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Ragheb Moftah collection of Coptic Orthodox liturgical chants and hymns, 1926-2018

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Contracts, copies and originals, between Moftah and Ernest Newlandsmith, Margit Toth and the Coptic Church. Included are papers and notes written by Moftah in manuscript, as well as articles about Ernest Newlandsmith and articles written by Marian Robertson Wilson about Moftah's work on Coptic chant music.
Arrangement is by format.
BOX-FOLDER 16/1 Contract between Ragheb Moftah and Ernest Newlandsmith
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 Contract between Ragheb Moftah, Margit Toth and Coptic Orthodox Church
Ragheb Moftah papers
BOX-FOLDER 16/3-4 Moftah, Ragheb- manuscript notes
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 Moftah, Ragheb- draft of paper on coptic music ca. 1931-1936, typed with handwritten and overlay corrections
BOX-FOLDER 16/6 Moftah, Ragheb- autobiography
BOX-FOLDER 16/7 Newlandsmith, Ernest. "The ancient music of the Coptic Church"
BOX-FOLDER 16/8 [anonymous] "A brief biography of Ernest Newlandsmith"
BOX-FOLDER 16/9 Robertson-Wilson, Marian. "Ernest Newlandsmith et sa notation de la musique copte"
Laid in: English version with notes by the author
BOX-FOLDER 16/10 Miscellaneous articles about Moftah family members
BOX-FOLDER 16/11 American University in Cairo Press. "Complete catalogue: 1997-1998"
Description of Moftah publication on p. 16
BOX-FOLDER 16/12 Stock, Raymond. "Preserving pharaonic psalms for Christ"
Clippings, receipts, tickets
BOX-FOLDER 16/13 Newspaper clippings
BOX-FOLDER 16/14 Tickets, receipts
BOX-FOLDER 16/15 Printed materials of Newlandsmith, tickets, invitations, programs
Photographs of Moftah, others, and his funeral.
Arrangement is by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 Ragheb Moftah, alone (3)
BOX-FOLDER 17/2 Ragheb Moftah with others (14)
BOX-FOLDER 17/3 Ragheb Moftah funeral, June 18, 2001 (27)
BOX-FOLDER 17/4 Ragheb Moftah final resting place, April 25, 2002 (13)
BOX-FOLDER 17/5 Rufa'il Moftah manuscript (8)
BOX-FOLDER 17/6 Laurence Moftah and other women at Library of Congress (4)
BOX-FOLDER 18/1 Miscellaneous photos of Moftah and/or family members and friends (158)
Includes 46 copy prints made from CD-Rom donated by Laurence Moftah, 2008 Dec. 8
BOX-FOLDER 18/2 Passport photos of Moftah (2) and photos of St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, Cairo (4)
BOX-FOLDER 18/3 Images not used in Coptic music website
A printed and bound textbook. al- Jam'iyyat al-Khayriyyah al-Kibtiyyah al-Kubra (Fiftieth Anniversary Golden Jubilee: History of the Coptic Tawfiq Society in fifty years 1881-1930.), [Cairo: The Coptic Tawfiq Society Publication, 1930]. The Coptic Tawfiq Society, founded at Yusuf Moftah's home on the 8th of January 1881, was one of the most influential of the philanthropic societies that proliferated in the late 19th and early 20th century in Egypt. Several of Moftah's family were members.
Arrangement is by title.
BOX 8 Fiftieth anniversary Golden Jubilee: History of the society in fifty years from 1881-1930; printed, 243 p.; with photocopy inserts and notes, [] p.
DF Digital Files, 2004-2018
Digital ID: Moftah_001
996 digital files
This series consists of text and image files contained on Laurence Moftah's (niece of Ragheb Moftah) hard drive. The text files include essays, biographies, and bibliographies about various members of the Moftah family and other figures of importance to Coptic Orthodox liturgy and music, descriptions of Coptic Christian rituals and liturgy, accounts of monasteries and churches, and correspondence about the Moftah family legacy. Information about the acquisition of the Ragheb Moftah Collection is contained in several text files, as well as the role of the American University in Cairo in preserving parts of the Iryan Moftah manuscripts. Some of the text files include images pasted within them and/or are in Arabic. The image files in the series encompass photographs of Laurence Moftah, Ragheb Moftah, and other figures of relevance to the Moftah family, as well as scanned correspondence related to the Moftah Collection.
Principle file formats: .doc, .jpg, .pdf
Original file order has been maintained.

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