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Finding Aid for the Richard (Rouhollah) Karubian collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, 1510-1930
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard (Rouhollah) Karubian collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts
    Date (inclusive): 1510-1930
    Collection number: 1183
    Creator: Karubian, Richard
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Collection consists of Persian and Arabic manuscripts, and one Syriac manuscript, dating from 1510-1930. Subjects include Shiite theology, jurisprudence, and popular religion.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Richard (Rouhollah) Karubian, 1989.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Ali Anooshahr, with assistance from Laurel McPhee, 2005, in the Center For Primary Research and Training (CFPRT).
    Original manuscript descriptions by Richard (Rouhollah) Karubian were transcribed by Piyapong Phongpatanakhun in March 2003, and edited by Ali Anooshahr in 2005. Front matter by Manuscripts Division staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard (Rouhollah) Karubian collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts (Collection Number 1183). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Persian and Arabic manuscripts, and one Syriac manuscript, dating from the Safawid period to the 20th century. There are nine works of jurisprudence, four works of a theological nature, three works of popular religion, including devotionals and martyrology, a notebook containing sample letters for royal audience, and a Syriac manuscript. The manuscripts reflect trends in early modern Iranian intellectual history, including original compositions, items from school curricula, and works of popular religiosity. The collection also includes a fine copy of Fayḍ al-Kāshī's Minhāj al-nijāt.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Manuscripts are arranged in original manuscript number order.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Karubian, Richard, collector.
    Manuscripts, Arabic--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts, Persian--Archival resources.