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Finding Aid for the Lloyd E. Cotsen Cuneiform Tablets Collection
Finding Aid for the Lloyd E. Cotsen Cuneiform Tablets collection, ca. 3200 -1500 B.C.E.
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Finding Aid for the Lloyd E. Cotsen Cuneiform Tablets collection, ca.
3200 -1500 B.C.E.
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Description The collection consists of 215 cuneiform tablets, the majority of which were
written by students in ancient Mesopotamian schools. Tablet subjects include
writing composition and language, mathematics, science, law and religion. The
chronological range of the tablets extends from the Uruk Period (c. 3200 BCE)
to the Old Babylonian period (c. 1800-1600 BCE). The collection was donated
to UCLA by Lloyd Cotsen in January, 2011.
Background The Lloyd Cotsen Cuneiform Tablet Collection was created from other smaller,
private collections, acquired over several decades. The tablets in the Cotsen
Collection were chosen specifically for their scholastic content. The tablets were
integrated in the existing Cotsen Children's Library Collection housed at
Princeton University. In 2011 the Cotsen Institute donated the cuneiform tablet
section of the Children's Library to UCLA Special Collections.
Extent 206 boxes house 215 tablets (9 boxes are partitioned to hold 2 tablets)
Restrictions Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights,
including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the
responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and
pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where
The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required
for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for
Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
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