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Nish A. Jamgotch collection of Armenian Prayer Scrolls

 Collection
Identifier: MS0198

Scope and Contents

Two Armenian phylacteries or scrolls containing prayers, readings from the Gospels, magical formulas, and invocations for protection. Includes one manuscript phylactery (undated) with 12 miniature colored paintings of several apostles and saints and one printed phylactery (1698).

Dates

  • Late 1600S-Early 1700S
  • 1698 - 1698

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Political science professor emeritus Nish Jamgotch Jr., taught at UNC Charlotte from 1966-93 and was recipient of his university's North Carolina National Bank Award for Excellence in Teaching. His studies focused on international politics, US Foreign Policy, and Soviet and East Europe affairs. Published works include Soviet-East European Dialogue: International Relations of a New Type? and Thinking the Thinkable: Investment in Human Survival. As a member of the American Committee for East-West Accord, he has developed a multidisciplinary undergraduate course called Investment in Human Survival which stresses the major challenges and threats to humanity and both intellectual and political commitments to elevate the quality of life in our time.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Overview

Armenian phylacteries or scrolls containing prayers, readings from the Gospels, magical formulas, and invocations for protection. Includes one manuscript phylactery (undated) with 12 miniature colored paintings of several apostles and saints and one printed phylactery (1698).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nish A. Jamgotch Jr., 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1992.
Title
Nish A. Jamgotch collection of Armenian Prayer Scrolls
Status
Completed
Author
Randy Penninger
Date
October, 1992
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated