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Librarian , Research scholar

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;cataloguer, University Library., Lemberg, Poland, 1922;Hebrew and Arabic literature curator, Yale University Library., New Haven, 1923-1966;research associate, Dropsie College, Philadelphia, 1967-1987;research associate, Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia, since 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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