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Leon Nemoy

Leon Nemoy was Ukrainian, American librarian, research scholar.

Background

  • 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.

  • Education

    • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • 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.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Hackney McGinley, October 20, 1930(deceased 1988).
    • father: Abraham Nemoy
    • mother: Binah (Halperin) Nemoy
    • spouse: Elizabeth Hackney McGinley
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    Born December 29, 1901
    Nationality
    • 1918
      State University
    • 1926
      Yale University
    • 1929
      Yale University
    • 1976
      Hebrw Union College
    • 1919 - 1921
      Cataloguer Jewish Academy Library
      Odessa, Texas, United States
    • 1922
      Cataloguer Jewish Academy Library
      Lemberg, Niederosterreich, Austria
    • 1923 - 1966
      Hebrew and Arabic literature curator Yale University Library
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1967 - 1987
      research associate, Dropsie College
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1987
      research associate, Dropsie College
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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