Finding Aid for the M.A. Zeitlin Papers, 1915-1993

Processed by Paula Zeszotarski; 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/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the M.A. Zeitlin Papers, 1915-1993

Collection number: 353

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:
Paula Zeszotarski, ca. 1995
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, December 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

 

Correspondence, Research Material, etc.

 

Card Catalog 1, n.d. / v.d.

Box 1

A - Alo.

Box 2

Alp - Bam.

Box 3

Ban - Cat.

Box 4

Cau - Co.

Box 5

Cr - D.

Box 6

E - Esq.

Box 7

Est - Ge.

Box 8

Gi - La.

Box 9

Le - Meq.

Box 10

Mer - Pan.

Box 11

Pao - P.

Box 12

Q - R.

Box 13

S - Ta.

Box 14

Te - V.

Box 15

W - Z.

 

Card Catalog (AYALA), n.d. / v.d.

Box 17

A - Cons.

 

Card Catalog 2 (AYALA), n.d. / v.d.

Box 16

Citations.

Box 18

Cont. - E.

Box 19

F - O.

Box 20

P - S.

Box 21

T - Z and notes.

 

Card Catalog 3, n.d. / v.d.

Box 22

O.S. general - O.S. vocabulary.

Box 23

Spain - Comparative.

Box 24

Comparative - end. Includes notes, etc.

 

Personal and Professional Correspondence

 

Students to 1958, n.d. / v.d.

Box 25, Folder 1

General.

Box 25, Folder 2

A - C.

Box 25, Folder 3

D - G.

Box 25, Folder 4

H - M.

Box 25, Folder 5

Mc - N.

Box 25, Folder 6

O - P.

Box 25, Folder 7

Q - R (R only).

Box 25, Folder 8

S (only).

Box 25, Folder 9

T - Z.

Box 26, Folder 1

Students after 1958. n.d. / v.d. 1981 - Celebration of Spanish Department of Yesteryear, 1964 retirement year.

 

Students After 1958, n.d. / v.d.

Box 26, Folder 2

A (only).

Box 26, Folder 3

B - C.

Box 26, Folder 4

D - F.

Box 26, Folder 5

G - K.

Box 26, Folder 6

L - M.

Box 26, Folder 7

Mc - R.

Box 26, Folder 8

S (only).

Box 26, Folder 9

T - Z.

 

Colleagues and Friends to 1945, n.d. / v.d.

Box 27, Folder 1

A - B.

Box 27, Folder 2

C - G.

Box 27, Folder 3

H - M.

Box 27, Folder 4

T - Z.

 

Colleagues and Friends 1945-1956, n.d. / v.d.

Box 27, Folder 5

A - B.

Box 27, Folder 6

C - D.

Box 27, Folder 7

E - G.

Box 28, Folder 1

H - J.

Box 28, Folder 2

K - O.

Box 28, Folder 3

P - Z.

 

Colleagues and Friends 1956- , n.d. / v.d.

Box 28, Folder 4

A (only).

Box 28, Folder 5

B (only).

Box 28, Folder 6

C - D.

Box 28, Folder 7

E - G.

Box 28, Folder 8

H - M.

Box 28, Folder 9

N - Z.

Box 29, Folder 1

Professional UCLA Faculty.

 

Professional, n.d. / v.d.

Box 29, Folder 2

A - C.

Box 29, Folder 3

D - G.

Box 29, Folder 4

H - M.

Box 29, Folder 5

M - N.

Box 29, Folder 6

O - P.

Box 29, Folder 7

R - S.

Box 29, Folder 8

T - Z.