Aziz Suryal Atiya papers, 1927-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Atiya, Aziz Suryal, 1898-1988
Title
Aziz Suryal Atiya papers
Dates
1927-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
36 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn0480
Summary
The Aziz Suryal Atiya papers (1927-1993) document the life and work of Aziz Atiya. Included are curriculum vitae, memorabilia, and personal correspondence and financial records. Also included are materials relating to his career as a teacher, scholar and author, including lecture notes, student papers, publication contracts, royalty information, materials relating to the publication of the Coptic Encyclopedia, articles, newsletters, offprints, clippings, research files and maps. Aziz S. Atiya was the founding director of the Middle East Center at the University of Utah. He was the author of many books and articles and editor of the Coptic Encyclopedia.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English, Arabic, German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Samoan, Tongan, Japanese, Chinese, Korean


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Aziz Suryal Atiya (1898-1988) was a prominent scholar, writer, historian, and librarian whose expertise spanned the fields of the Crusades, Islamic and Coptic studies. Born in a small village in Egypt, Atiya was sent at the age of five to a school in Cairo and moved to the University of Liverpool in England to continue his studies. In 1931 he earned a B.A. with first-class honors in Medieval and Modern History and transferred to the University of London, where he completed his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies in 1933. By the time of the publication of his indispensable work on the Crusades, Atiya could also speak Egyptian, English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Latin, and to a lesser extent, Spanish, Greek, Coptic, Turkish, Welsh, and Dutch. In 1936, Atiya began his career in publishing with The Crusades of Nicopolis. His monumental study of the Crusades, The Crusades in the Later Middle Ages, was published in 1938. In the same year, the University of Liverpool awarded him a D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters). He was the first non-Briton from the Middle East ever to be granted that distinction. From 1935 to 1939, Atiya served as Docent and Honorary Professor of Medieval (including Oriental) History for Kahle's Orientalisches Seminar in Bonn, Germany. In 1939, however, he returned to Egypt and became First History Inspector of the Secondary Schools for the ministry of Education. He also began a tenure as Professor of Medieval History at Cairo University, which lasted until 1942. In that year, he moved to Alexandria University, where he held a foundation chair in Medieval History until 1952, and served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1949-1950) and as Chairman of the History Department (1952-1954). During this period in Egypt, Atiya married, became the father of two children, and participated in many academic expeditions. After an extensive lecture tour in the United States from 1950 through 1951, Atiya felt the desire to go abroad again. For the 1955 through 1956 session, he served the University of Michigan as Medieval Academy Visiting Professor of Arabic Studies, and then accepted a position at the Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. In 1957, he was Patten Visiting Professor and Lecturer at Indiana University. That year's lectures became his two books Crusade, Commerce, and Culture, and Crusade Historiography and Bibliography. He then spent two years at Princeton as Professor of Arabic and Islamic History (1957-1958) and then as a member of the Institute of Advanced Study (1958-1959). In 1959, Atiya came to the University of Utah as a Professor of Languages and History to build a complete center for the study of Arabic and Middle East cultures. At the University of Utah, Atiya founded the Middle East Center and created the Aziz S. Atiya Middle East Library, a division of the Marriott Library. In 1967 he was designated Distinguished Professor of History, and was further granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Brigham Young University, at the same time, made him an honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.), in recognition of some of this discoveries in the world of papyri. During this time, Atiya continued to publish major academic works. In 1968, he published The History of Eastern Christianity and in 1969, he organized the publication of Catalogue Raisonne of the Arabic Manuscripts of Mount Sinai. At the time of his death, Atiya was preparing to publish a multi-volume Coptic Encyclopedia, which was completed under the direction of his wife and assistant, Lola Atiya. Overall, Atiya published approximately twenty books, many of which are multi-volume projects. His journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles appeared regularly over a period of thirty-five years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Aziz Suryal Atiya papers (1927-1993) contain curriculum vitae, honorary documents, membership cards, contracts, royalty information, personal and academic correspondence, memos, reports, class schedules and materials, notebooks, lecture notes, book reviews, programs, memorial materials, biographies, and maps. Some of the subjects included in the material are studies Atiya did for the Coptic Encyclopedia, an expedition he took to Mount Sinai, and Arab-Israeli relations. Also included are papers related to Joseph Smith's Egyptian papyri and Atiya's role in making them public. While searching for Coptic and Arabic papyri in the Metropolitan Museum of Art storeroom in New York City, it was brought to Atiya's attention that the Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri, which is significant because they are the original documents used for research to write Facsimile No. 1 of the Book of Abraham, a scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Since the Egyptian language could not be read in the 1830s and 1840s when the papyri were supposedly translated, this discovery provided the first chance to check Joseph Smith's ability to translate the Egyptian papyri. Atiya functioned as the mediator between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the First Presidency of the LDS Church.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Biographical and Bibliographical InformationReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
box
1
Folder
1
Biographical Information
2
Bibliographic Information
3
Curriculum Vitae
4
Vita on Lola Atiya

Honors and Memberships, 1939-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
Lists of Clubs, Associations, and Learned Societies
2
Alexandria University
1940-1941
3
American Philosophical Society
1953
4
Biographical Dictionaries and Directories
1953-1975
5
Distinguished Professor
1967-1978
6
Egyptian Embassy Honor
1978
7
Festschrift
1975
8
Fulbright
1965
9
Honorary Degrees
1979
10
Memberships
1977
11
Student Recognition
1951
12
University of Utah Related Clubs
1979
13
Who's Who
1979
14
Praise in the Egyptian Press for Teaching in Bonn
1939

Personal Materials, 1931-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Royalties from Books Written
1958-1976
2
University of Liverpool Degree
1931
3
University of Utah, Contracts
1957-1968
4
University of Utah, Employment Issues
1979
5
Receipts
1971

Personal Correspondence, 1950-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Academic Correspondence, 1939-1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
Columbia University
1939-1958
2
Phillip Hitti
1950-1976
3
George Makdisi
1959-1965
4
Princeton University, Department of Oriental Studies
1957-1958
5
Princeton University, Institute of Advanced Study
1957-1965
6
Union Theological Seminary
1956-1960
7
University of Michigan
1955-1962

Academic Correspondence, 1936-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
George Coopland
1950-1978
2
Hamilton Gibbs
1936-1964
3
Habib Gorgi
1975
4
Paul Khale and Family
1972
5
Arnald Stiger
1972

Academic Correspondence, 1932-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Brooklyn Museum
1958-1965
2
Vern Knudsen
1953-1954
3
Kufic Koran
1963
4
Harvey Staal
1961-1979
5-7
General Correspondence
1932-1978

America Visit Correspondence, 1948-1953Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1
America Visit in Arabic
1951-1952
2
America Visit in English
1953
3
European Conference Following American Visit
1951-1955
4
American Correspondence
1948-1953

Safeya Abushady, 1972-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Arabic Correspondence, 1956-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
Subhi Labib
1959-1973
2
Phillip Seif
1967-1979
3
General Correspondence
1956-1979

University of Utah, 1956-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
News Clippings about the University of Utah
1956
2
Memoranda to Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs
1976-1977
3
Administrative Issues
1964-1971
4
Sabbatical Leave Policy
1966
5
Olpin Plan
1958-1959
6
Invitations to University of Utah Social Functions
1956-1976
7
General Materials
1976

History Department, University of Utah, 1960-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
Plans and Requirements for Degree
1966
2
Student, Faculty, and Committee Rosters
1967-1975
3
Hiring Practices
1972-1978
4
Tenure and Retention
1966-1978
5
Memoranda
1965-1972
6
Class Schedules and Test Questions
1960-1968
7
Visitors
1966
8
Correspondence
1962-1976

Middle East Center, University of Utah, 1959-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
Reports on the Middle East Center
1966-1979
2
Accreditation Information
3
Plans and Requirements for Degrees
1963-1978
4
Student Rosters
1963-1973
5
Director's Meetings Notes
1963-1965
6
Memoranda
1971-1979
7
Fliers and Announcements
1963-1977
8
Visitors
1972-1979
9
Summer Seminar
1963
10
National Defense Education Act (NDEA)
1962-1973
11
Khosrow Mostofi
1965-1966
12
Kamal Yazigi
1965
13
Correspondence
1959-1979
14
Arabic Correspondence
1961-1978

Graduate Students, University of Utah, 1959-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1
M.A. and Ph.D. Admissions
1959-1978
2
M.A. and Ph.D. Exams and Defense
1965-1979
3
Correspondence
1961-1977

References, University of Utah, 1964-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
For Tenure in Languages and Political Science Departments
1970-1977
2
For Distinguished Professor
1972-1979
3-4
For Teaching Positions
1964-1979

References, University of Utah, 1936-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Folder
1
For Students of Atiya
1959-1979
2
For Students not Taught by Atiya
1960-1977
3
For Non-Academic Pursuits
1936-1979
4
Curriculum Vitae

References, Arabic, 1960-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Library Materials, University of Utah, 1959-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1
Board of Regents Decision to Start Library
1962-1969
2
Holdings Reports and Library News
1959-1976
3
References and Requests for Librarians
1960-1979
4
Acquisitions
1960-1979
5
Egypt Buying Trip
1961-1962
6
Correspondence Regarding Payments
1961-1965
7
Library Exchanges
1976-1977

Library Material, University of Utah, 1960-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1-2
Library of Congress, Cairo
1960-1984
3
Correspondence
1962-1963

Library Holdings, University of Utah, 1960-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1
League of Arab States, Arab Information Center, Microfilm
1968-1977
2
Sinai Manuscripts Microfilm
1960-1976
3
General Microfilm Subjects
1971-1979
4
Martin Levey Collection
1971-1976
5
Unrealized Papyri Project
1978
6
League of Arab States, Arab Information Center
1977
7
League of Arab Nations in Cairo, Institute of Arabic
1979
8
New Book Publishing House
1975
9
Arabic Correspondence
1972

Library Acquisitions, University of Utah, 1962-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1
Beirut
1975
2
Brigham Young University
1962
3-4
Cairo
5
Financial Statements
1971-1972
6
India, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia
1969

Baldwin Wallace College, 1957-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1
Baldwin Wallace Honors Atiya
1962
2
President A. B. Bonds
1962-1976
3
Fred Harris
1957-1977
4
Arabic Doubles Exchange
1962-1976
5
Correspondence
1962-1967

Mountain Sinai Expedition, 1949-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
Fred Anderegg
1962-1978
2
Archbishop Porphyrios III
1949-1971
3
John Badeau
1950-1972
4
George Forsyth
1956-1960
5
Library of Congress, Mount Sinai
1949-1962
6
Wendell Phillips
1949-1976
7
Myron Smith
1965-1977
8
Kurt and Joseph Weitzmann
1951-1977
9
Descriptive Documents
1960
10
Correspondence
1949-1962
11
Arabic Correspondence
1958
12
News Clippings, Arabic and Other Languages
1957

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Proposals and Correspondence
1978
2
Library Issues
1979

Indian Correspondence, 1946-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1
Indian Institute of Islamic Studies
1969-1971
2
Indian Correspondence Regarding Library Acquisitions
1958-1977
3
Etienne Combe
1946-1965
4
Da'irat al-Ma'arif
1975
5
al Ilmam
1975
6
Correspondence, Arabic
1950-1973

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), 1962-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
History and Membership List
1978
2
By-Laws
3
Annual Meetings, Agendas, and Announcements
1965-1975
4
Board of Governors Meetings, Agendas, and Memoranda
1966-1975
5-7
Minutes
1966-1977
8
Jacob Geerlings and T. D. Mosconas, Correspondence
1962-1967
9-12
Correspondence
1969-1979

Egyptian Office and Embassy, 1961-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Folder
1
Cultural Exchanges with Arab Countries
1961
2
Egyptian Embassy in Washington D.C. and Consulates in the United States
1969
3
United Arab Republic, Cultural and Educational Bureau
1961-1964

Egyptian Correspondence, 1934-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1
Egyptian Correspondence
1934-1953
2
Town Hall Meeting in the Air
1949
3
Correspondence, Arabic

American Conferences and Institutes, 1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Folder
1
American Enterprise Institute
1976
2
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
1976
3-5
Arab and American Cultures Conference
1976
6
University of Pennsylvania Summer Institute for Medieval Studies
1976

International Congresses, 1951-1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Folder
1
Conference Board of Associated Councils, Elizabeth Lam
1951-1974
2
Al-Biruni International Congress
1972-1973
3
International Congress on Seerat
1976

International OrganizationsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Folder
1-2
International Commission for a Scientific and Cultural History of Mankind
1952-1953
3
International Congress of Orientalists
1971
4-5
International Council for Philosophy and Humanities Studies
1969-1972

Arab and Israeli Relations, 1962-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Folder
1
American Friends of the Middle East and American Council for Judaism
1962-1975
2
Arab and Israeli Conflict
1962-1975
3
Palestine and Moshe Menuhin
1970-1975
4
Musa Alami
1978

Copts and Churches, 1955-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Container(s) Description Dates
box
33
Folder
1-2
Coptic Church
1954-1979
3-4
Coptic Music
1960-1979
5
Mirrit Ghali
1977
6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)
1972-1979
7-8
Copts and Coptic Church
1955-1979
9
Reynolds Lectures
1979
10
World Council of Churches
1956-1958
11
Institute of Coptic Studies
1971

Crusades, 1938-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1-3
Crusades, Culture and Commerce
1957-1963
4
The Crusade in the Later Middle Ages
1964-1968
5
History of the Crusades
1963-1979
6
The Crusade of Nicopolis
1934-1958

History of Eastern Christianity, 1958-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
Folder
1
Harper and Row, and Harper and Bothers Publishers
1958-1967
2
H. P. Kraus Publishers, Reprints and Correspondence
1962-1980
3
KTO Press (Kraus-Thomson Organization)
1978-1979
4
Methuen Publishers
1964-1977
5
University of Notre Dame, AMS Press, and Aurora Press
1968-1978
6
Forward and Bibliography
1962-1978
7
Reviews
1960-1972

Offprints and Publications, 1939-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Folder
1
"Ibn Mammati," Encyclopedia of Islam Vol. III
2
"Some Egyptian Monasteries," Bulletin de la Society D'Archeologie Copte
1939
3
"T_r_khuna al-qawm_"
1940
4
"Le Monastere de Ste Catherine au Mont Sinai"
1950
5
"al-Kan_sah al-Qibt_yah"
1950
6
"al-Dir_s_t al-muta'allaqah bi-t_r_kh al-'us_r al-wusta lil-gharb"
1950
7
Phillip Hitti, "Ris_latun_--r_h_yah"
1953
8
"The Arabic Treasures of the Convent of Mount Sinai," Egyptian Society of Historical Studies, Vol. 2
1952
9
"Wily_m Pupar al-mustashriq al-Am_k_"
1953
10
"The Crusades," Journal of World History Vol. 2 No. 2
1954
11
"al-Ma'had al-'Al_lil-dir_s_t al-Qibt_yah: l_'ihat al-ma'had"
1955
12
"The Arabic and Turkish Scrolls of Mount Sinai"
1968
13
"Religious and Philosophical Thought" Journal of World History Vol. 13 No. 2
1971

Writings, 1940-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Container(s) Description Dates
box
37
Folder
1-2
Articles
1922-1967
3
Lectures and Speeches
This folder includes "The Making of a Man (Education of a Professor in Bygone Days)," "The Relations Between the Copts and Europe in the Later Middle Ages," " The Crusades, Old Ideas and New Concepts," and a University of Utah Commencement Speech.
1940-1956
4-5
Book Reviews and Related Correspondence
1948-1979

Speaking Engagements, 1951-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1
Invitations to Speak
1951-1979
2
Lecture Announcements
1968-1976

Documents, 1949-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Container(s) Description Dates
box
39
Folder
1
Conferences
1957-1976
2
Invitations
1949-1977
3
News Clippings
1962-1978
4
General Subjects
1951-1965

Personal and Professional Materials, 1960-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Container(s) Description Dates
box
40
Folder
1-7
Interview conducted by Everett L. Cooley and Marian Sheets
8-16
Correspondence
These folders contain correspondence of notable individuals such as Henry G. Fischer, Thomas Stuart Ferguson, and G. Stanley McAllister.
1960-1972
17
Correspondence of Scholars of Egyptology
This folder contains correspondence between various scholars such as W.F. Albright, Elmer B. Smick, Labib Habachi, Hugh Nibley, Grant S. Heward, I.E.S. Edwards, Richard A. Parker, John A. Wilson, Hnery G. Fischer, Richard Howard, Dee Jay Nelson, and Klaus Baer.
1965-1968
18
Book of Abraham
Contained here are photocopied papers pertaining to the
1856-1968
19
Preface for Catalogue Raisonne of Mount Sinai Arabic Manuscripts
Included here is the preface for Atiya's book, (Alexandria: Galai Hazzi & Co, 1970). The book is an analytical listing of the Arabic collection preserved in the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai.
20
Biography of Dr. Labib Habachi
Dr. Habachi spent 30 years in the Antiquities Department of the Egyptian Government, ending his career as Chief inspector. During this period he spent an enormous amount of time in numerous dig sites in Egypt and the Sudan. He left government work to accept a position at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago as an Archaeological Consultant to its Nubian Expedition. He was a correspondent of Dr. Atiya's.
21-32
Translations of The Improvement Era
Translations include German, French, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Samoan.
1968

The Improvement Era , Translations , 1959-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
box
41
Folder
1-4
Translations of The Improvement Era
Translations include Tongan, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
1968
5
Newspaper Clippings
1967-1971
6
Programs of Displays, Lectures, and Writings
At these functions Dr. Atiya was either a speaker, writer, or a lecturer.
7
Dr. Philip B. Price, M.D., "Ethiopian Journal"
This is a photocopy of a manuscript recounting Price's trip to Ethiopia to study the potentialities of developing a system of higher education and recommending a long range plan to this African nation.
1959-1960

Correspondence, 1988-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Container(s) Description Dates
box
42
Folder
1-2
Correspondence and Condolences
These folders include telegrams, letters, and cards of sympathy and condolence to Lola Atiya, following Dr. Atiya's death in 1988.
1988-1990
3-4
Correspondence
Included here is a correspondence regarding gifts offered to the University of Utah and the University Hospital Health Sciences Center in memory of Atiya, as well as cards of sympathy and condolence.
1988-1990

Personal Materials, 1962-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Container(s) Description Dates
box
43
Folder
1-2
Correspondence
These folders contain correspondence regarding gifts in honor of Atiya and letters of sympathy and condolence following his death.
1988
3
Membership Cards
4
Joseph Smith's Egyptian Alphabet and Grammar
1966
5
Honorary Ph.D., Baldwin-Wallace College
1962
6
Memorial Tribute
This folder contains a memorial book from Atiya's funeral, which includes information concerning the funeral and a signature list of attendees.
1988

Academic Documents and Publications, 1951-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
box
44
Folder
1-2
Crusade, Commerce and Culture
Contains an Arabic copy.
3
News Clippings and Documents Regarding Publications
1960
4
BYU (Brigham Young University) Bible Symposium, "The Copts and the Bible"
5
Unidentified Collection of Essays
6
Essays, Lectures, and Notes
7
Edward Wakin, "A Lonely Minority: The Modern Story of Egypt's Copts"
1962
8
Rev. C. T. Bridgeman, "Ancient Churches of the Near East"
1951-1952
9
Modernization of Christian Minorities
10
Medieval Commerce and Economy
11
"The German-American conference on Educational Exchange"
1972

Writings, 1963-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Introduction to Supplement II of Volume I of the Arabic Collection, Middle East Library, University of Utah
2
"Copt" Article for Encyclopedia of Islam
1975
3
Book Reviews
1969-1974
4
History of the Crusades
5
"Catalogue Raisonne of the Mount Sinai Arabic Manuscripts"
Announcements and Order Forms.
1963
6-7
A History of Eastern Christianity , Galleys
1967
8
"St. John Damascene"
1964
9
A History of Eastern Christianity , Footnotes
1967
10
"The Crusades," Class Materials
11
"Contributions of the Arabs to Western Culture"
1977

History of Eastern ChristianityReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 46-48

Writings, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Folder
1
History of Eastern Christianity
2
Handwritten Documents, French and Arabic
3
Articles for the Encyclopedia of Religion
1972
4
Articles and Lectures in English, French and Arabic

University of Liverpool Class Materials, 1927-1928Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1-2
Medieval History, Vol. I and II
1927
3
Examination Papers, Vol. III
1927
4
Essays
1927
5-6
Course B, English Constitutional History, Vol. I and II
1928

University of Liverpool Class Materials, 1928-1929Return to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Container(s) Description Dates
box
51
Folder
1-3
Course B, English Constitutional History
1928
4-5
Course C, England in the Fourteenth Century
1929
6-9
Course D, France in the Fifteenth Century
1929

University of Liverpool Class Materials, 1927-1928Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description Dates
box
52
Folder
1-2
Modern History, Volumes I and II
1927
3
Essays
1927
4-5
Modern History, Course B, Political History of Great Britain
1928
6-7
Modern History, Course C, Great Britain
1928

University of Liverpool Class Materials, 1928-1929Return to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description Dates
box
53
Folder
1-2
Modern History, Course F, British Constitutional History
1929
3-4
Geography, Course E, Historical Geography of Great Britain
1928
5
Chronology, Medieval and Modern History
1929
6
Chronologies
1929
7
Latin Notes and Vocabulary
1929
8
Lecture Notebooks in Arabic

Personal and Academic Materials, 1974-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description Dates
box
54
Folder
1-4
Correspondence
1976-1988
5
Fulbright Reference Report
1988
6
Grant Proposal
1982
7
Oral History Questions
8
News Clippings
1978-1986
9
Travel Documents
10
University of Utah, Report to the Alumni
1974
11
University of Utah Review
1988
12
Funeral Programs, A. Ray Olpin and Elva C. Olpin
1983

Personal and Academic Materials, 1970-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description Dates
box
55
Folder
1
Correspondence
1980-1988
2
Christian News Bulletin
1973
3
Newspapers, Arabic
4
News Clippings
These news clippings concern Atiya's death.
1988
5
Book Related Materials
1979
6
Funeral Services Materials and Biography
1988
7
Documents, Arabic
8
List of Participants in the Conference on "The Roots of Egyptian Christianity"
9
Student Papers and Manuscripts
This folder includes "New Frontiers in Pachomian Studies; A Summary," by James Goehring; "History of the Patriarchs," (book review) by Atiya; "Coptic Documentary Papyri as a Historical Source for Egyptian Christianity"; "Anti-Chalcedonian Polemics in Fifth-Seventh Century Coptic Texts," by David W. Johnson; "Monachisme et Gnose en Egypte," by Armand Veilleux; "Coptic and Greek Inscriptions from Egypt: A Perliminary Note," by S. Kent Brown; "Jewish Christianity in Egypt," by A. F. J. Klijn; "The Locus of Earliest Christianity in Egypt, A Preliminary Sketch," by Birger A. Pearson; "Jewish and Platonic Speculation in Early Alexandrian Theology: Eugnostus, Valentinus, and Origen," by R. Van Den Broek; "Mithra in Egypt," by Gary Lease; Abstract of "Anti-Chalcedonian Polemics in Coptic Texts: 451-641," by David Johnson; Summary of "The State of Research in the Career of Shenout of Atripe," by Janet Trimble; "Theological Education at Alexandria," Robert M. Grant; Summary of "The Backgrounds of Monasticism: Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian," by Anitra Bingham Kolenkow; "Athanasius vs. Arius: the Alexandrian Crisis," by Charles Kannengiesser; and "Advertising and Fashion in Muslim Egypt: Is Function Culturally Neutral?" by A. Chris Eccel.
1970-1980
10
Encyclopedia Entries
Materials contained here and in the following folder appear to be related to .
11
Encyclopedic Entries, Photocopies, and Lists

Academic Materials, 1979-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description Dates
box
56
Folder
1
Cards Addressed to Dr. Atiya
1985-1988
2
Correspondence
1979-1981
3
A. Chris Eccel, "Models of Minority Distributions and the Copts of Egypt"
4
Contributors Addresses
Materials contained here relate to
1990
5-6
Biographies of Contributors
1990
7
Lectures and Encyclopedia Entries
8
Arabic Documents
1988
9
Rick Jones, Dissertation

Offprints and Publications, 1950-1985Return to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Container(s) Description Dates
box
57
Folder
1
Arabic and Indian
1965-1969
2
French
1957-1981
3
German
1952-1975
4-5
Offprints and Publications
These folders include "The Ancient Royal Genealogies of Egypt," by Labib Habachi; "Taaya and Liwaa' in Islamic Tradition," by Hans Kruse; "British Policy and Administration in Occupied Iraq," by Rasheeduddin Khan; "The Peace Settlement, Arab Diplomacy and Anglo-French Power Politics," by Rasheeduddin Khan; , vol. 7 no. 6, 1968; "Crisis of National Interest in India," by Rasheeduddin Khan; "Northwest Semitic Texts in Latin and Greek Letters," by Cyrus H. Gordon; "Crusades," by Harold S. Fink, from ; "Another Orientalist's Remarks Concerning the Pirenne Thesis," by Andrew S. Ehrenkreutz; "New Light on Objects of Unknown Provenance: A Head of Queen Touy and a Block of Shabaka Now kept in Museums Abroad"; "Capitalism in Medieval Islam," by Subhi Y. Labib; , edited by Leslie S. B. MacCoull; "An Unknown Type of Minbar and its Historical Significance," by J. Schacht; "The Martyrdon of Cyriacus and Julitta in Coptic," by Elinor M. Jusselman; "Architectural Evolution of the Nubian Church," by William Y. Adams; "Three Large Rock-Stelae Carved by Ramesses III near Quarries," by Labib Habachi; "Learning at the Court of Charles IV," by S. Harrison Thomson; "The Scholastic Method in Midieval Education: An Inquiry into its origins in Law and Theology," by George Makdisi; "The Case of Calvin Cotton: White Racism in Northern Antislavery Thought," by Alfred A. Cave; "The Beginnings of Modernization in Education: The Jewish Community in Egypt as a Case Study," by Jacob M. Landau; "Islam and Socialism in the United Arab Republic," by Fauzi M. Najjar; "A Christian Muhammad Legend and a Muslim Ibn Tumart Legend in the Thirteenth Century," by Gerard Salinger; "The Rise of Christianity," by W. H. C. Frend; "Observation on the Milan Iliad," by Kurt Weitzmann; , vol. XLVII, no. 6, 1964; "Mi-ru-su-ra-re," by Cyrus H. Gordon; , vol. 96, no. 5, 1952; "The 'Month' in the Qu'ran," by Hashim Amir-Ali; and , vol. 7, edited by Deborah H. Samuel.
1950-1985

Offprints and Publications, 1935-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 58

This box includes "Taftazani's Views on Taklif, Gabr, and Qadar: A Note of the Development of Islamic Theological Doctrines," by Zafar Ishaq Ansari; "Reflections on the Kitab al-Badi of Ibn al-Mu'tazz," by Seeger A. Bonebakker; "The Greek Sources of Islamic Scientific Illustrations," by Kurt Weitzmann; "Byzantine Art and Scholarship in America," by Kurt Weitzmann; "The Emperor Akbar's of Nizami," by Stuard Cary Welch Jr; "Illustrated Manuscripts at St. Catherines Monastery on Mount Sinai," by Kurt Weitzmann; "A false Jayhani: Caucasia in the History of Mayyafariqin," by V. Minorsky; "al-Fadl B. al-Rabi': A Politician of the Early 'Abbasid Period," by Anwar G. Chejne; "Saint George's Head," by Kenneth M. Setton; "Khayr ad-Din and Muhammad 'Abduh: Did They or Didn't They?" by Sami A. Hanna and George Gardner; "The Massoretic Text in the Light of Qumran," by Menahem Mansoor; "Some Remarks on the Sources of the Fresco Paintings in the Cathedral of Faras," by Kurt Weitzmann; "Representation of Hellenic Oracles in the Byzantine Manuscripts," by Kurt Weitzmann; "An Unpublished Fourteenth Century on the Status of Foreigners in Mamluk Egypt and Syria," by Aziz S. Atiya; "A Ninth Century Fragment of the 'Thousand Nights:' New Light on the Early History of the ," by Nabia Abbott; "Islamic Socialism," by George H. Gardner and Sami A. Hanna; "The Gilgamesh Epic and Homer," by Geral K. Gresseth; "Thirteenth Century Crusader Icons on Mount Sinai," by Kurt Weitzmann; and "The Moses Cross at Sinai," by Kurt Weitzmann and Ihor Sevcenko.

Personal and Academic Materials, 1929-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 59

Container(s) Description Dates
box
59
Folder
1
University of Liverpool
1929-1939
2
Brigham Young University, Doctor of Laws
1968
3
Academic Materials
1962-1978
4
Correspondence, Travel, and Visas
1959-1970
5
Publication Contracts and Correspondence
1966-1968
6-9
Certificates
Included are photocopies of certificates, as well as certificates in Cyrillic, German, and Arabic.
1936
10
Book Reviews
1972-1977
11
Friends of the University of Utah Libraries
1988
12
Student Membership Cards and Visas
1931-1936
13
Library Permits and Membership Cards
1931-1937
14
93rd Annual Commencement Convocation, BYU
1968
15
Friends of the Libraries, Newsletter
1988
16
Arabesque , English Copy of La Femme Nouvelle
1949
17
Correspondence
1987-1988
18
Offprints and Publications
1964-1978
19
Presentation of the Coptic Encyclopedia
1991
20
Lists of Illustrations
1989
21
Letters of Permission
1989
22
Illustrations

Maps, Overlays,Coptic Encyclopedia, and CertificatesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 60

Masters Thesis and Graduate Class NotesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 61

Container(s) Description
box
61
Folder
1
Masters Thesis
2-7
Graduate Class Notes

Crusade, Commerce, and CultureReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 62

Crusade, Commerce and Culture: Historiography and BibliographyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 63

Container(s) Description
box
63
Folder
1-7
Edited Drafts
8
Monograph

The Copts and EgyptReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 64

Container(s) Description
box
64
Folder
1
Histoire de la Nation Egyptienne
2-6
The Copts

Kitabu 'l Ilm_nReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 65

Kitabu 'l Ilm_n and Mount Sinai Fitmaus CatalogueReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 66

Container(s) Description
box
66
Folder
1-2
Kitabu 'l Ilm_n Drafts
3-6
Mount Sinai Fitmaus Catalogue

Eastern ChristianityReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 67

Lectures, 1934-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box 68

Articles and NotesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 69

Unfinished ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 70

General ItemsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 71

General Materials, 1961-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 72

Container(s) Description Dates
box
72
Folder
1
"The Crusader Kingdom"
2
"A Mamluk 'Magna Carta'"
1985
3
"Coptic Egypt"
1988
4
Correspondence
1980-1993
5
Coptic Encyclopedia Correspondence
1977-1988
6
Coptic Studies
1976-1979
7
Egyptian Microfilming Project
1961-1987
8
Reference Letters for Adel Allouche
1980-1984
9
Reference Letters
1979-1988
10
Proposal Evaluation
1982
11
Gifts and Purchases
1979-1989
12
The Fayez A. Sayegh Foundation
1982-1983
13
Recognition of Achievements
1974-1988
14
Stanley B. Kimball, "New Light on Old Mormon Egyptiana"
1982
15
James M. Robinson, "Lost Collection of Jesus' Sayings"
1987
16
David Wideman, "A Trilogy"
1988
17
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity
1984-1996

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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  • Middle East--Study and teaching--Utah--History--Sources
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Utah--Faculty
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--History
  • Middle East--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Clippings
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Lecture notes
  • Maps
  • Newsletters