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ISAACS, Jacob (1896-1973)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0370 JI
Held at: Queen Mary, University of London
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Full title: ISAACS, Jacob (1896-1973)
Date(s): [1940-1970]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Isaacs | Jacob | 1896-1973 | academic and writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1896; educated at the Grocers' Company's School, Hackney Downs; civil service, 1912-1916; active service in France as a lieutenant (Territorial Army) in the Royal Garrison Artillery, 1916-1918; Exeter College, Oxford, 1919; assistant lecturer in English at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, 1921-1924; assistant lecturer in English at King's College, University of London, 1924-1928; lecturer in English, 1928; first Montefiore Professor of English in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Palestine, 1942-1945; returned to England, 1945; chair of English Language and Literature at Queen Mary College, University of London, 1952-1964; retired from the chair and appointed Professor Emeritus, 1964; died, 1973.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Jacob Isaacs, c 1940-1970, comprising research notebooks, papers and related material concerning literature and film.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Awaiting arrangement.

Conditions governing access:

The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Finding aids:

Box list available in the reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to the University Library by Mrs J Isaacs, 1973.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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