ISAACS, Jacob (1896-1973)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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

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.


Awaiting arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access

The Archives are available for access in an Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am-4.30pm and Monday and Friday by appointment only. Users are invited to contact the Archives in advance, so that more information can be supplied concerning archive collections of relevance to their research. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Mile End Library, QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email us. For more information about the Archives see the website: Queen Mary Archives.

Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some items are on microfilm.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Drewery. Sources: Oxford DNB.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the College Archivist: Main Library QMUL, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone 020 7882 3873, email us.