Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection consists of correspondence and materials related to the universal alphabet, a theoretical tool that would allow all languages to be translated into a single form. This theoretical tool has been studied and revised by many organizations, scholars, and linguists, S.A. Jacobs being one of the earlier individuals to attempt it.
Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs (1891-1971) founded the Golden Eagle Press in the 1920's, in Mount Vernon, New York. He was also E.E. Cummings' press agent, personal type setter, and an authority on metaphysical verse.
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[Item], Phil Kaplan collection of S. A. Jacobs, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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- Box 1
- Folder 1: Collective inventory.
- Folder 2: Correspondence regarding the universal alphabet., 1953-1958.
- Folder 3: Correspondence regarding the universal alphabet., 1952.
- Folder 4: Correspondence, Guggenheim Museum on All World Alphabet., 1955.
- Folder 5: Correspondence character matrices., 1950-1955.
- Folder 6: Correspondence regarding universal alphabet funding requests., 1952-1956.
- Folder 7: Character matrices.
- Folder 8: Notes concerning character matrices.
- Folder 9: Notes with names of texts.
- Folder 10: Notes with various characters.
- Folder 11: Notes on various alphabets.
- Folder 12: Rough draft of universal alphabet.
- Folder 13: Notes on universal alphabet.
- Folder 14: Notes on universal alphabet.
- Folder 15: Notes on alphabets.
- Folder 16: Notes on writing systems.
- Folder 17: Universal alphabet speech.
- Folder 18: Numeric structures of the alphabetic system.
- Folder 19: Notes on the proposed new alphabet.
- Folder 20: A plan for a common alphabet.
- Folder 21: Toward a common alphabet.
- Folder 22: Letter to children of earth.
- Folder 23: May it not be written.
- Folder 24: Relation of form to sound.
- Folder 25: A new alphabet to aid international communication.
- Folder 26: A new alphabet to aid international communication.
- Folder 27: Ancient alphabets.
- Folder 28: Linotype character systems.
- Folder 29: A pattern for future society, by Shoghi Effendi.
- Folder 30: Articles on world languages.
- Folder 31: Quelques formes decritures anciennes.