Leon Nemoy was Ukrainian, American librarian, research scholar.
Nemoy, Leon was born on December 29, 1901 in Balta, Ukraine, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Came to the United States, 1923. Son of Abraham and Binah (Halperin) Nemoy.
Student, State University, Odessa, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1918. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1929.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrw Union College, New York City, 1976.
Cataloguer Jewish Academy Library., Odessa, 1919-1921, University Library., Lemberg, Poland, 1922. Hebrew and Arabic literature curator Yale University Library., New Haven, 1923-1966. Research associate Dropsie College, Philadelphia, 1967-1987, Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia, since 1987.
Editor: (book in 5 vols. ) Al-QirqisãnI, Kitãb al-anwãr, 1939-1945. Compiler and translator (book) Karaite Anthology, 1952.
Contributor numerous articles to scholarly journals.