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Finding Aid for the M.A. Zeitlin Papers, 1915-1993
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: M.A. Zeitlin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1993
    Collection number: 353
    Creator: Zeitlin, M.A. (Marion Albert)
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 24 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: M.A. Zeitlin (1899-1993) was the chair of the Department of Spanish and Italian at UCLA. He founded the departmental program in Portuguese, helped to develop a curriculum in Latin American studies, and was a member of the initial committee on Latin American Studies. The collection consists of Zeitlin's curricular files, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and publications and research files as well as the professional papers of his wife, Frances K. Zeitlin.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Nancy Eaton, 1994.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], M.A. Zeitlin Papers (Collection 353). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234058 

    Biography

    Zeitlin was born on August 29, 1899 in Chicago; moved to Arizona and attended the University of Arizona, BA (1918), MA (1920), Stanford University; continued study of French in Brussels and at the Sorbonne; accepted teaching position at University of California Southern Branch in 1925; moved to Berkeley two years later, earning a Ph.D. in romance languages with Spanish as a major field from the University of California at Berkeley in 1931; returned to UCLA in the same year as an assistant professor, later becoming chair of the Department of Spanish and Italian, as well as a full professor; founded the departmental program in Portuguese, helped to develop a curriculum in Latin American studies, and was a member of the initial committee on Latin American Studies; in 1967 he was named Comendador of the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique by the Portuguese government and in 1968 awarded the title of Oficial of the Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul; he was awarded the UCLA Medal for Distinguished Service in 1980; after the death of his wife Zell in 1967, he married Frances Kirschenbaum, the medieval and renaissance bibliographer at the UCLA University Research Library; Zeitlin died on September 8, 1993.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of curricular files, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts of M.A. Zeitlin's publications and research files, and professional papers of his wife, Frances K. Zeitlin.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Zeitlin, M.A. (Marion Albert)--Archives.
    Zeitlin, Frances K.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Language teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.

    Related Material

    A Collection of Manuscripts (reproduction) in Spanish (Collection 1264)  . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.