 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 the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Theodore E. Cummings in honor of her husband, Spring 1963.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts (Collection 828). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Hebrew manuscripts, mainly Eastern European and some Iraqi, including Cabalistic works such as Pardes rimonim by Moses Cordovero (16th century) and 'Ez Hayyim by Hayyim Vital (1705); prayer books including one from Yemen in the late eighteenth century; a red and black manuscript of 1588 on Jewish chronology and calendar; and The Scroll of Saragossa, ca. 1420, commemorating the miraculous salvation of a community of Spanish Jews. The entire collection is in Hebrew.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Judaism--Manuscripts.

Related Material


Container List

 

Cummings Collection of Hebraica and Judaica. Hebrew manuscript collection.

Physical Description: (12 boxes and 1 oversize package)

Scope and Content Note

Hebrew manuscripts included with the printed books from the rare book firm of Bamberger and Wahrman, Jerusalem.