American University of Beirut

More Finding aids added to the UL's Archives and Special Collections Website

The AUB University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department (ASC) is pleased to announce the posting of 30 additional finding aids that were compiled by the ASC Team between January and October of 2021. One hundred and one finding aids are now available for researchers, with many more to come in the future.

Our finding aids describe primary material collections that cover the following major topics: gender studies, environment, social and intellectual history, archaeology, art, astronomy, typo​graphy, politics and economics of Lebanon and the region, in addition to the University archival collections that document the history of AUB since its founding in 1866.

Researchers have on-premise access to collections that are of various formats, such as archival material, audiovisuals, posters, postcards, photos, and periodicals.

The collections cover numerous subjects including: 1) gender studies from the papers and photos of Genevieve Maxwell and Mary Robinson; 2) education featured in the Al-Amiliyah Islamic Charitable photo album and archival collection of the Near East College Association (NECA); 3) visual history of Lebanon and the Middle East as depicted in the Nahr Ibrahim collection, Three American Sisters album, Lebanon Tourism Photos, the Middle East Photo Album & Middle East Photograph Collection, among other albums; 4) archaeology, Karanis-Fayum Excavations Photo Album and Palestine Archaeological Museum Photo Album; 5) art, as portrayed in the Arab Cinema Photo Collection, the Egyptian Cinema collection, and Jamil Hamoudi collections; 6) politics as displayed in the Israeli Occupation Photo Collection and the Antoun Saadeh Collection; 7) AUB History, as highlighted in the Syrian Protestant College Album, the Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Trustees, General Faculty, and Faculty of Medicine; as well as the AUB campus yearbooks and personal collections of AUB alumni such as Anis Sayegh, Habib Salim, and  Nassib Hammam, among many others.

These collections are research and teaching tools that are available to the AUB community members and other scholars. Access to the material is permitted on premise, with limited copies supplied on demand when possible.

For more information, researchers are welcome to email us at or visit the Archives and Special Collections Department at Jafet Memorial Library by appointment, ext: 2609/2610/2611.

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