American Univesity of Beirut

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

The Archives and Special Collections Department is pleased to announce the posting of over 30 finding aids that were compiled between March 2020 and December 2020. A total of 73 finding aids are now available for researchers, and many to come.

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

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

The collections are about numerous subjects including: 1) gender studies from the papers of  Evelyne Bustrus, Zahia Kaddoura and Aida Kanafani Zahar photographs; 2) education, featured in  the archival collections of Habib Kurani and Damascus College Collections; 3) history of Lebanon and the Middle East, in the visual material of Sarrafian Brothers postcards and Saul Rosenberg photo collections, in addition to the photographs of Lebanon and the Middle East as depicted in the Middle East Photo Album, the Arab National Hospital Album, among many other albums; 4) art, as portrayed in the art posters, Egyptian Cinema collection, Walid Gholmieh, Jamil Hamoudi and Waddah Faris collections; 5) politics as displayed in the political posters collections, Abdallah Yafi Collection, Israeli Occupation Collection; 6) AUB History, as highlighted in the Blisses papers, Bayard Dodge and Edward Nickoley Collections, as well as in the Fine Arts Department, Albert W. Staub, Stephen Penrose, William West and Salvador Arnita collections, among many others.

These collections are research and teaching tools available to AUB community 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 by appointment.

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