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Greenbaum Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 GREENBAUM
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Greenbaum Papers
Date(s): [1974-1996]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 18 boxes
Name of creator(s): Greenbaum | Salman Mendel | 1929-1996 | grammarian x Greenbaum | Sidney
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1929; educated, Grocers' Company's School, Hackney; taught Jewish religion classes in east London and officiating in synagogue ceremonial; Jews' College; BA in Hebrew and Aramaic, 1951; MA in Hebrew and Aramaic, 1953; studied for a BA in English at Birkbeck College, 1951-1954; Postgrad Certificate in Education; primary school teacher, 1954-1957; Head of English Department at Hasmonean Grammar School, Hendon, 1957-1964; taught evening classes at Goldsmiths' College, 1965; research assistant in the Survey of English Usage, University College London (UCL), 1965-1968; PhD, 1967; Visiting Professor in English language at the University of Oregon, Eugene, 1968-1969; Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1969-1972; Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972-1973; chair in English language, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1972-1983; Quain Professor of English language and literature, UCL, 1983-1990; Director of the Survey of English Usage, 1983-1996; resigned the Quain chair, 1990, but continued as a Research Professor Director of the Survey of English Usage; founded the International Corpus of English; Dean of the Faculty of Arts, UCL, 1988-1990; Visiting Professor, English Department, UCL, 1990-1995; died, 1996.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sidney Greenbaum, [1974-1996] including papers relating to the International Corpus of English; conference papers; off prints of articles by Greenbaum and others; papers relating to teaching including hand outs, test papers and lecture notes; annotated drafts and papers relating to Greenbaum's contributions to The Oxford Companion to the English Language; drafts of The Oxford English Grammar and Longman Guide to English Usage and papers relating to the Survey of English Usage including annual reports, 1982-1994, publications list and papers relating to funding opportunities.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

Closed pending cataloguing.This collection is currently uncatalogued and there is no list for the material. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Wickford store, 1999.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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:
Sep 2008

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