Foreign Language phrasebooks and polyglots
Scope and Contents
The phrasebooks and polyglots in this collection range from the early 1800s to the late 1980s. Languages covered include Chinese, French, Greek, Flemish, Dutch, Arabic, Flemish, Italian, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Japanese, Swedish, and Turkish.
- Creation: 1855-1989
Language of Materials
Materials in English, Chinese, French, Greek, Dutch, German, Turkish, Egyptian, Arabic, and Sundanese
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Phrase books are collections of ready-made phrases, generally for a foreign language with a translation. Most phrasebooks are organized thematically into chapters such as interpersonal relationships, food, etc; along with useful information on the travel destinations culture, customs, and conventions. Phrase books generally present clear, concise, and practical structuring which allow the user to communicate in a quick and easy manner. A polyglot is traditionally a book that contains side by side versions of the same text in several different languages.
13 Cubic Feet
Arranged in the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Phrasebooks
Subseries 1.1: Arabic phrasebooks
Subseries 1.2: Danish phrasebooks
Subseries 1.3: Dutch phrasebooks
Subseries 1.4: French phrasebooks
Subseries 1.5: Flemish phrasebooks
Subseries 1.6: Gaelic phrasebooks
Subseries 1.7: German phrasebooks
Subseries 1.8: Greek phrasebooks
Subseries 1.9: Italian phrasebooks
Subseries 1.10: Japanese phrasebooks
Subseries 1.11: Norwegian phrasebooks
Subseries 1.12: Portuguese phrasebooks
This collection was purchased by Archives and Special Collections.
Further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2009/06/20 by A. Kidder. Finding Aid created 2009/07/16 by Lajmar Anderson and A. Kidder. EAD finding aid created 2009/07/30 by Lajmar Anderson. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/28 by Stephen Jones. Addition processing completed on 2015/05/28 by John Renschler and Lindsey M. Vesperry. EAD finding aid revised 2015/05/28 by Lindsey M. Vesperry
- Foreign language phrasebooks and polyglots
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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