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Erwin, Wallace, Syrian Arabic Dictionary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-870108

Scope and Contents

This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.

Research materials concerning a Syrian Arabic-English dictionary.

Dates

  • 1964 - 1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Wallace M. Erwin was a noted linguist who taught at Geoergetown University for many years. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Erwin studied at the Georgia Military Academy. In 1942, he graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree. The year before, he had travelled to Colombia on a grant from Princeton. In 1942, Erwin joined the U.S. Navy, where he taught Japanese to recent university graduates

Erwin earned a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and subsequently taught at Georgetown. He eventually became the chair of the Arabic Department. In 1963, Erwin published the book, "A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic."

Wallace M. Erwin died on August 4, 2011.

[Source: Princeton University Alumni Weekly for 12/14/2011 - Online].

Extent

8.8 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

Arabic

Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Georgetown University Library by Wallace M. Erwin, circa 1987.

Title
Wallace Erwin Syrian Arabic Dictionary collection
Status
Completed
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2023-10: Edited for DACS-compliance by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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