Collection Schulman MSS - Alan Richard Schulman Collection

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Schulman MSS


Alan Richard Schulman Collection


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6 boxes

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American Egyptologist; he was born in Brooklyn, New York, 14 Jan. 1930; he studied at the City College of New York; BA in Classical Languages and Ancient History, 1952; he then served in the Korean war; he undertook graduate work at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago under Wilson and Edgerton; MA in Egyptology, 1958; he then studied at the University of Pennsylvania under Anthes; PhD in Egyptology, 1962; he worked as an assistant in the Egyptian section of the University Museum of Pennsylvania, 1962-63; he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia University, 1965; Dropsie University, 1966-8; and Tel Aviv University, 1969-70; he was appointed Professor of Ancient and Military History at Queen's College, New York and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 1965; he was editor of JARCE, 1966-70; he was a founder of the Egyptological Seminar of New York and BES 10 was dedicated to him; he was co-founder and co-editor of the New Kingdom Memphis Newsletter, he was particularly interested in Egyptian New Kingdom history and foreign relations and military history; apart from numerous articles, he published his doctoral thesis Military Rank Title, and Organization in the Egyptian New Kingdom, 1964 and Ceremonial Execution and Public Rewards, 1988 as well as many articles notably on military history; he died in Tel Aviv, 20 July 2000.

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Presented by Schulman's wife, Mrs D. S. Schulman. Groups of material were presented in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015.

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The deposit of the Schulman papers was negotiated and transferred to the Griffith Institute, by Dr Deborah Sweeney, Tel Aviv University, in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015.

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Notes, copies of inscriptions, photographs, etc. of objects and sites, mostly concerning ancient Egyptian monuments from the Memphite area.

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