University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Raphael Levy Papers, ca. 1959



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Levy, Raphael
Title: Levy, Raphael, papers
Dates: ca. 1959
Abstract: Raphael Levy was a Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Texas at Austin from the 1940s to the 1960s. The papers 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."
Accession No.: 94-247
OCLC No.: 961272197
Extent: 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Patron and Politician, edited by William W. Kibler, University of Texas Press, 2014

Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1950


Scope and Contents

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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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Levy, Raphael
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas Press
University of Texas at Austin.
Syracuse University
Subjects
French classics
Indexes.
Middle Ages--Dictionaries--French.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Raphael Levy Papers, ca. 1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1994.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/A74a Manuscript - Levy original copy - Glossaire Index des Classiques Français du Moyen Âge, undated
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2.325/A74b Manuscript - Levy original copy - Glossaire Index des Classiques Français du Moyen Âge, undated
Manuscript - Glossaire Index des Classiques Français du Moyen Âge, undated
Manuscript - "A Composite Glossary of 19 old French texts not edited in the Classiques Français du Moyen Âge," ca. 1959