A Guide to the Raphael Levy Papers, ca. 1959
Raphael Levy, from Baltimore, Maryland, earned his master's degree and PhD (1924) from Johns Hopkins University. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in the late 1940s and served as a Professor of Romance Languages until his death in 1969. The author of nine books, over a hundred articles, and several book reviews, Levy additionally gave 27 addresses between 1946 and 1966 to such groups as the Modern Language Association and the Alliance Français of Houston. He made large contributions to the world of French lexicography, French-Hebrew linguistic relationships, and medieval studies. He served as editor of Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures and is perhaps best known for his Trésor de la langue des Juifs français au Moyen Âge, published by University of Texas Press in 1964.
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Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1950
The Raphael Levy Papers, ca. 1959, are comprised of manuscripts of Levy's work Glossaire Index des Classiques Français du Moyen Âge as well as Levy's self-described "A Composite Glossary of 19 old French texts not edited in the Classiques Français du Moyen Âge." It is unclear if or when these works were published, but the manuscript for the "Composite Glossary" was delivered to Levy in an envelope from Syracuse University in 1959.
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Raphael Levy Papers, ca. 1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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