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Finding Aid for the Feldman collection of Hebrew manuscripts, ca. 1500-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Feldman collection of Hebrew manuscripts
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1500-1950
    Collection number: 960
    Creator: N. Feldman
    Extent: 6 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
    Abstract: Collection consists of 51 Hebrew manuscripts and 3 printed works on a variety of subjects, including religion, mysticism, Jewish law, liturgy, medicine, history, biography and science.
    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

    Purchase, 1965.

    Processing Note

    Processed by EunJoo Kim in 2004, with editing assistance from Liron Elkan and Laurel McPhee, 2005, in the Center For Primary Research and Training (CFPRT).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Feldman collection of Hebrew manuscripts (Collection 960). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5255940 

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 51 Hebrew manuscripts and 3 printed works dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries, with an emphasis on early modern religious discourse. The manuscripts include unpublished commentaries, homilies, polemic works, poetry and personal papers. Subjects are varied and include religion, mysticism, Jewish law, liturgy, medicine, history, biography and science. The origin and authorship of the manuscripts varies widely, though Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish communities from Italy and Amsterdam are well represented. The collection also contains a number of manuscripts from the Cummings, Rosenberg-Lewin, and Be?noliel collections from the UCLA Library Department of Special Collections.
    Notable items include a 2-volume Aramaic translation of the Torah with weekly Torah readings, Hafṭarot, and liturgy for the Holy Days, in fully vocalized Yeminite script; a 17th century illustrated work on astronomy by Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; commemorative works to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore; a manuscript by David Hayim Korinaldi; a collection of personal papers and a commonplace book by Joseph Bénoliel; and an American manuscript related to the Hebrew Association, with writings on protocols of Yeshivas, Judaism, Reformed Judaism, Israel, Zionism, Socialism and Christianity.

    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.
    Jews--Italy--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts, Hebrew--Italy.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Feldman, N.--collector.

    Related Material

    Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts (Collection 828).  Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Cummings Collection of Hebraica and Judaica Card Index (Collection 827).  Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Joseph Bénoliel Papers (Collection 1625). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Rosenberg-Lewin Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts (Collection 779).  Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.