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Archive of Prof. Svi Rin and Shifra Rin

MS.53

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Archives at the Library of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Creator:
Rin, Shifra, 1914-
Creator:
Rin, Svi, 1914-1998
Title:
Archive of Prof. Svi Rin and Shifra Rin
Date:
1925-1971
Call Number:
MS.53
Extent:
2 Linear feet (7 looseleaf notebooks; 3 loose offprints; one folder; one bound photocopy)
Language:
English
Cite as:
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Svi Rin and Shifra Rin Archival Collection, Box 1
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Biography/History

Prof. Svi Rin was a leading authority in the field of Semitic studies and taught at Penn from 1960 to 1982 in the Department of Oriental Studies (now called Near Eastern Languages and Cultures or NELC). Among his published books are two editions of Acts of the Gods: The Ugaritic Epic Poetry (1968 and 1996) the latter co-authored with his wife, Shifra Rin; Biblical Aramaic (1972); and Third Column of Acts of the Gods (1979 and 1992). He also published a collection of short stories and poetry.

Shifra Rin is a retired Penn librarian, who served as Hebraica Cataloger and Bibliographer from 1964 to 1983.

Scope and Contents

Uncataloged offprints acquired as part of the gift from Ruth Rin of the "Library of Svi Rin and Shifra Rin."

Scope and Contents

This collection contains offprints in the field of Semitics that were sent to Svi and Shifra Rin. It does not contain any personal papers, although there is a large looseleaf with various offprints by Cyrus Gordon, some of which contain personalized notes to Svi and/or Shifra Rin. A list of the other offprints is available in the Library of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Archives at the Library of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies,  6/10/09

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Chesner

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Restrictions on Access and Use

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